The Esplanade

A little about us

The Esplanade Restaurant and Bar offers friendly service in a relaxed contemporary environment in the Eastern Beach. Great for a business lunch or a catch up with friends on the water front. We have a huge variety of wines, beer and full bar range available. We are open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and breakfast in the weekend. Call us on 534 1989 to book a table or visit for more information.

Products and specialities

Variety of beers on tap
Full bar range
Extensive wine list
Breakfast menu
Tapas menu
Lunch menu
Dinner menu
Kids menu
Takeaway menu



  • Price Range: Lavish
  • Ambience: Relaxed atmosphere
  • Noise level: Serene
  • Licence: This venue is licenced
  • Food Options: Vegetarian

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Krystal W. shared their love for The Esplanade

I booked this place for my breakfast birthday and it was perfect! It is modern and pretty with such amazing views to the ocean. The staff were really friendly and the coffee was great. Then came the food! Oh my gosh! I only ordered eggs and toast but even that was a little bit special, served with a brown walnut bread and some incredible garnish it really did make my day! Highly recommend.

Debbie N. shared their love for The Esplanade

Beautiful food ,sirloin steak was to die for with mushroom sauce .ambiance was great and staff were very helpful.totally reccomend.

Sheryl N. shared their love for The Esplanade

I  note someone before me has given this place a one-star rating. We've been twice now (for brunch / lunch) and have had a great experience. We are fans of the Beach House in Bucklands Beach and understand these two restaurants are now affiliated. The premises used to host some very average cafes, and we always lamented that in such a location, a decent restaurant would go far. Hallelujah, now The Esplanade has been refurbished, and as a family we've enjoyed both our visits. The kids menu is extremely well priced and they get a gorgeous 'gourmet' meal for under $10. The adult meals have always been excellent and although sometimes you have to wait on a busy weekend, who cares when the weather is fine and the views of Rangitoto world-class. The kitchen is always prone to a little 'frippery' when it comes to presentation - but I rather like that. On both occasions the staff were friendly and attentive and I've never had cause to complain :-)