Monday - Sunday: 12pm - late
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About The Shakespeare Restaurant & Brewery
The iconic hotel, brewery and classic pub is the popular go-to place for best drinks and whopping food in the heart of Auckland CBD.
A great ambiance and happy team carrying on a tradition of fine hospitality which began 120 years ago!
“I would give all my fame for a pot of ale…..”! That’s what William Shakespeare said, and we agree.
The Shakespeare brewery has been renowned over the decades for giving New Zealand its iconic craft beer brand.
All our beer is LIVE which means, we don’t flash pasteurize or filter our beer and this is for a Damn good reason, we want you to enjoy beer as it should be with all the luscious flavors of malts and hops without being wiped out by any of these unnatural processes.
As always, it was perfect ambience for a get together. Drinks and Food is always amazing! Thank you for your consistent services.
Unfortunately our sirloins had a odd burnt taste I understand it was char grilled but the burnt taste went thru the whole meat. And the garlic butter was garlic margarine not real butter The ribs were nice tho.
Excellent service that I cannot rate highly enough - made to feel very welcome by all staff. The food is good, however wasn't quite the "quality food from around the globe" that we expected. Simple dishes that can be attributed to another cuisine, e.g pasta for Italy.
Really enjoyed the experience. Parking was a problem, service was great and food was of a high standard and generous portion size, although the hot wings were a little overcooked. Definitely recommend it
Booked through first tables and was given a different, smaller menu to the full restaurant menu. this was not specified on the first tables conditions but they still only allowed the set menu after we asked about it. They advised they would update the first tables description
Lovely spot - great variety of beer - great food - good portions - sorry we could not finish - great 80's outdoor music
Excellent service, large portion sizes and the food was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend.
Came me for a late dinner on first table and the food was really good and well worth. Service was on point too, would like to come back.
3 dishes I wanted was sold out. Then my steak came well done when I requested medium rare. The sides matched with my steak was Brussel sprouts and mushrooms it came with broccoli and eggplant.
The best service I have had in ages- the food and service was amazing. My daughter and i had a blast, thank you so much guys :) We will definitely be back
Nice peaceful area. We enjoyed our meals and the staff were welcoming and froendly. Would definately go back. Food was delicious!!!
We had a 7pm booking here and arrived at 7.05pm to the staff having packed up and just leaving!!! We informed the staff we had a booking, which they acknowledged and were then told they were closing anyway! Terrible experience.
Everything was good and will definately be coming back again - thank you :) Delray
Staff friendly food really nice
We booked for a large group at the last minute and the staff here couldn't do more to accommodate us. The food met our requirements and it was great to have an option in the city for buffet that have clean facilities. The manager talked to me about being able to use a projector etc and I could see how a larger group could've hired the whole area out. With it's own bar and outside area, it was a wonderful option. We had small children (8mths to 4 years) in our group and they were will catered for in both food options, but also being a safe area for them to play in.
Great venue good pre early drinks and very nice buffet dinner and great hospitality would go again.
Our party of eight - four youngsters included -were very satisfied and the stars don't reflect what is no doubt the normal scene due to yet another crippling for business' lock down the previous day, the atmosphere which carried on to our visit. Food was very acceptable to teens as it was basic and filling and that was the goal - to share an extended family time together. Not for gourmets but then neither was the price. Bartender, Chris, was very attentive and helpful. (curry and wings a little too spicy and hotter chips would have been nice and fewer apples in the salad but times are hard and we understand fully). everyone gave the meal a 100% thumbs-up so we will be returning for our next regularly scheduled family meal and in the meantime, wish you the very best in these tough times. Thank you. Your venue is great too. Loved the staircase ! lynda
I used a Grab One Voucher today and went on my own for dinner. I really enjoyed the food, really good variety of hot and cold food and great that you can try it out, taste it, then go back up too the Buffet for more. The desserts were lovely too, great 'brownie' and apple crumble. The Staff were very friendly, polite and made me feel so relaxed. Good value for money and I would go back there again.
Had a lovely meal and drink with my partner. Had a great conversation with Sunny the owner and really enjoyed the lunch. Definitely plan on going back to continue supporting this great business.
Our family enjoyed continental dinner buffet which was delicious and fresh made. Freshly brewed craft beer was another big advantage and roof top open setting with lots of city and ocean views. More over it was owner's hands on at site was wonderful experience.
Great service at the bar, The food was amazing and yummy.
Friendly staff and warm atmosphere. Thanks.