The Refreshment Room is located on the site of the old Montana Winery. A large deck offers outside dining with views over the Waitakere bush.The chefs incorporate their passion for rustic Italian fare, with a regularly changing menu based around fresh,...


Price Range Reasonable
Ambience Relaxed atmosphere
Accepts credit cards Yes
Wheelchair access Yes
Smoking area Yes
Takes reservations Yes
Noise level Bustling
Licence This venue is licenced
Coffee brand Eight Thirty Coffee
Specials Yes
Food Options Organic food, Gluten free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Off street parking Yes
Private functions Yes
Takeaways Yes
Live performances Yes

Products and specialities

Fully licensed rustic Italian restaurant
Carefully selected wine list and range of craft beers.
Outdoor summertime dining and a warm indoor fire for winter.
The Red Room caters for special function and event needs.


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Very delicious meals and sweets. Very pleasant place.

One of the best dining experiences I've had in Auckland . Great food. We had a mixture of small plates. Really enjoyed the lamb ribs and spinach dumplings.

Comment by Kylie B.
Awesome recommendation Glen for a lovely Auckland Italian restaurant.

Another triumph of a meal from the clever kitchen team at The Refreshment Room. While the boys had the signature scotch with smashed potatoes and a big handful of rocket from the Titirangi restaurant’s on-site garden, I was rewarded for an adventurous choice - light, pillowy cappelletti encasing a braised beef and spinach filling with pancetta atop and a pumpkin purée underneath. Accompanied with a glass of Martinborough rose, it was a divine Sunday night!

A beautiful setting in the Waitakere ranges, amazing food and attentive, professional service . I don't usually order pasta when I go out, but the cannelloni was unbelievably good and dessert was excellent too. We really enjoyed our evening here and will definitely be back and bringing friends!

Best place in the West for a date night or a meal with friends for a special occasion. The food and wine here are out of this world. I've tried a lot of amazing meals, and I've come to the conclusion that red meat is what they do best. My husband can't go past the steak, but if there's slow-cooked meat on the menu when you visit, I say go for that - it never fails to melt in the mouth. Having said that, I was vegetarian when I first started coming here and I liked it then, too! The events are great, I've been to a couple of 40ths in the Red Room, which is a great venue - and I've been to a couple of gigs here too. The owners know their market and have created a very special place that Westies would be lost without!

great place to have a long experimental meal! The fish is fresh and artfully prepared and the kids can have a yummy pasta dish if the menus is too forien for them. My kids love the polenta chick pea fries, though. The ice creams are very good, too.

Ever tried snapper cappelletti? I hadn’t until I dined at The Refreshment Room on Saturday evening and I was so interested as to what this kind of pasta is that I had to Google it in anticipation of my meal (it’s a cousin to tortellini in case you didn’t know!). And what a dinner it was - light twists of pasta, encasing a minced-up filling of fresh snapper and topped with a creamy sauce, mint, broad beans and Parmesan. Amazingly good! We dined at $65 per head as part of a two-course set menu. And my goodness it was good value. Don’t miss the cocktails too - $16 for a top-shelf passion fruit mojito.

If you want to eat rustic Italian dishes full of seasonal, local produce picked directly from the garden, all in front of a roaring fire then my favourite Auckland restaurant, The Refreshment Room, is the place to dine at this winter. It's one of the best restaurants in town in my opinion because every mouthful is a flavour explosion and there's a real buzz about this place. Plus when the rain is lashing at the window panes, there's something quite delightful about being perched high in the Waitakere Ranges, feasting on some of the best dishes in town.

Beautiful food, great place for a romantic night for two

Local, different, all the family enjoys going, menu changes so kids try different things