Intimate Dining

Located on the corner of Shortland and O’Connell Streets in central Auckland, O’Connell Street Bistro is an intimate dining room of twelve tables, created in the theme of a contemporary European back street bistro, with a cosy and well stocked bar. 

In addition there is a separate private dining room adjacent to the Bistro, the Corner Room, which can accommodate up to twenty five people.

Multi award winning

chris-uptonEstablished in 1997 by Chris Upton (pictured), O’Connell Street Bistro has been recommended by many publications and has consistently been named as one of the Top 50 Restaurants in Auckland,.

O’Connell Street Bistro was awarded 1 Hat in the Cuisine Good Food Awards in 2019 and has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the past 17 years.

Mark Southon – Head Chef

Mark trained at numerous Michelin star establishments in Europe before embarking on a culinary tour down under landing a prestigious position at Vue de Monde in Australia. He then crossed the ditch to work at Wai Waterfront in Queenstown and The French Café in Auckland, moving to the Foodstore in 2010 & joining the Bistro in late September 2015.

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Head Chef Mark Southon

Opening hours

O’Connell Street Bistro is open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11.30am, and for dinner Monday to Saturday from 5.00pm, with continuous bar service & grazing menu throughout the day. Please Note: we are closed on Sundays & Public Holidays.