About Number 5

Number 5 Restaurant is an elegant dining restaurant in central Auckland city.


We are famous for our passion of New Zealand food and our huge selection of boutique New Zealand wines.


It is the perfect place for visitors to Auckland to come and experience dining at its best.


As well as our fantastic food and comprehensive winelist, we pride ourselves on our exceptional service. Past guests have included the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, Burt Bacharach and Sir Sean Connery.


If you find yourself dreaming of a white Christmas, but always have your desires foiled by a little thing called the Southern Hemisphere, then Number 5 has something that might help to make your wishes come true.


Number 5′s management team pride themselves on sourcing only the most superior, locally grown foods and complementing the main ingredients with trimmings that enhance rather than alter the taste of the dish.


You can rest assured that the meal that arrives on the plate in front of you is world class, flavoursome and always delicious.


Valentines Menu


About The Building

This is the old brick building in which Number 5 Restaurant is situated. It has been a fine dining restaurant for more than 30 years.


It is a character building with great atmosphere, fantastic views and unique ambience.


The top floor provides private dining for up to 60 people with wonderful views of the city skyline.

About The Owner


• Martina Lutz •


Martina is from Germany and has been living in New Zealand since 1988. She has been in the hospitality industry for 35 years and owned cafes/restaurants in Germany and New Zealand, including “the other side”, Merlot Wine Cafe and the Wine Loft.


She also owns Wine Chambers Restaurant and Chambers Bar in Shortland Street in Auckland’s CBD.

About The Chef

• Grant Kitchen – Chef de Cuisine •


Award winning Chef Grant Kitchen hails from Feilding in the Manawatu. As an apprentice at the ParkRoyal Hotel in Wellington he quickly developed a reputation as a “hospitality all rounder” with designations to the Sultan of Brunei, Prime Ministers and other VIPs.
Grant has worked with the New Zealand Defence Force, Accor Hotels and Tertiary Training Establishments, Judges at Culinary Events around NZ and is a Member of the NZ Chefs Association. Awards include NZ Beef and Lamb Awards, Runner Up NZ Restaurant of the Year 2007 and has trained up and coming chefs and stewards to Class Winners at local and national culinary events.


Grant also competed in a high level of sport representing Manawatu in Swimming, Life Saving, Basketball, Football and Indoor Netball and represented and captained the New Zealand Royal Life Saving Team. Grant has also coached junior, senior and representative Swimming, Basketball and Netball. Recently Grant has also designed a Recipe Book for Netball North Harbour and a Recipe Calendar for NZI Insurance.


As Head Chef of Pinot Plus we received a Lewisham nomination for My philosophy “my food is about perfection – flavour, appearance, texture”


My motto “savour, service, simplicity”


My attitude “trust, responsibility, innovation, professionalism, transparency”