Surcharge-free establishments

These are the cafes, bars and restaurants that have told the New Zealand Herald they will not be charging a surcharge this Waitangi Day.

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Moretons Bar and Restaurant425 Tamaki Drive, St. Heliers
Auckland, Moretons Bar and Restaurant
Operator's comments: Moreton's never has surcharges for any public holiday! We open at 9am.
Tuihana Cafe114 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden
Auckland, Tuihana Cafe
Giapo Ice Cream279 Queen Street
Auckland, Giapo Ice Cream
Operator's comments: no surcharge.
Vauxhall Cafe64 Vauxhall Road, Devonport
Auckland, Vauxhall Cafe
Operator's comments: vauxhall is a fantastic neighbourhood kiwi style cafe. love the strong coffee and great quality home made food
Ollies Burgers and Ice Cream802 Manukau Rd, Royal Oak
Auckland, Ollies Burgers and Ice Cream
Operator's comments: Ollies is turning 40 on Valentines Day!!
Euro Deli cafe3a/100 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany
Auckland, Euro Deli cafe
Hudson's Restaurant & Bar201 Airport Road, Tamahere
Hamilton, Hudson's Restaurant & Bar
Tonys Restaurant and Bar13 Edsel St, Henderson
Auckland, Tonys Restaurant and Bar
Crave Cafe25 McDonald St, Sandringham
Auckland, Crave Cafe
The Thirsty Whale Bar & Restaurant62 West Quay Ahuriri
Napier, The Thirsty Whale Bar & Restaurant
Operator's comments: We have not had a surcharge for several years now
Hippopotamus Restaurant & Cocktail BarLevel 3, Museum Art Hotel, 90 Cable St
Wellington, Hippopotamus Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Operator's comments: Open for breakfast, lunch, high tea & dinner this Waitangi Day!
Meola Kitchen184 Garnet Road, Westmere
Auckland, Meola Kitchen
Columbus Coffee William Pickering Drive8/38 William Pickering Drive, Albany
Auckland, Columbus Coffee William Pickering Drive
Soljans Estate Winery366 State Highway 16, Kumeu
Auckland, Soljans Estate Winery
The Coffee Club Eastridge215 Kepa Road, Orakei,
Auckland, The Coffee Club Eastridge
Taiko Japanese Restaurant460A New North Road, Kingsland
Auckland, Taiko Japanese Restaurant
Operator's comments: Actually it is terryfying to open on Waitangi Day, knowing we will probably lose money, but closing midweek is absurd.
Vine Eatery at Scenic Cellars37 Tuwharetoa Street
Taupo, Vine Eatery at Scenic Cellars
Operator's comments: The 11 Public holidays are budgeted in our wage expenses throughout the year. Simple.
Alleluya Bar & Cafe183 Karangahape Rd
Auckland 1010, Alleluya Bar & Cafe
Operator's comments: We have always done surcharge free public holidays. we serve free range eggs bacon and chicken, support locals bringing in their own cups and serve a beautiful local coffee (Millars) we love our customers to have good things at fair prices.
The Coffee Club Meridian Mall267 George Street
Dunedin, The Coffee Club Meridian Mall
Ploughmans Bar and Restaurant45 Charles Crescent
Taupo, Ploughmans Bar and Restaurant
Operator's comments: No surcharge with us.
Mozaik Victoria Park MarketVictoria Park Market, 210-218 Victoria Street West
Auckland Central, Mozaik Victoria Park Market
Operator's comments: Mozaik Victoria Park has no surcharge on all public holidays.
Kings Garden Cafe163 Airfield Road, Takanini
Auckland, Kings Garden Cafe
Operator's comments: Lovely setting, great food and coffee
Kings Garden Cafe236 Orakei Road, Remuera
Auckland, Kings Garden Cafe
Operator's comments: Metro best in suburb 2011 and 2012!
