La Zeppa

33 Drake Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 days a week Mid day until late

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  • Disabled Access
  • Alfresco Dining

About La Zeppa

One of the best inner city bars to indulge in great food & wine around the fireplace

La Zeppa is situated at 33 Drake St Freeman's Bay, directly behind Victoria park market. La Zeppa has the feel of a New York industrial warehouse which has been lovingly transformed into a spacious bar set with wrought iron candelabras, dim lighting on soft brick and a large open fireplace. The music is mastered by local DJs at the weekends; they ensure it is played for their customers each evening, not themselves.

La Zeppa focuses on the fact that people want to enjoy each others company with a great glass of wine and tasty plates, without the constraints of having to book or have a meal at a certain time - it is the ultimate meeting place - a catch up over a glass of wine, a sit down meal or a function for a large group of friends or colleagues.

When you are at La Zeppa anywhere you rest your elbow, your will receive great service, fantastic food, a great wine list and an atmosphere you won't forget.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Overall service good. The platters were good as well. There could maybe have been some additional lights when DJ played, even a small disco light. Overall very good.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Beautiful venue and was actually warm outside thanks to the warmers, would defiantly recommend to have an event here. Only thing I wasn’t happy about was the music, wasn’t really my style I’d prefer a mix of r&b and hippop

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

We booked to be seated outside, was only told when we got there that it had been booked out for a function. Drinks took about 30 mins to get to us. Food portions where a bit on the small size for the price. Waited about 15 mins to pay at the end of dinner for someone to come and deal with us. Would probably not come back which is disappointing because I was really looking forward to dining there.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Really like the atmosphere vibes. We got a table next to the fire which I would highly recommend during winter. Cocktail menu is so bomb! I ordered the freshly picking and have to say one of the best cocktails I’ve had in a while. Mains took every long but it was a busy night. Curly fries were average. One thing that stood out the most was service and shout out to our waitress who apologised often for our mains taking so long and she offered us free drinks on the house for the wait.

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Visited On Monday, 17 June 2019

Great food, lovely atmosphere and really well priced.

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

We were warmly welcomed from the moment we stepped inside the restaurant. It was a Friday evening and the vibe of the room was good. We got a table by the fire place. Food and drinks were served promptly. Tapas portion are good. All the dishes were tasty, but I’d highlight the sesame crusted beef kofta and grilled broccoli. For main dish we had the perfectly grilled lamb rump. Over all it was a satisfying dining experience. We will recommend it to our friends.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Loved it - thank you! A couple of the tapas items a teeny bit cold but not worth mentioning at the time as they were still super tasty. Maybe a little bit on the dark side - cool atmosphere but would like to see more of what I'm eating! I'f we'd have been sat by the fire it would have been wonderful. Will recommend and will be back! Cheers :)

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Visited On Sunday, 02 June 2019

Lovely dinner early on a Sunday evening. Booking was via First Table, so this experience was amazing value for money. Having said that, the food was great, the staff were friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was lovely and cosy (love that central fire), so would happily pay full price to dine here again.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Lamb main plate and tapas dishes were served cold and under-cooked. Lighting is too dim. It was difficult to read menu card. Plates used for tapas / starters were not removed from the table before serving the mains.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Best staff & great venue. I cant thank you enough for everything you did to make my husbands 30th such a great party. You're all amazing!!! Xxxx

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Great Tapas, friendly service and fabulous being seated around the fireplace on a chilly evening.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Goof food and fast service with friendly staff. The only downside was the lighting was too dim.

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

Groups have more selection of music from dj

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

The food was good, as was our waitress....but it was so ambient there that even after asking for a candle we still couldn't read our menus in the darkness.... I enjoyed the tapas but felt the paella was quite small portioned for a main. We got charged full price and after questioning this I was promptly refunded in cash. Everyone's attitude was good though so highs and lows I guess.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Hey guys! I’m a real fan of you guys but I have to say this time I was really upset. For one I booked outside area for dinner. I was advised via email I would have that but needed to leave by 9:30 which I was happy about as she booked me in for a 2hr slot. I then had turned up to your restaurant tonight and had got a told I’m inside with no lighting and no apology. I had expressed it was for my birthday and got told to chill out. Which in understand but it is not what I had promised. We then got told it is what we had to deal with and the I was understanding about but I am disappointed in the attitude that I had received. I’m sorry but this had really upset me and felt that no one had cared. I really love you guys but was really disappointed in how things were handled. I’d really appreciate a response. Thanks Leah TeHuia Martin

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

Incredible Dinning experience and one not to miss if you're in Auckland. The food, the service, and the atmosphere are unmatched.

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Visited On Friday, 03 May 2019

The manager was amazing and handled the large group really well, great vibes and very good flow inside and out. Would highly recommend.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Wonderful service last night and delicious food

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

Still a solid venue. We cook so are often ‘meh’ about food when we eat out. We loved the menu. The chef did in incredible job everything we ordered was a fiesta on the taste buds and the eye.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Delicious food, great service, great location 👍

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Hi had a booking on the 18th of April 7:30 pm for a date. FOOD WAS AMAZING BUT I have a few bad experience in the venue. So I did not get any confirmation letter after my booked a seat for 2, I was waiting for it the whole day. And when I got there I said I had a booking at 7:30. The FoH staff didn't check the tablet or wherever you guys check your bookings. In my additional request I added if we can get a seat with the heaters on (Outside). So when the seat was given the heaters weren't on so me and my partner had to go inside and look for a table ourselves. We waited for exactly 42 minutes for 2 main plates. We were given free drinks but the lady said we ordered a "big main plates" so it will really take a while. I would understand if it was busy that night but there's like 6-7 tables only that was occupied. But I ignored them and tried to enjoy my date. Please let your chefs know the food doesn't have to take that long. We were informed that we had to wait longer after waiting for 25 minutes already. I loved the food and the ambience is amazing, some front of house were friendly. but the service time is just not that great.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

We were there on a rather quiet evening. Food was delicious. Helpful, friendly service. Definitely recommend to others

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Lovely staff and delicious food. Really enjoyed the evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Great food and atmosphere. Quick service.

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

Great friendly atmosphere and wonderful tapas.

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