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Hugo's Bistro

Metro Top 50 Restaurant 2019
Metro Finalist 2019, Best All Day Eatery
Metro Winner 2018, Best Inner-City Bistro
Metro Winner 2018, Best New Fit Out
Metro Finalist 2018, Supreme Restaurant Award
Best Design Awards, 2017, Gold Pin for Hospitality Spatial Design

Coffee/ Breakfast/ Lunch/ Drinks/ Dinner

Positioned amidst Auckland’s bustling cityscape, Hugo’s Bistro offers all day dining- a place to perch at the bar & grab the morning coffee, meet friends for an afternoon Aperitivo, or eat in the welcoming dining room and bar.The kitchen reimagines classic European fare, while creating new favourites. Head Chef Alfie Ingham draws on modern interpretations of Bistro classics with a focus on seasonal ingredients & ethically sourced proteins, simply prepared & barbecued over our charcoal fire. It’s a slick operation, working from the early hours of the day ’til late

The sibling restaurant of Odettes Eatery is an ‘every day’ space, say husband & wife owners Clare & Joost van den Berg. It’s all about good food & good conversation.

Alfie Ingham joined Hugo’s Bistro as Head Chef in early 2019, hailing from North West England. it was L’Ami Jean in Paris that changed cooking for Alfie. The place was loud, no nonsense and tremendous fun,  serving a modern and light take on traditional bistro food. The experience inspired his Hugo’s menu; a lighter style of classical cooking applied to New Zealand produce, with every element having a reason for being on the plate. Beautiful ingredients are are simply prepared, with the open fire lending charred and smoky notes to the menu.

Clare’s vision sees the historic Shortland Street site transformed into a thoughtful balance of brass & terrazzo, paired with subtle tones of green & blush. A feature marble bartop extends the length of the room & provides the perfect perching spot to see the chefs at work in the open kitchen. It’s a slick operation, working from the early hours of the day ’til late.



We accept bookings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please book via our online booking form. The largest group we can accommodate is 10. We look forward to welcoming you to Hugo’s Bistro.


Available for private hire, intimate dinner parties, long lunches & canape styled standing events. We are closed weekends which gives the opportunity for weekend functions. We seat a maximum of 38 guests at our tables, and another 18 at the bar. We will work with you and your budget to design a menu that suits your tastes, whether you prefer a shared banquet, or for your guests to have a special menu to choose from. Please enquire to operations@hugosbistro.co.nz


Pay and display parking is available on Shortland Street or in the Tournament Parking building next door.




+64 09 320 4387

Hugo's Bistro Dollars

$20, $50 & $100 Gift vouchers can be purchased online here or physical vouchers are available at the Hugo’s Bistro front desk.


If you wish to apply for a position in the kitchen please send your CV & interest to kitchen@hugosbistro.co.nz. To apply for front of house please contact operations@hugosbistro.co.nz

Please note that all applicants for a permanent position must apply with approval for their residence/ work permit