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Hugo's Bistro

Metro Top 50 Cafe 2019-2020
Cuisine Good Food Awards Top 108 2019
Metro Top 50 Restaurant 2019
Metro Finalist 2019, Best All Day Eatery
Cuisine Good Food Awards Top 100 2018
Metro Winner 2018, Best Inner-City Bistro 


Located in the heart of Auckland CBD’s business district, Hugo’s Bistro offers true all-day dining, from early morning coffee and inspired lunch service, through to afternoon Aperitivo with friends and sophisticated, European-inspired evening fare.

Beautiful ingredients are simply but thoughtfully prepared over our open charcoal fire, with a lighter style of classical cooking made with exceptional New Zealand produce.

Our historic Shortland Street dining room blends luxury and subtlety, with spots perfect for a morning perch for exceptional coffee and cosy nooks for intimate dinners.


Originally from England’s north, Alfie joined the Hugo’s team in 2019 after being inspired by The Continent’s easy elegance and timeless approach to good food and good people.

He creates modern takes on bistro classics, with a focus on seasonality and ethically-sourced ingredients mixed with innovative ideas and flourishes.

Paris’ L’Ami Jean bistro was the restaurant that changed cooking for Alfie – it was loud, no nonsense and tremendous fun, serving a modern take on traditional French bistro food. This experience inspires his menu at Hugo’s Bistro.


We accept bookings for breakfast, lunch & dinner – book here.

Book a seat at our kitchen bar for a front-row view of Hugo’s brilliant team of chefs.



Hugo’s Bistro is available for:

  • Private hire
  • Intimate dinner parties
  • Long lunches
  • Canapé-styled standing events

We can seat 38 people at our tables and a further 18 at the bar.

We are closed to the public on weekends, with exclusive hire possible on Saturday and Sunday.

We are able to work with you and your budget and tastes, whether you prefer a shared banquet or a special menu exclusive to you and your guests.

Please enquire to hello@hugosbistro.co.nz


Available on Shortland Street (pay and display) 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


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