Eating and Drinking

BOX Café and Bar* and BOX Container in the Square in Aotea Square are where you’ll find refreshments to enjoy either on the terrace of the Aotea Centre, in the Square, or to take away.

 Stark’s Café and Bar at The Civic is currently only open during planned events at the venue.

* Auckland Live has adopted the government’s voluntary NZ Covid Tracer app QR code system, which is displayed in posters with QR codes at all our venues, including our cafes.

Auckland Live’s restaurant partners

Queens Head Bar and Eatery

The Queen’s Head Bar and Eatery is a gastro pub that celebrates its origins as one of the very first pubs in Auckland. Queen’s Head has a farm to table all-day dining menu featuring organic and locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy an ever-changing craft beer menu, courtesy of the Four Points Signature Best Brews programme which keeps even the most discerning beer lover happy.

Receive 10% off at Queen’s Head Bar and Eatery when you show your Auckland Live ticket.

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Zest Restaurant

An award-winning Auckland restaurant and bar located in the heart of the Queen Street retail precinct. Regarded as one of the finest restaurants in Auckland, Zest’s relaxed atmosphere and mouth-watering menu makes it popular with guests and locals alike. The Dine and Dash menu (a two-course set menu and glass of wine) is perfect if you’re attending a show at one of our venues.

View the Zest menus here.

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Other dining options for Auckland Live patrons

Receive 10% off at Debretts Kitchen and PappaRich.

Terms and conditions may apply, please check with restaurants

Other great restaurants and cafes:

Aotea Arts Quarter:

Takapuna: