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Esther Auckland


QT Auckland's signature restaurant in collaboration with Chef Sean Connolly
Opening hours
Currently open!
Monday: 6:30 am-11:00 am, 5:00 pm-Late
Tuesday: 6:30 am-11:00 am, 5:00 pm-Late
Wednesday: 6:30 am-11:00 am, 5:00 pm-Late
Thursday: 6:30 am-11:00 am, 5:00 pm-Late
Friday: 6:30 am-11:00 am, 5:00 pm-Late
Saturday: 6:30 am-11:00 am, 5:00 pm-Late
Sunday: 6:30 am-11:00 am, 5:00 pm-Late

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QT Auckland's signature restaurant Esther brings the authentic tastes of the Mediterranean's sun-soaked shores to the Viaduct.

The European-style bistro is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With 98 indoor seats, the light and airy space will include a 21-seat indoor bar and an al fresco dining option, with 16 outdoor seats catching the fresh salty air of the marina.

Esther's menu is inspired by Chef Sean Connolly's travels chasing food of the sun, using flavours and spices from Sicily to Southern France to Morocco. The approachable and sustainable menu features local produce and daily-caught seafood, with many items served by trolley service - think tableside salt-crusted fish, salads and desserts.

Opening hours:


  • Monday – Friday: 6.30am - 10.30am
  • Saturday & Sunday:  7am - 11am 


  • Monday – Friday: 12pm - 3pm


  • 7 days a week: 5.30pm - late

Esther has also opened its rooftop bar named Rooftop at QT

Esther Auckland
$55 Three Course Dinner

An extra $25 per person for two wine matches, or $12.50 for a glass.



Puff bread; warm hummus; dukkah; bittersweet paprika
Baked saganaki; Greek keflograviera cheese; honey; chilli
Leigh line caught Kingfish crudo; anchovy essence; Calabrian chilli; crouton
Coastal Spring lamb shoulder; roast garlic; anchovy; Moroccan olives
Ricotta gnocchi; orgy of mushrooms
Apple tarte; vanilla bean ice cream
Additional items
Petite green leaves; witloof; baby gem; chervil; hummus
Drink Match Recommendation
Black Barn Chardonnay 2020
Opawa Pinot Noir 2019

Ts & Cs: Available for dinner only. Bookings available 7 days at 5.30pm and 6pm only (dining time 2 hours) Must select ARM promotion upon booking; subject to availability.

Get 50% off parking when you book online via until June 30. Find out more.

Come into the city centre on public transport for as little as $2 each way. Find out more

Last updated: 22 June 2022

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