Needs a Soul
SOUL knows going out these days is much more than just good food and drinks. It’s about experiences you won’t forget and memories you make with your friends and family. That’s why Soul has established itself as a destination for good times in nearly two decades of operation. SOUL’s fresh and unpretentious food and irresistible hand-crafted cocktails deliver elegance and fun in equal measures.
Boasting spectacular sunset views looking out over Auckland’s thriving Viaduct Harbour, SOUL’s live musicians conclude the week just been, rev Saturday nights in Auckland with local and international DJs and ease them into the next by their chilled out Sunday Sessions Summer series. SOUL has achieved the rare feat of being all things to all people: whether you’re looking for a relaxed afternoon of cocktails, business lunch, romantic dinner for two or a late-night party, we’ve got you covered.
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From birthdays to after work get-togethers, long lunches to luxury showcases, the passionate team at Soul will create a truly personalised experience where simple fine food, service and ambience are always paramount. Soul has many options for functions and our menu planning ensures Soul’s most popular dishes are offered, whilst still giving guests a choice on the day/ night. All dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice, including vegetarian, religious or allergy needs. We do not allow BYO and charge for beverages on a consumption basis only. A deposit of $500 will secure bookings for large groups of 15 people or more – this is deducted from the final bill on the day. We can take care of all the arrangements for you including hireage of conference equipment, flowers, birthday cakes and special menus to suit your needs.
Any booking for over 15 people will require our set menu. For dinner, you can select one of our 3 course set menus that your guests will be able to choose from on the night. We advise pre selecting your beverages so our friendly staff can be ready for your arrival. Guests can request an inside or outside table when booking in our main restaurant, however these are not guaranteed and are allocated by seating time and party size on the day. Our interior restaurant can accommodate up to 80 people for a seated lunch or dinner. The restaurant terrace can seat a maximum of 40 people.
2 course set menus are for lunch only.
Private Dining Room
Soul’s private room has expansive glass screens separating the room from our bar zones. This fantastic indoor space overlooks the bar and terrace area. The room accommodates up to 30 guests seated and also has a 60 inch plasma screen available, along with a fireplace for cooler months. There is a minimum of 15 people in the private dining room and the set menu must be selected for guests. Our private room is available for use Sunday through Wednesday all year round and on Thursday during the winter months.
2 course set menus are for lunch only.
There is an additional charge of $100 per hour to hire this space.
Download the Set Menu:
Cocktail and Canape Functions
The Private Room 35 – 80 people:
Ideal for canape events, this space can be booked on the proviso that food must be ordered. For cocktail functions, we supply a portable bar, manned by a dedicated barperson. The portable bar carries your pre-selected beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. For parties over 50 people, we can also offer an area of the terrace directly outside the private room, weather permitting (due to it being an uncovered area). We can partition off this area and leave it empty for guests to mingle, or we can set up furniture as per your requirements.
There is an additional charge of $100 per hour to hire this space.
Parties over 80 people:
For functions over 80 people, we can certainly still accommodate you - the bar area can be booked for your group but it would not be totally private. Guests will be served from our main bar complete with our full range of beer, wine and spirits. You will also have staff assigned to look after your group. There is no private room fee when booking this space, we do suggest keeping the area contained through the hire of garden hedges (which we can assist you with).
Parties of 35 people or less:
(or not wanting to book the private room)
We can accommodate your cocktail party in our bar area, guests will be served from our main bar and canapes can still be passed around your group by our wait staff. There is no fee to hire this space but we will require a deposit to secure this for you.
Download the Canapes menu:
Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help put your event together.
Purchase a Gift Voucher
Spoil someone special with the ultimate Auckland dining experience. A Soul voucher is the ideal gift for colleagues, friends and family. Contact us to make your purchase at email@example.com.
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Clear your calendars ladies cause it’s time to start planning your summer fashion!
