Auckland's flying restaurant opening soon

Auckland's first-ever flying restaurant will open soon, with the first take-off expected to take place on Thursday, February 1.

The restaurant offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to eat dinner, suspended above the ground by a crane.

It will be situated 50m above the ground, in front of The Cloud on Queens Wharf.

High-profile chefs, such as Masterchef NZ judge Simon Gault, My Kitchen Rules judge Gareth Stuart and Fish at the Hilton executive chef Fraser Shenton will participate in the pop-up restaurant.

There will be seven flights daily - one for brunch, two for lunch, one cocktail tasting, one wine tasting and two dinner servings.

The event was originally supposed to run from November 29 to December 17, 2017, but was delayed by industrial action in Sydney, where the relocatable restaurant was stored.

It will now run from February 1-18.

When the event launched, co-director Steve Chung said now was the right time to bring the event to NZ, due to the adventurous nature of the local restaurant scene.

"New Zealand's food and restaurant scene has really come along in the past few years, and so it just felt like the right time to bring our concept over, and give local foodies and adventurers an opportunity to try a totally unique dining experience," he said.

"I think Aucklanders are a pretty open bunch, so I'm super excited to see how they take to the concept."

Tickets for the event cost from $258 per person for brunch in the sky, to $498 for a dinner cooked by Simon Gault.