From indulging in high tea and hearty English breakfasts to pub fare, there are numerous ways to celebrate our first King's Birthday weekend in over 70 years. There's also dance festivals, pop-up cocktail bars, vibrant markets, award-winning shows and countless other events that promise to keep you entertained this long weekend. 


Kick off your weekend with an English breakfast | The Pantry, DeBretts Kitchen, Chuffed or The Occidental 

What better way to start your day than with the century-old tradition of a full English breakfast. There are plenty of epic options serving you all the classics, think sausages, baked beans, eggs and more... a lot more.


Get fancy at a high tea | Cooke's Restaurant & Bar or Hotel DeBrett

The splendid British tradition of afternoon tea is a wonderfully fitting way to celebrate the King. This long weekend, Cooke's Restaurant & Bar is hosting a truly regal high tea fit for a king (or queen) - think buttermilk scones, dainty sandwiches, decadent tarts, cakes and more. Seeking an extra touch of sophistication? You can complement your experience with a King's dry martini. See the menu and make a booking, here

Served in vibrant art deco surrounds, Hotel DeBrett's exquisite high tea experience will see you stepping back in time and into an afternoon of glamour, delicious treats and prohibition cocktails. See the menu and make a booking, here

The Living Room, JW Marriott, Bluebells Cakery offer great high tea experiences too! 

Cooke's Restaurant & Bar high tea

Gather a group for bottomless brunch fit for a King or Queen | Sun, 4 June | The Lula Inn 

This brunch is full of festivities, from a cocktail on arrival to two hours of bottomless bubbles and mimosas to go with a delightful brunch menu with options including 16 hour braised brisket, smoked kahawai and spiced slow roasted tomatoes. The best part? A Beatles cover band will be playing Beatles hits live and loud. Make a booking, here

Raise a toast to the King | Sunday, 4 June | The Fox, A London Pub 

Gather a group and head to The Fox, A London Pub for a jolly good time this long weekend - they'll be toasting to the King's birthday with British bangers and class British ales.

Devour a roast dinner or pub feed | The Fox. A London Pub or Danny Doolans 

For Auckland's most acclaimed Sunday roast, you'll want to head to Danny Doolans. This Irish pub knows how to make a mouth-watering roast dinner!

At The Fox, A London Pub, you'll find premium pub stables and British bangers on repeat. This unmistakably English sports bar has all the classic English food you love, from battered market fish to Yorkshire puddings and a roast board with all the trimmings. 

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The Fox Sunday Sharing Roast


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Last updated: 01 June 2023