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March Wine O’clock

Established in 2004, Two River of Marlborough takes its name from the iconic rivers that feed the wine growing in the heart of Marlborough renowned Wairau & Awatere Valleys. 

When: Wednesday 29th March 
Time: 5.30pm sharp
Cost: $25 per person with canapes to match

Please contact us to reserve your place for our wine o’clock today, call directly on ph (07) 834 2921 or emailing us on palate.restaurant@xtra.co.nz. Please note that a full pre-payment is required to secure your spot on this particular event.


Happy Hour Friday’s at Palate with Coromandel Oysters at $2 each

natural with balsamic – craft beer battered 

from: 5pm-7pm

when: every Friday!

where: special available in the bar/lounge only

Mat and the team at Palate Restaurant


Past Events

Februarys Wine O’clock

It’s wine o’clock time and according to the experts it’s summer, so what better way to celebrate than with the ultimate summer expression of rose wine.  Different Rosè, Styles and Terroir from France, Spain and New Zealand matched with Mat’s beautiful canapes.

When: Wednesday 22nd February 
Time: 5.30pm sharp
Cost: $25 per person with canapes to match

Please contact us to reserve your place for our wine o’clock today, call directly on ph (07) 834 2921 or emailing us on palate.restaurant@xtra.co.nz. Please note that a full pre-payment is required to secure your spot on this particular event.

Valentine’s Day 2017 at Palate

Join us for a 6 course degustation dinner this Valentines

When : Tuesday 14th February
From : 5pm – late
Price :  $100.00 per person includes glass of bubbles 

Please contact us to reserve your place for our valentines day degustation today, call directly on ph (07) 834 2921 or emailing us on palate.restaurant@xtra.co.nz. Please note that a full pre-payment is required to secure your spot on this particular event. If you wish to book online, someone from our team will contact you for credit card details.

Mat and the team at Palate Restaurant

Cable Bay Vineyards kicking off wine’clock season

Our first wine o’clock of 2017 with Waiheke Islands Cable Bay Vineyard , join us for some beautiful wines and amazing canapes from our head chef Mat

When : Wednesday 25th January
From : 5.30pm sharp
Price :  $25.00 per person includes canapes to match

Please contact us to reserve your place for our wine o’clock today, call directly on ph (07) 834 2921 or emailing us on palate.restaurant@xtra.co.nz. Please note that a full pre-payment is required to secure your spot on this particular event.


November’s Wine o’ clock Club with Taittinger Champagne

We welcome you to join us on this exciting flight of Taittinger champagne! It will be the last wine o’clock for 2016 and we are celebrating in style. Don’t miss out seats are very limited.  

When : Wednesday 30th November
Time : 5.30pm (sharp)
Price :  $40.00 per person including canapes

Please contact us to reserve your place for the Taittinger champagne wine o’clock, you can do so by instantly booking online, calling directly on ph (07) 834 2921 or emailing us on palate.restaurant@xtra.co.nz. Please note that a full pre-payment is required to secure your spot on this particular event. If you wish to book online, someone from our team will contact you for credit card details.

Mat and the team at Palate Restaurant

Book now for the 5 course winemaker’s degustation dinner with Esk Valley wines

We welcome all locavores and oeniphiles to join us on this very special evening, November 16th shall be one of those special occasions where we bring together the glorious bounty of Hawke’s Bay,  the legendary Winemaker Gordon Russell, co ordinated with the skill and passion of Mat McLean’s continual hunt for prefection in both food and wine. We look foward to seeing you here, don’t miss out! 

Date: Wednesday 16 November
Time: 6.30 pm sharp
Cost: $120 per person


Wine O’Clock Club with Paritua Stone Paddock Winery

“At Paritua Vineyards, we appreciate that truly great wine speaks of the land in which it was born. Our vineyards in the heart of New Zealand’s acclaimed wine-growing region, Hawkes Bay, are all stony soils and gentle contours, surrounded by hills and blessed with long, lingering summers and clear, crisp winters… exceptional conditions to create exceptional wines.”

When: Wednesday, August 31st
Time: 5:30pm
Price: $25.00 per person (wine tasting with matching canapes)


Wine o’clock for June with MAUDE (Central Otago)

“At Paritua Vineyards, we appreciate that truly great wine speaks MAUDE is one of the best known wine brands in Central otago. Owned by experienced winemaker couple Sarah-Kate and Dan Dineen, they produce hand crafted wines for their custom build winery amidst the stunning back drop of Lake Wanaka. The family estate vineyard, Mt Maude, was planted in 1994 on the steep north facing slopes of the sheltered Maungawera Valley just outside of Wanaka. Wines to be tasted include their Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rieslings and Pinot Noir. This tasting will be one of the highlights of the Wine O’Clock Club this year, don’t miss out!”

When: Wednesday 29th June
Time: 5:30pm
Price: $25.00 per person (wine tasting with matching canapes)

Booking information for Cooking Classes and Special Events How to book: • Online • At the restaurant • Phone Once we receive your booking we will send you a confirmation email. Please contact us if you do not receive this confirmation email within 24 hours of making your booking. If booking for more than one person, we will contact you to ask for the name(s) of the other attendee(s). Payment must be made upon confirmation of your booking, in order to secure your place(s). Cancellation To cancel a registration, call us on (07) 834 2921, or email us at palate.restaurant@xtra.co.nz. If you are unable to get through, please leave a phone message with your phone number so that we can return your call. Cooking Class Cancellations Cancellations received 3 or more business days prior to the class will be either transferred to another class (subject to availability) or refunded in full – the option is yours. Cancellations received within 3 business days of the class will be transferred to another class (subject to availability), or refunded only if the place can be filled from the waiting list. Palate Restaurant reserves the right to alter or amend its cooking class schedule at short notice. In the event of cancellation, we will contact you by email or telephone to offer a full refund, or a transfer to another class (subject to availability). Event Cancellations Cancellations must be received within 3 business days of the event. We will try and resell your ticket and if we are able to do this we will refund your ticket to the full amount. Ticket Transfer If you would like to transfer your ticket to another person, please let us know and we will adjust our booking form accordingly.

Say thank you or help someone celebrate with a restaurant gift voucher to dine at Palate Restaurant.

We have gift vouchers from $50 upwards.

Please email palate.restaurant@xtra.co.nz or call us

on (07) 834 2921 for further information.