Stunning harbour views? Check! Smoking cocktails? Check! High tea with whisky? Check! Yep, there’s a lot to love about Bellini.
Located on the ground-floor of the Hilton, the breath-taking cocktail bar is all about good times and good vibes. Whether you’re after a catch-up with friends, after-work bevvy or even a cocktail masterclass, Bellini has you covered in exceptional style.
First things first, we’ve got to address how stunning the venue is. Located on Princes Wharf, Bellini sits on the Waitemata Harbour (literally). Sun streams through the floor-to-ceiling windows, showcasing views of Auckland’s CBD and the glistening water. The modern interior stars plush seating and intimate booths (complete with a fireplace) as well as an impressively stocked bar.
This is where the magic happens as the expert team shake and stir their way around the bar, concocting everything from true classics to irresistibly innovative creations.
Take your gin obsession to a whole new level with a charcoal-infused Midnight Martini. Go on a culinary journey to Vietnam with the Ho Chi Minh Mai Tai—it features chilli, kaffir lime and lemongrass. For a drink AND a show, the Health Potion cocktail is all about strawberry, lime and smoking dry ice. Trust us when we say: cocktails don’t get more impressive than this!
Hen party coming up soon? Book your squad in for a cocktail masterclass at Bellini. The mixologists will walk you through cocktail-making techniques before you get to put your new-found skills into action. Create your very own cosmo, Moscow mule or mojito. Chocolate lovers won’t be able to resist the creamy Toblerone—it’s like an adult milkshake.
If you prefer to leave things to the experts, Bellini offers high tea—also perfect for hens’ parties, baby showers or just as an excuse to indulge. You’ll be served sweet and savoury delights alongside your choice of hot bevvies, cocktail teasers, bubbly or whisky.
And Bellini’s delicious eats don’t end there. Devour the likes of pork dumplings, tuna sashimi, pork belly bao and crispy hapuka sliders. Save room for dessert because the apple tart and profiteroles are not to be missed. Wash down with a cocktail (of course) or check out the extensive range of wine, beer, cider and spirits.
Sound like a bit of you? We thought so. Get down to Princes Wharf pronto—there’s a cocktail (or several) calling your name!
Image credit: Lydia Arnold and supplied