“Quintessential Waterside Drinking”
The Conservatory is one of New Zealand’s first ‘living bars’, the space is true to its name with lilies and various other seasonal New Zealand fauna growing throughout the bar.
Frequented by a combination of tourists, businessmen and locals the bar is laid-back and relaxed, paying homage to its sunny, oceanside setting. Cocktails are served in brightly coloured watering cans and large bespoke vases serve beer, really bringing the garden theme to life.
The service is excellent – we were greeted by the friendly staff upon entry, seated and drink orders are efficiently taken. The menu is perfect for sharing – with a selection of small sharing plates and their infamous 18 inch pizzas. Absolutely delicious.
The Conservatory is the perfect spot for a casual bonding session with friends, or just a spot to people watch and enjoy the ocean views.
“That place to relax with a view”
The Conservatory at North Wharf is a wine bar, cocktail bar and restaurant with a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere with areas for lounging, dining and having a drink. It even has an outdoor open fire with views towards the sea.
Designed to suit every occasion, The Conservatory is literally full of life – it’s New Zealand’s first living bar
Heart of The City
“A Must Visit”
We’re not lying when we say The Conservatory is a must-visit spot down at Wynyard Quarter. This wine bar, cocktail bar and restaurant (yes three-in-one!) has a very relaxed atmosphere.
The Urban List
“Where the staff go out of their way to accommodate”
We visited on the first hot day of the Spring and it was packed – we were so hungry that we were reluctant to dine as it was so busy and we expected lengthy waits, bad food and no service – but we were so impressed – this place has it ALL!!
Firstly, the service was absolutely awesome, the waiter rearranged couches to accommodate us, the runners were all smiling with customers and it seemed like there was a big team to go around all the hungry patrons – we waited only a minute before our beers landed in front of us by a delightfully chirpy young runner with a pleasant ‘isn’t it a lovely day?’ – yes we thought!! Yes indeed!
We ordered potato chorizo, squid and a chicken salad to share which was probably the best meal we’ve eaten out in months – the potato chorizo was bursting with tomatoey deliciousness and had just the right amount of tangy chorizo to Balance it. The squid was soft, cooked to perfection and there was enough for both of us to share and feel satisfied and the chicken salad was all about the protein, not the usual bowl of leaves with a dusting of chicken like other places serve. It was well balanced, super tasty and was served fresh within 15 minutes.
On a hot summers day at peak service you don’t expect much but The Conservatory really impressed us and we’ll definitely be back – special mentions to ‘cherry’ and ‘jella’ the waitstaff who literally moved the place round to find a seat for us and made sure our glasses were always full – an excellent team clearly excellently managed.
Great staff – they went over and beyond when super busy to accommodate us. We made a very late booking for 9 people and was able to set up a table for us. No issues to bring a cake in for a birthday they provided us with plates at no charge which is rear these days, very impressive night. Plus we had 2 young children and they were amazing to assist in such a sophisticated adult atmosphere.
“Great food, excellent service, cool venue! Highly recommend”
If you’re on the North Wharf, you definitely have to check out The Conservatory!
The menu is full of delicious options suitable for all types of diet restrictions! We shared a pizza, a very large pizza topped with tons of meat! Also had the calamari, prawns and fish bites! Which was divine. I’m a seafood lover and boy was the seafood good. If you’re not into that kind of cuisine, they have all other types of food too. The staff that took care of us was excellent. Speedy service, great menu knowledge and great recommendations! So thank you staff!
Lastly, the drinks! They have heaps of options. From amazing cocktails to delicious wine, and Great tap beer options! Please please check this place out! Highly recommend.
Thanks again kitchen and wait staff for a memorable experience. Will definitely be back!
Trip Advisor Reviewer
Ticks all the boxes – twice in one day!”
What a gem this place is. After wandering along the Wynyard Quarter on a pleasant Autumn morning my friend and I stopped in here for a nice cold beer in the sun looking out across the water. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly with out being over bearing and was a delight to deal with. He sold us on eating lunch even though we had had a late breakfast and his recommendations were spot on. The food was fresh, delicious and looked amazing. We were so impressed we decided to bring back our other friends that night. We booked a table inside and had the same experience all over again. The manager was friendly and we were lucky to get the same young waiter again as well so the service was awesome. This was the total dining experience with everyone enjoying their food again that night. Well done guys, we will definitely be back next time in Auckland.
Trip Advisor Reviewer