Set in a beautiful location looking out to Cape Kidnappers, Hygge offers high quality food and relaxed exceptional service for your special event.

Hygge (“hyu-guh”) is a Danish word meaning the essence of what is good in life. Happiness, enjoyment, and comfort are encompassed.

Our team will work to bring this to your function, and while we take care of all the finer details you can enjoy our wonderful atmosphere with your family, friends, or colleagues at any time of the year.

Whether a birthday, anniversary, team fundraiser, or any other special occasion, we look forward to welcoming you and your guests here at Hygge.



Our venue is available for hire as whole or part of, with options available inside the Main Room or the Cape Room so we can cater for a range of different sized events.

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Music and entertainment are the joy of the soul, and at Hygge we welcome you to bring the party.

We are well set-up for musicians, whether it be indoors by the fire, out on the lawn, or in the garden courtyard.

All ages are very welcome at Hygge, and children are safe to explore the lawn and surrounding natural obstacle course of trees, timber and stone.
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We have held many special events at Hygge and welcome your enquiry for a fundraising set-up. Special menus with a portion of funds raised allocated for your organisation can be arranged.

Whether it is a quiz event, long lunch or jamboree, we welcome you to get in touch.


Hygge is fully licensed, and our drinks list and menu celebrate local businesses and ethical and organic produce. Our in-house chefs create high quality food and beautifully presented dishes.

We offer shared plates, plated meals, buffet and walk and fork meal services.

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It would be our pleasure in welcoming you to Hygge at Clifton Bay. Book your function with us today!
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Award Winning Venue

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Wedding Industry
2023 Finalist

Outstanding wedding ceremony and outstanding reception venue
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Restaurant Guru
2023 Award

Best Cafe in Te Awanga
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HB Chamber of Commerce
2023 Finalist

Ultimate Visitor Experience