Restaurant suggestions for small groups

Private dining spaces suitable for small to medium groups

Logan Brown

Pax: 10-12

192 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

View map

Housed in a stunning 1920s banking chamber, Logan Brown is charming without the fuss. Their food is innovative, generous and full-flavoured, with emphasis on cooking perfection and seasoning. Logan Brown offers professional, friendly service and an excellent wine list. There is a 10-12 seat private dining room available for hire, and options to choose from a selection of special group set menus, ranging from NZ$45 to NZ$100 per head.

Boulcott Street Bistro

Pax: 10-16

99 Boulcott Street, Te Aro, Wellington

View map

Boulcott Street Bistro has been serving classic bistro fare since 1991 from a cute Victorian cottage just off The Terrace. Head Chef Rex Morgan is often spotted in the kitchen as well as being a New Zealand Beef & Lamb Ambassador, culinary judge, TV personality and menu designer for Air New Zealand. The upstairs private dining room (not wheelchair accessible) has been the site of countless memorable private dinners. It seats 10‐16. Open 7 days. Fine dining.

Ortega Fish Shack & Bar

Pax: up to 32

16 Majoribanks Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington

View map

Ortega Fish Shack serves fabulous food in a casual, relaxed atmosphere with great service. Focusing on fresh New Zealand seafood, the highly awarded chef and owner creates dishes of quality, flavour and integrity. Private dining rooms are available; seating up to 32 guests, and are available for dinner reservations every day of the week. Four fixed-price set menus ranging from NZ$69 upwards are available, as well as an a la carte menu.

Master Kong

Pax: 16-40

33 Customhouse Quay, Wellington Central, Wellington

View map

For kick-ass Asian street food, Master Kong boasts 3 private dining rooms for any occasion suitable for groups from 6 up to 16. Or choose the lively atmosphere of the main restaurant for larger groups up to 40. Enjoy decadent shared banqueting or small plates inspired by our travels in Asia, Cocktails on tap, and Craft Beer.

Huxley's Wellington

Pax: up to 40

34 Bowen Street, Pipitea, Wellington

View map

Huxley’s Bar and Eatery combines modern diner food with great coffee, cold beer, tap cocktails & good times, all whilst overlooking our beautiful and historic parliament buildings. This restaurant can hold up to 40 people for a private dinner.

Shed 5

Pax: 15-60

Queens Wharf, Te Aro, Wellington

View map

Shed 5 occupies one of the oldest wharf stores in Lambton Harbour, and was once a woolshed. Now one of Wellington’s premier seafood restaurants, you can dine in style in a stunning water’s edge location. Shed 5 pride themselves on serving up the freshest seafood available. For groups, the main dining area can seat up to 160 people, and a private dining room offers a perfect space for 15-60 people seated, or up to 100 standing. A dedicated function menu changes regularly.

St John’s

Pax: 20-35

5 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington

View map

Originally an ambulance building in the 1930s, this art deco architectural masterpiece has various spaces available for groups including the restaurant area, two private rooms, a marquee, and an outdoor Waterfront courtyard with capacities for small private gatherings between 20-35 pax and set menu options. Open 7 days. Mid to high range, modern New Zealand cuisine.


Pax: 24-40

33 Queens Wharf, Te Aro, Wellington

View map

Foxglove on Wellington Waterfront has a variety of spaces available for group dining. The Foxtail Champagne Bar will seat up to 32 for private dinners on request, while The Games Room on the second level will 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.


Pax: 18-80

Queens Wharf, Te Aro, Wellington

View map

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 upstairs restaurant seats up to 80 (not wheelchair accessible) and the main deck seats up to 150. Open 7 days. Mid to high range.

The Green Man Pub

Pax: 20-60

25 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington

View map

Situated on the corner of Victoria and Willeston Streets, iconic pub The Green Man, has provided fun & friendly mayhem to Wellington CBD for more than a decade! Irish parties, Christmas parties, hot wings parties… you name it we do it! With a large private function room that can accommodate up to 60 seated plus 2 semi-private areas for groups of 20 - 40, there are also several areas for smaller groups to enjoy casual pub dining at its best.

Southern Cross

Pax: 25-52

39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington

View map

A local favourite for over 100 years, The Cross has something for everyone, with a variety of spaces to suit every group. Two separate private dining spaces are available, The Guests Room for up to 52 people, and The Gallery for up to 25.

Lulu Bar

Pax: 26 - 48

31 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington

View map

Step away from the busy-ness and enjoy some island time at Lulu’s, centrally located in Courtenay Place. With inspiration from the Pacific islands, the lush and tropical vibe will rub off on groups small and large. So too will the oceanic-inspired menu that features everything from taro chips with palusami dip and coconut popcorn shrimp to Fijian Kokoda and coconut icecream, all complemented with island resort-style drinks like pina coladas served in tiki mugs.


Pax: 14 - 80

1/5 Eva Street, Hannah's Laneway, Te Aro, Wellington

View map

With a mix of high and low, award-winning laneway restaurant Shepherd is the epitome of dining, New Zealand style. Ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced as much as possible, so on return visits, you’ll notice subtle changes that celebrate and reflect our surroundings. The warm welcome even extends to the kitchen, with space reserved for nine diners to sit right on the sidelines and watch Elliott and his team work their magic.

You might like