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Bon Accord Bar & Bistro

October 2020 – June 2021

A quick update of general information to club members for those that don’t see our facebook page…

Welcome from Davo and Robyn – this is our 7th year at the KBC and we are looking forward to a great season.  We stayed on Kawau for the winter and are ready for a long hot summer.

Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

(Open all of Easter and Queen’s Birthday).

Open 11.30am Thursday and Friday - Open 10.00am Saturday and Sunday.

Kitchens closes 8pm - Hours may vary depending on weather or if quiet.

Season closes Monday 7th June.
Surcharge applies on public holidays

Ph 09 4228845 for on the day updates

Refer to our Facebook page for daily updates about early closing and any general day to day information – KawauBoatingClub or Bon Accord Bar & Bistro.

Our meal service changed slightly over the Covid period and we are pleased to announce that we have plates back in use (instead of the temporary boxes) and in fact new crockery on the way!  

If you haven’t made plans for your work Christmas lunch yet why not bring your team out for a relaxed lunch over the sea….we have a Kubb set for use on the lawn, petanque balls and of course swimming off the wharf!

Merchandise is available at the club – burgees, t-shirts, caps, dry bags.  Buy at the club or order online!  

Gift Vouchers available for handy xmas gifts!

The 3 RNZYS moorings are available for RNZYS members in the first instance (up to 5pm).  KBC members can go on a wait list for any that may be available.  Please do not take a mooring without booking – call the club on 09 422 8845.

Bookings – during our busy summer season it is simply not possible to prebook tables – please come along early to avoid disappointment.

So what’s on…


RNZYS Youth Training Programme
December 7 to December 21.  All moorings booked out for this period.

Christmas Eve Christmas Carols – 5.30 – 7pm Christmas eve at the club.  Come along and join in the singing from the song sheets – open mic for anyone wanting to bring an instrument or do a solo!  Kids welcome…

A buffet dinner will be available at $22 per person.

New Year’s Eve Party -Mark Huckstep returns!
KBC members will get first options to buy tickets (6 per member card) from 4-5pm on New Year’s Eve afternoon at the club.  You must present your 2020/21 membership card to purchase tickets.  Sorry – no presales.  We are thrilled to offer this party night to club members first – last year we sold out in an hour and no tickets were available to the general public.

No entry after 8pm.  No dogs.  Not suitable for kids.  Kitchen closes 7.30pm and diners welcome to finish their meals then depart by 8.30.

For any enquiries about meals, moorings, events, functions etc please call the club directly on 09 422 8845.  Our crew will help you out!

As of Oct 2019 no tobacco products will be sold at the Bon Accord Bar & Bistro (and smoking only permitted on the concrete/laundry end of club due to fuelling regulations).

Follow us:


  • This little business operates within the Kawau Boating Club
  • Owned and operated by Robyn and David Lee, the bar and bistro has become a very popular social hub for boaties and casual visitors
  • We really enjoy seeing the members (friends) appear each year and share their enthusiasm for another summer boating season
  • Equally, we feel privileged to welcome new members and the general public to this very special location

Please be aware that there is a total fire ban on Kawau Island until further notice.

On offer at the bar and bistro:

10L Dry Bags. Best way to keep things dry, like your cell phone and wallet.

    Breakfast lunch and evening meals; normal cooked breakfast options, lunch and dinner providing choices from burgers through fish to salads, vegetarian meals available.

    Take away food by arrangement


    Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, almond milk available (extra charge applies), soft drinks.
    Tap beers and cider, a good range of wines and bottled beer
    We have an off licence, so take away alcohol is available.

    Italian Linen Clothes, Shoes & Bags
    Each year Robyn brings back a collection of beautiful linen clothes from small to large and extra large from her travels in Italy. Come and have a browse on the clothes racks in the library area!


    WE ALSO HAVE GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE. Order one for a friend... see the Merchandise page on this website.

    How to get here:

    There are several options for guests to get to the Kawau Boating Club:

    Kawau Cruises 09 425 8006
    Leave from Sandspit Wharf 0800, 1030 (this will take 1.5 hrs to get to club), 1430, 1600 and 1830. Check with them re return times. (Ask to be dropped off at the KBC for lunch)
    Hauraki Express 027 664 6644
    These guys will quote for a trip from Sandspit, Omaha or Warkworth - give them a call. They will also operate late with return trips from Kawau to home and even Auckland to Kawau return!

    Dine in or "alfresco" at the tables outside overlooking the Bon Accord Harbour.

    Our goal is happy visitors who can't wait to return!

      We look forward to seeing old friends and new... Soon!

      Best in boating
      David and Robyn Lee