BANKSIDE BAR & LOUNGE
From the moment you walk up to the striking aged brass doors from Bankside St, you will feel style and sophistication.
Take the mirrored lift up to the main floor, where you will be met by a light-filled opulent space that leads into an open air courtyard that is rich with natural elements of greenery and stone. A dramatic bar sweeps across the space, with an impressive line-up of spirits and expansive views of the beautiful cityscape behind. This is truly the perfect place for a drink with a view.
Award winning Cheshire Architects have brought elements of nature into this modern lounge. They have symbolically allowed the branches of the imposing Pohutakawa outside to creep into the bar in the form of an impressive light sculpture formed by 300 hand blown glass lights. The piece illuminates the room in natural hues of green. A magnificent fireplace spans two floors, from the lounge to the terrace, and serves as a focal point with its dramatic natural Te Kuiti stone hearth. Visible from the lounge is the iconic century-old ivy from the original building, juxtaposing new and old as we enter the next 150 years of history at the Northern Club.
As we eagerly approach spring and summer, our rooftop terrace and lawn will become the most sought-after spots to watch the sunset over Auckland. We look forward to beautiful brides making the most of this stunning backdrop to get married.
Bankside is ideal for all occasions. We encourage members to use this space at every opportunity. Intimate seating against the skyline is perfect as a date for two, and comfortable wrap-around banquette seating allows for a cosy space for larger gatherings. Come and enjoy our contemporary menu of tapas, sharing plates and desserts. We hope that the new Bankside Bar & Lounge will become your first destination for a mid-morning coffee, light
lunch, evening snack and a casual drink after work.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, Saturday 11:30am to late.
Reservations available for groups of 6 or more
Dress Code: smart-casual
The finished results:
But let’s not forget how far we have come:
Images captured in 1869, 1921 and 1927 courtesy of Glen Farley’s Winter lecture covering the archaeological discoveries found under the Northern Club.