The Coffee Club Custs Street51 Customs Street
Auckland, The Coffee Club Custs Street
The Coffee Club Bayfair MallGirven Road, Mt Maunganui
Tauranga, The Coffee Club Bayfair Mall
Taste Cafe64 Albert Street
Whitianga, Taste Cafe
The Coffee Club WestCity7 Catherine Street, Henderson
Auckland, The Coffee Club WestCity
BurgerFuel Albany7 Mercari Way, Albany
Auckland 0752, BurgerFuel Albany
BurgerFuel Botany Downs451 Ti Rakau Drive, Golflands
Auckland 0740, BurgerFuel Botany Downs
BurgerFuel Ellerslie2 Robert Street, Ellerslie
Auckland 1051, BurgerFuel Ellerslie
BurgerFuel Glenfield407 Glenfield Road, Glenfield
Auckland 0629, BurgerFuel Glenfield
BurgerFuel HendersonShop 4, 155 Lincoln Road, Henderson
Auckland 0610, BurgerFuel Henderson
BurgerFuel Manukau652 Great South Road, Manukau
Auckland 2104, BurgerFuel Manukau
BurgerFuel Mission Bay61 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay
Auckland 1071, BurgerFuel Mission Bay
BurgerFuel Mount Eden214 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
Auckland 1024, BurgerFuel Mount Eden
BurgerFuel New LynnShop 2, 3070A Great North Road, New Lynn
Auckland 0600, BurgerFuel New Lynn
BurgerFuel Parnell187 Parnell Rise, Parnell
Auckland 1052, BurgerFuel Parnell
BurgerFuel Pukekohe85 Edinburgh Street,
Pukekohe, BurgerFuel Pukekohe
BurgerFuel Ponsonby114 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland 1011, BurgerFuel Ponsonby
BurgerFuel Queen291 Queen Street
Auckland 1010, BurgerFuel Queen
BurgerFuel SilverdaleUnit G07, 16 Wainui Road, Silverdale
Auckland 0752, BurgerFuel Silverdale
BurgerFuel Sylvia Park286 Mount Wellington Highway
Auckland 1060, BurgerFuel Sylvia Park
BurgerFuel Takapuna22 Anzac Street, Takapuna
Auckland 0622, BurgerFuel Takapuna
BurgerFuel Windsor ParkUnit 3, 544 East Coast Road, Windsor Park
Auckland 0752, BurgerFuel Windsor Park
BurgerFuel Courtenay Place101 Courtenay Place, Te Aro
Wellington 6011, BurgerFuel Courtenay Place
BurgerFuel Cuba Street191 Cuba Street, Te Aro
Wellington 6011, BurgerFuel Cuba Street
BurgerFuel Five Cross roads230 Peachgrove Road, Claudelands
Hamilton 3214, BurgerFuel Five Cross roads
BurgerFuel The BaseTe Rapa Rd
Hamilton, BurgerFuel The Base
BurgerFuel Johnsonville103 Johnsonville Road, Johnsonville
Wellington 5010, BurgerFuel Johnsonville
BurgerFuel Lower Hutt529 High Street, Lower Hutt
Wellington 5010, BurgerFuel Lower Hutt
BurgerFuel Mount Maunganui330 Maunganui Road
Mount Maunganui, BurgerFuel Mount Maunganui
BurgerFuel Napier70 Carlyle Street, South Napier
Napier 4110, BurgerFuel Napier
BurgerFuel New Plymouth66 Eliot Street
New Plymouth 4310, BurgerFuel New Plymouth
Morgan's24 Milford Rd, Milford
Auckland, Morgan's
BurgerFuel Palmerston North84 Fitzherbert Avenue
Palmerston North 4410, BurgerFuel Palmerston North
Hitch Bar3 Fort Lane
Auckland CBD, Hitch Bar
BurgerFuel RotoruaUnit 17, Redwood Centre, 5 Tarawera Road
Rotorua, BurgerFuel Rotorua
BurgerFuel Taupo2 Roberts Street
Taupo 3351, BurgerFuel Taupo
BurgerFuel TaurangaShop 4, 602-610 Cameron Road,
Tauranga 3110, BurgerFuel Tauranga
Blake Street Espresso22 Prosford Street, Ponsonby
Auckland, Blake Street Espresso
The Paddington117 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell
Auckland, The Paddington
Malt442 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland, Malt
The Occidental6-8 Vulcan Lane
Auckland City, Auckland, The Occidental
The Ponsonby1-3 St Mary's Road, Ponsonby
Auckland, The Ponsonby
De Post466 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden
Auckland, De Post
Pyrenees Noir371 Remuera Road, Remuera
Auckland, Pyrenees Noir
Pyrenees Du Jour371 Remuera Road, Remuera
Auckland, Pyrenees Du Jour
Pyrenees Delicatessen756 New North Road, Mt Albert
Auckland, Pyrenees Delicatessen
The Coffee Club Stoddard Road22 Stoddard Road, Mt Roskill
Auckland, The Coffee Club Stoddard Road
Fred's181 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
Auckland, Fred's
Operator's comments: I can understand why people charge a surcharge on a public holiday. We pay staff time and a half for that day and pay for a day in lieu. A lot of places, ourselves included, will operate at a loss on a public holiday.
