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Auckland Restaurants

Cin Cin on Quay

Updated 02/18/2014

Fodor's Review

Auckland's original seaside brasserie is popular with the after-work crowd on Thursday and Friday. The menu makes good use of local produce and the chef's starter plate for two is a good way to taste a range of treats. It changes every day. Also important is the use of local products in season. It's hard to resist the slow-cooked port belly or the fish of the day. The extensive wine list has several vintages of local icons such as Kumeu River. If you're in town on the

weekend, reserve an outside table overlooking the harbor but not if it is windy as it can be cool outside. The service can get patchy when things get busy, especially when the after-work crowd is in for drinks.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

Ferry Bldg., Quay St., Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

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Phone:

09-307–6966

Website: www.cincin.co.nz

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 02/18/2014

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Jan 4, 2007

WOW!

Great location, amazing ambience, perfect food, what more could you ask for?

By Dave

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Apr 16, 2005

Unfortunate happening

We were 4 people. Three dinners were good, but my wife did not like hers, which we also felt was overpriced. The waiter did not respond to our complaint, but the manager did.

By Karen

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Jan 29, 2004

Not worth the wait!

The place looks nice and the food does taste good once you get it. Unfortunately, we had to wait 2 1/2 hours from the time we ordered until the time we were served. The waiter was nice, but when we called over the manager he said they were busy, so we just had to wait. Half the restaurant was empty! It looked like they were serving the locals first and then, when the kitchen had time, were preparing the dishes of the visitors. Not worth the wait

and nasty managers to boot!

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By Roger

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Apr 8, 2003

Waterfront Feast

Stopped here for lunch on a beautiful day. We ordered the family style lunch special at $26 NZD each (about $13 US)There was enough food for an army and everything was delicious. They will bring more if you want..but we were stuffed. Veal, pasta, lamb, chicken, ribs, tuna, etc. We postponed dinner til 9 that nite as we were full all day. Had a great Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough. Dont go to Auckland without stopping here.

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