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EAT Local.
Shop Local.

Support Local.

Who are we ?

Just as the kitchen is the heart of the home, we are the heart of Ponsonby. The place to meet, eat, drink, shop and just be social for the sake of it. You can travel the world right here, with the tastes of Turkey, Italy, Thailand, Japan, China, Argentina, France, South East Asia and Venezuela all under one roof. With more than 20 eateries over 13 cuisines, you'll be left with one thing... a tricky decision!

How IT ALL Started.

Founder and owner Andy Davies, dreamed of bringing the overseas marketplaces from his travels to the Ponsonby community. After coveting the central Ponsonby building for years, the opportunity finally arrived to save the building from becoming another apartment complex and bring his vision to life.

The concept was to have a global dining experience, a place where you feel invited to come, stay and bring your friends to experience Auckland at an international level. So in 2012, Ponsonby Central went from a concept to a reality and here we are.

Andy pulled down the walls on closed kitchens to celebrate the people behind the food and open up the experience to all our senses. When you support Ponsonby Central, you support local businesses largely owned and operated by the people that created them and who are running the front line on the daily.