83 Symonds Street,
(09) 300 2852
Eight is the newest culinary destination at The Langham, Auckland and is a restaurant redefining dining expectations.
Eight takes diners on a culinary journey with eight open kitchens creating food inspired by world flavours. Diners can create their own personal degustation as they choose from fresh, seasonal food cooked to their liking by our passionate chefs, in each of kitchens.
Eight's exciting world kitchens offer an amazing selection of decadent food including the freshest sushi and sashimi, a bountiful array of seafood at the city's most impressive oyster bar and a hot wok, noodle and dim sum corner. Further enhance the degustation experience by choosing from the finest cuts of meat cooked to your taste, the best Indian tandoori and curry or a freshly created salad to delight and surprise. Complete your journey with exquisite desserts and sweets.
The eight kitchens have each been linked to a renowned global journey which relates to the cuisine served, and include:
Great Ocean Road - Seafood and oyster bar
Route 66 - New York style grille
Silk Road - Wok and dim sum corner
Spice Route - Indian tandoori and curry kitchen
Tōkaidō - Sushi and sashimi
Garden Route - Succulent salad selections
Champs-Elysées - Fresh breads and pastries
Dessert Road - Exquisite desserts and sweets
Daily for Breakfast: 06.00 to 11.00
Lunch: 12.00 to 14.30
Dinner: 18.00 to 23.00
Sunday brunch 11.00 to 15.30
, New Zealand
, Pacific Rim
Avg Food Spend
$$$ per person
Set Lunch Menu, A La Carte Menu, Breakfast Menu
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
Buffets, Smorgasbords, remember when they were in - all you can eat. Long gone are the days when this style of frenzied eating held any appeal. Funny enough as this is not something you would go to every week or even every month I didn’t have to convince 16 friends to come with me.
“Eight kitchens. One culinary journey". The kitchens are "interactive" which is to say that each is staffed by qualified chefs who prepare and cook to order so diners can create their own degustation.
The culinary destinations that include the Asian section, Seafood station, sushi stand, meat grill, Indian, salads, pastries, cheese and desserts.
First leg: Beginning with seafood and dumplings was the first stop for most.
Second leg: I skipped the freshly baked Naan as not to fill up on bread (as my original plan was to avoid carbs) but the curries were great including the sticky ribs which I found by the BBQ section and highly recommend.
Third leg: I headed to the meat station, the meat selection at the grill is impressive with free range pork, venison steaks, locally produced sausages as well as a full selection of beef and lamb cuts.
Homeward bound: it was impossible to show restraint even though I was full already. Crème Brulee, mini Lemon Meringue tarts, tiny chocolate cups, bread and butter pudding with custard. The only thing I didn’t like was the children making a dogs dinner of the desserts by helping themselves, where were their parents. I don’t know why all the other stations are up high but the dessert down low for little messy fingers.
At Christmas time there is lobster and ostrich and steam pudding as I found when I celebrated my Birthday which is at this time of year.
6 years ago when I first came the price was $37 for a weekend lunch, now its $69 but as you don’t go often it’s worth the treat. Wines are at Langham prices, $18 a glass on average so you might want to stick to the included coffee or tea.
Not just the best buffet but overall the best restaurant I have ever been to! After not going out for dinner for a long time we decided to treat ourselves and try Eight. I am happy to say that the $95pp is well worth it and I will return and be happy to pay that again. The options are endless and it is impossible to try everything on offer. I love that you can choose your own meat and seafood and they also ask how you like your meat cooked. They cook it in front of you which is a bit special too. You can tell by looking at the food how much prep and effort has gone into it. There really is something for everyone! My partners favourite was the pork belly but he said it was hard to pick a favourite as everything was so amazing. I loved all of the seafood and also the delicate dumplings. I am amazed at how they seemed to nail everything! Dessert was also faultless and I wish I could have stretched my stomach to fit in a bit of everything. If you haven't been to Eight and are thinking about it, I highly recommend it! It really is a must for everyone. Best food I have ever eaten, hands down!