Yvonne Bennetti returns to Soul this coming August to showcase her fabulous summer collection. Inspired by endless sun drenched summers in the Caribbean, you’re guaranteed a splash of colour, a touch of luxury and a killer show. Kick back with your girlfriends, a chilled glass of bubbles and enjoy a delicious 3 course lunch followed by the fashion show. It's the perfect excuse for lunch and the chance to get a sneak peek at Yvonne’s healthy addiction to fine fabrics and this season’s must-haves!
Of course what fashion show wouldn't be complete without a little goodie bag for you to take home. Tickets book out quickly so don't delay and secure your table!
Date: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Price: $85pp includes 3 course lunch, glass of bubbles on arrival, fashion show and goodie bag
Status: Tickets on sale now - full payment taken at the time of booking
Call our friendly team on 09 356 7249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place.
Soul: Heart Of The Viaduct Since 2001!
More details coming soon!
This Restaurant Month, SOUL gets an L.A. soul with a limited edition 'SOUL goes L.A. Chic' menu.
What better excuse do you need to come in and try a menu inspired by the flavours and food trends of Los Angeles! The 'SOUL goes L.A. Chic' menu will be available the whole month of August for both lunch and dinner, for just $40 p.p for a two-course meal or $50 including dessert. It's new, it's funky, it's delicious!
Take a peek at what is on offer:
smoked chicken liver pâté, date vinegar, grilled bread
salt & pepper squid, lemon, almond skordalia, chilli oil
kingfish crudo, pink lady apple, radish sprouts, calabrian chilli
grilled tarakihi, citrus salad, celery, pear, crispy rice
oxtail agnolotti, pistachio, rosemary, brown butter, currants
pork chop, fried lentils, chopped salad, sultanas, paprika aioli
dessert (supplement $10)
chocolate budino tart, salted caramel, olive oil, sea salt
grapefruit pie, graham cracker crust, marshmallow fluff
Plus you can enjoy 2 glasses of wine ($16 p.p.) for a most memorable meal
Date: every day throughout August
Time: lunch and dinner
Price: $40 for 2 courses or $50 including dessert
Status: call the friendly team on 09 356 7249 or email email@example.com to make your booking
*vegetarian option available, no other substitutions
This August, Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour gets a touch of West Hollywood. SOUL goes L.A. chic! Soul and American Express are proud to present the hip, young, funky, guest chefs Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo will take over the SOUL kitchen for one day only on Wednesday August 9th. They bring the best of their various L.A. based restaurants to the SOUL kitchen in an exclusive, one-off family style dinner.
Chef duo Jon and Vinny, met each other in culinary school at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, an encounter that would change the dining scene in Los Angeles.
In not even a decade, they’ve opened eight critically acclaimed restaurants: Animal, Jon & Vinny’s, Son of a Gun, Trois Mec, Petit Trois, Trois Familia, Helen’s and Kismet. On the 9th of August, they’ll swap the West Coast for Viaduct Harbour to rock the SOUL kitchen in collaboration with the Auckland team. And bring L.A. to AKL!
Date: Wednesday 9th August – one night only
Cost: $195 per person
Includes: canapés, welcome drink, five course family-style dinner consisting of ten dishes with matching wines and san pellegrino water
Status: SOUL'D OUT
This July, the time has come to get those palates ready and let your taste buds do the talking! Join us, as our Master of Wine, Paul Tudor, takes you on a journey to discover some new and interesting wines you may have never experienced.
This fun night includes an arrival drink, light canapes, then sit back and enjoy wines from all around the world. It's the perfect way to warm up your Tuesday and Wednesday winter nights!
Tuesday 11th 5.30pm – 7pm – limited availability
Wednesday 12th July, 5.30 – 7pm – Soul’d Out
Bottom of the Boot - enjoy a mix of red and white wines whilst making your way through the Italian regions of Basilicata, Puglia and Sicily.
Price: $39 per person including arrival Fiano, light canapes plus 4 tastings
Wednesday 19th July, 5.30pm – 7pm - limited availability
It's a little bit Chile - features Concha Y Toro wines, which some consider the 2nd most admired winery in the world! Starting with Chardonnay then moving into some spectacular reds, this is a class you do not want to miss!
