Restaurant Month returns to Auckland’s central city this month (August 1 – 31), offering over 25 exciting new events and 100 special menus at three special price points: $25, $40 and $55+. Some of the city’s newest restaurants will be getting on board, providing a great excuse to tick these new openings off your ‘must visit’ list.
Whether you are keen to try something new, experience the international flavours and expertise of visiting chefs, or just make the most of a great offer from your favourite restaurant – there is something to suit all tastes and occasions.
The Chef Dining Series returns each Wednesday of the month with international chefs – hailing from Los Angeles, Singapore, Sydney, Malaysia and Queensland teaming up with some well-known local talent, to deliver a unique dining experience. Broaden your culinary horizons with ‘meat-centric dude food’ brought to you by the chefs behind LA restaurant Animal. Celebrate the best of Maori fine dining at the top of the Sky Tower. Experience the skill and mastery of Tippling Club, one of Asia’s top 50 restaurants. Revel in our local produce with a dinner full of wild and foraged ingredients with Ben Devlin from Queensland’s Paper Daisy, alongside Euro’s Gareth Stewart; or enjoy a taste of China from the latest addition to the Federal Street precinct.
For those who like to opt for something a little bit different, there is an appetizing line-up of new events this year. Put your detective skills to the test at Food to Die For at Pilkingtons, celebrate the truffle season at The Grill by Sean Connolly, or enjoy a raw wholefood degustation breakfast at Giraffe with Megan May and Simon Gault. With so many events to choose from, your taste buds will not be disappointed!
Street Eats, another annual Restaurant Month favourite and one of the biggest and busiest on the calendar, returns with Holden Spark, offering something for everyone, with central city restaurants, food trucks and pop up stalls, serving up a myriad of international styles and flavours in the big shed on Queen’s Wharf.