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An Aucklander’s favourite. Serving an enviable list of locally sourced craft beers and New Zealand wines coupled with warm, friendly service and a touch of kiwi retro


Street level, corner of High & Shortland Streets

The large bar provides a handsome centrepiece for our intimate watering hole. A temple to local craft beers, you can swill or sip on some of the finest from New Zealands leading craft brewers, with our rotating tap beers. Allow us to introduce you to some of New Zealand’s best breweries with our rotating tap beers. Our mainly local wine list offers a selection by the glass and more options by the bottle. The perfect meeting place for an intimate gathering, quick bite to eat or a drink with colleagues and friends after a hard days work.

Monday to Wednesday & Saturday: 12pm – 9pm

Thursday & Friday: 12pm – 10pm

Sunday: 2pm – 8pm

No bookings required

What’s on at Cornerbar

Check out what’s happening at Cornerbar everyday starting 6 November. With daily specials, special treats and nightly events there’s always something new to discover at the Cornerbar.

Cornerbar Interior

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Nestled in the heart of the hotel, DeBretts Kitchen is bathed in natural light from a soaring glass roofed atrium. Serving contemporary New Zealand cuisine in a relaxed setting, DeBretts Kitchen is open daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, with continuous cafe and bar service throughout the day.


Walking into Housebar feels like stepping back into a more stylish and glamourous era, when classic cocktails were only just invented. Sit back, relax and enjoy our classically inspired cocktail list, served from midday until the early hours

High Tea

Our 1920s-inspired high tea menus will tantalise the taste buds of all cake and cocktail lovers, and the gramophone sounds of the Great Gatsby era will have you tapping your toes. Served on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30-4pm.

Let us host your event

Perfect for a business lunch, client dinner or an intimate family occasion, you’ll feel a world away as you escape the busy city, and enjoy the charming surrounds of Hotel DeBrett.

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