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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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

Oct 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Oct 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Price: $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 - until October 3

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 - until October 3

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