QT Auckland's signature restaurant in collaboration with Chef Sean Connolly
Opening hours
Currently open!
Monday: 6:30 am-10:30 am, 5:30 pm-Late
Tuesday: 6:30 am-10:30 am, 5:30 pm-Late
Wednesday: 6:30 am-3:00 pm, 5:30 pm-Late
Thursday: 6:30 am-3:00 pm, 5:30 pm-Late
Friday: 6:30 am-3:00 pm, 5:30 pm-Late
Saturday: 7:00 am-11:00 am, 5:30 pm-Late
Sunday: 7:00 am-11:00 am, 5:30 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:

  • Breakfast | Monday – Friday: 6.30am - 10.30am | Saturday & Sunday:  7am - 11am 
  • Lunch | Thursday & Friday: 12pm - 3pm
  • Dinner | 7 days: 5pm - late

Esther has also opened its rooftop bar named Rooftop at QT

Esther Auckland

$65 for a three course sharing style lunch or dinner

Options include puff bread with baked saganaki, lamb shoulder with roast garlic, anchovies & Moroccan olives, and pistachio baklava with rose water ice cream.

$65 Three Course Sharing Style Lunch or Dinner

Menu is designed to share. Minimmum 2 persons required.See available times in terms and conditions. 

Puff bread with Taramasalata, lemon zest, chives & olive oil (V)
Baked saganaki, Greek kefalograviera cheese, honey & chilli (V)
Baby cucumbers, Mandy's horseradish, labneh & dill oil (V)
Lamb souvlaki & garlic toum
Coastal spring lamb Shoulder, roast garlic, anchovies & Moroccan olives
Chargrilled octopus, olive salsa, potato, parsley & chili
Villiage salad, barrel aged feta, sun dried olives, tomato, cucumber & wine vinegar (V)
Pistachio baklava, rose water ice cream
Drink match recommendation
Two Rivers Convergence Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $16/glass
Te Kano Kin Pinot Noir 2020 $20/glass
Elephant Hill Le Phant Rouge 2021 $18/glass
Wine flight $35pp

Ts&Cs: Bookings required. Sharing style menu. Minimum 2 people. Lunch Wed-Fri 12-3pm, dinner 7 days 5.30-6pm. Price is per person. 

Upcoming Events at Esther

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Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 19 July 2024

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