Valentines Day @ the Esplanade

14-Feb Wed Margaret Umbers Trio playing in the Esplanade Ballroom 6.30pm-9pm. This is a Jazz Trio providing entertainment for Valentines Day set menu diners. Please book to secure your space for that special person in your life. Set menu including oysters and bubbles.

Click here for Valentine’s Day set menu.Valentines Day menu 2018

Pics by Howard Chamberlain taken from his room at the Esplanade






Father’s Day with Joseph Anderson on 3 September 2017

Our Fathers Day entertainment features guitarist Joseph Anderson. Joseph delivers slick jazz, super tight funk and gritty blues with impressive precision and attitude. He has earned a reputation as a seasoned and versatile musician.

Anderson  has had the privilege of performing and touring with several notable international artists including; drummer Steve Smith, Saxophonist Bob Mintzer, Trombonist Jim Pugh (Steely Dan), trumpeter Clay Jenkins (Diana Krall, Count Basie Big band). Since 2010, he have been a full-time member of the Royal New Zealand Navy band also continues to work in a freelance capacity with some of Auckland’s most respected covers bands.


at the Esplanade Hotel, 1 Victoria Rd, Devonport. 4451291 or email

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Fresh – Seasonal – Local

The Esplanade Hotel will soon offer a freshly revamped menu for summer, that includes reasonable prices and hearty food. The summer menu will still include creations by well known chef, Peter Thornley. We use fresh, seasonal and local produce. Enjoy the elegance of the Edwardian features in the dining areas, and the harbour view over to Windsor Reserve and the Waitemata Harbour.


High Tea (bookings essential – $39pp, $25 under 12 years),
Afternoon teas also available $10

Devonshire Tea – choice of tea, two scones, whipped cream and berry jam $10


Esplanade Winter Menu winter_spring 2017 Download Esplanade Main Summer Menu

Esplanade Breakfast Menu winter 2017 Esplanade Breakfast/Brunch Menu

   DRINKS MENU fullmenu v2 2017 May Download Esplanade Wine and Drinks Menu (wine list subject to change)

Wonderful Winter Dining

  • Seaside Brunch from 7:00am
    (7.30am Sundays and public holidays)
  • Lunch/Dinner from Noon
  • Morning teas and Devonshire teas
  • Children’s menu available upon request.
  • Watch out for our refreshed menu available soon.
  • Mobile menu available from Zomato site.

High Tea

  • Held any day by request
  • Booking is essential: $39 each, or $49 each including a glass of bubbles.
Click here for High Tea Menu sample High Tea at the Esplanade Hotel to book High Tea it is essential to telephone  (09) 445 1291 first or email


Private Functions

The Esplanade Bar and Esplanade Dining Room make a gorgeous venue for for Private Functions and Special Events, such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. We can cater for all options, from wedding receptions, and cocktail events, to private dinner banquets.

To discuss a function, lunch or dinner booking for a group, please phone reservations on (09) 445 1291 or email

NOTE : All items and prices subject to change without notice. Ingredients may not always be available.


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or phone: (09) 445 1291