Restaurant suggestions for large groups

Private dining spaces suitable for large groups

Coco at the Roxy

Pax: up to 100

5 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington

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Coco at the Roxy Cinema is a unique Wellington venue. The art deco façade of the 1928 cinema has been retained, with the interior completely rebuilt to feature two luxurious state‐of‐the‐art cinemas, Coco Restaurant (open for brunch, lunch and dinner) and a cocktail lounge that revives the 20s/30s era. Capacities range from small groups to over 100 for sit down dining. Special canape, cocktail, banquet, and buffet menus are available. Mid to high range, modern NZ cuisine. Closed Mondays.

cocoattheroxy.co.nz

Monsoon Poon

Pax: up to 100

12 Blair Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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At Monsoon Poon guests can view the open kitchen, watching chefs wield their tools whilst preparing and cooking a fabulous array of food from Vietnam, Thailand, China, India, Malaysia and Indonesia. The Atrium space can hold up to 100 people seated, or 200 people canape style. Groups should book in advance. There is a great selection of banquet menus starting at NZ$39 and no one leaves hungry, making it a good choice for casual dining and student groups. Mid‐range, Asian fusion. Halal‐friendly.

monsoonpoon.co.nz

Rata Café

Pax: up to 130

Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington

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Rata is the café at the unique, award-winning wildlife attraction Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne, located just minutes from Wellington's central business district.

Rata Café has a relaxing location overlooking the reservoir and offers casual café style dining. There is also a balcony for outdoor dining. Rata seats up to 130 with exclusive use, either canape style or seated, and can accommodate coach groups. Open seven days, for lunch only.

visitzealandia.com/rata

Dockside

Pax: up to 150

Queens Wharf, Te Aro, Wellington

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Housed in a historic waterfront shed, Dockside’s maritime theme shines through in their largely seafood-based menu and is situated in a harbourside location on Queens Wharf in the heart of Wellington. The private dining room can seat up to 18, the third floor upstairs room seats up to 80 (not wheelchair accessible) and the main deck seats up to 150. Open 7 days. Mid to high range.

dockside.co.nz

Foxglove

Pax: 150

33 Queens Wharf, Wellington Central, Wellington

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Foxglove on Wellington Waterfront has a variety of spaces available for group dining. The Foxtail Champagne Bar seats up to 32 for private dinners on request, while The Games Room on the second level can seat 54. Each space has its own unique personality, adorned with a touch of 1940s vintage glamour and coupled with sweeping harbour views from every vantage point. The adjacent Queens Wharf Ballroom is a gorgeous private function space for up to 150 guests.

foxglovebar.co.nz

Mac’s Brewbar

Pax: 150-230

4 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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Mac’s is located on the waterfront next to the Te Papa museum. The menu is pub style and designed to be matched to Mac’s fine brews. The Front Room on the ground floor is semi‐private and seats 20‐25. Three other private spaces cater for 150 to 230 people seated. Open 7 days. Casual pub dining.

macsbrewbar.co.nz

Hippopotamus

Pax: 12-70

90 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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Named after the world’s giant aquatic ballet dancer, Hippo has a real taste of the majestic. Decadent degustation by multi-award-winning chef Jiwon Do, where French flavours pirouette with locally grown produce. Groups of up to 70 can soak up the harbour views and flamboyant Parisian decor. La Salon is also available as a private dining room for up to 12 people.

qthotels.com/hippopotamus

Hot Sauce

Pax: up to 90 seated or 180 standing

90 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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Slinging cool cocktails with fiery twists, Hot Sauce is Wellington dining that packs some heat. Asian-inspired dishes combine with the lively energy of vibrant Bangkok. Accommodating up to 90pax seated and 180pax standing in Hot Sauce, the Hot House private dining space is also available for small groups of up to 14 people. Open until late, this is where the wild things come to play. 

hotsaucewellington.co.nz

Cinderella

Pax: Up to 100

278 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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Located on upper Willis street, Cinderella is the perfect oasis away from the bustling streets of Wellington CBD but not too far away from Cuba street's exciting nightlife. Cinderella keeps its produce seasonal to ensure sustainability and to showcase local growers. The team is here to meet every need for your occasion and offer tailored catering and beverage options to suit specific requirements for your event. 

cinderellawinebar.co.nz

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