Home to a melting pot of cultures from around the world, Auckland’s vibrant food and wine scene serves up something for every taste.
Following an edgy makeover, Britomart is one of the stars of Auckland’s dining scene. The superb food from this eclectic collection of hip cafés, bars and restaurants is complemented by funky new fitouts, from a revamped industrial garage to minimalist modern spaces. Keep it casual with artisan French pastries and great coffee, or indulge in contemporary Vietnamese, Japanese, Mexican, fresh seafood, or something sweet at the specialty dessert restaurant.
Enjoy great food and wine by the water’s edge at Viaduct Harbour, overlooking an impressive backdrop of sleek superyachts. It’s the perfect spot for a casual lunch and a chilled glass of wine by day, or an elegant evening experience.
The buzzing restaurants that line the redeveloped Wynyard Quarter waterfront precinct bring locals and visitors together to enjoy a meal and drinks with beautiful harbour views. Menus range from delectable European and Asian to seafood caught fresh from local waters. The precinct’s first restaurants on North Wharf are now joined by new establishments on Jellicoe Street, offering American Southern soul food, traditional Thai, a craft beer bar and restaurant and many more dining choices.
The Federal Street district is Auckland’s newest foodie precinct. Federal Street features more than 20 bars and eateries, a number of them led by internationally renowned chefs, including Al Brown, Peter Gordon, Sean Connolly and Nic Watt. Indulge in freshly shucked oysters, authentic tapas, exquisite Italian, Japanese robata and contemporary New Zealand cuisine. Linger later with a fine New Zealand wine or designer cocktail.
The inner-city suburb of Ponsonby epitomises Auckland’s urban style. Enduring favourites sit alongside stylish new cafés and restaurants, including those in popular Ponsonby Central, a laneway of hip bars, street vendor-style eateries and an organic produce market.