The Library

Tuck yourself in a cosy nook at The Library and enjoy fun and frivolous cocktails, obscure wines, and delicious desserts.

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Events - August 1 - 31

A Bar of Chocolate

Join The Library for one night of pure decadence. The chocolate equivalent of a spa day for your soul.

Enjoy a full menu of chocolate cocktails, chocolate tasting plates, innovative savoury chocolate treats and of course chocolate desserts to really give you that chocolatey sugar high. Wellington chocolate producers have inspired the menu. From eggplant caponata bruschetta with Whittaker's 72% to double-cream brie with cocoa husk lavosh to our Chocoholic's Chocolate Sundae - Carrello del Gelato double chocolate ice cream and Bohemein Chocolate's garnishes. Decadent cocktails including self-stirred boozy hot chocolate, a berry chocolatey soup, sea salt and chocolate fudge martini or over-the-top flaming chilli chocolate margarita.

Live music from 8pm, plus with every purchase made on the night you will go into the draw to win a custom chocolate sculpture! The kid-friendly chocolate shop will be set up on the ground floor, and open from 4pm selling decadent hot chocolates and chocolate by the bar. Exit through the chocolate gift shop for those of you who can't get enough.

  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • NFNut Free_possible
  • VVegetarian_possible

Dates:

Various times throughout August

Aug 05, 5:00pm - Late

Price: Free entry, pay on consumption

Event enquiries: peter@thelibrary.co.nz

Let's Get Trollied

Tea trolleys have been absent in New Zealand since the early 1980s. No one wheels a drinks trolley to your desk on a Friday afternoon anymore... dessert trolleys haven't been cool since The Beatles took over the balcony at the St George, and we're here to change that! Inspired by the dessert and tea trolleys of yesteryear, we've put a modern spin on the nostalgic tea delivery system.

A titillating afternoon of trolleys, treats and tableside martinis will be accompanied by live music. This is what you've been dreaming of, with charming cocktails and modern eats - half sweet, half savoury, there will be something for everyone! Think steak tartare cornetto with tabasco jelly, a Wilton Blue cheese and gingerbread ‘sandwich’ with honey butter, or get fancy with the Welly Gin Mini Martini trolley.
Tickets include one cocktail/beverage and your first two plates. Pay on consumption thereafter with prices starting from $10.

Join us for a special kids session from 12pm - 2pm Sunday 29th August. Please note no alcohol will be available for purchase during this time.

  • DFDairy Free
  • GFGluten Free
  • NFNut Free
  • VVVegan
  • VVegetarian

Dates:

Various times throughout August

Aug 28, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Aug 29, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Aug 29, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Aug 29, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Price: $15-$25

Event enquiries: peter@thelibrary.co.nz

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Dine - August 1 - 15

The Return of the King

Inspired by New Zealand's first purpose-built picture theatre. Kings Theatre was opened in 1910, on what is now Dixon Street, was being billed as “the most up-to-date picture theatre in Australasia” (Free Lance, 19 March 1910, p. 9).
Celebrating Wellington's rich and diverse history with the film industry our dish is a nod to the many young Kiwi creatives who cut their teeth in an industry whose audience fuels themselves on popcorn. In doing so we've chosen to celebrate the many different layers of the humble popcorn kernel.

Dish Description: Popcorn and Whittaker's white chocolate mousse encased in salted caramel popcorn brittle glaze with Zelati burnt butter corn ice cream and Foodnerd freeze-dried corn kernels.

  • GFGluten Free
  • VVegetarian

Price: $18

Availability: Dinner

Regional Beverages

Cocktail:
Gunpowder Rum Raspberry Cola: Six Barrel Soda Co. raspberry syrup, Smoke & Oakum Manufactory Gunpowder Rum: $15
Sweetcorn & Pineapple Tepache Cordial, topped with Parrotdog Birdseye Hazy Pale Ale: $15

Non-Alcoholic:
Spiced Raspberry Cola Spider: Six Barrel Soda Co. raspberry syrup, Carrello del Gelato, Karma Cola: $11

Burger - August 13 - 31

Choc Rockin' Beets

Roasted Fix & Fogg peanut butter and Whittaker's chocolate brownie patty with cream cheese frosting 'mayo', beet and raspberry gel 'ketchup' and beet crisp 'pickles' in a Meyer lemon tart and toffee chocolate chunk cookie bun.

  • VVegetarian

Garage Project Beer Match: Raspberry Cabaret

Price: $18 / with Garage Project beer $30

Availability: Dinner

Cocktail - August 1 - 31

To Bee or Not to Bee

Gin, homegrown lemon juice, Wellington Honey syrup, bitters, chamomile mead and Libertine Blends elderflower foam with a dusting of honeycomb. Accompanied by a lemon honey and ginger popcorn with a whiskey drizzle.

  • DFDairy Free
  • GFGluten Free
  • NFNut Free
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian

Price: $17

Not to bee Non-alcoholic version

Seedlip Grove 42, homegrown lemon juice, Wellington Honey syrup and spiced syrup, chamomile verjus and Libertine Blends elderflower foam with a honeycomb dusting served with lemon honey and ginger popcorn with a whiskey drizzle.

  • DFDairy Free
  • GFGluten Free
  • NFNut Free
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian

Price: $17