Every City
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 fabulous DJ’s play the perfect soundtrack to end your week and take you dancing into the wee small hours of the weekend. 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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A private event or simply making things easy, SOUL has many options for functions. Our menu planning ensures SOUL's most popular dishes are offered, whilst still giving guests a choice on the 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 a set menu. For dinner, you can select one of our 3 course set menu options; on the night guests will be able to choose their entrée, main and dessert. We require the pre-selection of 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 85 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 during the months of April to October.


SOUL's private room has expansive glass screens separating the room from our bar area. This fantastic indoor space overlooks the bar and terrace area. The room accommodates up to 30 guests seated, along with a fireplace for cooler months. The minimum amount of people for the private dining room is 15 people and a set menu must be selected for guests. Our private room is available for lunch 7 days a week and for dinner Sunday through Wednesday all year round with the addition of Thursday's during the winter months. $100 per hour private room hire.

*AV equipment can be provided at your request

Download the Set Menu:

2 Course Lunch   |     3 Course Dinner

*We offer a 2 course set menu for lunch only during the months of April to October                                                   



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.


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 but we do require the hire of garden hedges to partition off this area so there will be an additional charge that we can advise you of.


(or not wanting to book the private room)

If you're after something less formal and not wanting to book the private room, your cocktail party can be hosted in our bar area. Guests will be served from our main bar and canapés will 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 [email protected] and we can help put your event together.



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  • For 14 or less
  • Enquiries for 15 or more

If you wish to make a reservation for today please call us on + 64 (9) 356 7249.

Special occasion?

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.



Viaduct Harbour

Corner of Lower Hobson Street and Customs Street West

Auckland City

New Zealand 1143

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 10pm
Tuesday 11am - 10pm
Wednesday 11am - 10pm
Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday 11am - 1am
Saturday 11am - 1am
Sunday 11am - 10pm

Closed Christmas Day