There's nothing quite like dining out in the open air and under the stars which is why we're lucky that Auckland most certainly isn't lacking in Alfresco restaurants. ViewAuckland.co.nz's list of recommended restaurants to enjoy Alfresco dining in Auckland offers the ultimate venues to dine out in the open air. These are the restaurants and eateries in Auckland that we think do justice to the outdoor dining experience.
It's not easy to come by a restaurant or eatery in Auckland that offers both down-to-earth comfort foods and a spectacular alfresco dining view as well. Thankfully for us, there's Rebo Restaurant & Bar at SKYCITY Auckland. From all-day breakfasts and rustic wood-fired pizzas to hearty Asian food and desserts you wouldn't be able to say no to, Rebo Restaurant & Bar is a great alfresco dining option for the casual diner.
Cnr Victoria and Federal Streets,
The Kermadec Restaurant Seafood Brasserie & Bar is located in the heart of the Auckland Viaduct with magical harbour views that will make for an unforgettable alfresco treat - Auckland's unpredictable outdoor weather permitting. Also, with the Roof Garden designed by Noel Lane and inspired by Chef Peter Thornley's love of gardening now added to Kermadec's unique collection of venues, you'll now know where to go for a great private alfresco dining experience!
1st Floor, Viaduct Harbour,
Level 1/204 Quay Street,
With a tagline like "Outdoor dining at it's best," you can't go wrong with Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant of Waiheke Island, Auckland as a choice alfresco dining location. Described as "one of the most romantic locations on earth," we'd come to Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant for the ultimate outdoor alfresco dining getaway, had we a day to pull ourselves away from the frenzy that is the Auckland city centre.
126 Church Bay Road,
Yet another iconic Parnell restaurant makes View Auckland's Recommended Alfresco Dining Restaurants list. Non Solo Pizza has been promising the people of Auckland authentic Italian food, coupled with the quintessential Kiwi alfresco experience for many years now. With what they claim to be one of the prettiest outdoor garden settings in Auckland, Non Solo Pizza undoubtedly deserves a spot in our 'greatest hits' alfresco dining list.
259 Parnell Road,
The multiple award-winning Soul Bar & Bistro, touted by many to be one of, if not the best restaurant on the Auckland Viaduct Harbour deserves a place on our Recommended Alfresco Dining list for its elegant all-weather terrace. Conveniently faced west to catch the spectacular sunsets, Soul Bar & Bistro makes one of the best restaurants in Auckland for alfresco after work drinks.
Viaduct Harbour Avenue,
How many cafes in Auckland can boast the benefit of having a great outdoor waterside location primed for alfresco dining? The Takapuna Beach Cafe, for one. Nestled on the North Shore, Takapuna Beach Cafe makes for a great alternative on days you feel like a change from your usual local, what with its ability to offer a remarkable alfresco dining experience.
22 The Promenade,
Hidden in a discreet alcove faced in the direction of the Auckland Domain in Parnell will you find the outdoor alfresco seating of TriBeCa Restaurant & Bar, featuring food prepared by none other than the culinary genius that is chef Hayden McMillian, formerly of Meredith's, The French Cafe and Vinnies. With food and an atmosphere like that, how can you fault the TriBeCa alfresco experience?
The Foundation Building,
8 George Street,