Spring is a confusing time of year in Auckland – the flowers are blooming, the skeletons come out of the closet, its four seasons in one day, Christmas jingles start to play and the barbeques are dusted off for another festive season in the sun – a concept that doesn’t make much sense to those abroad.
Whether you’re celebrating warmer weather, Oktoberfest, Halloween or Christmas festivities this spring, join Cordis Auckland for your special occasions with their range of offers. Whether it’s a high tea with friends, a festive drink at Our Land is Alive or a Halloween feast at Eight Restaurant, there’s something for everyone.
Bookings are essential, please contact (09) 300 2924 or email@example.com to make a booking.
Chandelier Lounge High Tea by TWG
Spring High Tea
Celebrate the floral season with a beautiful High Tea by Cordis with TWG, the perfect spring get together with the girls or a romantic date with your significant other.
Savoury delights include kingfish ceviche with green tomato, kiwi and seaweed, cured venison with pistachio, lemon honey and kawakawa rice chips, roasted and pickled asparagus with goat curd, grapefruit and almond shavings and sweet pea panna cotta with black garlic puree.
For sweet tooths, there’s a delectable orange blossom mousse with tangelos marmalade and orange flourless cake on lemon sable, a strawberry tart layer of strawberry coulis, mousse, vanilla Chantilly and fresh strawberry, a hazelnut financier with caramelized hazelnut and salted caramel chocolate cremeux and a green tea éclair with caramelized pineapple and soy crisps.
Delicate sandwiches and freshly made scones served with artisan jams and clotted cream complete the experience, along with a delicious vanilla spring welcome mocktail. The signature scone for spring is lemon.
A premium range of exclusive teas is available from luxury tea brand TWG or add a sparkle to your celebration with a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne.
When: 5 October 2022 – 1 January 2023
Where: Chandelier Lounge
Sittings: Mon-Fri: 11:30am – 2:00pm | 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Sat-Sun: 11:30am – 1:30pm | 2:00pm – 4:00pm | 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Price: Monday – Friday | NZ$59 per adult | NZ $38 per child 12 years and under Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays | NZ$75 per adult | NZ$48 per child 12 years and under *Champagne is additional.
Barbie High Tea
The Barbie High Tea is back by popular demand.
Visit the Chandelier Lounge at Cordis Auckland from 1 – 16 October 2022 and enjoy a fantasy filled Barbie Dreamtopia High Tea by Cordis. Tempting treats include fluffy pink strawberry scones, a pink coconut tapioca verrine dressed with edible pearls, strawberry tartlets, and ham croissants. Children will receive their very own Barbie to take home and adults enjoy a delicious Kir Royale welcome drink.
When: 1 – 16 October 2022
Where: Chandelier Lounge
Sittings: Mon-Fri | 11:30am – 2:00pm | 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Sat & Sun | 11:30am – 1:30pm | 2:00pm – 4:00pm | 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Price: NZ$75 per adult | NZ$69 per child 12 years and under
Eight Restaurant Offers
Join the festival fun at Eight as they celebrate Oktoberfest this year with delicious Bavarian cuisine and German weissbier (wheat beer).
Enjoy all the traditional favourites including cheese spätzle with fried onions, traditional Munich weisswurst (white sausage), braised pork on sauerkraut and authentic German sauerbraten (marinated pot roast). Finish your meal with an array of desserts including kaiserschmarrn with apple sauce (fried caramelised pancake pieces), apple strudel with vanilla sauce and rote grütze (red berry pudding).
The team at Eight will also be getting into the mood with Bavarian style folk music and decorations – and if you’re lucky, you might even spot a lederhosen or dirndl!
When: 28 September – 9 October 2022
Where: Eight Restaurant
Price: Lunch: Thurs & Fri: $79 per adult, Sat & Sun: $89 per adult
Dinner: Tues – Thurs: $119 per adult, Fri & Sun: $139 per adult, Sat: $149 per adult Children aged 5 to 12 dine half the adult price and children 4 and under are free of charge.
It’s spooky season! Enjoy a twist to your favourite Eight kitchens this Halloween with special themed dishes and décor at dinner.
It will be love at first bite with Eight’s one day only Halloween menu. Their creepy food creations may give you a fright, but they promise you’ll be deliciously entertained. Enjoy food items such as witches blood marinated beetroot salad, pumpkin devilled eggs, monster sushi rolls, graveyard pork with enchilada dip, devils risotto with hell sausages and vampire naan.
Join the team of fun-loving Chefs and get into the spooky spirit of the night. Come dressed in your scariest Halloween costume and receive a complimentary glass of their secret ‘magic potion’.
When: Dinner for one night only, 30 October 2022
Where: Eight Restaurant
Price: NZ$139 per adult | Children aged 5 to 12 dine half the adult price and children 4 and under are free of charge.
Our Land is Alive Offers
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Our Land is Alive with tasty German style beers made right here in New Zealand, as well as delicious Bavarian inspired meals such as juicy brewer goulash from pork with white cabbage. Prost!
Available from Wednesday 28 September till Sunday 9 October, join the team for $12 German style beers and delicious Bavarian inspired meals from $20.
Will you trick or treat yo’ self?
Join Our Land is Alive for the spooky season this year and try their ‘Black Widow’ cocktail, a delicious mix of cranberry juice and black collar vodka, with a lychee eyeball garnish – eat it if you dare!
The bar will also be decked out with Halloween themed décor, taking it from your friendly neighbourhood bar in the city to a spooky place to hang out this Halloween – no garlic allowed!
Available Saturday 29 October and Sunday 30 October from 12pm till late, $18 per cocktail.
Deck the Halls!
The festive season is fast approaching, why not gather your friends and head to Our Land is Alive for a celebration in style? The team at the bar have a special cocktail available called the ‘Kukamo Fizz’, a sweet combination of Lighthouse Gin, Sparking champagne, strawberry puree and cucumber.
Available from 1 December 2022, $20 per cocktail.