Hospitality Business Magazine

RANZ reacts to iconic Euro closure

Iconic downtown Auckland waterfront restaurant, Euro has announced it will remain closed and the Restaurant Association has called for greater Government support for the industry.

A statement from owners, The Nourish Group  said the decision to keep Euro closed  was ‘extremely difficult.’ 

“The ongoing challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic over the past 18 months have meant that it is no longer sustainable to reopen, despite doing everything in our power to do so.
“We’re incredibly proud of everything we’ve achieved since Euro first opened in 1999 and it’s been our privilege to welcome you through our doors over the last 22 years.

“We’re particularly proud of our amazing Euro team – for the consistently exceptional food, beverage and service they’ve delivered and all the good times our guests have experienced.
“Euro holds a special place in the hearts of so many – whether you’ve celebrated a special occasion here, attended one of our legendary long lunches or simply dined with us, we’re extremely grateful to each and every one of you for your continued support.
“It’s been an amazing journey and while we wish we could have had one last hurrah with you all, we’d like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the wonderful memories.”

Reacting to the news of the closure announcement, Marisa Bidois, CEO of the Restaurant Association of New Zealand expressed the need for more targeted support.

“We are saddened to lose this iconic Auckland restaurant from our harbour. Euro has long been a jewel of the viaduct harbour serving up some of our finest NZ produce to local and international diners alike.

“Euro is a classic example of a restaurant that would have continued to thrive had it not been for the devastating effects of COVID 19 on our industry. Their closure is yet another casualty of the pandemic and highlights the critical need for targeted support for those businesses disproportionately affected.”