For anyone who has decided not to escape the city for the New Year period, there’s an array of rousing events, delicious dinners and unmissable parties taking place on New Year’s Eve guaranteed to ensure a very warm welcome to 2024. Whether it’s a long, languid lunch, a delightful dinner with family, or an entirely uproarious party that you seek, here’s where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Auckland come December 31st. Secure your spot now, and bid adieu to 2023 in style.
Alongside its Christmas Eve offering, Bivacco will also be hosting a convivial New Year’s Eve affair, bringing in 2024 with the house tunes of the ever-iconic Nice’n’Urlich. Enjoy an evening of great music, endless dancing, flowing drinks and good food. Headliners Nice’n’Urlich will be joined by Phoebe Falconer and General Lee, ensuring the dance floor continues into the early hours. VIP booths are available but very limited, so we’d suggest securing your spot ASAP.
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Savor the final hours of 2023 in Kingi’s stunning dining space, indulging in a tasty, four-course dinner. The sharing-style meal will celebrate seasonal, local produce and sustainably caught seafood, alongside hand-picked wines from Kingi’s impressive cellar and a selection of celebratory beverages. Menu highlights include Te Matuku bay oysters, green-lipped mussels and the Britomart eatery’s signature flounder with citrus, capers, and almonds. Toast the New Year with a glass of sparkling at the first seating ($133 per person), or a glass of Champagne at the second ($159 per person).
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Holding prime position, with tables overlooking Viaduct Harbour, there is simply no better place to park up and celebrate the year that’s been than at Soul. Revellers can delight in delicious cocktails, a plate or two of delicious food, and tunes sure to get the party started. DJ Andre is on the decks from 5pm, and DJ Tom is taking over from 11pm to see us in to 2024.
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If it’s an uproarious evening that you seek, look no further than QT Rooftop’s all-singing, all-dancing New Year’s Eve bonanza. Set to be the celebration of the year in this sky-high, inner-city spot, QT promises an evening of free-flowing champagne, delectable canapés, an impressive lineup of DJs and a dance floor to remember. Tickets start at $100.
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At this utterly delicious Commercial Bay restaurant, you can welcome in the new year with celebratory Champagne and a four-course feast. Known for its delectable fare and inspired take on classic Kiwi cuisine, Ahi is the perfect place to settle in for the final night of 2023. For $260 per person, diners are promised a crisp glass of Ayala Rosé or Bollinger Special Cuvée, a tasting menu, snacks, and a damn good time.
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Mark the end of the year with an impeccable lunch or dinner at the Park Hyatt Auckland’s lauded restaurant, Onemata. For $385 per person, festive punters will be greeted with a cocktail hour and canapés (featuring an oyster station), before indulging in a seven-course degustation with wine pairings. DJs are sure to get the party started, and the night will end on a high note with a champagne toast when the clock strikes 12.
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Bid adieu to 2023 in style at Onslow’s hotly anticipated New Year’s Eve dinner. Start the evening with a crisp glass of Ruinart, served on arrival, before settling into a four or five-course menu, available for $190 and $260 respectively. The early sitting is at 5pm, but for those looking to lean into the night’s festivities, there’s an 8pm sitting that promises to stretch long into the evening — with a champagne toast at midnight. This year, the Emetts have opened the garden terrace for table service too, so we’d encourage securing your spot now to enjoy a New Year’s Eve feast al fresco.
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Ring in the New Year at Commercial Bay’s sprawling French bistro, Origine, where the clever chefs will be serving up a decedent, multi-course French menu, with some special additions available on the night. Whether it’s an early pre-party dinner you’re after, or a convivial meal that takes you well past midnight, Origine promises to deliver on all fronts. Tickets are $195 per person and include a cocktail on arrival, and with bookings already proving popular we’d advise you get in quick.
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Start your New Year’s Eve celebrations nice and early this year at Beau, which is opening its doors for lunch before the lovely staff clock off for a well-deserved glass of bubbles. Always a great spot to park up for the afternoon to enjoy a selection of snacks and a glass (or bottle) from their impressive wine list, we’re sure you’ll be met with a lively vibe here as you ease into the day’s festivities.
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Leave behind 2023 and welcome in the New Year at Gilt, where the martinis are poured from 11.30am and champagne flows long into the evening. Whether it’s your ultimate destination, or a spot to drop in for and drink and bite before heading to other engagements in the city, Gilt is sure to be a convivial spot all day (and night) long.
Head to Sidart to welcome the New Year in style, with an exceptional six-course tasting menu that highlights the very best of local New Zealand produce. Enjoy the eatery’s cosy vibe while indulging in a glass of champagne on arrival before selecting a tipple or two from the always interesting wine list. Secure your spot for $250 per person, which includes the six courses and a welcome champagne, and settle in for a truly delicious end to the year.
Book at Sidart here