Valentines Lincoln Road111 Lincoln Road Henderson
Auckland, Valentines Lincoln Road
Brooklyn Bar & Lounge332 Queen Street
Auckland, Brooklyn Bar & Lounge
Operator's comments: We have never charged for the public holidays when we are open, we would rather customers were able to come in to our establishment knowing that they wont be penalised for enjoying an outing on a day off work. It's up to us to work hard to manage & cover the additional cost in wages.
The Coffee Club Parnell305 Parnell Road, Parnell
Auckland, The Coffee Club Parnell
The Coffee Club SilverdaleUnit G05, Silverdale Town Centre, 16 Wainui Road, Silverdale
Auckland, The Coffee Club Silverdale
The Coffee Club QueensgateBunny Street, Lower Hutt
Wellington, The Coffee Club Queensgate
The Coffee Club Manukau Supa Centa17-21 Cavendish Drive, Manukau
Auckland, The Coffee Club Manukau Supa Centa
The Coffee Club Sylvia ParkMt Wellington Highway, Mt.Wellington
Auckland, The Coffee Club Sylvia Park
The Coffee Club Omahu Road110 Omahu Road
Hastings, The Coffee Club Omahu Road
Tin Soldier151 Ponsonby Rd
Auckland, Tin Soldier
Operator's comments: We have never charged a surcharge and I can't stand paying for one, especially when you get slack, understaffed service. It's a profit making exercise..
Chapel Bar & Bistro147 Ponsonby Rd
Auckland, Chapel Bar & Bistro
Operator's comments: We have never charged a surcharge and I can't stand paying for one, especially when you get slack, understaffed service. It's a profit making exercise..
Licorice Cafe57 SHW 1, Motuoapa
Taupo, Licorice Cafe
Operator's comments: New owners! 1st official day of trading and we will NOT be charging the surchage.
Woodturners Cafe3815 SH 2, Mangatarata
Hauraki, Woodturners Cafe
Operator's comments: We just do it for love.......
palki indian restaurant279 Parnell Road, Parnell
Auckland, palki indian restaurant
Hardware Cafe5 Jean Batten Dr, Mt Maunganui 3116
Mt Maunganui, Hardware Cafe
Operator's comments: Whilst it is very difficult with the extra pay we have to cover, we feel it is not fair to pass this on to our good customers.
Tin Soldier151 Ponsonby Road
Ponsonby, Auckland, Tin Soldier
Operator's comments: Serving a 1/2 crayfish & chips for $30 in celebration of Waitangi Day. No surcharge charged on any public holidays
Chapel Bar & Bistro147 Ponsonby Road
Ponsonby, Auckland, Chapel Bar & Bistro
Operator's comments: We never charge a surcharge on public holidays. We want customers to come along and have a good time on public holidays and not have to pay anymore than on any other day.
Pasta Italia Cafe58 Brighton Rd
Parnell, Pasta Italia Cafe
Operator's comments: Thank you!
Pepperjacks Restaurant190 Jack Lachlan Drive, Pine Harbour Marina, Beachlands
Auckland, Pepperjacks Restaurant
Operator's comments: We have never charged a surcharge. Well done for bringing this issue to the public's attention. Every public holiday we field telephone calls from people not wanting to be ripped off. Kind regards Lesley
The Monarch Cafe1 King Street, Pukekohe
Auckland, The Monarch Cafe
Operator's comments: We have never and will never charge our customers a surcharge.
