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Bar - Terrace - Kitchen

Welcome to Pilkingtons

Pilkingtons – Located in the heart of the bustling Auckland CBD. Surrounded by flora and fauna – Pilkingtons is an award winning space to eat, drink and enjoy.

We are proud to announce that Des Harris has joined us as our Executive chef, working with our head chef and the team. Having become one of New Zealand’s first 3 hat chefs during his time at prestige restaurant Clooney, and getting awarded as ‘Chef of the Year 2013’ - we are excited about the new menu he has created for Pilkingtons and our customers.

“I’m excited to be joining Pilkingtons in this gorgeous space. At Pilkingtons I’m looking forward to re-establishing my creative edge … as always, I take inspiration from creating food in a more relaxed and accessible way. Our new menu will have a modern entity which will offer beautifully grounded and accessible cuisine” - Des Harris, Executive Chef, Pilkingtons.

Being awarded a place in Metro’s Top 50 Restaurants 2015, national finalists in the Hospitality NZ Awards for Best Beverage List, Best Dish Over $25 and Best New/Redeveloped Bar or Restaurant - the hand-tooled joinery pieces sit alongside bespoke fabrics, natural stones and an abundance of greenery, creating a sophisticated atmosphere of celebration designed by award-winning Nat Cheshire. From the carved wooden bar to the tropical upholstery, ornate red ceiling and hand-blown glass light fittings – Pilkingtons literally is an oasis in the middle of Auckland’s inner city.

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Warm olives - 10

Charcuterie plate
pickles, ferments - 38

Chilli fried chicken
smoked tabasco - 17

Rye waffles
cured alpine salmon, pickles, creme fraiche - 18

Cheese plate
lavoush, gingerbread, flaxseed wafer - 22

Rye waffles
duck liver parfait, nashi, px sherry, hazelnut - 19



Pure butternut risotto
mascarpone, pecorino – 22

baba ganoush, crispy kale, vadouvan – 20

Fresh fish crudo
daikon, macademia, horseradish – 23

Plancha squid
garlic nero, togarashi, burnt lime - 19

Classic caesar salad
ortiz, cured egg yolk - 20


Prime beef burger
smoked cheese, beetroot, plum ketchup - 26

Sauteed potato gnocchi
golden beet, artichoke, parmesan creme – 34

Beef eye fillet
brown butter bearnaise, onion, malt vinegar – 42

Confit duck leg
beetroot, miso, plum, radicchio – 38

Yellow belly flounder
whipped potato, lardo, mussel butter - 38

lamb shoulder, ricotta, date, black pepper sauce - 37




miso emulsion– 9

Green beans
furikake – 9

Cos lettuce
feta, salsa verde, brazil nut – 10




Bacon & egg bap
bacon jam, plum ketchup – 12.50

chia fruit jam, cultured cream, whipped cream – 8

Cherry & coconut muesli
fresh fruit, greek yoghurt - 12

Kelp waffle
cured alpine salmon, pickles, crème fraiche – 16

Eggs any style on sourdough available on request

Gluten free bread available

Smoothies - 8.50

Banana Fix 
banana, honey, almond milk 

The Berry Shot
mixed berries, vanilla, yoghurt

Organic Tea — 4.5 Coffee — from 4
Our coffee is fair trade Altura organic. Our tea is fair trade and organic where possible from Tea Total. Soy and Almond Milk is available for an additional $0.50.


Frozen feijoa & mandarin curds — 16

Cheese plate
lavoush, gingerbread, flaxeed wafer — 22

Pedro ximenez creme brulee — 16

Special Coffees / Hot Chocolates — 13

Pilkingtons Addiction
Kahlua & Cointreau

Nut Job
Amaretto & Frangelico

Irish Cream 
Irish Whisky & Baileys

Navel Grazer 
Cointreau & Kahlua

Love Affair 
Kahlua & Butterscotch

Shortland Delight
Patron XO Café


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Monday to Friday 9:00am – late
Saturday 12:00pm – late

For group bookings of 20+ please contact Vanessa Lomax 021 77 1481


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