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30 Great Auckland Restaurant Venues
by Avya Trotter-Hlavac | 20 Dec 2023
We are firm believers that a delicious menu is at the heart of every great event. With this in mind, booking a restaurant venue for your event is the obvious choice. Luckily, Auckland has an abundance of restaurant venues that specialise in private events. Whatever your favourite cuisine, setting & location - you're sure to find a winner in our 2023 list of Auckland Restaurant Venues. If you're after our complete guide to Auckland venues, you can find that here.
Fantail & Turtle
A welcoming bar, eatery & micro brewery with two bars, open plan spaces, and a huge all-weather landscaped outdoor bar & dining area. Just 10 mins from the CBD in the heart of Takapuna.
Hilton Auckland is one of the most iconic buildings on the city’s skyline, carrying the name of one of the most iconic hotel brands in history.
A warm Iberian back-bar and dining space, tucked behind the energetic K'rd, Auckland Central
Nestled in the warmth of Takapuna, The Grange is a snappy bistro with a European edge, certain to lend your event unparalleled style.
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Homeland is a restaurant and cooking school run by internationally renowned chef Peter Gordon. Perched on Westhaven Marina, Homeland boasts one of the sunniest locations on the harbour. With a selection of set menus conceptualised by Gordon himself, Homeland is a celebration of Aotearoa's homegrown producers and their products. Whether a long lunch on the terrace or a dinner party in the restaurant, Homeland is an exciting new choice for your next event.
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The Bridgman is an elegant restaurant venue with over a century of rich history within its walls. Once a landmark in Mt Eden, The Bridgman was built in 1912 and now presents as a unique restaurant venue. Featuring luxe decor and comfortable furnishings - this venue exudes a sophisticated ambience.
The Hotel Britomart
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On the ground floor of The Hotel Britomart, you’ll find the hotel’s restaurant, kingi. With a focus on locally and ethically sourced ingredients, kingi is a restaurant that advocates for sustainable fishing. The restaurant envisions a brighter future for New Zealand’s fisheries and works to create a deeper appreciation for the variety in our oceans.
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Located on Auckland’s Harbour, The Fox is a London-styled restaurant with a charming event space. With an affectionate nod to its roots, The Fox sports a traditional menu featuring iconic British dishes and flavours.
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Framed by Pohutukawa and tropical palms, Regatta Bar & Eatery is a sun-drenched restaurant in the heart of Takapuna. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls showcase unbeatable views, and the venue opens up to create indoor/outdoor flow like nowhere else.
Mission Bay, Good George
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Known as a focal point of the bays, Good George Mission Bay not only serves delicious brews but delectable meals. Overlooking the Pohutukawa-lined beach and Rangitoto Island, Good George can host up to 300 guests across the entire venue. Also on offer, Good George has a semi-private indoor space for more intimate dining.
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Bracu is a lovely restaurant venue set amongst 30,000 olive trees. With the belief that a meal is an experience to be enjoyed and remembered with others, Bracu presents relaxed fine dining with seasonal cuisine, prepared with locally-sourced and estate-grown ingredients.
Smith & Smiths
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Amidst the rolling green hills of Matakana, you'll find Smith and Stables. Featuring panoramic views of the countryside - Smith and Stables consists of restaurants, bars, courtyards, and sundecks with manicured grounds in between.
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The home of Aperol trees, comedy nights and fresh seafood - Wynyard Pavilion is our favourite waterfront local. A heritage site turned event venue, Wynyard Pavilion is an energetic place for your next lunch, gala dinner or celebration.
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Pilkingtons is undoubtedly one of the prettiest venues in town, featuring bespoke fabrics and an abundance of greenery and florals. Located in the heart of Auckland City on High Street, Pilkingtons has a light-filled restaurant, terraced area, award-winning menu and beverage selection.
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A stylish bistro in the heart of Takapuna, The Grange is committed to excellent events. With eight event spaces across the venue, The Grange is known for its sun-soaked spaces, incredible hospitality and mouth-watering menu. Complete with audiovisual supplies, bespoke catering options and event assistance - The Grange is fully equipped to host celebrations, private dinners and meetings.
The Hunting Lodge
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The Hunting Lodge is a stunning winery set amidst 80 acres of vines and olive trees in Kumeu, just 35 minutes from Auckland's CBD. Striving for a pasture-to-plate approach, the mouthwatering dishes are made with ingredients grown onsite or locally sourced.
Fantail & Turtle
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Located in the heart of Takapuna, Fantail & Turtle is the best place to soak in the afternoon sun. This North Shore restaurant boasts extensive gardens, an on-site microbrewery and a modern menu showcasing sustainable and local produce.
Fish Restaurant at Hilton
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FISH Restaurant is a beautiful eatery within Hilton Auckland - the iconic hotel extending over the waterfront. Walls of windows create a bright and refreshing atmosphere while you wine and dine. Enjoy sustainably sourced, fresh seafood from the morning's catch or head to Bellini bar for tapas, pizza, and cocktails.
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Nestled behind K'rd in Auckland Central, Barcita offers a warm Iberian back bar and dining space, perfect for private events or corporate occasions. Whether you're planning a cocktail party, intimate lunch or dinner, or a lively dance party, Barcita has you covered.
East Street Hall
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East St Hall resides within a mid-century modernist building just off Karangahape Road, Auckland. A hub for the community, East St Hall is a celebration of food, art, culture, and music. While their thoughtful menu consists of sharing + small plates inspired by the food culture of Tel Aviv, the bar focuses on organic wines, fresh beer and citrusy, herbaceous cocktails. Effortless dynamic, East St Hall is a vibrant restaurant venue for celebrations, corporate evenings, performances, markets and creative events.
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Everybody's Bar & Eatery is a stylish inner-city venue with daily happy hours and regular live music. Tucked away in the beautiful Imperial Building, Everybody's urban design will lend your event an effortlessly cool atmosphere.
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Few views in the world capture the essence of a city better than the views from your table at Sails Restaurant. Situated in Westhaven Marina, Sails Restaurant overlooks thousands of yachts, Auckland Harbour Bridge, North Head and Rangitoto Island. Sails has built a reputation as one of Auckland's most sought-after Restaurants, with a menu focused on fresh seafood and excellent service.
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Tucked by Victoria Street Market, The Oakroom is a character-filled restaurant within a building that was once stables. Though renovated over the years, the space retains its old-world charm with solid oak, natural brick and soft lighting. Featuring sumptuous cuisine and beverages to match, you're in for a treat with this restaurant venue.