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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 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. 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. L’Ami Jean in Paris was the Bistro 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 inspires 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.

The historic Shortland Street site has been transformed using 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. 


We accept bookings for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Please book via our online booking form.

For those who love to be in the midst of the action, book our a seat at our Kitchen Bar and have a front row view of Alfie and his team cooking over the hot coals.

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 hello@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


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