Big Picture WineAuckland Fish Market, 22 Jellicoe Street
Auckland, Big Picture Wine
Operator's comments: We don't believe in ripping off our customers!
Matakohe House24 Church Road
Northland 0593, Matakohe House
Operator's comments: We have been in Business for 14 years and have never charged a public holiday surcharge and do not agree with the concept,believing that increased through- put on these days compensates us for the wage impost involved.
Pita Pit SilverdaleShop 20, Silverdale Centre, 61 Silverdale St
Silverdale, Auckland, Pita Pit Silverdale
Operator's comments: Pop in and see us for a feast of deliciousness.
Valentines North Shore80 Wairau Rd, Glenfield
Auckland, Valentines North Shore
Operator's comments: Please include us in your list. Thanks, Verne Wilson Director
Triniti of Silver Cafe911 New North Road, Mt Albert
Auckland, Triniti of Silver Cafe
Operator's comments: Triniti of Silver Cafe has had no holiday surcharge policy in place since labour day 2008. It is our way of saying ""thank you"" to our loyal customers and they show their appreciation by supporting us in bigger numbers on these days. It is a win win situation for both parties!
Humbug Cafe32 Rua Rd, Glen Eden
Auckland, Humbug Cafe
Pacific Coast Macadamias Cafe8462 Sh 35, Whanarua Bay 3199
East Cape, Pacific Coast Macadamias Cafe
The Shed Bar1166 Amohau Street
Rotorua, The Shed Bar
Hennessy's Irish Bar1210 Tutanekai Street
Rotorua, Hennessy's Irish Bar
Latin Larder170 Hurstmere Road,Takapuna
Auckland, Latin Larder
Walnut Cottage Cafe265 Lake Hayes Road
Queenstown, Walnut Cottage Cafe
Operator's comments: We dont like surcharging on public holidays, full stop
Middle East Cafe23 Wellesley Street West
Auckland, Middle East Cafe
The Kaimai Cafe1603 State Highway 29, Lower Kaimai
Tauranga, The Kaimai Cafe
Operator's comments: Great idea and appreciated.
Artisan Wines Vineyard Restaurant99 Parrs Cross Rd, Oratia
Auckland, Artisan Wines Vineyard Restaurant
The Coffee Club Wairau Junction170 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley
Auckland, The Coffee Club Wairau Junction
The Coffee Club ManukauWiri Station Rd, Manukau
Auckland, The Coffee Club Manukau
Urban Cafe139 Carlton Gore Rd, Newmarket
Auckland, Urban Cafe
Poppys Cafe34 Main Road Tirau
Tirau, Poppys Cafe
Operator's comments: We never have a surcharge on any public holiday :)
GBS Bar and Restaurant, The Prospect of HowickCorner of Picton St and Uxbridge Road
Howick, East Auckland, GBS Bar and Restaurant, The Prospect of Howick
Operator's comments: Open all day for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner
Soljans Estate Winery & Café366 State Highway 16, Kumeu
Auckland, Soljans Estate Winery & Café
Lamingtons Matakana Cafe70 Matakana Valley Road
Matakana, Lamingtons Matakana Cafe
Operator's comments: What's the point? We wouldn't recoup all the extra wages cost anyway. We'll take a hit and maintain goodwill.
Fuze Cafe566 Te Atatu Road
Waitakere/ West Auckland, Fuze Cafe
The Coffee Club Botany Town Centre501 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany Downs
Auckland, The Coffee Club Botany Town Centre
The Coffee Club Broadway176-178 Broadway, Newmarket
Auckland, The Coffee Club Broadway
The Coffee Club Chewslane16 Chew’s Lane
Wellington, The Coffee Club Chewslane
The Coffee Club Riccarton133 Riccarton Rd
Christchurch, The Coffee Club Riccarton
The Coffee Club WestCity7 Catherine St, Henderson
Auckland, The Coffee Club WestCity
The Coffee Club The BaseTe Rapa Road, Te Rapa
Hamilton, The Coffee Club The Base
Taco Taco40 Tuwharetoa Street
Taupo, Taco Taco
Operator's comments: We have never charged a surcharge at Taco Taco, thankfully we run a small staff, but I can see and sympathise with the larger businesses that have too.
