The Sugar Club

5 star rating 16 reviews

Telephone 09 363 6365

90 Federal St
Level 53, Sky Tower
Auckland Central
Auckland City

New Zealand
Lunch: Wed - Sun 12 noon - 2.30pm
Dinner: Mon - Sun 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Bar: Mon - Sun 5pm - late
Provided by business


Peter Gordon’s The Sugar Club brings some fabulous history along with it, as The Sugar Club was an iconic establishment in Wellington during the 80s, plus a spectacularly popular spot in London’s iconic suburbs Soho & Notting Hill during the nineties. The Sugar Club offers stunning views of Auckland from the cocktail bar and effortlessly chic and elegant restaurant. The Sugar Club is a Peter Gordon signature restaurant that provides one of Auckland’s most memorable dining experiences. The menu is a selection of small plates, where you choose how many courses you’d like – rather like a mini degustation. It is recommended you select three or four small plates together with a delicious dessert to finish your meal.


Photo of The Sugar Club
Selection of sorbets and ice creams. Photography by Manja Wachsmuth.
Crab Linguine. Photography by Manja Wachsmuth.
Photography by Manja Wachsmuth.
Photography by Manja Wachsmuth.
Photography by Manja Wachsmuth.

More Information

Restaurants, Bar & Brasseries, Bistros
Price Range:
Splurge, Above $35
Smart casual
Takes Reservations:
Meals Served:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Reviews for The Sugar Club

5 star rating
by Janette H.
31st March 2014

My husband and I dined at the Sugar Club last week and I feel I must compliment them. The Sugar Club delivered the whole package – fantastic staff who met our every need, the best view in Auckland and delicious, beautifully presented food. We loved coming here and the personal attention we received was outstanding. Thank you

5 star rating
by oscar
16th March 2014

Best restaurant in Auckland… that fine dinning in Auckland is dying is great to have a place with the perfect views….great service and lovely food..not a fault …cant wait to go back
we had eight dishes to share and all of them were perfect. Truly fission which many restaurants in Auckland claim to do but very few succeed.

5 star rating
by Deborah K.
1st March 2014

We had the pleasure of dining here today . The food was amazing and we had a great waiter Graham. Every fish that we ordered was faultless. It was also great not to have to worry about parking as this is done by valet .I would recommend this restaurant.

5 star rating
by Michelle K.
1st March 2014

Wow! The Sugar Club is one of the best places I have been to!
The spectacular view at sunset is one not to be missed.
We were seated by the window for dinner and given a selection of breads, delicious. We were also given a sample of a soup, also good.
We ordered 4 dishes, the stand out dishes were the lobster linguine and the beef pesto.
The little cocktail lounge by the bar is a wonderful place to sit and have a drink, I had the bellini, delicious!
Can’t wait to go back, from the service to the decor The Sugar Club is an amazing dining experience.

5 star rating
by Mel
20th February 2014

1 word, WOW. I dined here a couple of weeks ago with a girlfriend of mine and we were both incredibly impressed. More than just the food was the full dining experience which is provided effortlessly with the view and location. The ambience is fantastic, perfect lighting and the wait staff are incredibly switched on and attentive. We ordered 5 small plates (including dessert) and each dish was better than the last. The great thing is that you can choose which order your plates come out which is absolutely genius. I absolutely raved about sugar club to family and friends afterwards and have convinced them that this is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to.

5 star rating
by Tania H.
3rd February 2014

Our group of 8 visited for lunch. Food was superb, as was the view and the Rose recommended divine! The staff were just lovely – knowledgeable and not too intrusive. Can’t wait to see what the view is like at night. The ladies toilets were just beautiful – loved the porthole windows! This is a ‘must’ if you have visitors from out of town or overseas.

4 star rating
by Eugene J.
29th January 2014

we went for brunch and the place was surprisingly empty. food and service was excellent. BUT, and it really ruined our experience. we parked in the sky city car park and they validated our ticket. but why wouldn’t they tell you that if they validate the ticket you can only get out at the hobson st exit ? we spent an age getting out of the car park because they couldn’t be bothered saying anything.

5 star rating
by Birdy
29th December 2013

Everything was fabulous. The views were awesome, the décor, the service, and of course the food. I tried dishes that I normally wouldn’t eat, like the beef pesto as I’m not the biggest red meat fan, and I was instantly converted. Peter Gordon has done a great job of creating something at international standards right here in Auckland. A must try.