Japanese, American Grill, Indian, Chinese plus four more kitchens all serving amazing looking and tasting food - what more could you ask for? This classy all you can eat establishment is our favourite go-to for special occasions - just make sure you go with an empty stomach as you'll want to try as many dishes as possible (avoiding drinking is another helpful strategy!) Everyone should visit Eight!
I visited Eight at the Langham Hotel a while back. I was having a hankering for gluhwein (mulled wine) and the last time that I had really good gluhwein was at the Langham.Rang them up and it turns out that they were just about to launch a special mid-winter Christmas event complete with eggnog and gluhwein. Perfect.The last time I went to Eight was for a buffet lunch. This time around, to try and avoid bigger crowds on the weekend, I opted to splurge and go for a weekday dinner instead. Am glad I did.My party of 3 was seated in a cosy corner table. Eight's set up is very cosy complete with their plush couch-like seating. One could comfortably stay here for hours on end.On the overall, Eight's food is pretty decent for buffet food. My top picks from the buffet are definitely from the American grill kitchen, Japanese kitchen and seafood kitchen with the American grill taking top priority.The chef manning the grill should be commended. Consistently churned out meat that was cooked just right throughout the night (Based on my many returns back to the grill). Sashimi from the Japanese kitchen is fresh as were the seafood.The Indian kitchen is actually really good too. Unfortunately, it often gets passed over. I suspect that this is due to how heavy the meals are rather than how tasty the food is.As it was a mid-winter Christmas occasion, we did indulge in some turkey and ham. Both were delicious. Turkey was very tender and not dry, albeit lacking in the visual appeal.Disappointing were the desserts and the one thing that drew me back to Eight, the gluhwein. Oh well, forgivable perhaps as was satisfied with the food.To go for lunch vs dinner? Both are equally good. However, you definitely get more choice for dinner. E.g., more meat choices for the grill (eye fillet, ostrich, venison to name a few) and similarly for the seafoods. I recommend splurging for dinner if you can. Otherwise, the lunch is as good but with slightly less variety.
Took the family here to celebrate Father's Day, this was our first time & we really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, great food, friendly staff & good service - we’ll definitely be back again!
Family favourite. Great selection of food and service. The only downside of Eight is when you are seated at the end of the room, you'll have to work a bit to get food. Maybe it's just me and the fact that I want to eat as many and fast as I can.
I've been to Eight twice before over the past 2 years and liked it very much both times. So this time I arranged that our Dining Club of 15 went there together, many had never been.
I would say the only EPIC FAIL this visit was the BAD service. It wasn't overly busy for a Saturday lunch to be that slack with the service. I had way better service in December for my Birthday when it was very busy pre Christmas. We had to ask several times for drink service and plates took a while to be cleared. The bonus was that they were giving a free alcoholic beverage when you dined there.
Onto the food. It was the usually great selection, disappointed that the lovely waffles had gone. Enjoyed everything I had except the strange flavour of the Panacotta.
The only other negative I would say is that parents should not let their kids serve themselves as the desserts did look like a trip to Valentines. Bowls of SLOP!
Great tasting food and excellent value for a 5* hotel. The staff were ok, just lacked personality and good english. Would go back to EIGHT again.
Absolutely magnificent! Love going at Eight.
Eight is an awesome place.loved the variety of food and service:)
EIGHT is such a great idea for group lunches or dinners if no one can agree on a food type. You've got a grill, seafood, sushi, salads, curry and the most well-stocked dessert bar in town. Loved it, ate til I dropped!
Eight is the best buffet restaurant i know in Auckland, the atmosphere n food were superior than the likes of say Novotel & Waipuna. Love their service too, totally unbeatable. I'm not one who usually tips but I have done so every time i visited Eight. The choices of food n freshness is great, enough to satisfy vegetarians like myself. Highly recommend it to buffet lovers!
Tried Eight at the Langham for the first time since it opened - although the concept is a good idea I was a little disappointed by the food I'm afraid - will give Eight another go though. For a hotel restaurant, atmosphere was actually pretty good.
Looking forward to checking this place out! It looks & sounds devine.
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