Returned servicemen and women dine on the house this ANZAC day


We’re inviting returned servicemen and women to a complimentary meal on ANZAC Day.

ANZAC Day celebrates and honours those men and women who have served New Zealand and Australia in military operations. This ANZAC Day Wellington restaurants Monsoon Poon, Boulcott Street Bistro and Osteria del Toro are honouring all returned servicemen and women by inviting them to dine for free.

“There are many New Zealanders who have served our country and deserve our recognition and we’d like to thank them, ” Monsoon Poon owner and president of the Wellington branch of the Restaurant Association of New Zealand, Mike Egan says.

After seeing a similar concept in the United states, and talking to Monsoon Poon customers Mr Egan brought the tribute to New Zealand in 2012.

“Many restaurants throughout the United States honour their service men and women in a similar style with ‘Veterans’ Dine for Free’. It has proven to be a well respected event, with a great response,” said Mr Egan.

“A few of our guests [at Monsoon Poon] were once stationed at the NZ Army base in Singapore and love South East Asian food, so I thought we’d invite them to dine as an acknowledgement of their service,

“Last year, we had a number of returned servicemen and women enjoy the offer and I hope that this will become an annual event on restaurant calendars throughout New Zealand,” said Mr Egan.

Monsoon Poon and Osteria del Toro are open for 5pm dinner this ANZAC Day, Thursday 25th April.

(Offer also available at Monsoon Poon, Auckland)

Boulcott Street Bistro is open from 5.30pm

Share this with every person you know who has served New Zealand and Australia, and be sure to thank them.

For dining details please contact:

Monsoon Poon – +64 4 803 3555

Osteria del Toro – (04) 381 2299

Boulcott Street bistro – (04) 499 4191


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Trade Secrets – Bloom Supply

We get a lot of compliments on our beautiful flower arrangements, and thought we’d share our favourite florist, Bloom Supply, with you.

Owned and operated by Chrissy Lawrence, Bloom Supply offers a personalised floral service from their online store.

Bloom Supply have been in the business for 6 years and since the beginning have been brightening Boulcott Street Bistro with gorgeous floral arrangements.  Bloom Supply also provides regular floral services for wellington restaurants Monsoon Poon, Osteria del Toro & Arbitrageur

With trips to flower markets every Monday and Thursday, Bloom Supply order an abundance of the freshest produce available to ensure clients get the best of the bunch.
Arrangements can be ordered anytime during the week from their website and they also offer a weekly e-newsletter so everyone is kept up to date with what’s on trend, what’s in season and a few tips on trade, such as

  • An easy way to create harmony in an arrangement is to use flowers of a similar size color and shape.
  • Freshening your water regularly will lengthen the life of your flowers.

And if you’re celebrating a special occasion at Boulcott Street Bistro,  let us know and we can arrange a flower delivery from Bloom Supply to you at the Bistro.











Trade Secrets is a new blog category and every month we’ll endeavour to highlight one of our favourite suppliers, we do have quite a few!


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