The Empire Tavern Auckland Review

Having been established way back in 1875 the Empire Tavern has more than a century of experience in hospitality. Boasting fine, Victorian architecture, this venue is located at 137 Victoria Street, W. Auckland, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand and grants you a warm welcome. It has been the watering hole of choice in this city for decades for many local’s. The venue is always passionate about it’s patrons and the food served up.

They strive to provide excellent service and exciting, modern cuisine that is not to be missed. The tavern is decadently decorated just like it was back in the day. In addition to that, they play music and provide many other types of entertainment on select days. Read on for a detailed description of this venue below.

Menu, Bar & About The Empire Tavern

At the Empire Tavern, no effort is spared in providing you with delicious meals. You can pick from their expansive menu and tantalize your tastebuds. For a brief dining experience, feel free to order small plates such as Beef Meatballs, Pulled Pork Steam Buns, the Empire Plate Building as well as Moroccan Lamb Skewers. In case you desire a satisfying dish, you can order the Market Fish, Fettuccine, Chilli Con Carne Nachos or the Grilled Chicken Breast.

In case you desire a bite on the side, you can enjoy some Duck Fat Potatoes, Crisp Garden Salad or the Crumbed Onion Rings. The venue also serves a collection of salads such as the Warm Lamb Salad and Caesar’s Empire Salad.  Some great special offers are offered daily like a $10 steak meal with any drink purchase – how great is that!

Pizzas are popular here and you can order varieties such as the New York Pepperoni, Notorious P.I.G., Ladykiller and the must try Big Game Pizzas. To complete your meal on the sweetest of notes, you can enjoy desserts such as N’ice Cream, Chocolate Fondant and the yummy White Chocolate Brownie.

Menu Samples The Empire Tavern

Beverages available for you

A wide range of tap beers are provided at the Empire Tavern. Examples of these include Tui, Lagunitas IPA, Tiger, Heineken, Old Mout Hard Cider, Export Hop Lager, Monteith’s APA and good old Murphy’s Stout. You can also sip on bottled beer brands such as Crabbies, Sol, Pear Cider, DB Citrus, Heineken, Rekorderlig Passionfruit, Orchard Thieves Cider and the Pear Cider.

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A wide collection of wines is also served in this venue. Examples of these include The Grayling Sauvignon Blanc, Stoneleigh Latitude Chardonnay, Square Mile Pinot Gris, Church Road Rose and the Last Shepherd Pinot Noir.

If you’re in a celebratory mood, the venue serves bottles of bubbly such as Brancott Brut Cuvee, Deutz Prestige, Mumm Cordon Rouge and Jacob’s Creek Reserve Prosecco. The Empire Tavern really does not hold back when it comes to drinks. They also serve a range of cocktails such as the classic Mojito, Bellini, Margarita, Pineapple Express and the must try Espresso Martini.

The Empire Tavern pokies

The venue does not have pokies gaming machines at the moment by all accounts.

Function hosting

The venue also hosts private functions. The tavern is fully equipped and has a collection of spaces where you can enjoy this service. Examples of these include the Garden Bar, the Press Room and the Rooftop Bar. These areas can host 300, 80 and 60 guests respectively. You can inquire about them through the venue’s website.


At the Empire Tavern, they provide literally every dining and wining amenity which you would need for an excellent day or night out. Not only do they offer immense variety, they also host functions. You can learn more or make a booking by calling (09) 373 4389 or sending an email to [email protected].

Opening hours The Empire Tavern

7 days from early to late


Phone 09 373 4389


Map and address

Empire Tavern
137 Victoria St W, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

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