Saluté Delicatessen47 Horomatangi Street
Taupo, Saluté Delicatessen
Spitting Feathers16 Wyndham Street
Auckland, Spitting Feathers
Operator's comments: All our usual specials will be on! From 5pm - Sirloin Steak, handcut Golden Fries, served with mushroom or peppered sauce PLUS - either TWO pints, or TWO Wines, or THREE bottles! As well as $4 Heineken ALL DAY! 4 Star Herald Rating ;)
The Coffee Club GlenfieldShop S201, Westfield Glenfield, Corner of Glenfield Road and Downing Street, Glenfield
Auckland, The Coffee Club Glenfield
The yellow house cafe17 Pitt Street
Wanganui, The yellow house cafe
Brick Bay Wines & Sculpture TrailArabella Lane, Snells Beach
Warkworth, Brick Bay Wines & Sculpture Trail
Operator's comments: No surcharges for any public holidays.
The Coffee Club Main Highway, Ellerslie131 Main Highway, Ellerslie
Auckland, The Coffee Club Main Highway, Ellerslie
The sterling112 Seddon st
Waihi, The sterling
Operator's comments: Gastro pub establishment
The Library Cafe & Function Venue55 Princes St, Onehunga
Auckland, The Library Cafe & Function Venue
Operator's comments: As a customer I do not like having to pay a surcharge for a meal out particularly when we don't pay more for our groceries, petrol etc that day. So, our family business has NEVER charged a surcharge for Public Holidays since opening 5 and a half years ago. I find it interesting that particularly in the last 12 months the majority are now doing the same. What was once a unique selling point that set us apart from the rest is no longer an advantage.
Mink Cafe99 Parnell Road, Parnell
Auckland, Mink Cafe
Operator's comments: Thank You for this opportunity to let people know that we do not add a surcharge on any Public Holiday.
Stafford Rd Wine Bar141 Queen Street, Northcote Point
Auckland, Stafford Rd Wine Bar
Operator's comments: Wednesday Opening hours 4pm to 10pm. Bollinger Night glass $15, bottle $70, come and enjoy a night out on Waitangi Day with no surcharge at Stafford Rd Wine Bar
The Coffee Club Hagley Park149 Victoria Street
Christchurch, The Coffee Club Hagley Park
The Coffee Club Dress Smart, Auckland151 Arthur St, Onehunga
Auckland, The Coffee Club Dress Smart, Auckland
The Coffee Club St. LukesShop 450 – Westfield St. Lukes, St. Luke's Road
Auckland, The Coffee Club St. Lukes
The Coffee Club Milford143 Kitchener Rd, Milford
Auckland, The Coffee Club Milford
The Coffee Club The Square102-104 The Square
Palmerston North, The Coffee Club The Square
The Green Bird Cafe172 Rodney St, Wellsford
Wellsford, The Green Bird Cafe
Operator's comments: It's just not necessary and leaves customers feeling put out a bit.
Longroom114 Ponsonby Rd
Auckland, Longroom
Ronnie's Cafe BotanyBotany Town Centre
East Tamaki, Ronnie's Cafe Botany
Operator's comments: What a great idea well done NZ Herald. We have operated our cafe for over eight years and have never charged our customers a surcharge on public holidays. I don't know why people wear it, if you went to the supermarket or petrol station and they charged extra there would be a riot. These businesses face the same increased staff costs as cafes and restaurants.
Bowmans restaurant and cafe597 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden
Auckland, Bowmans restaurant and cafe
Operator's comments: Both restaurant and cafe will not charge a surcharge
Mozaik Caffe61 Constellation Drive
Mairangi Bay, Mozaik Caffe
Operator's comments: Sign of the times
Columbus coffee ellerslie139 main highway
Ellerslie, Columbus coffee ellerslie
Papakura Club Inc5 Croskery Road
Papakura,, Papakura Club Inc
Operator's comments: We are a Chartered Club, Affliliated to Clubs NZ. This encompasses Workingmens Clubs,Cosmopolitan Clubs and RSAs. We operate under a Club License. We welcome members of Affiliated Clubs and their guests. We offer full TAB facilities,6 pool tables,8 full sized snooker tables, indoor bowls, an outdoor bowling rink and free Jukebox.
