Te wharekai o Visions Visions on Campus restaurant

Visions on Campus is a fully licensed restaurant located at our City campus. We offer a relaxed dining experience in a truly unique setting.

The restaurant is used for teaching and training by students from our Chef training and Front of House and Management programmes. Students are involved in all aspects of your dining experience, from preparing your meal, serving you and managing the running of the restaurant.

It is an ideal location for dining with family, friends or colleagues, a special occasion, hosting corporate or private functions or for mini trade shows with 150 guest capacity.

We have a changing seasonal menu based on learning and teaching requirements but can cater for specific dietary needs.

Visions on Campus is also available for private functions and venue hire.


Our menus are developed to support our students learning and to offer a selection to tempt the palate of our diners. Menus may change throughout the year based on seasons and teaching requirements.

We offer a range of dishes including vegetarian options and you can accompany this with a drink from our substantial wine and beverage list.

If you are hosting a function, we can work with you to design a menu specifically for your event.

Functions and events

Visions on Campus is available for corporate or private functions. We will work with you to make your event special and unique for your guests.

We can provide support for conference and presentation gatherings, with built-in audio-visual equipment. There is also space for live entertainment and a dance floor area.

Contact the Restaurant Manager to discuss your requirements and needs.


Special acknowledgments and our appreciation to the companies supporting our students through Visions on Campus:

  • Hancocks
  • C4 Coffee
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Moffat Ltd
  • Akaroa Salmon.



Our opening times are based on our teaching and assessment requirements and therefore vary. For opening times, please contact visions@ara.ac.nz

Bookings are essential. You can book online or by phone.

Contact details

Phone03 940 8664


Visions, U block, City campus
Parking is available on the corner of Barbados street and St Asaph street.