Floating restaurant grounded for now

The arrival of a floating pop-up restaurant in Auckland has been postponed.

Dinner in the Sky, an international concept restaurant, was to be suspended by a crane 50m above Queens Wharf for three weeks in November and December 2017.

However recent industrial action at Sydney Harbour meant 57 containers of essential parts failed to ship to New Zealand in time for the event to run as originally scheduled. 

Events in the Sky director Steve Chung has apologised for the delay, and said his company still has every intention of launching the restaurant in Auckland in 2018.

"We have never had to postpone or cancel an event before, but unfortunately, the industrial action at Sydney port was totally out of our control," he said in a statement.

Dinner in the Sky is an international concept restaurant.
Dinner in the Sky is an international concept restaurant. Photo credit: Events in the Sky PTE LTD

"We are as committed as ever to bringing Dinner in the Sky to New Zealand, and appreciate everyone's continued enthusiasm for the Dinner in the Sky experience." 

Ticketmaster will automatically refund all tickets already booked for the restaurant. New dates for Dinner in the Sky Auckland are to be announced, and will likely take place in late summer or autumn 2018.