Take a look at our sample menus for some examples of what we could do for your next function.

Sample Canapé Menu

Cold Selection

  • Parmesan shortbread, goat’s curd, fig jam V
  • Sansho peppered lamb, crushed peas, toast GF
  • XO duck rice paper roll GF DF
  • Compressed watermelon, feta, nori, gomasio V GF

Hot Selection

  • Pork fritter, apple, crackle crumb DF
  • Venison meatball, mushroom sauce GF
  • Spiced chicken, ginger yoghurt, coriander GF
  • Duck croquette, rocket & walnut pesto

Sample Food Station Menu


  • Pork fritter slider, slaw, & mayo
  • Steamed milk bun, pork belly, spring onion, Vietnamese mint, hoi sin chilli glaze
  • Grilled bacon, with braised pork, pickled cabbage, watties sauce ciabatta roll


  • Northland First light wagyu pie w bloody mary spiced ketchup
  • Glass noodle salad, Wagyu rump, carrot, daikon, chinese cabbage, toasted peanut dressing w chilli, lime & coriander
  • Manuka smoked brisket sliders w onion rings, tomato
  • Chutney & horopito mayonnaise


  • Southern fried chicken wings w a choice of blue cheese sauce or hot piri piri sauce
  • Chicken and prawns in a light coconut laksa broth, egg noodles, coriander, baby corn, mung bean shoots, splash of lime, fresh chillies & crispy shallots
  • Chicken parfait, toasted ciabatta, cornichons, quince jelly


  • Freshly shucked Clevedon Oysters with red shallot vinaigrette
  • Selection of thinly sliced Sashimi, Snapper, King Fish, Tuna, Salmon
  • Sushi, Maki, Nigiri and Californian, with soy, pickled ginger, freshly grated wasabi root
  • Marinated king prawns with chipolata mayo

Sample Boardroom Style Lunch

Bakery Sandwiches

  • Pastrami, emmental w tomato, bread & butter pickles, w horseradish on grain bread
  • Raw beetroot, carrot, kale & toasted cashew wrap w tahini tofu mayo V VG


  • Sushi nigiri w pickled ginger, soy & wasabi (3pp) DF
  • A range of savoury quiches ( Warm ) (2pp)

Individual Boxed Salads

  • Caesar salad w cos, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, grilled chicken DF
  • Quinoa, honey-roasted pumpkin, kumara, edamame, fire-roasted capsicum, thyme & feta V (can have feta on the side DF)

Sweet Treats

  • Apple and date energy bar ( GF DF EF Free from Refined Sugar)

Sample Three Course Dinner Menu

To start

  • Breads w dukkah, olive oil & balsamic romesco, & black olive & thyme butter


  • Carpaccio of game fish, crystallised ginger cream, chilli and lemon oil GF


  • Sticky Beef shortrib, smoked paprika fondant, broccolini, blistered curious cropper tomatoes, shiraz jus GF DF
    Confit duck leg, kumara rosti, swiss chard, light laksa broth, & fragrant salad GF DF
    Sides of green beans w toasted almonds and garlic
  • Silent Vegetarian Option: Rogan josh, spiced roasted tofu, smoked aubergine puree, cumin spiced mushroom cigar, saa aloo & coriander cream V GF

Shared Dessert Platter

  • Mini orange marmalade and saffron tartlets
  • Black sesame macaron
  • Jivara and praline éclairs
  • Strawberry marshmallow pops

Exclusive Functions

SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre delegates can dine at The Observatory for exclusive breakfast and lunch functions.

We also have a range of great restaurants throughout SKYCITY which you can choose from. Please discuss your requirements with an event coordinator.

Phone: +64 9 363 6070
Fax: +64 9 363 6120
Email: enquiries@skycityconventions.co.nz