Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 10.30am
Saturday - Sunday: 7am - 11am
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3.30pm
Monday - Sunday: 6pm - late
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
- Event Space
- Corporate Events
With the warm embrace of humble tradition, Esther
brings the authentic tastes of the Mediterranean’s sun-soaked shores to Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. Perched by the marina, catching the fresh salty air, this stunning setting evokes the essence of a sophisticated European bistro. Inspired by travels chasing the food of the sun, renowned head chef Sean Connolly uses home-grown ingredients to share flavours that transcend
Sicily to Southern France and lure you towards the magnificence of Morocco. The open country-style kitchen sets the scene for
a homely welcome, with intimate, comfortable seating adding to Esther’s wistful European charms. Produce is theatrically prepped for a sustainable menu that focuses on local daily caught seafood. Honest simplicity and lively spirit are what make
this Auckland restaurant unique.
Get caught up in Esther’s wanderlust and drift from long lunches, into cocktail hours and dine late into the sparkling harbour-lit nights.
Awesome atmosphere and food and wine to match. Love the Esther experience
We had an excellent time - the service was incredibly attentive and welcoming, the food was exceptional, and we can’t wait to be back
Great service our Hostess was fantastic and friendly She made the experience worth while. And the food and drinks was Beautiful.
We were very disappointed with our visit to Esther last night. We found the food to be bland and of poor quality. The drum and base music in the background did not make for a pleasant experience. We will not be returning.
Great service and great food!
Dinner was amazing. Tan our server was great and the food very delicious.
Fabulous staff, excellent food
Great service and food is amazing
I don't often give a 5 out of 5. Very impressed and our waiter was superb. Thank you for giving us a wonderful and flawless experience to remember.
The ribeye had no sauce. Definitely needs one and the chef kindly made a pepper corn jus which made it perfect
Just lovely, look forward to coming again
We had an excellent evening, food was beautifully presented and tasted as goodcas it looked. On both occassions at Esther the service has been outstanding.
Food was too salty to eat, sadly.
Absolutely wonderful dining experience
It was an amazing celebratory dinner with our dear friends..everyone enjoyed it😍 thank you to the wait staff, chef and the entire Esther Team. You guys are absolutely amazeballs. Keep up the good work
Amazing service and delicious food! Only let down was a drunken man performing press ups in the middle of the restaurant who was also loud and arrogant. Not the restaurants fault but could have intervened to prevent the man from continuing his embarrassing performance!
Great food, yet expensive
A great meal with fabulous food and service
The snacks menu was fantastic
Lovely atmosphere. The staff were very attentive and helpful. Food was great especially the duck fat potatoes are to die for.
Excellent service and hospitality! Food was divine and so was the staff. Would definitely come back.
Very expensive for very average food. Fish was over cooked. Not much flavour to the rabbit linguine. $10 for bread that has no butter, oil or spread with it, that costs extra. Desserts were good and our waitress was outstanding.
Had the most amazing night at Esther. Not only was it a lovely environment, the food was absolutely delicious. Wait staff helpful, accomodating and provided great service. Would go back in a heartbeat beat 🤗
Loved the atmosphere, food and great service - made for a great evening