Top Restaurants in Auckland
Restaurants Auckland – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Auckland. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!
Whether a sushi restaurant in Auckland, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Auckland are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Auckland where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Auckland with the x-factor!
The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Auckland with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Auckland where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!
But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Auckland you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!
Style: Food with an Attitude
One would never guess that this lovely and classy dining establishment is situated in what used to be a chocolate factory, The outdoor pond, indoor décor, and romantic ambiance has drawn many marrying couples to not only hold their receptions here but also their wedding ceremonies. The lively atmosphere also makes it an ideal place to hold special occasions and business lunches.
Cibo in Parnell, Auckland serves both contemporary local and international fare for lunch from noon ‘til 3pm from Mondays thru Fridays, and dinner from 6pm ‘til midnight on Mondays thru Saturdays. Star dishes on the menu include the herb crusted fish of the day, char grilled Angus eye fillet, and pepper lamb rump. Their vegetarian menu is also quite noteworthy.
Address: 91 St Georges Bay Rd (Axis Building), Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: +649 303 9660
Price: Mains around NZ$39.-
Style: Impressive International Cuisine
Black beaded curtain dividers, lush dark leather seats, dark wood panels and furnishings, outdoor seating for romance, and secluded basement for intimate parties – all these create a surreal ambiance that would make one feel like being in a James Bond movie instead of dining at Clooney in Auckland.
Picture a scene in the film where serious business deals are being discussed, couples enjoying romantic meals outdoors, and families celebrating a special occasion – that’s what one would normally see at this fine dining restaurant that offers both a la carte and degustation menu choices.
Try the butter poached crayfish, roasted John Dory, and beef tenderloin that frequent diners vouch for and often describe to be “orgasmic”
They are open for dinner from 5:30pm ‘til late from Mondays thru Saturdays.
Address: 33 Sale St , Freemans Bay , Auckland, New Zealand
Area: Freemans Bay
Phone: +649 3581 702
Price: NZ$90 – NZ$150 per person
Dine By Peter Gordons
Style: Indulging International Cuisine in Auckland
Dine at the Skycity Grand Hotel by world renowned chef owner Peter Gordon is ever bit as glamorous and indulgent as his famous Providores Restaurant in London. Dim lighting, soft music, and the posh dark wood and leather furnishings really set the mood. This is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions, romantic evenings, or to simply pamper our palates with marvellously presented delicious food.
Dinner options include early supper (5:30pm – 6:30pm seating), a la carte, or going for the degustation menu. They are open ‘til 10:30pm and also serve lunch on Fridays from 11:30am ‘til 2:30pm. The “wakuni angus beef” and “5 spice roast duck” are favorites.
Address: Skycity Grand Hotel, Federal Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Area: Auckland Central
Phone: +64 9 363 7030
Price: NZ$120.- to NZ$200.- per person
The Engine Room
Style: Beautiful Upscale Auckland Bistro
The Engine Room is a charming eatery that serves interesting and delicious international dishes that keep diners coming back for more.
The interior decoration is simple yet trendy and doesn’t scream sophisticated but wait until you see the craftily constructed food on the plates. People from all walks of life come here not to feast their eyes but to feed their bellies with lip-smacking great meals.
Regular diners have sung praises about the goat cheese soufflé, veal schnitzel, Thai prawn salad, and steak frites. Make sure to book ahead as they are often fully booked.
They serve lunch from mid day ‘til 3pm on Fridays, and dinner from 6pm – 11:30pm on Tuesdays thru Saturdays.
Address: 115 Queen Street, Northcote Point, Auckland, New Zealand
Area: North Point
Phone: +64 9 480 9502
Price: NZ$50 – NZ$80 per person
The French Cafe
Style: European Fare With a Modern Twist
The French Café” features modernized European favorite dishes served in a simple yet stylish and relaxing ambiance.
Families celebrating special occasions, lovebirds out on dates and businessmen entertaining clients frequent the fancy eatery to take in the ambiance and to savor the culinary experience.
The restaurant offers a la carte and degustation menu options for dinners on Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 6pm until late, and for lunch on Fridays from noon ‘til 2:30pm. Their spanner “crab risotto”, “pink roasted lamb” and “crispy roast ducking” are just some of the most ordered dishes on the menu.
Address: 210 Symonds St, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand
Area: Freemans Bay
Phone: +64 9 377 1911
Price: NZ$120.- to NZ$200.- per person
Style: Casual New Zealand Fine Dining
Acclaimed chef owner Geoff Scott showcases his artistic side at Vinnies not only by serving beautiful artworks on plates, but also by housing Auckland’s smallest art gallery within the restaurant.
The eatery exudes artistry and luxury being famous for having exceptional seasonal culinary delights, an impeccable wine list, and cigar menu – Yes, Cuban cigars that business men would definitely love to share with colleagues and clients.
Vinnies in Auckland offers a degustation menu, a seasonal menu, set lunch menu, and tasting menus for champagne, whiskey, and wine. They are also willing to change courses on the degustation menu for diners who would like to incorporate other dishes on the menu to give diners their own special degustation experience.