Sweat Shop

7 Sale St, Freemans Bay, Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010
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Mon – Sun, 11.30am – Late

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
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About Sweat Shop

WORK HARD. IT’S WHAT WE DO AND WE DO IT WELL. IT’S NOT AN EASY JOURNEY, BUT WE DON’T DO IT ‘CAUSE IT’S EASY. WE DO IT ‘CAUSE IT’S HARD. LIKE OUR BOUTIQUE BREWERY. IT NEVER QUITS, RUNNING OUT FRESH, NEW BREWS AND HOPPED-UP BEERS. THE BEST IN THE WORLD. AND A CRAFTY KITCHEN. IT NEVER SLEEPS, CREATING HOME-MADE BBQ RUBS AND SMOKEHOUSE MEATS. KISSED BY FLAME AND LICKED BY SMOKE. WE’RE THE HARDEST WORKING BAR IN AUCKLAND, BRED ON BLOOD, SWEAT AND BEERS. WELCOME TO THE SWEAT SHOP.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

Great service last night! Really enjoyed our evening. 😍

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Great food and atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Was a very enjoyable night. Friendly service. Great food. We were well looked after. Thank you.

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Visited On Monday, 17 June 2019

The atmosphere is really great but your vegan pizza is absolutely terrible, I strongly suggest taking it off or changing the recipe

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Delicious food served promptly and efficiently. Perfect venue for our group of 60+ people.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Really enjoyed our meal. The restaurant bar has a great atmosphere and the delicious food, and excellent service, made for a fabulous start to the night.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 June 2019

It is very loud inside so that it was hard to talk to each other. I had asked for a quiet table and we got one in a corner but it was still very loud. Hence I would only recommend you to people who are out for a drink and not for a catch up with friends.

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Had a fun evening, the Friday band was great and the food was delicious

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Service, food and atmosphere was perfect. It's nice to not feel rushed out the door when you have finished your meal.

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Great venue, yummy food!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Hi Christiane, Thank you so much for all your help towards Ezra’s special 21st. The night went without a hitch, the food was beautiful and sooo much of it . My guests not only were in impressed with the quaint little room with it’s own bar but they absolutely loved the food and the variety (I think you might even get a booking for a 50th from it!). It was a fairly cool night and everyone felt the room was cosy too. The staff were great and very accommodating and managed the flow of food perfectly. I dressed up the bar leaners with black mini table cloths and gold decorations, gold balloons, It look really cool (even if I say so myself lol). Once again thank you. I think until Saturday my friends and family never knew about your venue so it was good promotion.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

My partner and I dined here at 6pm on a Saturday night and were very impressed. It was relatively quiet at that time, so we were happy with that. The food was very nice and quick to be served to us. The staff were friendly and the bill at the end was reasonable.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

All the food was bloody deliscious! Ate too much but well worth. Thanks for a fantastic dining expierence! Lovely service from the waitress too

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Delicious meals . Terrific service and great atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Thank you for your hospitality. I didnt realise that if i book a table outside we got no customer service whatsoever. We had to go up to the bar and just get water for the table . We brought a lot of bottles of mumm etc, bartender that served us didnt seem interrested or anything, just heard our order and flicked us the efypos machine.A bit dissapointed also as one of my guest ordered fries and they took nearly 40 minutes to arrive. I walked up to the bar also to order food for my guests. Pizza etc. No cutlery or serviettes were provided too. We were pretty much ignored the whole night. Which is such a shame because i was so excited to have my birthday at this place.

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

great atmosphere. maybe since there is more of an after work crowd - maybe having some drinks and food specials during the after work times?

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

Can get a star clap 👏👏👏👏👏 Highly recommend Sweat Shop Food , Drink , Service and DJ & LOVR Entertainment were 5 Star. Best place in Auckland on Friday nights. Car park was awesome too. Malo aupito 'Alisi Tatafu

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

I mostly likely wouldn't go here for food again, maybe a drink. The pork belly was lovely, tiny portions though. Highly recommend the fried pickles. I like the look of the place, on a busy day im sure its popular for all kinds of people. I find it quite odd they make you start a tab, felt quite surprised by this as ive never been to lunch and forced to create a tab. When i visited, there was only 2 other tables in the entire place. However, with so little people in the restaurant we still felt neglected. When we arrived, we stood around for a few minutes waiting for someone to appear and seat us, this didnt happen. . We found someone appear at the bar. He seated us, this person was lovely. It was a rainy day and they sat us outside in the cold. Not sure if they thought that through. Once we ordered our food we never saw the staff again, no one checked on us or cleared our dishes or asked if we wanted another drink etc. We ordered dessert, had to get up and go looking for someone. they only cleared our dishes when they brought out our dessert which was rather annoying as there wasn't space. I do feel slightly annoyed as i saw the staff on their phone as i was wondering around trying to find help and whilst we sat there waiting to be attended to. So all in all, the food wasn't bad and the service could do with some improvement. As said earlier, maybe would go for a drink there but would avoid meals.

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

Great spot, helpful staff. Food was very good.

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

I'm surprised about you're good communicated and consideration. Also Very positively you're handling customers purposes. Appreciate

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

What a cool spot! The booth was awesome and made a big space feel really cosy. All staff were lovely and helpful, particularly our main waitress despite some other difficult customers at the same time. Definitely worth a visit.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

Great place loved the service and atmosphere. My only comment would be that there was a girl behind the bar who was not friendly, chatty and did not smile. Maybe she was unwell.

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Visited On Monday, 13 May 2019

Overall good service and food, will be back. Found a few of the meals a little out of proportion. For example the fish n chips had very small pieces of fish. The fried chicken salad was huge! So some of our people needed sides, others ordering salad thinking they would be smaller/lighter didn't finish. Polenta/grit chips a good win, we'll be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Perfect place for lunch. Have been here twice and loved it. Seems like menu changed recently but doesn't matter.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Thanks for making my mothers day lunch an easy one! My mum thoroughly enjoyed her pork belly flatbread lunch and delish cucumber mocktail. We will be back.

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