Established in 2011, the Conservatory was the first "living bar" to be built in the world - the bar is a living wall of plants. Situated in Auckland city centre and directly on the waterfront, we are incredibly proud to be an individually owned and operated, free trade bar and restaurant, with the same owners from day one.View More
All of our food is made fresh daily on site, with the highest quality produce, all free range and predominantly locally sourced. Being on a working wharf we can truly say that our seafood is fresh off the boat.View More
Our ever evolving drinks list is testament to what a free trade venue can offer. Unlike the vast majority of venues in New Zealand, who all have to stock the same products because of their agreements with big breweries, our drinks list is 100% based on quality and is chosen by our passionate team.View More
Great experience here. The gin fizz drinks we had were absolutely delicious, as was the large pizza we shared. The food arrived fast even though the place was busy! And all of the staff were friendly and polite. Amazing view right by the water as well. Definitely coming back!
Enjoyed lunch at this restaurant with my partner on a stunning summer's Sunday. Greeted with a smile, selected own table. Excellent waited service, pleasant music and excellent meals! The ambience and view was most relaxing and enjoyable. Highly recommended...
Great spot in the sunshine. Food was very good and right portions for a well fed but not nap time feeling. Service was also good. Especially recommend the mussels. Bonus they had my favourite gin as a tasting platter!
Wonderful experience. Got the Ferry in from Half Moon Bay with my family for a New Year's lunch. Great ambience, well-balanced menu but what makes it are the staff...attentive without being in your face, and unusually these days, great sense of humour! We had young kids, and although no kids menu, pizzas were great and able to adapt for them. Thoroughly recommend it. Matt
Been to the Conservatory numerous times. It's a go to place. Perfect spot on the water for great food, drinks and service.The food is exceptional, especially if you like pizza , they also have a great selection of beers /wines and cocktails.The manager and bar staff are always amazing which all adds to a great experience, a must for anyone visiting or living in auckland.
Went down On a Thursday afternoon they were pretty full. The staff accommodated my self and three friends in the sun. To good tunes and GREAT GIN & TONICS. We went for drinks and ended having Calamari, Mussels and pizza and a burger. Very surprised at how good everything was! The shiraz G&Ts is a must and the Burger is delicious and probably the biggest in auckland!
Great restaurant! My wife and I had the mussels and octopus and a few different Chardonnays. Everything was spot on best mussels I have ever had and I have eaten a lot of mussels in nz and around the world.
From Our Menu
A selection of high-quality cured meats. Pepperoni, chorizo, prosciutto and BBQ sauce.
Free-range Cajun chicken, caramelized onions, roasted capsicum and coriander, topped with sour cream.
Pan seared fish fillet with sriracha aioli slaw, lettuce, tomato and citrus mango salsa.
Free farmed pulled pork, lettuce, tomato and sriracha dressed slaw.
In rosemary salt served with tomato ketchup.
On sautéed baby carrot, radishes and kale, finished with kaffir lime, lemongrass and coconut-mango emulsion. Served with microgreens au lemon and Waiheke olive oil.
Soy and sesame marinated tofu sautéed with broccolini and confit garlic. Served with raw kumara and orange slaw, vegetables julienne in cilantro dressing with greens, topped with toasted nuts blitz.
Chef's selection of artisan cheeses served with grapes, pear and fig chutney, quince paste, walnuts, crackers and selection of artisan breads.
Smoked paprika and lemon spiced crispy calamari with petite salad dressed in house vinaigrette, served on Japanese mayo.