7 days a week 11.30am - 12 late
- 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.
Great food, great area for an after work drink and nibbles.
Amazing food, atmosphere and our waitress was so so good! Knew the menu well and was incredibly helpful. Can’t wait to come back!
Great food, great service , amazing outdoor space and the first table voucher was such an awesome deal! Will definitely be back !!
We went to La Zappa for dinner before a show. The food was excellent (I recommend the sesame encrusted beef kofta) and the place had a really chic vibe. The staff were friendly and helpful, my only complaint would be that all of the dishes we received had not been washed completely - there were lipstick stains on all the water glasses, and dried on food on the serving plates. Despite this, I would still recommend La Zeppa, and would go back again. Cheers.
We had the first table voucher which also meant incredible value. Delicious food, beautiful setting, amazing service. Always a 10/10.
Great place - we will definitely be back with friends. Loved the food, the service and the atmosphere - especially the fire!
Food was great, very nice relaxed atmosphere, service outstanding.
Great experience all around, prices are quite high for food but thankfully First Table makes it affordable to dine here and enjoy the great atmosphere! :)
Just a little disappointed with standard of food
Great plates of food... beef short rib melt-in-the-mouth, salads fresh and vibrant, but green bean and broccoli vegetable dishes were overcooked. Also the almonds in the hot nuts dish were very bitter... goodness knows what had been done to them!? The pistachios and caramelised nuts were lovely however.
Was very easy to book a table for our staff do with 16 people, good communication through email. Nice reserved area when we first got there, our platters arrived promptly, however although they were delicious we didn't think the platters were good value for money. we paid $50 for each platter but they were probably worth $35-$40 After about an hour of being there, the sun had gone and so had our lighting. Where we were sitting had no lighting whatsoever. We ended up asking 3 times for someone to bring over some candles, it was very hard to see what we were eating. All in all, an ok evening. Food and drink were good but we probably wont be back for a staff do anytime soon unless we can see changes.
Hi. The evening we had was excellent. The only negative was the music was too loud when speeches were being said. No one could here the speakers. Otherwise excellent service and venue. Thanks for all your assistance
Delicious food, great for a date night or a small group! The service was very positive and accommodating. Highly recommend
Great service. Tasty food. Awesome environment. Would definitely recommend
Lovely ambience. Enjoyed having the fire on such a cold evening.
Fabulous!! Will be back for sure
We recently had a work lunch at La Zeppa during Auckland restaurant month, and chose the three course set menu. We all enjoyed our meals, and felt it was good value for money and of a lovely quality. The pacing of the courses was great too, as we had said it was a long lunch so we didn't need to race back to work. I would definitely recommend La Zeppa to friends and colleagues. Great cocktail menu too!
Good place to go for drinks in a group setting. The food was good but there was nothing special about it. The service was okay. I had organised this and we have family come in first who didn't quite know what was going on. When they asked questions, staff were quite blunt and impatient with them- I booked in advance and had ordered in advance. The platters and "large" plates were not worth it to be honest.
Great date night spot, delicious food
It was a wonderful evening for us amazing service . Enjoyed thoroughly the food & service
Great time, very accommodating staff!
We really enjoyed the food we had however the service was poor we would of stayed at least another hour eating & drinking more but no one bothered to serve us so we left and went elsewhere for more food and drink
Service was great, however our request to have one drink per person per card wasn't followed, perhaps a communications breakdown. The staff were also not checking for social club stickers which indicates whether the person is a member of the social club and entitled to the tab or not. Otherwise it was a great night enjoyed by all, thanks
Amazing place! always such a good time
Great Tapas. Quiet atmosphere