A winter warmers cocktail list and an ever-evolving menu of sharing plates are just some of the tempting options on offer at Augustus Bistro.
Within the high walls of the historic post office, Augustus mixologist, Hermann Heffel has developed a list of delicious warm winter cocktails that will heat up the coldest of nights. Try the Augustus Hot Toddy with whiskey, pear, thyme, honey, lemon and cloves, or the Classic Mulled Wine, a divine mix of red wine, brandy, cloves and cinnamon.
Match these with goat’s cheese croquettes with honey and almonds to share or sample some red deer meatballs as you start a tradition of midweek, winter catch ups. Perhaps you are looking for a dessert alternative? Finish or start an evening with one of Herman’s signature, rich hot chocolate cocktails – the Kraken Cocoa is a sensuous sipping experience of hot rum and rich flavours.
The options for fun and food are extensive this winter. Locals’ night is the last Thursday of every month at Augustus Bistro and this popular and buzzing night of delicious dishes and well-matched wines is one to book in for ahead of time.
Three special events stand out this winter. The first is the Augustus Bottomless Fest Italiana Lunch on Saturday June 29th, a dining experience guaranteed to transport you from a chilly Auckland winter day to the warmth and sunshine of the Amalfi Coast, with a beautifully constructed, three-course Italian feast that’s even more charming with a constant flow of Prosecco or Campari Spritz.
Then there’s Augustus Bistro’s not be missed Eat, Drink Ponsonby menu. For just $55 an incredible three-course meal is the perfect base to match wines from their extensive wine list.
Winter wonders continue in August when Augustus will host a guided event of fine dining and whiskey. Guests will be able to try some of the rarest and most sought after whiskeys from Scotland and Ireland and decide for themselves which nation deserves the coveted title of best maker.