New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and whether you are in party mode or just looking for a quiet spot to see in the new year, we have sorted out some top spots to help you plan your party night. Why not indulge in some award-winning beef and lamb to soak up the celebrations.
The Duke of Marlborough, Russell
Picturesque Russell is full of history and beautiful scenery and is the perfect get-away for a summer celebration. The Duke of Marlborough serves a delicious three course meal for visitors to enjoy while watching the sun go down over the water. As dusk falls, the live band begins and entertains until the fireworks explode at midnight.
Situated in the heart of Auckland City’s viaduct harbour, this is an excellent spot to sit and enjoy some of Simon Gault’s inspired dishes. With fireworks kicking off from the Sky Tower at midnight, you will be right in amongst the action here. Or if a New Year’s Eve lunch is more your style check out their special offer on facebook, where you can enjoy an upgrade to a Magnum of Champagne Bollinger!
Emporium Bar & Eatery, Art Deco Masonic Hotel, Napier
Be the first to see the dawn of the new year from one of the top spots on New Zealand’s East Coast. We highly recommend booking in for the night at the lavish Art Deco Masonic Hotel and enjoying the hospitality and indulgent décor of this special place. Pop into Emporium Bar & Eatery for some delicious beef and lamb and a few drinks to get you into party mode before joining locals and visitors on the waterfront across the road to welcome in the New Year.
Logan Brown, Wellington
This iconic restaurant in the heart of Wellington is offering a special New Year’s Eve menu with sittings at 5pm and 8pm. The décor and ambiance at Logan Brown will set the scene for a memorable new year, not to mention the award-winning cuisine that Logan Brown is renowned for. So take a sneak peak behind the famous red doors on Cuba Street and enjoy seeing in the new year with the team at Logan Brown.
Kai Restaurant, Kaiteriteri
If you happen to find yourself at the top of the South Island for New Year’s Eve, we hear Kaiteriteri knows how to throw a party. So book yourself some beach front dining at Kai Restaurant, which would have to be one of the best spots for some beach front dining in New Zealand. Settle in with some award-winning cuisine and fine wines and enjoy the views over Tasman Bay as the sun goes down and the party kicks off!
The Christchurch Tramway
As the only tram restaurant in New Zealand, this is a novel and unique way to enjoy New Year’s Eve. The tram ride incorporates fabulous dining with a sightseeing tour showcasing Christchurch’s inner-city vibrancy and heritage. On offer is a four-course set menu including a glass of bubbles in the luxury of the 36-seater air-conditioned colonial style dining tram.
Prime Restaurant & Bar, Queenstown
Take a seat in what must be one of the most prime spots in Queenstown overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy Prime’s specially designed New Year’s Eve menu while taking in the panoramic lake and mountain views. Plan for a late booking and you can relax and enjoy your lakeside table for the whole evening where you will have a front row seat for the fireworks at midnight.