Finalist in Metro Top 50 Restaurant Awards 2019, Augustus is loved by locals. A modern European bar and bistro is situated in the iconic former Ponsonby Post Office. Boasting many original details, the space comes to life with beautiful indoor plants that make any visit feel like a special occasion. The restaurant spills into a private courtyard bursting with flowers and a roaring fire, making it the best spot in town to drop in for drinks, lunch and dinner. 

Walk-ins are always welcome.


1-3 St Marys Road

Ponsonby, Auckland


7 Days | 12pm – Late


Please note our Christmas and Festive Period opening hours are as follows:

Open Christmas Day for lunch only

Closed: 26th December - 30th December

Open New Year’s Eve for lunch and dinner 

Closed: 1st & 2nd January

Open as normal from 3rd January 2020



Augustus is the perfect choice for a group celebration, be it a birthday party, corporate dinner or product launch, we will add that special touch to your day. Augustus has two main areas: The Lounge & Bar and The Garden Room with adjoining Courtyard, each offering a different backdrop and personality to your event. Each space can be transformed to suit your needs be it a stage, a long table dinner or a standing networking event, our dedicated team are on hand to ensure your day runs seamlessly.

Peruse our sample set menu’s for the right choice for your group on the day, with your choice of a two or three course menu.  

Sample Menus


Sharing Plates Menu $64pp

Two Course Set Menu $68pp

Three Course Set Menu $82pp

Flying Buffet Standing Menu $66pp

Our talented team of chefs are happy to cater to specific dietary requirements which must be advised in advance. All beverages are additional to the set menu cost and would be charged on consumption, if you would like to pre-order an arrival beverage or wines for the table this can be arranged.

A reservation of 12 or more adults is considered a group booking. To ensure your places are saved, we ask you to secure the reservation with a deposit of $20 per person, which of course will be deducted from the account on the day.

Please fill out the form below to make a reservation or for more information.

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Augustus Bistro is situated in the historic Ponsonby Post Office Building and is the perfect spot to relax and celebrate your wedding day. Our private outdoor courtyard is seated, planted and has a beautiful awning for sun cover, it's a great place for your ceremony, arrival drinks, canapés, mixing and mingling and boasts a beautiful outdoor fireplace.

Our elegant garden room and dining areas are adorned with luxurious indoor plants, including huge indoor palms, hanging baskets, high ceilings and indulgent fabrics provide the perfect backdrop for the celebration of your life partnership and reception.

We can seat up to 95 people for a wedding comfortably, or 150 for canape style standing reception. This is central Auckland at its finest. It’s so convenient, at the quieter end of Ponsonby Road, where you will have a completely private space and courtyard to yourselves.

For more information or to request a comprehensive wedding pack, please fill out the form below, we would love to discuss your requirements and be part of this special day with you!

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gift vouchers

If you wish to purchase a personalised hand written voucher please contact our office team directly for assistance. or 09 950 4855

Hard copy vouchers can be collected in person or sent via standard post and can take up to 10 working days for delivery.

For a instant digital voucher please use the form below.

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Welcome to Augustus Bistro under the new ownership of Nick and Robyn Jones.

Our mission at Augustus is to seek out and showcase the best ingredients New Zealand has to offer and prepare them in ways that let them shine. The menu changes regularly to accommodate new exciting discoveries and to reflect the very best of the season. Chef Ben Convery and his team can't wait to take you on a delicious New Zealand food journey. 

Built in 1912, our historic building was once the Ponsonby Post Office. Boasting many of the original details, the space has been contemporised with luxurious indoor plants and indulgent fabrics that make any visit to the restaurant feel like a special occasion. On sunny days and starry nights, the restaurant spills out into a private courtyard adorned with exotic flora and a roaring fire, making it the best spot in town for drinks, lunch and dinner. 

We look forward to welcoming you at our place.

Nick and Robyn

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