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, 21 September 2019

Great service

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

The food was delicious. It was quite expensive as the portion sizes are very small but the food was very tasty and good quality.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Amazing wait staff. Perfect level of attention without being too fussy. Super friendly and efficient. And those Apple Empanadas were the stars of the night!

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

Although the ambiance, food and experience was good; I felt that the staff were too pushy. We were more than happy just talking over the last glass or so of our wine but kept being asked if we wanted dessert, if we needed anything else, if we were after another drink. It was early (before 9pm) so long before closing, and the restaurant wasn't busy so there was no need for our table back so I'm not sure why the staff kept approaching us instead of just letting us be. Unfortunate as the rest of the experience was lovely.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

Very pleasant experience. Will recommend and be back myself

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Service was very slow, appeared to be understaffed. Sangria and food was quite good though.

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Good venue

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Short menu but amazing. Really good flavors. Real Spanish/Mediterranean cuisine.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Awesome feed and the staff were just as always, absolute pleasure for a Fathers Day Dinner

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

The customer service was excellent and the food delicious. Is a beautiful and cozy restaurant

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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

Came here with four friends, we all had a lovely evening. Waitron was friendly and attentive, food was really good.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Great food and excellent service. Will definitely return.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Great food and ambience, even on a quiet Sunday evening in winter

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Fantastic food and service. Will happily go back.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Fantastic setting, wonderful service, and excellent food. Couldn't ask for a better night.

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

Great food and service!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

La Zeppa were fantastic in helping me to organise a 30th birthday party and make last minute changes due to bad weather. Incredible Service, great value for money and a great atmosphere!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

The food was good and service was good. Although it would be nice to know that the large platters do come in different size as one was really small but the other one really big! Our waitress was super nice and loved the vibe of the place.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

We were cancelled last minute 'because the booking system made an error.' I assume a more lucrative booking was made after ours, needing us to be moved. We were very unimpressed.

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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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