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

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• 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

• Marius Lammertz •

 

Marius Lammertz is the newest member of the Number 5 family. He hails all the way from Dusseldorf Germany, having embarked on his apprenticeship at Palace St George, Dusseldorf in 2006.
 
After completing his apprenticeship in 2009, Marius moved to Hamburg to work first as Chef de Partie and then as Sous Chef at the famous Louis Jacob Hotel.

 

Three years later he went to work at the Wandrahm Hotel in Hamburg as Sous Chef before moving to Auckland to join us as Head Chef at Number 5 Restaurant. Marius is excited to join the team and integrate his European culinary abilities with the freshest local produce available.

 

A typical European, Marius is right into his football and backs his club Borussia Moenchen Gladback all the way. In his spare time, he enjoys rock and techno music and attending festivals.

 

 

About the Sous Chef

• Chris Hanstein •

 

Number 5’s resident Sous Chef, Chris Hanstein began his career as a chef nine years ago at the famous Michelen-Star Maitre im Landhaus Kuckuck restaurant in Cologne. Here is found his passion for cooking and once he had completed his three-year apprenticeship, Chris travelled to Austria where he worked as Chef de Partie at “Die Waermflasche”.

 

He also worked for one year in the famous five star hotel “Traube Tonbach” in the Black Forest and traveled to Spain where he worked in the five star hotel Designhotel Bohemia.

 

For Chris, travelling is essential to develop his own unique style of cooking and to gain knowledge and skills from different chefs.

 

Last year he went to Australia were he worked in Stirling Hotel, Swine and Co in Sydney and in the Salthouse in Carins.

 

His Philosophy: Food is a universal language and you learn wherever you go.