Bellini a new opening? What are you on about The Urban List? We know, technically Bellini’s been around for yonks, but last night we went along to the revamped Bellini, and it really is like a new opening because it looks like an entirely new Auckland bar.
We actually loved the old Bellini—many an Aucklander has leant on that long white bar during a good night out—but we get it needed a facelift. And now the idea of settling down in the new comfy chairs with a group of friends, one hand holding a cocktail, all while soaking in the stunning views of the Waitemata Harbour (through floor to ceiling windows) is simply heavenly. The new décor is nautical and sophisticated with pops of colour, and there’s plenty of seating options, whether you’re there for a romantic date or with a group of mates.
But (just saying) it’s not all about the new look. Bellini have also brought award-winning mixologist Arthur Sylos on board. He’s created a whopping cocktail list—125 to be exact. We tried the Money Shot and it went down a treat.
There’s plenty of food options, too. The classics remain on the menu—fish and chips or the Hilton Burger, anyone? There’s also plenty of sharing plates, platters, and delicious sweet treats to satiate that sugar craving.
We’ll be back for more for sure…and remember that long white bar? The marble has been recycled to create standing tall tables. Yussss.
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