Eight Point TwoNew Zealand RestaurantsBars, Brasseries & BistrosFine Dining Restaurants
New Spring Menu
From 1st September
Seating for 60-70 Functions - we can cater for 2 - 80 people
Eight Point Two serves modern innovative New Zealand cuisine in a beautifully restored Birkenhead villa with a contemporary interior design.
A fantastic venue to hold birthdays, weddings and your special event.
- 2012 Metro Top 50 Restaurant
- 2011 Metro Top 50 Restaurant
- 2010 Metro Top 50 Restaurant
- Winner of two Metro Restaurant Awards 2007
- Best New Restaurant
- Best Smart Casual
- Eight Point Two Restaurant
2012 Metro Top 50 Restaurant
Eight . Two is another good local bistro that knows its neighbourhood and looks after it well. There's a big and very well-chosen list of wines available by the glass and the service, in the hands of proprietor Lindsay Swannack, is engaging and attentive. The menu contains many standards , but there are many pleasingly individual touches and that extends right through to the sides.
One of our judges commented that every dish came from the kitchen perfectly seasoned. That's rare.
Lonely Planet Guide
Hollowed out of an old villa, this dazzlingly white dining room offers a modern menu and a great wine list. Catch the Birkenhead ferry from the city for a memorable night out.
A 10 minute walk from the Birkenhead ferry terminal or arrange with Lindsay to be picked up from the terminal. Ph 09 4199082
Weekend Herald Canvas Living March 3rd 2012
A villa restaurant proves meticulous in its attention to detail and its customers.
At most New Zealand restaurants with any pretensions to excellence you can take the standard of the main components for granted. What sets the better examples apart is often the trimmings and a balance of the various elements in a dish. This thought came to mind at Eight Point Two, a well-established and well-praised Birkenhead institution.
The service is intelligent , knowledgeable about what they are serving and marked by a diligence in ensuring everything is delivered as and when you want it.
Verdict: Every neighbourhood should have a restaurant as welcoming and proficient as this one, blending informality and style in an appealing way.
Cuisine Magazine has mentioned Eight Point Two as one of the two top restaurants on the North Shore.
Business HoursMon 6:00pm – Late Tue 6:00pm – Late Wed 6:00pm – Late Thu 6:00pm – Late Fri 6:00pm – Late Sat 6:00pm – Late Sun 6:00pm – Late
About the venueChildren Allowed anytime Smoking Smoking porch
- Fully licensed
- Beer - bottled
- Bar snacks
Premium - $30 and above
5 - 49 Employees
- American Express
- Eight Point Two
- Smart Casual
- Shorts/Jandals OK
- Jeans OK
- Sneakers OK
- T-shirt OK
- Private Functions
- Disabled Access
- Disabled Toilet
- Kids Menu
- Vegetarian Meals
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Reviews (4 reviews)
Eight Point Two
Birkenhead's hidden gem. This restaurant is all class in a villa style atmosphere. A refreshing and playful cocktail list followed by 5 star food cooked to perfection. I had the duck leg confit which was divine. great service and class. Dine here if you want to impress
22nd September 2011
Eight Point Two
Lindsay and the team always make you feel welcome and special. Superb food and a good understanding of which wines work well with each meal. Well worth the visit and we'll be back!
5th July 2010
Eight Point Two
Excellent service, and very polite staff. The setting was beautiful eventhough it's minimalistic, we sat outside in the back and the breeze was not strong and was very pleasant. I ordered the duck and was pleasantly surprised by it's flavour and presentation. Food was hot, ingredients were fresh and expectations were fulfilled. Top notch! I had a lemon, lime bitters heavy on the bitters, the drink was nice and cold but did not follow through with the heavy on the bitters. Will definitely revisit this restaurant!
13th February 2010