The Progressive Dinner at Britomart is back, leading guests on an indulgent culinary adventure through five of Auckland’s most popular bars and restaurants in one night.

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Part of Heart of the City’s Restaurant Month, The Progressive Dinner returns to Britomart on Thursday 18 August.

A reimagining of the classic 80s dinner party where in one night, a group of friends would travel between each others homes, enjoying (and trying to outdo) one another’s cooking, Britomart’s modern interpretation takes the pressure off guests and passes the hosting duties over to some of the city’s top eateries.

This year’s Progressive Dinner will lead guests on an evening out across Britomart stopping in at TSG, Ostro, Ebisu, Cafe Hanoi and 1885 Basement. An opportunity to sample five of Auckland’s finest in one night, the 80s may have popularised the progressive dining trend but these bars and restaurants are perfecting it.

Gently easing into the roaming feast, the night will begin with cocktails and canapés from 6.30pm on the TSG rooftop. There, overlooking the harbour, guests can mingle drink-in-hand before being broken into smaller groups and whisked off to their first restaurant just after 7pm. A gastronomic lucky dip, over the night they will be guided between Ostro, Ebisu and Cafe Hanoi for entrées, mains and desserts, with the order that they visit each determined by their group.

After three courses when the plates are cleared and wine glasses drained, everyone will head to 1885 Basement, the final stop of the night to enjoy a nightcap, or (if the evening is shaping up to be a big one) another round to keep the good times goin’.

An 80s inspired night out that doesn’t require teased hair, fingerless gloves or acid wash anything, The Progressive Dinner at Britomart returns this August. One night to experience five of Britomart’s finest bars and restaurants, the annual roaming feast is not to be missed.

To see the full Progressive Dinner menus click here.



An evening of fine food, wine and walking, tickets to the Progressive Dinner can be purchased for $170 each here.

An R18 event with just 60 seats available, they do tend to book out within a few days of their release so it’s best to secure a spot early.

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