Veterans eat for free


We’re offering veterans a meal on the house this ANZAC Day. 

This ANZAC Day, we are offering a free meal to New Zealand service men and women who have served overseas on combat, combat-like or peace keeping, making or enforcement operations.

After seeing a similar concept in the United States and talking to customers Monsoon Poon’s Mike Egan brought the tribute to New Zealand in 2012.

“Many restaurants throughout the United States honour their service men and women in a similar style with ‘Veterans Dine for Free’.  It has proven to be a well respected event, with a great response,” Mr Egan says.

“A few of our guests [at Monsoon Poon] were once stationed at the NZ Army base in Singapore and love Southeast Asian food, so I thought we’d invite them to dine as an acknowledgement of their service,”

“Since 2012, we’ve had a number of returned service men and women enjoy the ANZAC Day offer. I hope the word continues to spread and that we will see more this year,” says Mr Egan.

We will be open for dinner from 5pm on Tuesday 25 April. The offer is available at Wellington and Auckland Monsoon Poon.

Please share with any veterans you know, and be sure to thank them for their service.

Mike Egan and his team at Monsoon Poon

Monsoon Poon’s Mike Egan