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At the Grand Millennium Hotel

Opening hours
Currently closed
Monday: 6:00 am-3:00 pm, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am-3:00 pm, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am-3:00 pm, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am-3:00 pm, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-3:00 pm, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-3:00 pm, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Sunday: 6:00 am-3:00 pm, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Ember is a relaxed and approachable bistro that draws inspiration from a multitude of cuisine styles, playing homage to the nomadic lifestyle of travellers.

Esteemed New Zealand Chef James Kenny is at the helm of Ember’s culinary offering, intended to welcome everyone and their mothers through its doors. From scampi toast with pineapple hot sauce or wagyu steak with Provence style accompaniments, Kenny and head chef Aaron Hyett are committed to keeping the dining experience fun whilst not compromising on technique and flavour. 

Leading hospitality design studio, Izzard Design has transformed the 144-seat restaurant which offers all-day dining where breakfasts, long lunches, after work dinks and pre-theatre dinners flow from sunrise to sunset, with the option of booking an exclusive space for groups. Ember is an easy 5-minute walk to Auckland’s theatre district and is perfectly placed for pre-and post-theatre food and drinks. 

The name Ember signifies more than flames or glowing coals, it represents the subtle, inviting glow that radiates from a shared meal, a memorable conversation, and a welcoming atmosphere. Ember sets out to embody the warmth of togetherness, the heart of hospitality and the spirit of slow, soulful dining. 


The Aviary Cocktail Bar 

Accompanying Ember, is a brand new cocktail bar, positioned in a light-spilling, grand atrium. From sipping morning morning macchiatos to espresso martinis by night, the Aviary Cocktail Bar is a relaxed space to grab a drink whether flying solo or flocking together

Featuring creative cocktails made with butterfly pea tea makes for an impactful, colour-changing experience. Judged as a 2023 Campari Red Hands finalist, the Me ‘N’ u cocktail with coffee and white chocolate is inspired by flavours that help to create strong relationships with those we care about. Come for the craic, Guinness on tap, and Irish dessert style cocktails concocted by The Aviary’s Irish bartender, Thomas Shortt.

The Aviary Bar - Grand Millennium
The Aviary Bar - Grand Millennium
The Aviary Bar - Grand Millennium

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 04 April 2024

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