I have a long and enjoyable culinary heritage with The Sugar Club restaurants – there have been four of them. In 2016 we celebrated 30 years since the first one opened in Wellington on Vivian Street.
In those days, it was a revelation on the local dining scene as I 'mixed and matched' Asian and European flavours and ingredients, a fusion of cuisines that hadn't been done before. The next two opened in London - the first on Notting Hill's All Saints Road in 1995, followed in 1998 by one on Warwick Street in West Soho.
The fourth and current incarnation is located on Level 53 of the fabulous Sky Tower, with its breath-taking views across the dynamic city of Auckland. To the East you can see the Hauraki Gulf (which joins the Pacific Ocean) with Waiheke and Rangitoto Islands close by. To the West you can see the Tasman Sea. There aren’t many restaurants that I know of where you can see two oceans!
Our menu is based around small seasonal plates packed full of flavour. We source the finest produce from around New Zealand and mix it up a little with flavours from around the world. We call it 'Fusion Cuisine' - our guests call it delicious. Our decor evokes 1930s Art Deco Italy and is inspired by the sensual film 'I Am Love'. Brass fittings, stone table tops and gorgeous tableware all add to the atmosphere.
I'm sure you'll feel cosseted and invigorated after a meal of discovery, complemented by our deliciously creative cocktails and an evolving and eclectic wine list.
The Sugar Club by Peter Gordon
Level 53, Sky Tower
Corner of Federal and Victoria Streets, Auckland
Open from 12pm, Wednesday-Sunday
Open from 5pm, Monday and Tuesday
Does the booking include free parking?
SKYCITY does not offer free parking when you dine. We offer discounted parking rates at $5.00 for the first hour and $3.00 for every hour after, if you spend a minimum of $40.00 at any of the outlets. You will be required to get your parking ticket validated from the restaurant reception in order to get the discounted rates. You can find out more about our parking options here.
What are your casual parking rates?
The casual rate for parking is $15.00 for the first hour and $5.50 every hour after. The maximum parking charge per day (up to 24 hours) is $50.00.
Is valet parking available when I dine?
Valet parking is available at SKYCITY Hotel and The Grand Hotel on the day of dining for a discounted price of $20. Please notify the concierge of your booking at the restaurant on arrival, then show your receipt when collecting your car. For alternative car parking options please click here.
Can we use our Premier Rewards for parking?
Yes, if you have sufficient Premier Points or a car parking credit accrued on your card. Your Premier Rewards card can be swiped at the parking machines to exit.
Please note, some car parking credits are required to be activated at a Premier Rewards Kiosk before redemption.
Can we bring a cake with us?
Unfortunately not, but we'd be delighted to make one for you. Please call us on (+64) 09 363 6000 at least 48 hours in advance of your booking and we'll create something absolutely delicious within your budget. Only cakes purchased from us can be served in our restaurants.
Is your meat Halal?
While most of our meat suppliers are Halal certified, all meat preparation is completed in a SKYCITY central kitchen so we cannot guarantee that meat is Halal.
If a group has a person celebrating a birthday, does the birthday person eat for free?
No, unfortunately not.
Do I get free admission to Sky Tower when I dine?