AUCKLAND: Bringing together the relaxed warmth of kingi and the refined elegance of The Libraries at The Hotel Britomart, kingi Private is a sophisticated private dining room or meeting space that gives Aucklanders and out-of-towners a unique place in which to gather for a feast or to do good business.

Step inside, and you enter a light-filled, brick-lined dining room with echoes of kingi in the expansive raw-edge swamp kauri slab table set beneath a shimmering fish-scale chandelier. A glass-boxed ‘larder kitchen’ gives diners glimpses of chefs preparing seasonal dishes while comfortable padded dining chairs invite guests to settle in for the day or night.

At the north end of the room a wooden sideboard turns out to hide a 65” screen, which rises from the cabinet’s surface to transform the space so that board-style meetings, intimate product launches or special presentations can be held. High-speed internet connectivity and state-of-the-art AV facilities provide everything needed for a workday.

Situated on the ground floor of the heritage Buckland Masonic Building, kingi Private was designed by Cheshire Architects, the minds behind kingi, The Libraries and The Hotel Britomart. The tableware is hand-made by local ceramic artist Rachel Carter, while the dining chairs are sourced from local furniture maker Simon James.

For private dinning Co-founder of kingi Tom Hishon and head chef Uelese Mua have designed a sumptuous five-course tasting menu that reflects the restaurant’s sustainable and seasonal ethos and highlights ingredients from their most cherished producers in new dishes. “We’re going to have some fun in this space and create an interactive experience that will be remembered for all the right reasons,” says Tom.

For meetings, catering options for the space range from breakfasts, lunches and working snacks created by The Hotel Britomart’s culinary team, to the five-course kingi Private tasting menu.
The space was developed in part to meet the needs of hotel guests wanting to host private dinners or events during their stay, and packages combining room reservations and kingi Private bookings for day or evening events will be available through The Hotel Britomart.

Hours | 7am- late for full-day events | 7am-5pm for conferences | 6pm-late for private dining
Capacity | up to 14 guests for a sit-down meal, or 12 for a catered meeting/presentation.
kingi Private is now open for bookings, for seatings from 1 April onwards.

What’s in a name: The Hotel Britomart (name cannot be shortened), kingi (lower case)
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About The Hotel Britomart:
Located in downtown waterfront Auckland’s Britomart precinct. The Hotel Britomart has 99 guest rooms and five luxurious Landing Suites that offer an oasis of calm in the centre of the city. Designed by Cheshire Architects, it is New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel, certified by the NZ Green Building Council. Find out more at

About kingi
kingi (short for kingfish) is a restaurant that offers fresh, locally sourced food in thoughtful, approachable ways. Located just steps from The Hotel Britomart lobby on the ground floor of the heritage Masonic Building (which has been refurbished as part of The Hotel Britomart project), kingi introduces guests at the hotel to the city, and welcomes Aucklanders with an easy-going warmth that tells them it’s their place too. Open for everything from early-morning coffee to drinks, snacks, aperitifs and fuller plates at night, kingi also offers The Hotel Britomart guests selected items as a room service menu throughout the day.

About Collection by TFE Hotels 
The Hotel Britomart is an affiliate of TFE Hotels under the Collection by TFE Hotels brand. The Collection by TFE Hotels represents beautiful hotels hallmarked by authenticity and provenance, each designed with individual character and charm. With a collection of properties that encompass striking design, customised service and attention to the individual such as The Calile Hotel Brisbane, Melbourne’s The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins and Hotel Kurrajong Canberra. The Hotel Britomart embodies these concepts while remaining proudly a product of its unique location.