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Auckland’s newest Pop-Up restaurant opens this Friday 6 Sept


Auckland’s newest Pop-Up restaurant opens this Friday, 6th September.

Wednesday 4th September, 5.30pm - Auckland, New Zealand.

Press Release: Collective.

Auckland’s newest Pop-Up restaurant opens this Friday, 6th September.
Black Label Dining by Collective”, launches their Spring Season with a dining series at The Wharf.

A bold move for the new Auckland hospitality experience company, the accomplished team behind this venture, plans to make their mark on the city’s culinary calendar.

Masterminded by Head Chef, Phil Ryan, his hand selected culinary team includes the prodigies of several of Auckland’s top establishments, including Sidart, The Langham and Mollies.

Managing front of house, Rinus Pope is relishing his debut as a pop-up restaurateur. A multi-award winning waiter and international judge, he’s enjoying the challenge of establishing an innovative dining series that appeals to both the discerning and daring of foodies.

“I’m passionate about excellence, and the opportunity to train a new generation of top New Zealand waiters through signature events like the Black Label Dining series, which we are looking to establish each season,” says Rinus Pope.

Opening this week, Black Label Dining will open on Friday and Saturday evenings only for the duration of spring. With a ticket price of only $99 per person for the five-course degustation boutique experience, Collective are advising prospective diners to book soon.

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“We created Collective to challenge and change the reputation and style of catering in New Zealand,” says Martin Smith, General Manager of Collective.

“To do that, we need to put our food and service ‘on stage’ for the public to experience it”.

The Black Label Dining Spring Season opens Friday 6th September. The pop-up restaurant is held on Friday and Saturday evenings only until the 14th November, in ‘The Pearl’ dining room at The Wharf on Northcote Point. Bookings are essential, to book phone (09) 480 2590. For more information visit

Phil Ryan


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