Fresh, diverse and delicious, Kiwis love their food. While you’re in New Zealand, make sure you enjoy some of these food experiences.

Eat like a local

Keen to hone your kiwi cooking skills? Take part in a cooking class and learn some local secrets, including Maori cooking using native plants. When shopping for fresh ingredients, remember to stop by a Saturday morning farmers’ market. And for take-home inspiration, pick up a cookbook by one of our celebrity chefs, like Annabel Langbein or Peter Gordon.

Fabulous food experiences

New Zealand has some really top restaurants. For fine dining amid spellbinding scenery, try one of the many remote luxury lodges. For street food and urban eats, try a waterfront restaurant at Auckland’s Viaduct or a bohemian ethnic café in Wellington’s Cuba Quarter. And if you’re here in the summer months, the wine and food festivals are a must – check out the Kawhia Kai Festival or the West Coast’s Wildfoods Festival for something really adventurous.

Discover and book New Zealand restaurants

See menus, read reviews and book your table at famous restaurants like Ortolana, Whitebait, Roots, Riverstone Kitchen and many more. From fine dining to casual local favourites, Restaurant Hub(opens in new window) has the perfect gourmet experience for every occasion and budget.

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New Zealand food in the regions

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