Welcome to modern Chinese with an island breeze. The Blue Breeze Inn serves up the sensational flavours of regional China in the lush, laid-back surrounds of a Pacific Island paradise. We’re also home to NZ’s premiere rum and cocktail bar: The Rum Jungle. Come enjoy an island holiday with a cutting-edge chef, right in the heart of Auckland’s Ponsonby Road.

CHEFCHE
BARRINGTON

Barrington first fell in love with the light and vibrant flavours of modern Asian food while working at Martin Boetz’s Sydney restaurant, Longrain. It wasn’t long before he was backpacking through Thailand, boarding with families and learning alongside ‘the Mammas’ in their simple kitchens.

In 2011, Che opened MooChowChow, Auckland’s first modern Thai restaurant, celebrated for its innovative take on traditional Thai flavours and techniques. And now, at The Blue Breeze Inn, Che is bringing that same combination of Kiwi innovation and ancient tradition to Chinese food.

After a research expedition to China in 2012, Che has returned passionate about the vast palette of flavours, textures and cooking techniques yet to be made available to Auckland diners. If you think you know Chinese food, Che’s ever-changing menu will make you think again.

THERUM
JUNGLE

This is where the lush bounty of Polynesia mingles with the exotic tastes of Asia. Machete-hacked coconuts, thick sticks of grassy sugar cane juiced through our hand-cranked press, vaporised nectars and diamond-bright blocks of ice the size of your fist... once you sample The Rum Jungle’s cocktails, you’ll understand why we go to such lengths to squeeze that island-fresh flavour into the glass.

And if you prefer your drink with less spectacle but just as much taste, enjoy the thirst-quenching cool of our handcrafted beer, or order from our carefully curated selection of wines.

The Blue Breeze Inn always encourages its
guests to drink and canoe responsibly.

GROUP
BOOKINGS

Plushly presiding over The Blue Breeze Inn is our elevated, private dining area. This is the preferred seating option of plantation owners, princesses and no-good pirates as they celebrate conquests and expand their island empires.

Our private dining area seats a minimum of eight people, with a comfortable maximum of ten.

Booking is essential.

Phone 09 360 0303 or email hello@thebluebreezeinn.co.nz

 



Get a postcard?

A warm, frangipani-scented hello from The Blue Breeze Inn. If you found a slice of island-paradise in your letter box, then that means someone you know wished you were here. We’d love you to come visit our restaurant - but depending on where you are, New Zealand might still be a dream away.

Until then, complete the circle by emailing us a photo of you anywhere in the world with your Blue Breeze postcard. Let us know who you are, where you are and which of your friends sent it to you... and there might be a treat in store for them the next time they drop by.

Hope to see you soon,


Sailor Tom


COCONUT
SUNDAE


Sundays are special at The Blue Breeze Inn.

Along with our most popular dishes, we offer all-day dumplings and Peking duck. Expect mouth-wateringly crispy duck that honours the imperial tradition, thanks to our purpose-built Peking duck roasting oven. Kick back to smooth, island-time grooves and enjoy a delicious, laid-back end to your week, where any time is the right time. Make your Sunday a Coconut Sundae.

The Blue Breeze Inn

146 Ponsonby Road
Auckland 1011
New Zealand

Hours

Open 7 days
LUNCH & DINNER 12:00 noon - late

For reservations call

+64 9 360 0303

email us  

CAREERS

A restaurant is only as good as its staff - which is why, at The Blue Breeze Inn, we're always keeping an eye out for talent. If you come with at least one year of hospitality experience and have great references, we'd like to hear from you.

But first, come by The Blue Breeze Inn and take a look - can you see yourself working with us? The pace is fast - and yet our service is efficient, knowledgable and charming. Our open kitchen requires focussed minds and steady hands, as you'll always be on display under pressure. This is not a restaurant for the faint hearted... but if you know how to work hard, you have proven skills, and you want to create exceptional food and service alongside Auckland's best - get in touch.

Send us an email introducing yourself, tell us what you thought of your visit, and attach your resumé.

Careers@thebluebreezeinn.co.nz