Price: $39 per person including arrival prosecco, light canapes plus 4 tastings
Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th July 5.30pm – 7pm – Both Soul’d Out
Old World V's New World - it's an epic battle between France and New Zealand! See them match off: Sancerre/Sauvignon Blanc, Burgundy/Pinot Noir, Bordeaux/Merlot. Winner takes all!
Price: $39 per person including arrival dual Champagne V Methode, light canapes plus 6 tastings
Limited places for each night so be sure to get in quick - call our friendly team in the office on
09 356 7249 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Full payment taken at the time of booking to secure your place. Tick Tock it's Wine O'clock!
Need a reason to drink Champagne Mumm this May?? Well we've got 400 of them!
- A trip for 2 flying Hawaiian Airlines to Waikiki, 4 nights' accommodation at
Prince Waikiki and 2 nights at Mauna Kea
2. Caci Clinic microdermabrasion and consultation
3. Lindi Kingi jewellery
4. Avène skincare goodie bags
5. MOR Modern Apothecary gift
6. L'Oréal Professionnel hair care
7. Bendon Lingerie vouchers
8. Manuka Doctor rejuvenating face mask
9. Soul food and beverage vouchers
10. The Mint Republic jewellery vouchers
11. Lindt chocolate hampers
and these are just a few!
So come on down to Soul during May, kick back on the terrace, enjoy the ambience and of course Champagne Mumm.......the winning champagne.
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With Mother's Day just around the corner what better way to celebrate than a delicious 3 course menu at Soul. Let Mum relax with you taking care of the booking and we will take care of the dishes! Our special menu designed by executive chef Gavin Doyle, is available for both lunch and dinner and here is sneak peek below.
Entrees - choice of
salt and pepper squid, lemon, almond skordalia, chilli oil
trevally crudo, verjuice, compressed celery, pepitas
red onion tart, cow feta, hazelnut butter
Main - choice of
john dory, balsamic lentils, cauliflower puree
organic chicken breast, cos, furikake, macadamia aioli
mushroom tortelli, brown butter, hazelnuts
add sides $5
sweet & sour brussel sprouts, pumpkin seeds
garden leaf salad, with tomato, cucumber, lemon dressing
new season feijoa, apple and blackberries, feijoa sorbet, pavlova shards
Mmmmmmmm delicious! And we even have the kiddies sorted with a special menu just for them. $18.50 for a kids meal and cheeky ice-cream for dessert.
Date: Sunday 14th May 2017
Time: available both lunch and dinner
Price: $45pp per person for 3 courses
Wine pairing: $15 per person for 2 glasses of wine
Don’t let this year slip by without spoiling that special someone. Come and join us at Soul where you can sit back and relax, enjoying some great food, wine and company, then let someone else take care of the dishes!
Date: Tuesday 14th February, 2017
Time: Open from 11 am through to 11pm
Price: Full al a carte menu on offer
Status: lunch bookings available - very limited availability for dinner
To book contact our friendly team on 09 356 7249 or email@example.com
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ALL YOU CAN EAT BLUFF OYSTERS!!
Hooray, its back! The countdown is on until those delicious morsels hit your lips again!
PLEASE NOTE TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY 18TH JANUARY 9AM
Yes that's right, our annual Bluff Oyster event is back and better than ever. Champion shucker Keith Lovett and Maree Bradley have their bags packed and are ready for the biggest year yet.
Date: Friday 3rd March & Saturday 4th March 2017
Time: 12pm - 3pm
Price: $175pp includes all the freshly shucked oysters you can eat, plus fried, battered, kilpatrick, rockefeller - the list keeps coming - plus some other south island delights for you. of course wash it all down with a flute of GH Mumm on arrival
Status: Sells out within the hour so don't stop until you speak to us
PLEASE NOTE: NO EMAIL BOOKINGS OR MESSAGES WILL BE TAKEN FOR THIS EVENT - YOU MUST SPEAK WITH THE TEAM AND PAY IN FULL TO SECURE YOUR TABLE.
Call us on 09 356 7249, good luck and may the Bluff be with you!
