The Empire

Established in 1875, The Empire has long been an iconic Auckland watering hole.

We’re passionate about our customers; providing the best service and an exciting new range of contemporary cuisine is what we are all about.

Come add your story to the colourful history of The Empire.


 Black Dog Burger

Located in central Auckland we serve an awesome range of tasty burgers which are complimented with some damn good beer....All for an affordable price!

Feel free to give us a call on 0210 240 5320 to place an order for pick up.

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With a ton of burger joints popping up almost daily in Auckland why choose Black Dog?


    Carefully crafted, our brioche buns are baked fresh daily to our own specific recipe. The perfect complement to any Black Dog Burger.


    Our patties are made using the finest fresh New Zealand scotch fillet beef and premium free range chicken daily. Each patty is generously seasoned with  salt, ground pepper and nothing else (we like to let our meat do the talking)  and then cooked to order in front of your very eyes on our flat top grill.


    We use only the freshest ingredients, which is why our Grill-master crafts all of our sauces in house. From our mouth watering secret Black Dog sauce to our spicy chipotle mayo, they’ve all been skillfully prepared to pair perfectly with our Black Dog Burgers !

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