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52 East Coast Road

Milford 0620


09 410 0066





Stanley Avenue is a relaxed, smart wine bar and bistro, where people can come and enjoy a light snack or sophisticated meal, paired with an interesting wine offering.

The team at Stanley Avenue bring a taste of the best casual bistros from around the world to our own local neighbourhood, in a space that is modern, attractive and welcoming.

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Stanley Avenue brings a modern, eclectic and interesting bistro-inspired menu to the North Shore. With inspiration taken from the best wine bars and bistros of London and Melbourne we offer a cosy and comfortable space to catch up with friends and family.


Our menu consists of fine cheese, interesting light bites and small plates, as well as more substantial, classic bistro style mains for those who want to stay the evening.

Our beverage offering is wine focused - our sommelier has hand-selected a wine list including the best local, imported and aged wines.  We also offer a small range of craft beer and spirits, plus an extensive, interesting selection of non-alcoholic options.

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Matthew Aitchison - Manager

Local resident Matt, has had a long career in the restaurant industry.  He is a trained sommelier and has a keen interest in all aspects of hospitality; particularly hand selecting wines to complement talented chefs' menus.

Matt has worked in smart dining all around the world, and has run some of Auckland’s most impressive restaurants – including The French Café, Masu and Cassia. 

Matt is highly regarded, receiving recognition in multiple hospitality industry awards.

Kathryn Aitchison - Assistant Manager

Kathryn (Matt's sister) has previously managed several ventures on the North Shore, including The Engine Room, The Commons, Little and Friday, and more recently Stanley’s Café.

Robertta Young – Head Chef

Originally from Alberta Canada, Robertta has worked in the industry for 15 years. After a short stint in Australia she took on the sous-chef position at Shepherd restaurant in Wellington, leading it to 2 Hats and Casual Restaurant of the Year.


More recently, she's been working at Culprit in Auckland's CBD where she continued her philosophy of sustainability and creativity while using the best local ingredients.

Robertta enjoys collaborations with other chefs and winemakers, so look out for special events in 2022.

Bruce and Lesley Baillie - Owners

North Shore locals, Lesley and Bruce are convinced that the neighbourhood wine bar and bistro concept is something that will be embraced and loved by the local community as a place to gather and socialise.

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We welcome online reservations.

Use this booking form to check availability.

***Please note that due to unexpected Covid-19 staff shortages, our opening hours may temporarily differ to those advertised.***

We offer a Dinner Menu from 5pm Tuesday - Saturday.

Lunch Menu is available from 12pm - 3pm Thursday & Friday.

At other times the Snacks Menu is available, so you are able to book for drinks and nibbles in the afternoon.


We also ensure we keep seats free for walk-ins every day - so if you live in the area and your preferred time is booked out, we may still be able to seat you at one of our walk-in areas.  


We have seating available inside, outside, at the bar or in our private dining room


For any other enquires please contact us at bookings@stanleyavenue.co.nz or on 09-410-0066


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Tuesday - 3pm to 10pm

Wednesday - 3pm to 10pm

Thursday - 12pm to 10pm

Friday - 12pm to 11pm

Saturday - 3pm to 11pm

Sunday - closed

Monday - closed

Stanley Avenue Wine Bar & Bistro

52 East Coast Road, Milford, 0620, Auckland