Tuesday November 22nd, Trelise Cooper returns to Soul to unveil her enchanting Spring/Summer collections. It's sure to be an afternoon of incredible style as we see how she combines floaty and diaphanous dresses, elegant embellishments and featherlite soft florals. And don't forget the opulent occasion wear, rich jacquards and hand beading. It's a show not to be missed!
On arrival, you'll be greeted with a flute of chilled Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne, followed by a delightful 3 course lunch. Then sit back and enjoy the show - you can't get a better afternoon than this.
Tickets are $95 each, $10 of which, will be donated to help find a cure for breast cancer. Or, if you are wanting to help the cause even more, purchase a $115 ticket and have guaranteed seating on the terrace, plus a glass of GH Mumm Rose! An extra $10 of this will go straight to Breast Cancer Cure.
An opportunity to view all the range and help raise money for an important cause. Sounds like a productive afternoon, don't you think?
WHEN: Tuesday 22nd November 2016
TIME: 12pm - 2pm
PRICE: $95.00 per person includes 3 course lunch, flute of Mumm Champagne, goodie bag and a $10 donation to Breast Cancer Research Trust OR our upgraded ticket at $115 per person to secure terrace seats, flute of GH Mumm Rose including a $20 donation to BCC
STATUS: Tickets available
Tickets always go quick (24 hours and we are quite often soul'd out) so don't hesitate to purchase yours! Phone our friendly team on 09 356 7249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What would 2016 be without Soul and Kathryn Wilson coming together to wow you with fashion and food! It's the chance to get your girls together and enjoy a night out while perusing Kathryn's latest and greatest designs from all her ranges; Kathryn Wilson, Miss Wilson plus a look at what is on offer for your man.
Sit back enjoy this HOT show whilst sipping on cocktails, enjoying light dinner plus a sweet treat and take home a fabulous goodie bag. Every ticket purchased includes a $10 donation to Ronald McDonald House. Plus this year Kathryn will have a pop up shoe store for you to purchase her top picks on the night and $10 from each pair sold will also be donated to Ronald McDonald House.
Tickets always sell out in a matter of days so be sure to snap yours up quick.
Date: Wednesday 9th November, 2016
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Price: $85pp includes 3 Absolut cocktails, light dinner, fashion show, goodie bag and $10 from every ticket will go to Ronald McDonald House
Status: Limited tickets available
To book contact our friendly team on 09 356 7249 or email@example.com
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Father's Day is almost here and socks just ain't going to cut it! Come and enjoy lunch or dinner at Soul and relax while we take care of Dad's special day.
Good food, good company - good idea! We've got everything covered, all you need to do is book.
Father's day menu
3 courses for $52.50
- salt and pepper squid, lemon, almond skordalia, chilli oil
- goats' cheese and lemon ravioli, manuka honey,
- trevally crudo, passionfruit, jalapeno, avocado
- 4 te matuku bay oysters with mignonette and fresh horseradish or fried with blue cheese sauce and lemon $6 supplement for 6 oysters
- grilled snapper, parsnip and vanilla puree, slender stem broccolini, roasted grape dressing
- pork belly schnitzel, kimchi, crispy squid, parsley and fennel salad
- parsley spaghettini, smoked trevally, prawns, yuzu kosho
- savannah scotch fillet, 350gms, agria potato and smoked butter mash, fresh horseradish garlic butter $10 supplement
- dark chocolate and salted caramel budino, hazelnut, chocolate bark, chocolate ice cream
- medjool date crème brûlée, marshmallow fluff, amaretti biscuits, milk chocolate ice-cream
WHEN: Sunday 4th of September
TIME: Lunch & Dinner
STATUS: Bookings available
Call 09 356 7249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Make a Reservation
If you wish to make a reservation for today please call us on + 64 (9) 356 7249.
Everyone likes to celebrate with a fabulous cake, and we'd be delighted to make one for you. Please call us on + 64 (9) 356 7249 at least 48 hours in advance of your booking and we'll create something absolutely delicious within your budget. Please note that only cakes purchased from us can be served in our restaurants.