For a guide to some of the most exemplary eateries in the city, take your pick through our recommended list of fine dining restaurants in Auckland. We've uncovered plenty of elegant and luxurious establishments guaranteed to make your next cullinary experience a fulfilling one in the city, so before you book a table, check out ViewAuckland.co.nz's selection of the best Auckland fine dining restaurants.
Cibo in Parnell, Auckland, is nestled away in an old chocolate factory is one of Auckland's best keep secrets.
Open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner Monday through Saturday, is an establishment that has consistently proven itself to be one of Auckland's top restaurants.
91 St Georges Bay Road,
Clooney, Freeman's Bay, Auckland embraces the European tradition of constantly changing menus, which reflect the use of seasonal produce, both familiar and rare.
33 Sale Street,
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
83 Symonds Street,
Still considered to be one of Auckland’s top restaurants, The French Café, in Grafton, Auckland, offers award-winning French cuisine in a sophisticated setting.
210 Symonds Street,
The Grove on Wyndham Street in Central Auckland is an upmarket restaurant and wine bar. Stylish, yet comfortable, our food is focused on fresh, local and seasonal produce. We have a extensive global wine list.
St Patricks Square, Wyndham Street,
The freshest New Zealand seafood, breathtaking seaviews. The Harbourside Seafood Bar & Grill Restaurant is Auckland's premier destination providing seaside sophistication, succulent seafood and stunning views. Comprehensive wine list with the finest selection of NZ wines. The view from the extensive deck is sensational.
1st Floor, Ferry Building,
99 Quay Street,
Michael Meredith, alumni of The French Cafe graduated from the iconic Auckland institution, blessing Auckland locals with yet another adventurous fine dining option in the form of Merediths Restaurant nestled in Mt Eden Valley, Auckland.
Merediths offers a 5 course tasting menu for $90, with an optional wine match for $60 from Tuesday to Thursday evenings. The 7 course tasting menu is available for $120, with an optional wine match for $80.
A nine course degustation menu is the only menu available on Friday and Saturday evenings at a cost of $130, with an optional wine match to go with for $90.
Dietary restrictions can be catered for, and there are vegetarian options for all menus.
365 Dominion Road,
At Number 5 Restaurant in Central Auckland you will enjoy New Zealand specialities and the best range of New Zealand wine from our very own wine cellar. The warm interior and the open fireplace create a sophisticated and unforgettable atmosphere.
We will open for lunch for groups of twelve or more.
Located on the corner of Shortland & O'Connell Streets in Auckland Central, the O'Connell Street Bistro is a small intimate multi-award winning dining room of twelve tables, created in the theme of a modern European back street bistro, with a cosy and well stocked bar.
The O'Connell Street Bistro proprietor, Chris Upton, trained in the UK, and also spent four years on board QE2. His Head Chef, Stephen Ward is NZ trained, and has previously returned from London where he worked at Terence Conran's Bluebird restaurant. Stephen has been with the Bistro since November 2000.
3 O'Connell Street,
Sails Restaurant in Westhaven, Auckland, is a multi-level, open plan restaurant ideally suited to private dining, weddings, corporate events and formal dinners.
With a harbour view from every seat, and a refined sense of luxury that makes any accasion simply outstanding.
103-113 Westhaven Drive,
Peter Gordon’s new restaurant The Sugar Club on Level 53 of the Sky Tower is an elegant dining experience comprising a luxurious cocktail bar and stunning restaurant.
The Sugar Club offers an express lunch and small plates for dinner and gorgeous cocktails in the bar. The menu will feature some of Peter’s personal favourites and most popular dishes from the three incarnations of The Sugar Club, as well as many new creations. The Sugar Club also offers a private dining room for 12.
Bookings are essential and a minimum spend applies.
Level 53, Sky Tower,
“Vinnies, located in Auckland's Herne Bay, is a restaurant with history and a reputation for fine dining in relaxed and welcoming surrounds. It is renowned for consistent outstanding food, an award winning wine selection, superb professional service and Auckland's smallest art gallery.”
166 Jervois Road,