The Green Bird Cafe172 Rodney St, Wellsford
Wellsford, The Green Bird Cafe
Operator's comments: Adding a surcharge leaves customers with a negative feeling about eating out. We like ours to leave happy.
CQ Comfort and Quality Hotels223 Cuba Street, Te Aro
Wellington, CQ Comfort and Quality Hotels
Operator's comments: CQ Comfort and Quality Hotels is pleased to announce there is no public holiday surcharge at our establishment, including the bar, restaurant and cafe.
The Abbey510 Great South Rd
Greenlane, The Abbey
Operator's comments: "
New Deli & Cafe372 Rosedale Rd
Albany, Auckland, New Deli & Cafe
Operator's comments: We have NEVER charged surcharge, and never will. Ponsonby Pool Hall
JaC's Trading Co.6 Main St., The Plaza, Whangaparaoa
Auckland, JaC's Trading Co.
Operator's comments: If someone has chosen my venue as somewhere they want to eat and drink, why would I put a sour taste in their mouths before they've even sat down?
The Windsor Castle144 Parnell Road, Parnell
Auckland, The Windsor Castle
Operator's comments: We never charge a surcharge on public holidays
Edinburgh Street Ltd/Portobello Restaruant27 Edinburgh Street
Pukekohe, Edinburgh Street Ltd/Portobello Restaruant
Operator's comments: No Surcharge on Public Holidays
BLITZA Pizza Ltd9 Birkenhead Ave
Birkenhead, North Shore, BLITZA Pizza Ltd
Operator's comments: Blitza Pizza have never charged a surcharge and we also do not charge for using credit cards like Amex and Diners
Sails Cafe In Little Manly874 Whangaparaoa Road
Little Manly, Sails Cafe In Little Manly
Operator's comments: We never charge surcharges, even though we have to pay premium rates to have our staff here.
Sugar Bar3a York St
Newmarket, Auckland, Sugar Bar
The Lumsden444- 448 Khyber Pass Rd
Newmarket, Auckland, The Lumsden
El Faro Spanish Restaurant & Tapas BarElliott Stables 39 Elliott st
Auckland CBD, El Faro Spanish Restaurant & Tapas Bar
Operator's comments: No surcharge for over 4 years at El Faro
Mt Difficulty Wines Restaurant & Cellar Door73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384
Central Otago, Mt Difficulty Wines Restaurant & Cellar Door
Operator's comments: Lunch reservations are highly recommended. Phone 03 445 3445 ext 1 or email Cheers!
Movenpick Parnell155 Parnell Road Parnell
Auckland, Movenpick Parnell
The Coffeeclub Ellerslie131 Main highway Ellerslie
Auckland, The Coffeeclub Ellerslie
Lady on the Rock Cafe51 Kakahoroa Drive
Whakatane, Lady on the Rock Cafe
Kati Grill146 Karangahape Road
Auckland, Kati Grill
Operator's comments: No Surcharge on any public Holidays at Kati Grill.
The Zookeeper's Son715 Mt Albert Road
Royal Oak, Auckland, The Zookeeper's Son
Villager606 Remuera Road
Remuera, Auckland, Villager
The Postman's LegCnr Downing St & Glenfield Road
Glenfield, Auckland, The Postman's Leg
Huapai Tavern301 State Highway 16 Huapai
Nor West Auckland, Huapai Tavern
The Redoubt Bar & Eatery, Matamata48 Broadway, Matamata
Matamata, Waikato, The Redoubt Bar & Eatery, Matamata
Operator's comments: We are always open on public holidays & never charge a surcharge, however this Waitangi Day we will be shut due to a staff ""Christmas Do"".
Moreton's425 Tamaki Drive, St Helier's
Auckland, Moreton's
Operator's comments: The Running Bull
Gladstones Cafe20 Gladstone Road
Parnell, Auckland, Gladstones Cafe
Operator's comments: "
Hell Pizza Whangarei214 bank street
Whangarei, Hell Pizza Whangarei
Operator's comments: Columbus Coffee Smales Farm Takapunaa
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