The Lula Inn

149 Quay Street, Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010
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Mon-Thu: 12:00pm – late

Fri: 11:30am - late

Sat: 9.30am – late

Sun: 10.30am - late

Facilities
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Smoking Room/Table
  • Full Bar
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About The Lula Inn

A south-Pacific eatery sitting right on the water, The Lula Inn has made waves with their relaxed vibe and iconic location. The neon signs and flora decor will have you feeling on island time, as will their bottomless brunch service. The menu focuses on the delicate flavours of the south-Pacific, intertwined with Kiwi classics such as their brûlée banana bread with whipped mascarpone.

The folks are friendly & _the good times just keep-on-keeping-on.

So settle in & while-away some island time. Enjoy the ebb & flow of craft beers, gin cheers, eats, treats & chats. And then, as the sun sets & darkness falls, when it all gets a bit louder, a lot livelier & much dancier — stay on & stay late.

— x AROHA / LULAS x —

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand, International
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Allan is great!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Fun spot and a great time - this is a fun bottomless brunch - but would recommend a bit more focus on the menu. Thanks

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Hope to see you here again soon!

Responded On Monday, 18 November 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

The atmosphere and DJ were great. The service was average and in our first hour we were only served 3 drinks which were very watery mimosas. The food took ages and it was bland. The eggs were poached in too much vinegar and the toast was half cooked. We won’t be going back.

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Hi Alana, thanks for leaving a review. I am very sorry to hear that your experience didn't live up to your expectations. We would love to have the opportunity of a second chance. Please send me an email at [email protected] so we can organise this.

Responded On Monday, 18 November 2019
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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

The team were super helpful and nothing was an issue. The outdoor area was great for a private function, had covers and heaters for when I got cooler in the evening.

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Thanks so much for your review, so happy to hear you had a good experience! Hope to see you here again soon.

Responded On Monday, 18 November 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

Food was good but service was very slow. We felt like we were invisible to our waiter who spent all his time serving tables full of ‘attractive’ girls

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Hi Rachel, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I am very sorry to hear we didn't live up to expectations on this occasion. We'd love the opportunity for a second chance, please email me at [email protected] so we can arrange this.

Responded On Monday, 18 November 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 14 November 2019

Staff we friendly but we had to keep asking to be served or go up to the counter which was a bit disappointing. The food and drinks were delicious though. And the live Juke Box was fantastic!

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Thanks so much for your review. We have taken your feedback on board and will use it to make future improvements. Hope to see you here again soon!

Responded On Monday, 18 November 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

We had a great time

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Thanks so much for your review! Hope to see you here again soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

The food was great, as was the service, atmosphere and it was def value for money. Thanks Lula Inn, we love your bottomless Brunches.

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Thanks so much, we are so happy to hear you loved your bottomless brunch experience! Hope to see you here again soon x

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Really disappointed that my meal came 45 minutes after everyone else’s. I saw the same dish going out to other tables but mine was missed! Our glasses took about 30 minutes to be refilled and all the staff kept telling me that my meal was “coming” so it wasn’t until I went up and complained to the lady at the front desk that something actually happened! They gave us 15 extra minutes and filled our drinks faster but it was disappointing that it took so long for me to get my food! Wouldn’t pay $47.50 again for service like this.

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Hi Jessie, we are really sorry to hear your experience didn't live up to expectations. We'd love to have a second chance from you, please email us at [email protected] so we can arrange this.

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Great

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Visited On Thursday, 14 November 2019

Great venue, fun vibes. Band was awesome.

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Thanks so much for your review, so happy to hear you had a good night! Hope to see you here again soon.

Responded On Monday, 18 November 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Nice atmosphere with friendly staff. Lunch service was a bit slow but the food portions were good.

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Thanks so much for the review, glad to hear you enjoyed your booking with us. Hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Thursday, 14 November 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

great afternoon, yummy food and great service

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Thanks so much for your review, we are so happy to hear you had a lovely time with us! Hope to see you again soon.

Responded On Monday, 11 November 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Sorry,but music was too loud. Great music and great if you wanted a dance party but a bit early in the day for that. With 8 around the table it was hard to have a conversation except with the person next to you. Feeling my age saying that.

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Thanks so much for your review. We have noted your feedback and will take it on board for future improvements. Hope to see you here again soon!

Responded On Monday, 11 November 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Everything was perfect and Lula Inn did a great job catering to all of my requests. Everyone had a really good job and thank you guys for going above and beyond.

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Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! We are stoked to hear you enjoyed the bottomless brunch and look forward to hosting you here again x

Responded On Sunday, 10 November 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Akshay was amazing , his service along with banter and hospitality is too good .

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Thanks for taking the time to send us your kind words. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your experience and that Akshay played such a big part in delivering you the amazing service we pride ourselves on. I will make sure I pass this on to the wider team – they’ll all be very happy to read your review!

Responded On Friday, 08 November 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

We had superb Melbourne Cup Day at Lula Inn, thoroughly enjoyed by all my clooeagues and clients. Great service by cute waitresses, great MC and DJ, and event manager Kate was an absolute pleasure to deal with.

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Thanks so much for the feedback, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed our amazing Melbourne Cup day!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

We had such a great time at our cocktail making class! Fun atmosphere, amazing drinks, great value for money.

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Thanks so much for your feedback, we're stoked to hear you enjoyed our fantastic cocktail class! Hope to see you here again soon x

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

This was my second brunch experience and I was much more pleased with the service and the new brunch menu. We were also placed next to the window so we had much better sun/lighting compared to the last time we came in.

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Thanks so much for your feedback, we are always trying to improve so it's great to hear you enjoyed your second experience even more than your first. We hope to see you again soon!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

The staff were all absolutely lovely, incredible service. They really went the extra mile to ensure that my wife had the best birthday celebration possible. We appreciate it and look forward to coming back soon.

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We are so happy to hear that your wife enjoyed her birthday celebration and that we could play a role in ensuring her special day was amazing!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Our waitress was great, very friendly and sweet! The food was delicious and Lulas was very accommodating to us having 3 bottomless and 3 regular brunchers :) could not recommend it enough!

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Thanks so much for the great feedback, we are really happy to hear you enjoyed our amazing Bottomless Brunch!

Responded On Friday, 08 November 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

This was such a lovely place would definitely go back

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

What a terrible night! We were seated at 7pmand the restaurant was not even a quarter full. We ordered a bottle of bubbles which we had to chase up many times. Finally after half an hour it arrives. We ordered Chicken Kaarage which took an hour to come out!!!! We were told oh the kitchen is busy with lots of rugby Table’s ordering small plates (um no there was no one there), then we were told our first batch of chicken was under cooked so they had to start again! When it finally did arrive it was limp. We were given no cutlery or side plates, we had to ask for these. We had to send back the spicy cauliflower, yes we can all handle spice but this was so hot it was inedible. The roti bread was burnt. The pork bao buns had a small dry piece of pork with the tiniest bit of hoisin sauce that you could hardly taste it. It was just fail after fail. Will not be recommending, and will definitely not be returning.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Had an awesome time here, the food was great and the cocktails delicious. Couldn’t fault the service, the guy was polite, fun and very accommodating as we had a little Bub in our group. Lovely to be sitting by the water too.

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Thanks so much for your review Theresa, we are so happy to hear you and bubs had a good time with us! Hope to see you again soon x

Responded On Thursday, 31 October 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Nice atmosphere, laidback but with excellent service. Extensive gin menu, good food variety. We'll be back! Cheers

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Thanks so much for your review Jackie, glad to hear you had a good time and hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Tuesday, 29 October 2019
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