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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

truffle oil, wakame dashii - 6

Jamon & manchego croquettes
creme fraiche, salted egg - 17

Fried calamari
buttermilk, gremolata - 18

grilled asparagus, parmesan custard, bottarga - 20

Kataifi fried king prawns
whipped brown butter hollandaise - 18

Cheese plate
lavoush, gingerbread, flaxseed wafer - 22

Charcuterie plate
green pepper butter, house pickles - 38



Classic caesar salad
soft egg, spanish white anchovy – 21

Tuna tartare
creme fraiche, cucumber, yuzu, coriander – 23

Venison carpaccio
bone marrow on toast, pumpkin, miso – 24

Arugula risotto
straciatella, spring vegetables, pecorino - 26

Hot smoked salmon
hen's egg, brown butter hollandaise - 27


Sauteed potato gnocchi
golden beet, almond, tallegio, parmesan – 34

Beef eye fillet
spring alliums, creme fraiche, mustard, parmesan – 42

Confit duck leg
prunes cooked in plum juice, parsnip, black walnut – 38

Long line snapper
carrot puree, serrano ham, date, marcona - 38



miso mayonnaise – 10

Green goddess salad - 10

French beans
sesame, furikake – 9

Tomato salad
pomegranate – 12




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.


Hot chocolate mousse chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream — 16

Cheese plate
lavoush, gingerbread, flaxeed wafer — 22

Pedro ximenez creme brulee marzipan ice cream — 16

Strawberry rosewater, white chocolate — 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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