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Origine (pronounced Ori-gene) is a modern French restaurant with a relaxed New Zealand atmosphere, intersecting classical French cuisine and a modern local approach to cooking. The new restaurant is the brainchild of acclaimed chef and restauranteur Ben Bayly, his wife Cara, Ahi's Chris Martin, and his French-born wife, Lucile Fortuna. 

Origine's menu is designed to represent the best of French regional cuisine, inspired by the great dishes of France, with these dishes curated with the freshest and best ingredients from New Zealand. 

Head to Origine's main bar for the perfect pre-dinner apéritif or après dinner digestif.

Special offers at Origine

  • $28 Super Express Lunch at Origine


    Choose from or three main options, served with baguette and a cold beer (or non-alcoholic drink). Quick, delicious, and perfect to fit a busy schedule! Book your table today here.


Get $2 parking per hour to a maximum of $15 on evenings and weekends at the Downtown car park. Find out more

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

Last updated: 31 July 2023

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