We look to the bush, the ocean, the orchards, the fjords and the plains as tools for exploring national flavours and identity. This is how expressions on the plate are teased out, ones that express the nuances of our Oceania home.



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Oyster happy hour every evening from 5 – 6.30pm. We’ll be shucking Waiheke’s finest, Te Matuku Bay ($3 each).

We use the first Tuesday of every month as an open test kitchen. It’s a chance to create freely and workshop new dish ideas. $70/person for 4 course set menu.

Orphans Kitchen is always looking for dynamic individuals to join the team. ​If you are interested in an opportunity with us, or a stage position, please email our Restaurant Manager Jack Young directly at eat@orphanskitchen.co.nz with your CV and a little about yourself.



You’re welcome to make a dinner reservation with us online for tables of 8 guests or less. Follow this link to book online.

The private dining room is available upon request. For bigger gatherings or private events, please email our lovely Restaurant Manager Jack Young directly at eat@orphanskitchen.co.nz or +64 27 232 3875.

We don’t take lunch bookings, walk-ins only.