The Bluestone Room is a bar, restaurant, entertainment and functions facility located at 9-11 Durham Ln, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand. It is a hidden gem that is situated in one of the oldest commercial buildings in Auckland. The bar’s long history goes all the way back to over 170 years ago and has managed to maintain its legacy as one of the most vibrant and must visit bars in Auckland.
Over the years, the bar has undergone several changes that have turned it into a superbly restored building with modern craft beer and a superb gastropub menu. It has a unique mixture of history and hip and also makes an innovative use of colour and design in it’s overall style.
Food Menu and Beverages.
The food and beverages are divided into several menu choices. These are the main menu, express menu, abridged menu, snacks menu, and drinks menu.
The main menu features light bites, salads, main dishes, burgers, and desserts.
The express menu includes fresh market fish, meat selection, seafood, vegetable options, and other items like good old spuds.
The abridged menu has smoked barbeque baby back ribs, chips with steak & eggs, mussel pot, the shank stack, the must try tequila lime fajitas, sun-dried tomato, salt & pepper squid, and the Thai green curry.
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The snack menu includes small meals such as Jalapeno peppers, vegetable spring rolls, salt & pepper squid, deeply fried box, spicy chicken tenders, steak fries, kumara fries and Agria chuck potatoes.
Menu Sample Mains The Bluestone Room
Let’s Discuss the Drinks
The drinks menu features a great selection of wines, tap beers, bottled beers, cocktails, whiskey, and other non-alcoholic drinks to choose from.
The wine list includes champagne, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz, and aromatic wines.
The many tap beers include the likes of original ale, beacon pilsner, black beer, pointers pale ale, golden lager, seasonal range, crushed apple cider, and the brewer’s series range.
The bottled beer includes Heineken, Tiger, export citrus low alcohol, Amstel light low alcohol, desperados, sol, and the Rekorderling cider range.
Cocktails include cold brew martini, old fashion rum, Paloma, port & tonic, and apes for apples.
Whiskeys include Irish whiskey, blended whiskey, Islay whiskey, highlands whiskey, and Speyside whiskey.
The non-alcoholic drink list includes soft drinks, fresh juice, red bull, ginger beer, and sparkling mineral water.
Amenities, Function Area and Events.
The Bluestone Room will have an immediate effect on anyone who enters the bar with an entrance way built using rough stones, eye-catching wood wall panels that are located on top of the stone walls, and Kauri timber ceiling beams that look fantastic. The layout of this beautifully renovated bar is made up of ceilings made of timber, superb leather upholstery, and shiny polished floorboards. It also includes several modern amenities like a unique Kiwi pioneer theme, an encompassing state of the art entertainment system and unique lighting that helps to create a gorgeous atmosphere suitable for all occasions.
One of the few features that you won’t find anywhere else is the historic well that is on the ground level bar. It has been properly sealed by solid glass lead so that patrons can walk over it. If you have a camera, you can talk to the managers and have the lid opened and drop it down using a cable so that you can selfie the entire well.
The function area is located upstairs and can comfortably accommodate 350 guests or up to 500 guests in the whole venue. It has spacious and secure guest parking available adjacent at Wilson’s car park. The function area’s were designed to be fully versatile and is able to cater to a variety of functions such as weddings, anniversaries, private parties, and corporate events big or small.
The bar has several daily and weekly events. The most common ones are the live and late events which feature special live performances from some of Auckland’s best musicians and DJs and the believe it or not quiz events held every Wednesdays. A few special beer tasting events are also held every once in a while.
The Bluestone Room Pokies and Gaming.
This venue has no pokies or gaming amenities to speak of.
The Bluestone Room is a delightful venue that will impress even non-drinkers. The gastropub serves generous servings of burgers, pasta, seafood, and salads and the beverage selection is vast and also appealing to anyone who walks through the door.
There is a two-for-one Friday special available for those who join the club and the function room is well-suited for private or special events such as weddings and birthday parties. If you are looking for a nice place in Auckland that you can spend with friends and families, then this venue is definitely worth checking out.
Mon – Fri 11:30am to Late
Sat – Sun: 3pm to Late
Everyday from 5pm
Cocktail Happy Hour:
Friday & Saturday’s from 7pm
Phone 9-302 0930
Map and address:
The Bluestone Room
9-11 Durham Ln, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
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