Monday12:00 pm – 12:00 am.

Tuesday12:00 pm – 12:00 am.

Wednesday12:00 pm – 12:00 am.

Thursday12:00 pm – 12:00 am.

Friday12:00 pm – 12:00 am.

Saturday12:00 pm – 12:00 am.

Sunday12:00 pm – 12:00 am.

48 Customs Street East, Britomart

09-309 5854

Who knew downtown Auckland held a secret gateway to America? Orleans is an authentic Louisiana themed bar and restaurant situated in the heart of the club and pub district near Britomart. You have to give the owners credit for literally decking out the entire interior with blues paraphernalia, road signs and mood lighting.

The main meal is drinking in the atmosphere these guys have created while the menu carries a grand ole selection of foods direct from the promise land. Whether it’s the mouth watering sticky BBQ ribs, curly fries or cookie and ice cream sandwiches for dessert, you know you’re in for a good time and as the evening gets later, a groovy blues band usually takes the stage. No one said dancing was out of the question and the staff usually leave a section of floor space for those willing to strut their stuff in front of the other guests. It’s simply added entertainment.

Private outdoor dining is available too and with a fully stocked bar this location is a must for groups of friends or visitors from out of town. The trendy staff do a great job at bringing out meals quickly and precisely. Portions are mid sized, but filling, and not overly priced.

Words by Nic Brookland & Photography by Naomi Haussmann

48 Customs Street East, Britomart

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