The Lobby

Vulcan Lane welcomes a newcomer abounding with great food and excellent wine.

With the ebbs and flows of Vulcan Lane’s bars and eateries putting it a near constant state of reincarnation, the stream of new openings can be rather hard to keep track of. The latest to undergo a facelift is what was once Urchin & Amber. Located beneath the Gin Room and run by the same award-winning team, The Lobby has emerged as a fitting addition to the gratifyingly casual gastronomy scene found on this inner city pedestrian street.

Inside the lower level of the Queens Ferry Hotel is now a warm interior that harks back to the building’s historic nature. Warm wooden bar-height tables fill the space that is still awaiting the installation of even more leafy planters to add to the vibes of imperial exoticism. On offer from the kitchen is a succinct and delicious menu available throughout the afternoon and late into the night. Abounding with picture perfect dishes such as the fig and halloumi salad, as well as rare beef on a refreshing bed of mango and chilli, or, a slightly more indulgent take on the salmon ceviche, each of the entrees and mains has an exceptional wine to match.

Acclaimed barman Cameron Attfield has teamed up with Michael Hanna from Dhall & Nash to present an almighty line-up of fine drops. There’s the Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel to the stellar Supernatural Orange Pinot Gris; oenophiles will delight at the masterfully chosen drops on offer. And for those otherwise inclined, you’re welcome to find solace in the housemade shrubs or selection of craft beers. With this new address giving off a certifiably good feeling, we suggest you pop by for a taste of good times if you’re milling about in town.

Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday: 10am till Late

The Lobby

12 Vulcan Lane
Auckland CBD


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