Since opening over nine years ago, the Chapel welcome has become as synonymous with Ponsonby Road as flat whites and French Poodles. Under the guidance of Auckland hospitality legend Luke Dallow, Chapel has established itself not only as a locals’ favourite, but as a destination venue for anyone looking for a great night out in Ponsonby.

Chapel’s design plays to its strengths: outdoor banquette seating basks in all day sunshine, while inside, the bar and bistro elements are subtly broken up to ensure each maintains its own particular atmosphere throughout the day and night. And although Chapel may be known principally for its bar, don’t be fooled by the throw away term ‘bistro’. Food at Chapel, which ranges from crispy Italian style pizzas with delicious toppings to sharing plates, is as good as you’ll find anywhere on Ponsonby Road … just at bistro, rather than restaurant, prices.

But what really sets Chapel apart is its staff. Carefully selected for their knowledge, personality and willingness to go the extra mile, the team will guarantee a uniquely friendly, yet unmistakably Ponsonby, experience every time you visit.