Valentine's Day is a special occasion in any couples relationship - make this year's Valentine's Day truly memorable (for all the right reasons) by impressing that special someone at one of these fantastic Auckland restaurants.
Whether it's a longtime love that you're trying to impress or a new flame, chances are one of these Auckland restaurants will set the scene for a truly romantic meal.
Located in the Bombay Hills, South of Auckland, Bracu stands at the front entrance of the Simunovich Olive Estate, home of one of New Zealand’s largest olive groves with over 30,000 trees. The Kauri villa on the estate is the gorgeous home of the restaurant with stunning views across the olive trees, a lake and the rolling pastures of the Bombay Hills - a beautiful setting for a memorable dining experience.
Our Head Chef, Sam Clark has created a delectable five course menu for dinner on the 14th February, which includes dishes like Butter Poached Crayfish
with vanilla, guanciale, yuzu & truffle and Valrhona Dark Chocolate 167%, with raspberry and green cardamom ice cream for dessert. And with that gorgeous view of ours and breathtaking sunset, what could be more romantic!
12 Nick Johnstone Drive,
Nestled in artful surroundings in the heart of Hotel DeBrett, DeBretts Kitchen brings something fresh and original to dining in the Auckland City.
Sip espresso on a red sofa next to a roaring fire, enjoy a cocktail in the art deco styled 'Housebar' or an intimate dinner by candlelight under a glass-roofed atrium, the setting will adapt to your mood, yet a meal at DeBretts Kitchen will always be remembered.
Kitchen was recently named as one of Auckland's top 50 restaurants in the Metro 2013 Restaurant of the Year Awards.
3B O'Connell 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,
Treat your Valentine with our sumptuous
3 course Valentine Menu accompanied with Amuse-Bouche and glass of bubbles.
1 Solent 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,
Sunday Painters is a dream realised by Isobel Thom and James Kirkwood, responsible for the kitchen and wine respectively, about opening a restaurant of their own after having communal dinners at their Sunday painting group meet-ups.
This Ponsonby restaurant had only opened in August 2010 but had garnered such immense popularity within months, thanks to their gloriously rustic food and beautifully paired wines - not forgetting also their friendly service.
185 Ponsonby Road,