Taste & Play

in Ponsonby's culinary playground

 

Food

to be wooed by

 

Drinks

that turn heads

 

Chefs

that rule the global food scene

 

Mixologists

from the world’s most magical bars

 

Events

to fuel our food obsessions

PONSONBY’S MONTH-LONG

Restaurant Festival

Starting July 15, Eat Drink Love Ponsonby is a month-long restaurant festival of signature menus and special events taking place in over fifty Ponsonby eateries and bars. Each venue vies for our hearts with a single, signature menu in one of three price categories: $25 and under, $25 to $55, or $55 and up. A glittering lineup of international, multi-award winning chefs, cookbook authors and cocktail masters fly in to host tastings, progressive dinners, and pop-up restaurants. This winter, expand your dining horizons, thrill your tastebuds and be wooed by new food – with Eat Drink Love Ponsonby.

PONSONBY’S MONTH-LONG

Restaurant Festival

Starting July 15, Eat Drink Love Ponsonby is a month-long restaurant festival of signature menus and special events taking place in over fifty Ponsonby eateries and bars. Each venue vies for our hearts with a single, signature menu in one of three price categories: $25 and under, $25 to $55, or $55 and up. A glittering lineup of international, multi-award winning chefs, cookbook authors and cocktail masters fly in to host tastings, progressive dinners, and pop-up restaurants. This winter, expand your dining horizons, thrill your tastebuds and be wooed by new food – with Eat Drink Love Ponsonby.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE FESTIVAL

Visitors to Eat Drink Love Ponsonby can look forward to a glittering lineup of events, hosted by our international, multi-award winning chefs, cookbook authors and cocktail masters. Arriving in from the world’s most innovative bars and restaurants, this elite team of rock-star chefs and mixologists present tastings, progressive dinners and pop-up events to wow your tastebuds. These Eat Drink Love Ponsonby events are a thrilling opportunity to get up close and personal with the leaders of the global food scene – but places are strictly limited.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE FESTIVAL

Visitors to Eat Drink Love Ponsonby can look forward to a glittering lineup of events, hosted by our international, multi-award winning chefs, cookbook authors and cocktail masters. Arriving in from the world’s most innovative bars and restaurants, this elite team of rock-star chefs and mixologists present tastings, progressive dinners and pop-up events to wow your tastebuds. These Eat Drink Love Ponsonby events are a thrilling opportunity to get up close and personal with the leaders of the global food scene – but places are strictly limited.

OVER FIFTY FIXED-PRICE
SIGNATURE MENUS

For one month only, fifty four venues clamour for your foodie affection with fixed-price signature menus in three price categories, created especially for Eat Drink Love Ponsonby.

Meet the Menus

EVENTS BY MICHELIN-STAR
CHEFS & MIXOLOGISTS

Five international rock stars from the global food scene arrive to take over Ponsonby with exotic tastings, cook book signings and frenzied restaurant pop-ups. Places strictly limited.

Meet the Masters

POP-UP RESTAURANT:
THE SONG OF INDIA

Step into the tropical spice-laden streets of bustling Singapore in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This July, épicer transforms into the black-and-white heritage bungalow of Michelin-starred…

Meet Your Hosts

AN EVENING WITH
SOTHER TEAGUE

Award-winning New York mixologist, Sother Teague, will be mixing drinks and sharing insights on the art of the cocktail at boutique Ponsonby speakeasy, Ante Social. Includes four course cocktail…

Meet the mixologist

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FIXED PRICE MENU OFFERS

Eat Drink Love Ponsonby menus showcase a venue’s signature creations, and come in one of three price categories: $25 and under, $25 to $55, or $55 and up. Whether it’s for a quick café pick-me-up or haute cuisine at an award-winning restaurant, Eat Drink Love Ponsonby is out to woo you with new food.

Explore Ponsonby
 

Daring Pairings

 

Saucy

 

Sparkling

 

Juicy

 

Alluring

 

Delicate

 

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Elemental AKL

Eat Drink Love Ponsonby is proud to be part of Elemental AKL – a new region-wide festival illuminating Tāmaki Makaurau during winter. A captivating programme of more than 40 free and ticketed events which celebrate Auckland’s energy and vibrancy through light, cuisine, culture and entertainment. Drawing on the elements of air, fire, earth, and water, Auckland’s newest festival will transform eateries and bars, theatres, parks and islands, public spaces, and more throughout the month of July. Be energised and entertained with a diverse array of thought-provoking new works, crowd-pleasers, and interactive, immersive events. Elemental AKL will delight, inspire and show you why Tāmaki Makaurau is a place unlike any other.

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