With new businesses popping up and existing ones revamping and reinventing themselves, we can guarantee there's something new to see in the city centre on your next visit. From designer fashion boutiques to adult-only ice cream stores, check out some of our favourite new additions below. 

Clothing rack

Kate Sylvester Commercial Bay store 

Iconic New Zealand fashion designer Kate Sylvester has relocated and brings you a new store located in Commercial Bay. The store is filled with impeccable new-season pieces, from tailored pants to flowing dresses and bold sunglasses. Whether you are wanting a quick browse on your work break or looking for your next statement piece to fill your wardrobe, head over to experience it yourself. 

Danny Doolans

The Fox’s renovations

A classic London-inspired pub on The Viaduct, The Fox has recently undergone exciting renovations, displaying a fresh new look with a revamped food and drinks menu. Complete with nine huge screens, The Fox doesn’t skimp out on airing live sport, creating an atmosphere of British comradery. The cocktail list is cheeky and inventive, with the likes of the Jammie Dodger in homage to the British biscuit, Sherbert Lemon drop, Jaffa Martini, and the Hair of the Fox. 

Long table infront of a window

Gochu’s new dining series

Gochu sits up in Commerical Bay, serving innovative flavour bombs of Korean cuisine alongside a fantastic list of natural wines. Its newest dining series is titled “Gochu and Friends'' and features collaborations with some of its favourite wine and food vendors. Stay tuned for details of the second installment of the series coming soon. 

Fish dish

FISH Restaurant's new menu and ethos 

Planning a fine-dining meal out to celebrate a special occasion, or just the end of a period of isolation perhaps? Look no further than FISH, perched inside The Hilton Auckland overlooking the glistening Waitemata Harbour. With a new menu curated by Des Harris, the multi-award winning chef and Culinary Director at the Hilton, alongside new Executive Chef Josh Seeds, there's a whole lot of ''wow'' to experience. Together the pair have come up with a menu that focuses on locally sourced, seasonal produce and ethically caught seafood from local farms, growers and suppliers. With an ethos of "tomorrow's fish is still in the sea" you can enjoy delectably fresh dishes like Blackfoot Paua fritters, grilled crayfish tail, and deep sea fish with smoked eel butter, knowing ethics and sustainability are at the forefront besides unmatched quality.  

Ice cream in front of a painted wall

Hawte ice cream 

Here’s a fun new addition to the heart of the city, boozy ice creams from Hawte! Hawte Ice Cream is a micro ice cream factory on Chancery Street, offering milkshakes, soda pops, and of course boozy ice creams using real liquor. The flavours are always changing and they are made daily. There's even the option of custom and quirky flavours for adventurous customers -  think flavours like maple bacon, a 3 cheese pizza, and charcoal and caramel!

Last updated: 17 May 2022