‘THE LOCAL TO THE LOCALS SINCE 1885’
Welcome to The Birdcage Tavern
HISTORIC AUCKLAND TAVERN, SPORTS BAR & FUNCTIONS VENUE
The hotel was designed by Edward Mahoney & Sons, who designed many of Aucklands early hotels, as well as St Patricks Cathedral.
Back in the day patrons could reach the hotel by road or water, as it originally sat on the Freemans Bay shoreline. The reclamation of the old bay was completed in 1901, and Victoria Park was created on most of the resulting flat area. The building is now owned by NZTA, who in 2010, famously moved all 740 tonnes, 40 metres in a painstaking process to make way for the Victoria Park tunnel project.
The tavern today is a designated heritage building and is regarded as being one of Aucklands top Gastro pubs. Beautifully restored to its former glory as a neighbourhood tavern under the stewardship of publican Phil Houston, it is a popular functions venue with a large north facing beer garden, serving excellent pub meals complemented by a great selection of NZ craft beers and wines, conveniently located within walking distance from Aucklands Sky Tower, Wynyard Quarter and Ponsonby Rd.
‘ THE LOCAL TO THE LOCALS SINCE 1885 ‘
THE VENUE WAS FANTASTIC
“The venue was fantastic and I will be recommending it to anyone who has a function, staff were AMAZING! Everything from Video screens, spotify access to play the playlists I had set up, microphone and cake stand were exactly as we discussed and so easy to set up. I have had many compliments on the delicious food as well as the decor. Everything was brilliant!!“
ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE ALL ROUND
WE HAD A GREAT NIGHT!
YOUR STAFF AND FOOD WERE EXCELLENT!
We will be very happy to recommend the Birdcage as a great party venue and will certainly be keen to use it again when the opportunity arises.”
YOU MADE EVERYTHING SO EASY FOR US
James & I agreed that it was a huge success, mainly because of “you” 🙂 how attentive & informative you were, your guidance and sharing your knowledge/experience with us on how previous functions went, as well as keeping us updated throughout the night with the staggered timing of the food, bar tab, order of events, staff – everything! I know all of this must just be 2nd nature & all part of the job for you, however, we are thankful & very appreciative of how you made everything so easy for us which helped in making our night go smoothly & stress free too”.
Trish & James
Thank you so much for all your help with making our Christmas party so successful :)”
BEST GLUTEN FREE PIZZAS MY COELIAC FRIENDS HAVE EVER HAD
So thank you to you and to all your team for making it such a success and for making the organisation of it such a breeze.
I will definitely be recommending you to anyone looking for a venue, and I know my friends would too. And we’ll be back before too long because I understand the prawns in particular were superb, and I missed out!!”
AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE!
THE NIGHT WAS FABULOUS - COULDN'T FAULT IT
We look forward to coming back soon.
And thank you for the bottle of Moet. We can’t wait to enjoy it.”
“Many thanks to you and your staff for an excellent night on Friday. Everyone commented on what a great venue it was. One of my mates now wants to host his son, Josh’s 21st there so expect a call. After posting photos on Facebook I had one of my friends tell me that he has booked his daughter’s 21st there in November and wanted to know what it was like. So I gave you guys a great review.
I’m going to talk to my work’s social club about hosting a night there. It couldn’t have gone better.”
THANKS FOR BEING SUCH A PROFESSIONAL HOST
EVERYTHING WENT PERFECTLY
EXCEEDING EVERY EXPECTATION
YOU TOOK ALL THE STRESS OUT OF IT FOR ME
“From the very first email to walking out at the end, I felt your service was top class!! The whole experience was faultless! Speedy responses, clear comms, and on the night it was fantastic having you take the lead in the evening and all the stress out of it for me.”
EVERYTHING WENT LIKE CLOCKWORK
“Thank you for a wonderful evening yesterday. Everything went like clockwork, PA system worked well, Spotify easily provided our own playlist, friendly service at the bar and the food served in good time. We’ve had nothing but very complimentary feedback from our guests who enjoyed the food and venue tremendously.”
THE BEST 21ST VENUE I'VE BEEN TO
“I had much feedback on how amazing the food was and how great the venue was, I had a friend say “that’s the best 21st venue I’ve been to so far” so everyone was definitely impressed including myself and my family! I found your service was very accommodating from the first venue viewing to actually making my vision come alive”