THE POPULAR FREYBERG RESTAURANT
A part of the New Lynn RSA, 2 Veronica St, New Lynn.
Relaxed Family Dining
With a reputation for a great selection of fine food, the Freyberg Restaurant is the ideal venue for a mouth-watering lunch or evening meal, or for hosting your private function.
Catering By Cook & Butler
The kitchen at The Freyberg Restaurant is overseen by Nick Little from Cook & Butler. He brings international and local experience having worked for restaurants, catering companies and private homes throughout Europe, United States of America, Australia and New Zealand.
HOURS & PARKING
The Freyberg Restaurant hours are:
Tuesday & Sunday
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Wednesday – Saturday
5:30pm – 8:00pm
A separate bar-snack menu is available each day the restaurant is open, from noon until closing.
For information on private functions, click below.
Parking at The Freyberg Restaurant
The RSA – 2 Veronica St, New Lynn – has ample parking for Freyberg Restaurant guests.
Bus parking is available on the corner of Ward St and Totora Ave.
On Saturday nights, and at other times by arrangement, the Function Room at the New Lynn RSA is available for private functions such as birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, and any other occasion that needs a special venue – and first-rate catering.
Able to cater for up to 250 people, the Function Room has a private bar. The room can be transformed for any special event, and the team from Freyberg Restaurant will supply food that is second to none.
To find out more about holding your function at the New Lynn RSA, with superb catering by Freyberg Restaurant, contact us.
Lieutenant-General The Lord Freyberg VC GCMG KCB KBE DSO
Born in London in 1889, Bernard ‘Tiny’ Freyberg moved to New Zealand as a two-year old later becoming one of our greatest war heroes and a popular Governor General.
Freyberg volunteered for the First World War and was awarded numerous honours for his wartime actions. Early in the Gallipoli campaign he won a Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for swimming ashore and setting flares at Bolayir to divert Turkish attention from the main landing place. By 1918, he had added two bars to his DSO, won the Victoria Cross, and been appointed a Companion to the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG). He was mentioned in dispatches on several occasions and wounded nine times.
During the Second World War Freyberg was appointed to command the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force and its fighting arm, the 2nd New Zealand Division. He led campaigns in Greece, North Africa and Italy.
He added a third bar to his DSO and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. He was also appointed a Knight Commander to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) and elevated to Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB). The latter was for his leadership of the New Zealand Division during the decisive second battle at El Alamein, which marked a major turning point in favour of the allied forces.
Following the war Freyberg accepted an invitation to be New Zealand’s Governor-General (1946 – 1952).
In late 1952, Freyberg returned to England. There he acted as Deputy Constable and Lieutenant Governor in charge of Windsor Castle. He died at Windsor on 4 July 1963 following the rupture of one of his many war wounds.