Located on the corner of Shortland and O’Connell Streets in central Auckland, O’Connell St Bistro is an intimate dining room of twelve tables, created in the theme of a contemporary European back street bistro, with a cosy and well stocked bar.
In addition there is a separate private dining room adjacent to the Bistro, the Corner Room, which can accommodate up to twenty six people.
Multi award winning
In its twenty years of operation, it has been recommended by many publications & has consistently named as one of Auckland’s Top 50 Restaurants in Auckland, was awarded 1 Hat in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2017 & has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the past 17 years.
The Bistro’s proprietor, Chris Upton (pictured), trained in the UK, and also spent four years on board QE2 before emigrating to New Zealand.
Mark Southon – Head Chef
Mark trained at numerous Michelin star establishments in Europe before embarking on a culinary tour down under landing a prestigious position at Vue de Monde in Australia. He then crossed the ditch to work at Wai Waterfront in Queenstown and The French Café in Auckland, moving to the Foodstore in 2010 & joining the Bistro in late September 2015.
Head Chef Mark Southon & Restaurant Manager Jack Makin
O’Connell Street Bistro is open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11.30am, and for dinner Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm, with continuous bar service & grazing menu throughout the day. Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays. The Bistro will be closed from December 24th until January 11th 2018 for our annual Christmas break.