SBF Brasserie has the very best seafood buffet in Auckland and reserved for special occasions in my family. Fresh oysters, salmon sashimi, crab and hot smoked salmon are my personal highlights and I’ll happily have 2 helpings of seafood. Crab isn’t popular in New Zealand for some reason – perhaps the high grapple factor puts people off – so it’s nice to see it offered here. The hot food selection is good too but I didn’t need more than 1 plate of it. Service is great, water top ups a plenty and plates are cleared regularly.
The golden kiwi and pavlova flavoured icecream was interesting and yummy. The chocolate fountain is a fun (though messy) for adults and kids.
My only complaint are the booths. I’m not a large person and found it hard to get in and out of the booth seats. Not much space between seat and table. The cushions while pretty only get in the way and with people on on either me, it was a hassle to get out as I had to wait for them to leave or ask them to get out so I could get get out.
You could easily spend $60 on half a seafood platter at another fancy restaurant in Auckland (and that even include starters and dessert). SBF Brasserie is not the cheapest buffet, but it is great value. A quality seafood buffet for less than $60NZ.
Highlights of SBF Brasserie
Plush surroundings and all the wonderful seafood. Don’t bother visiting SBF Brasserie if you don’t eat seafood. Come here for a special occasion.
83 Symonds St
Ph: 09 3795132
Fax: 09 3779367