5 star rating
by Glenn T.
4th December 2013

We had lunch here on Monday.
Superb views, Classy staff.
The food options were varied – Small plates, I had 5
Scallops Pakora Duck breast Peanut Butter parfait and a shared cheese board.
Excellent drinks options also.
Peter Gordon has done it again.
A must for tourists and Aucklanders alike
Make a booking.

5 star rating
by Paul
9th November 2013

This is the best of the best when it comes to service and food. Amazing. I am not a massive fan of the sky tower location, but I will be in the minority. This place is exceptional and I can’t wait to go back.

5 star rating
by Joanne H.
4th November 2013

Well what can I say? Dining at The Sugar Club was excellent. The service was impeccable, the food was to die for and the view was amazing.

The meal started with a selection of handmade breads. Our very attentive waiter constantly kept us topped up with either still of sparkly water. We all enjoyed some very lovely wine of the extensive wine list.

For lunch you either have a brunch type meal or order from their small plates menu. We all ordered two small plates, which were perfection.

I would thoroughly recommend dining here if you have the chance. It is a little pricey, but well worth it for the experience.

4 star rating
by Matt C.
21st September 2013

Having been to The Sugar Club in the UK, when the excuse came along with a birthday celebration we took it.
Initially thrown as to whether this was a shared plates menu, once our waitress had explained the concept (basically a mini degustation where you get to choose the courses and the ordering), it was all on – my wife and I made the most of choosing different dishes so we could still enjoy a sample (though when it came to the scallops, we each had to have our own!).
Have to rave about the Crab Linguine in particular! – and my wife was very reticent in letting go of her duck.
Only negative really was the bar area – the area for seating is relatively cramped, and unless you manage to score the couch, you want to move on quickly to your table (perhaps thats by design).
We’ll definitely be back though.

5 star rating
by Emma C.
22nd August 2013

Wow wow wow, what an incredible dining experience. It’s nice to be in Peter Gordon’s new restaurant after celebrating my birthday at Dine when it had just opened. I was impressed with Dine but Sugar Club has taken things to a whole new level. Our food was exceptional, exquisite flavours and remarkably fresh. Te complimentary house-made (delicious!!) breads and still/sparkling water was a nice touch. The menu is wonderfully composed and I cannot wait to return to try the rest. Fabulous staff too, we had a lovely woman Brianna from California, who we enjoyed chatting to and her helpful knowledge about the menu and good items. This was a truly special evening and one I doubt will not be able to be matched for a long time! Heaven – I will be back.

5 star rating
by Rae T.
22nd August 2013

Our group of seven celebrated an important family birthday at The Sugar Club and enjoyed a memorable evening of fine wine, fab food and excellent service in a wonderful setting. The decor is very stylish, the chairs comfortable, and the view spectacular! Complimentary water and breads, and the delicious pork amuse bouche, got the meal off to a good start. Our group had 3 or 4 courses including delicious desserts and shared sides of crunchy duck-fat roast potatoes and bitter-leaf salads. The imaginative flavour combinations made each mouthful a pleasure. A bonus was the friendly chat with Peter Gordon, who was in the house for most of the evening and seemed to thoroughly enjoy interacting with his customers.

5 star rating
by Rebecca L.
10th August 2013

What an amazing restaurant. I would highly recommend eating here if you get the chance.

We had a group of 11 people dine here and everyone had a fantastic meal. We each got 4-5 courses (including dessert) and I wasn’t disappointed with any of them. A special mention to the crab linguine and the duck, yum! The only let down was the bread that came with the cheese platter. It hardly got touched by those who ordered it, many used the bread that came with the table instead (which was really good).

The waiters were great and super speedy. A special to mention to Sam, our waiter, who was extremely helpful and recommended the Beef Pesto to one of the members at our table who said they could’ve ordered that twice it was so good.

Overall, if your willing to spend the money you won’t be disappointed, what a fantastic menu!

5 star rating
by Sandy R.
4th August 2013

I believe this is its first weekend opened, however it doesn’t show! Extremely polished in all aspects and the food was well deserving of a great rating. Peter Gordon and his team certainly have a magic formula.

Wonderful freshly baked assorted breads and complimentary sparkling water add to the all the positive points going for The Sugar Club. Amazingly good service coupled with fantastically fresh fare showcasing some of the best ingredients NZ has to offer.

Looking forward to returning, highly recommended for an experience you won’t forget.

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