MATARIKI GOURMET HANGI with entertainment by Tiki Taane and Laughton Kora

Bringing together the best of New Zealand food and music to create an incredible Matariki celebration on Sunday July 15.  Our very own Ben Bayly will put his skills to the test in collaboration with hangi master Rewi Spraggon – devising a menu and dishes that will be cooked in a traditional earth oven.  Enjoy a gourmet hangi followed by an intimate performance by Tiki Taane and Laughton Kora.

Come and join us at The Grounds for a very special evening and worthy celebration from 4:30pm.  Tickets are limited and include a Gourmet Hangi, a glass of Boundary Road Pilsner or Huia bubbles on arrival and a live set by Tiki Taane and Laughton Kora.

If you have any questions please contact our event manager [email protected]

Sunday July 15, Gates open from 4:30pm

Tickets $125.00 per person


👈💛👉Now when you Purchase 1 Meal & 1 Drink from The Grounds Kids Menu for $19 you receive 1 Urban Playground Park, Child Pass!

*Collect your Urban Playground Park, child Pass from the front desk at The Grounds restaurant

New to The Grounds – a unique outdoor private dining experience. Housed between the restaurant and the playground will be The Stage, an oasis away from the craziness – surrounded with lush plants and shady umbrellas. Boasting quite possibly the best seat in the house, The Stage can be booked out, subject to minimum spend.

Check out the Big Dawgs outdoor kiosk – open on weekends from December – and grab a hand-made dawg with all the trimmings – perfect if you’re after a quick, casual bite at street food prices.


The Grounds is proud to be associated with the Whoa! Studios Urban Playground and Live Show Experience—truly one of a kind in New Zealand.

Let your kids run wild on the playground, or treat them to the magic of Custard’s World in the treehouse stage set.

The best thing about our relationship with Whoa! Studios? Your kids can have the time of your life while you sit back and savour delicious food and drink at The Grounds.



Mon/ Tues/ Wed 9am till 6pm
Thurs/ Fri/ Sat / Sun 9am till Late


Wed/ Thurs/ Fri/ Sat/ Sun 
 9am till Late


Waitangi Day – Closed

Good Friday (30th of March)  – Closed
Easter Monday (2nd of April) – Closed
Anzac day (25th of April) – Open

Christmas eve open 9am-3pm
Christmas day – Closed
Boxing day – Closed

New years eve open 9am-3pm
New years day – Closed
2nd January – Closed