Richmond & Domain Kitchen in Grey Lynn. Picture / Supplied

New Openings & Pop-Ups to Visit Right Now

The latest new openings we've spotted around town, plus exciting one-off events to book

Richmond & Domain Kitchen 
Taking Jafa's place in Grey Lynn, Richmond & Domain Kitchen offers a full cabinet, classic breakfast dishes, and coffee in the morning, followed by cocktails and organic wines for afternoon visitors.
— 551 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn. Visit

The Hideout
Eden Terrace has just welcomed a cute new espresso bar The Hideout into the neighbourhood. With bright yellow walls, a cabinet full of treats and Kokako coffee brewing (plus Nitro iced coffee and kombucha on tap), it’s a great little spot for a pick-me-up.
— 233 Symonds St, Eden Terrace. Visit

The Hideout is tucked away in Eden Terrace. Picture / Supplied

Vic Rd Kitchen
Sisters Harriet and Lucy Byrnes have opened Vic Rd Kitchen in Devonport and are serving hearty, seasonal dishes in a “rustic Mediterranean style”. Their menu changes daily but you can expect a tasty selection of antipasti, fresh seafood and delicious pasta.
— 57-59 Victoria Rd, Devonport. Visit

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La Trattoria
We were very sad to see the closure of Ponsonby pizza institution Il Buco, but have been relieved to see La Trattoria pop up in its place. There are six or so pizzas to choose from, with toppings influenced by the new owner's South American background, as well as pasta and sweet treats. 
— 113 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby. Visit

Have your pizza cravings satisfied by Ponsonby's La Trattoria. Picture / Supplied

Perrier-Jouet Urban Garden Pop-up
Perrier-Jouet has launched an urban garden pop-up at Botswana Butchery, where you can enjoy plates of canapes and glasses of Champagne alongside oysters, special cocktails and macarons.
— Until Saturday, May 5, Botswana Butchery, Ferry Building 99 Quay St. CBD

Enjoy bubbles and oysters at Perrier-Jouet's pop-up at Botswana Butchery. Picture / Supplied

Trust The Chef Series
The Tasting Shed has added another session to its Trust the Chef series on Thursday, April 26, as their latest sold out so quickly. Tickets are $65, you can choose what time you arrive, and the menu waiting for you will be a surprise.
— Call 09 412 6454 or email to book. Visit

Satya x Plant Magic Breakfast Pop-up
The Auckland-wide art series Satellites has a South Indian vegetarian breakfast taking place on Saturday, April 21 (at 38 Pollen St, Ponsonby) with Samrudh Akuthota of Satya Chai Lounge and Gemma Walsh of food blog Plant Magic. Upma, chai, dosa and mango lassi are on the menu, with proceeds supporting an event with social enterprise The Village Cafe in Mangere East.
— Tickets $35 from

Gemma Walsh of Plant Magic is part of a pop-up South Indian brunch next weekend. Picture / Toaki Okano

Love Exposure
The owners of buzzing restaurants Kiss Kiss and Happy Boy have announced plans to open a new Vietnamese-inspired eatery on Dominion Rd called Love Exposure. With a small menu and murals by artist Guy Brock, owner Celeste Thornley says it will be like a “super-crazy younger sister of Kiss Kiss”. Stay tuned for more details.

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If you have information about a new opening, an event, a new menu or something interesting in the world of food, we'd love to hear from you. Email us at 

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