Highwater is a modern inner-city eatery serving seasonal, flavoursome food using traditional techniques to make nearly everything in-house.

We celebrate local, sustainable and ethical produce, working with local growers, and supporting like-minded business operators.

We have a carefully curated drinks list on offer with a selection of wine from vineyards with sustainable viticulture and organic growing practices, locally brewed beers and great coffee from Rich coffee. 

We are big on being open, honest and inclusive with our guests, encouraging curiosity and conversation around food and drink, where it comes from and how it makes us feel. But most importantly, we want to be a fun and enjoyable place where everyone feels welcome.

We are open for Breakfast & Lunch Tuesday to Sunday and Dinner Tuesday to Saturday.



Sustainability for us goes beyond the menu; we are making a continued and concerted effort. Some things we are doing are:

Minimising our wastage in diverting waste to landfill by composting food scraps and recycling.
Using cleaning products that are currently New Zealand’s leading environmentally friendly, hospitality grade products.

We are straw-free and use bio-degradable takeaway packaging. 

We encourage BYO keep cups and takeaway food containers by offering a discount. We also stock and sell beautiful handcrafted pottery keep cups by local potter Galit Maxwell, which we hope will encourage keep cup purchases.

Our electricity is generated from 100% renewable sources.

We will be continually looking for ways to minimise waste and increase our sustainability efficiency.