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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.
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.
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.
John Fan Chiang – Head Chef
Originally from Taiwan, chef Chiang moved to New Zealand when he was 15, where he studied at culinary school and steadily rose through the ranks at restaurants like Baduzzi and The Grove.
More recently, he’s been working as sous chef at the 3-hatted Momofuku Seibo in Sydney but he returned to New Zealand last year to be closer to family – and to work his magic in the Stanley Avenue kitchen.
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.
We welcome bookings, so please use the reservation form here to secure a table.
We offer a Dinner Menu
from 5pm Tues - Sat.
And a separate Lunch Menu
from 12pm - 3pm Thurs-Sat.
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 tables 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 on one of our walk in tables.
We have seating available inside, outside, at the bar or in our private dining room (6 pax minimum).
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HOURS & CONTACT
Tuesday - 3pm to 10pm
Wednesday - 3pm to 10pm
Thursday - 12pm to 10pm
Friday - 12pm to 11pm
Saturday - 12pm to 11pm
Sunday - closed
Monday - closed