Private Diner

Hidden away in some top Auckland eateries are the best private dining experiences to be had in the bustling big city. We take a look at what’s on offer behind the doors of four premiere establishments.

There are many reasons to take advantage of private dining rooms hidden in some of Auckland’s top culinary establishments. Birthdays and business lunches are obvious ones, but sometimes a good catch up with friends and a delectable spread to match is the only reason you need to organise a private feast.

So, whether it’s a private lunch for two or a high-powered dinner for 20, we’ve picked out a tasty handful of top private dining rooms around Auckland that offer discretion, with five-star service.

White & Wongs Newmarket 

White & Wong’s stunning Newmarket’s private dining room is a great location for an intimate party. It’s easier to take the thought out of group dining with their banquet menus, which will see a stream of the restaurant’s hero pan-Asian menu offerings being delivered tableside. While you wait, enjoy your own Bluetooth music system, thoughtfully appointed Shanghai-style room and private sun-drenched balcony.  


Level 5, 309 BroadwayNewmarket 

Botswana Butchery 

Whether you’re keen carnivore, or you just have a hankering for a little steak, rest assured you’ll be getting the best of the best at famed Auckland meat emporiumBotswana Butchery. When it comes to five-star restaurant experiences in Auckland, Botswana Butchery is an address to beat. A striking dining room, applaudable wine list, service that sparkles, and top of the range steaks that rank among New Zealand’s finest, all add to the appeal. The restaurantMezzanine dining room offers a luxury setting with ocean views, a long low ceiling and additional privacy. The space can be adjusted to suit any occasion and offers a variety of set, banquet and customised menus.   


Ferry Building, 99 Quay Street 

Dirty Laundry  

The modern yet relaxed interior of Dirty Laundry makes it the perfect dining destination for both a relaxed dinner and a business lunch to impress clients. The menu lends itself to both, progressing from small to large plates with the addition of nibbles and sides. Wash down some crispy chicken with a beverage off the extensive beer and wine list for the perfect after-work experience. All aspects of the eatery make it a destination for group dining. A menu that is great for sharingan intimate setting in the beating heart of Auckland’s waterfrontand staff that have the knack of appearing and disappearing at all the right times.  


188 Quay Street, Auckland CBD 

Harbourside Ocean Bar & Grill 

Occupying the top floor of the heritage Ferry Building, guests at the legendary Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill are privy to views of the harbour and beyond, a cruise ship or two, and the hustle and bustle of the wharf below. Its large, regal dining room, complete with opulent bar and white linen-clad tables is lit by floor-to-ceiling windows by dayor a cascade of pendants once the sun goes down. For an intimate affair, consider the Q Room, a beautifully decorated private room ideal for small meetings and intimate dinners. Equipped with theatre-style presentation and a variety of set, banquet and customised menus available, group dining here is a breeze. For a larger gathering, the Harbour Deck offers stunning views of the ever-changing Auckland Harbour.  


Ferry Building, 99 Quay Street 

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