All Lion’s Games in the Bar from 7.30pm

Third test and decider tonight at 7.30 in the Bar. Preceded by live music from Joe Carbery Duo. A great night out at the Esplanade.

This Saturday 3rd June kicks off Vs NZ Provincial Barbarians at 7.30pm.

Game 2 vs the Blues Weds 7th June at 7.30pm in the Esplanade Bar.










The below information was for 2015. We have kept this page live as an example of the fabulous events offered by the Esplanade.

2016 events include St Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Easter Sunday lunch, Mother’s Day lunch, Queen’s Birthday, 4th July, Bastille Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, and much more.


Go the ABs – RWC 2015 fever is gripping the Country!

Game on This Weekend at the Esplanade Hotel, 1 Victoria Rd, Devonport Auckland NZ. Semis, Breakfast and the ABs. Best to book first.

  • Sunday 25 Oct Semi Final open 3.30am game on at 4am.
  • Monday 26 Oct Semi Final open 4.30am game on at 5am.
  • Saturday 31 Oct Bronze Final open 6.30am game on at 9am.
  • Sunday 1st Nov. Grand Final open 4.30am game on at 5am.


Come down to the Esplanade for great mates, and watch the final games live. We will be open for the semis and the finals but please check for booking first.

See you here!

First set of games were as below. Great mornings.

The first game, England vs Fiji is playing Saturday morning (19th).
Big English breakfast, kippers and black pudding on offer as well as beer platters and English beer and Crabbies.

This was quickly followed by the ABs vs Argentina on Monday morning. We were open just for you! And of course Saturday at 3.30 opening for Wales and South Africa. A close match.

You don’t need to reserve a seat but it would be great to know you are coming.

Enquiries and Bookings

Phone: (09) 445 1291, or