Auckland | Places To Eat & Drink


Auckland has so much good food going, but like anywhere, sometimes arriving in a new destination, it is a little overwhelming trying to decide where to eat. We have compiled a list of our favourite places...

The Occidental

Address: 6 Vulcan Ln, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: Belgian beer, seafood

When to go: Every night

What to expect: Busy and bustling

Federal Delicatessen (Fed Street Deli/ The Fed)

Address: 86 Federal Street, Auckland City, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: bottomless coffee/tea / everything

When to go: open all day but try breakfast kitchen open till 1am Saturdays!

What to expect: American diner, stools overlooking the kitchen too

Depot

Address: 86 Federal St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: share plates, charcutterie boards

When to go: breakfast or for beer in the late evening

What to expect: Quirky and cool atmosphere

Mexico Restaurant

Address: 23 Britomart Pl, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand /Address: 164 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand/ Address: 4 The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: Tacos, beer

When to go: Every night

Cassette 9

Address: 9 Vulcan Ln, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: pizza

When to go?: Cheap eat, every night

What to expect: There is an eclectic mix of decoration, looks like walking into the Moulin Rouge- try get a table outside on the balcony

Umi Sushi

Address: 484 Lake Rd, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: Sushi

When to go: All the time

What to expect: Simply both the best and cheapest sushi around, at only $1 a roll!

Sals

Address: 12 Jellicoe St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand (multiple around city- google)

What to eat/ drink: PIZZA

When to go: Every single night

What to expect: New York pizzeria with massive pizzas! Very well priced

Sky Tower Orbit 360° Restaurant

Address: Cnr Victoria and Federal Streets Level 52, Sky Tower, Auckland Central, Auckland

What to eat/ drink: afternoon tea, dinner

When to go: For a special occasion

What to expect: Unbelievable, the view is ever changing as the restaurant revolves

Café Midnight Express

Address: 59 Victoria St W, Auckland, Auckland Central 1010, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: Turkish food

When to go: Every night (if you could) Special occasion

What to expect: Wonderful, enchanting, cosy restaurant, with live music/ dancing and great food

Waiheke Wineries- various vineyards

Address: Waiheke Island

What to eat/ drink: drink lots of locally produced wine

When to go: Anytime

What to expect: A lovely rural island, on the Waitamata Harbour, which produces spectacular wines. Try Mudbrick amongst others

Wynyard Quarter- various 40 restaurants and bars

Address: Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: Everything from Thai to Pizza, Burgers to Seafood. Multiple bars and restaurants

When to go: Any time of day and night

What to expect: ​Amazing area, lots to explore and a huge range of places to eat and drink with a range of prices.

Gourmet Burger and Brew

Address: 139 Quay St, Viaduct, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: burgers!

When to go: Every night

What to expect: A creative burger joint, look out for Pam’s face on their billboard! (not sponsored!)​

LA Cigale- French Market

Address: 69 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: Crepes

When to go: For the weekend market

What to expect: Charming French- focused gourmet hub featuring café and bistro eats, a shop and multivendor weekend market

Burger Burger Ponsonby

Address: 4 Brown St, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand (various)

What to eat/ drink: burgers!

When to go: Every night

What to expect: Very popular, bustling burger joint

Sails Restaurant

Address: 103-113 Westhaven Dr, Westhaven Marina, Auckland 1144, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: at least 3 courses, and drink expensive wine

When to go: Special occasion

What to expect: It is posh but lovely food, well presented, with views of the harbour and bridge from the large windows (Pam is biased as she was a waitress here, although we never dined)

Giapo Artistic Ice Cream

Address: 12 Gore St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: the most wonderful ice creams

When to go: All the time

What to expect: Ice cream like you have never seen or ate before

White Lady

Address: 18 Commerce St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: burgers, toasties, shakes

When to go: After a night out (24 hrs sat and sun, 7pm-4am other nights)

What to expect: Food served from a bus

Twentyone

Address: Level 3 Skytower, Auckland

What to eat/ drink: cocktails

When to go: Special occasion

What to expect: Classy, gorgeous furnishings

Botswana Butchery

Address: Ferry Building 99 Quay St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: Meat and lots of it- lamb, duck, venison, ribeye, wagu...

When to go: Special occasion

What to expect: Described as ‘fun dining’ it is plush but relaxed

Burger Fuel

Address: 291 Queen St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand various

What to eat/ drink: Burgers

When to go: Every night

What to expect: Casual eatery with huge range of burgers

Portofino

Address: 87-89M Customs St W, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: Italian food

When to go: Special occasion

What to expect: Set on the Viaduct, it has a lovely setting

Elliot Stables

Address: 39-41 Elliott St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

What to eat/ drink: With 13 restaurants to chose from under one roof, there’s plenty of choice

When to go: Every night

What to expect: Charming, bustling setting, order at counters.

Top 3 Places:

Sals- Great value pizza, and it is maahoosive!

Umi Sushi- Yes Shannon ate there for 3 months straight, amazing large rolls and cheap!

Cafe Midnight Express- Such lovely and tasty food, feels like you have been transported from New Zealand to Turkey


Oh and sorry for so many food pics ruined with our faces taking up the image! Ha...


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