Where: 455 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn
Opening Hours: 4pm til late
Phone: +64 9 361 6970
Upon hearing the word 'Gypsy' you might be inclined to think of someone that moves from place to place or leads a more unconventional way of life. The Gypsy Tearoom, however, suits all walks of life and consistently delivers. This bar has a pleasantly sophisticated feel, while at the same time is as relaxed and comfortable as a small, local bar should be.
Sister bar to Herne Bay's The Elbow Room, there is a clear trend in the consideration of interior fit out. You soon become accustomed to Gypsy's unique decor; the rusticated walls to the iron furniture and once you find your spot, inside or out there is no doubt you'll be greeted promptly with friendly and polite service, really honing in on that local feel of hospitality. The wine list matches well to the small tapas selection, meaning that the Gypsy plays well if your company makes the grade and you decide to get cosy and stick around for more than just a drink.
It's hard to fault a fine establishment like this, the Gypsy Tearooms have become something of an institution in the central Auckland area. The perfect local watering hole for that after-work tipple or regular rendezvous.
By Dan Dale
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