A fire that blazed through Auckland’s O’Connell Street Bistro will keep the restaurant closed for four weeks.

The kitchen sustained considerable fire damage and there is smoke damage to the dining room.

“Thanks to the fantastic efforts of the city’s fire-fighters in getting the blaze under control so quickly, it is expected the restaurant will be closed for around four weeks while we get the kitchen and restaurant back up to scratch,” said the restaurant in a statement.

The cause of the blaze is still being investigated.

“Of course we are devastated by the fire. O’Connell Street Bistro is our livelihood and we will do everything in our power to get the restaurant up and running again as soon as possible. We regret any inconvenience to our customers and we will be in touch with people who have made bookings during the weeks we are carrying out renovations.”