Mecca Stonehouse: Corporate Event and Function Venue, Wedding Venue, Restaurant and Cafe at Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
|Accepts credit cards||Yes|
|Licence||This venue is licenced|
|Food Options||Gluten free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal Food|
Products and specialities
Available for private functions, corporate functions and weddings.
A variety of menus on offer: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, desserts, kids day menu, kids dinner menu, drinks menu and a wine/beverage list.
I went here for my birthday and had a nice time here. The location is great as you can enjoy the sea view while having a meal in the day time. Good customer service and food is good. The meals are a bit pricy though. Good to have every now and then. Their vegeterian options are not much and good for non veg.
A bit pricey, but they regularly run specials on the daily deal pages. Often this means you can eat here for half price. It's a lovely spot, close to the playground and water. The restaurant has a range of seating areas, inside, outside but covered over, and outside. There is a also a little playhouse to keep the kids entertained. The food is average, but definitely enhanced by the location.
Another beautiful Autumn's day, blue skies with just a hint of cloud cover. I caught up with a friend after not seen each other for a month. Talks and random chatter (amoungst other things) ensured for most of the morning and before long, realised it's close to 1pm. After a brief discussion of where to go for a late lunch, decided to head towards Mission Bay to Mecca Stonehouse. Located on the beach side in an old style cottage built partially out of stone (hence the name), we walked in and were greeted promptly by a server, and sat outside under the canopy where the bright sunshine is most welcomed on a cold day. Orders were placed and 5 minutes later we got our Iced Mocha, with cream on top for mine, rich chocolatey and coffee taste hitting just the spot. The shared starter platter arrived shorty after, their Mini Mezze platter which consisted of sigara boregi (filled filo cigars of potato, feta and parsley), salt and pepper squid, skewers of grilled salmon and harissa beef, smoked chicken slices, grilled Turkish bread with olives and hummus. It tasted as good as it was presented, I especially loved the filo cigars. We also got a bowl of Kumara fries with sour cream as well, although it could've used a bit of seasoning right out of the fryer (I keep sprinkling salt on them). The servers there checked on us frequently, and cleared away the starter plates after we finished and asked before bringing out the mains. I went for the classic eggs benedict which was stacked high with 2 pieces of grilled ciabatta bread, wilted spinach, plenty of slices of cold smoked salmon, poached eggs with a generous amount of hollandaise. I counted 3 egg yokes as I cut into the stack (2 is what you'd usually expect/get), and the hollandaise a perfect consistancy - not too thick nor thin, nicely seasoned and felt made from scratch, or from premium pre-made pouch that doesn't need the use of stabilizers and emulsifiers from lesser product. Across the table my friend got the roasted pumpkin and green salad, flanked by 4 cheese lungi (goats feta filled filo cigars), roasted capsicums, tomato chutney and a tanepade dressing. She only managed to finish half of it so I graciously polished off the remaining portion. It tasted fresh and vibrant, the roasted pumpkin and capsicums contrasted well with the crispy salad leaves, and those cheese lungi? I could finish a dozen of those easily. Needless to say by the end of the meal, we're completely stuffed and satisfied. With such a stunning view of the beach and harbour, it's the perfect place to bring someone special out for a treat, or to hang out with friends on a lazy day to dine and chat away about anything.
Some friends and I hit up Mecca Stonehouse after a fantastic night of shot-Jenga back at mine. I know I'm an odd one, but after a night of Jager sometimes all I want is a decent sized Eggs Benedict and a fresh OJ to start a day of recovering the awesome. Mecca is expensive, sure, but you're not going to get a half-assed portion, and the location adds to the charm - let that sea breeze blow away the nausea. Yup, a class choice for three big breakfasts (not even my partner could finish his, and he's one of those guys with hollow legs) and my favourite eggs benny with smoked salmon. We were all sorted right out by the end of the meal.