Let’s all take dining to the next level this summer.
When we go on dates or out for dinner as a couple, it is sometimes difficult to locate a spot that can offer us a romantic and ambient setting. Lucky for you, Auckland has some fantastic places for romantic dining. Hence why Secret decided to track a couple of our favourites down for you to visit this summer. Check out eight of the most romantic dining spots in Auckland.
This Italian-inspired bistro boasts a sun-filled patio terrace where you and your other half can relax in the sun. If you don’t like the sun, you can opt to sit under a blanket of lights inside, or wait until it is dark, and dine under the glimmer of tealights. No matter what, anywhere in this stunning restaurant is totally romantic and the food is to die for.
📍 33 Tyler Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Delight in some mouth-watering New Zealand seafood with your lover at this romantic dining seaside spot. Devour dishes like the Cambridge duck, lamb cutlets, seafood chowder, grilled oysters and so much more goodness. This place presents epic views day or night, spectacular sunsets and is guaranteed to keep you both upbeat.
📍 Ferry Building Level 1/99 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
Escape to one of the most romantic places on earth by visiting this iconic vineyard on Waiheke Island. Mudbrick Restaurant overlooks Hauraki Gulf and carefully blends romance and sea-to-vine views to give couples the most pleasurable experience. Relish in intimate dining paired with modern cuisine like lamb loin and pork belly. Book your dinner at sunset to set both your souls alight.
📍 26 Church Bay Road, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
Head to Level 53 of Sky Tower to dine at this chic and elegant 1930s-inspired restaurant setting. It offers majestic views of the city making it one of the most memorable meals you will ever have. Prepare to be spoilt for choice between the fine fusion cuisine and luxurious cocktail bar presenting exclusive cocktails for you and your other half to delight in. If it is your first date, you can be sure this place will evoke a passionate romance.
📍 Corner of Federal and Victoria Streets level 53, Sky Tower, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
5. Le Chef
This French-themed bistro bar and restaurant is both intimate and cosy. Chow down on some delicious French-inspired dishes such as cheese fondue, stew, duck terrine and plenty more. We recommend dining in their alfresco area, under lights and among flowers, because you and your partner will surely fall into a romantic spell.
📍 13 O’Connell Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
6. The Grove
Those who love their expensive wining and dining will adore this spot. In an upscale and elegant setting, try out a 5 or 9-course modern European cuisine meal. Excitingly, they offer personalised degustation dining so you have freedom in choosing what you want to eat. Indeed, this makes a memorable romantic dining experience with your partner or date.
📍 Saint Patricks Square, Wyndham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
This award-winning restaurant serves up some of the finest Italian cuisine. How romantic would it be to share a large plate of spaghetti and meatballs, and sink your sweet tooth into some delicious tiramisu. And if you are extra hungry, you can opt to share one of the pizzas. It is a great couples restaurant because appeasing peoples tastebuds is normally the way to their hearts.
📍 10-26 Jellicoe Street, North Wharf, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
This stunning Brasserie located in the Sky Tower is the most unique dining place on our list. In a rotating dining room and dark setting, experience Auckland at night through panoramic windows, while indulging on some Kiwi-inspired sensations. Highlights include potato and spinach gnocchi, Riverland beef fillet, seasonal berries cheesecake and more. Pair your meal with some excellent homeland wines to compliment your visit.
📍 72 – 78 Victoria Street West Level 52, Sky Tower, Auckland 1010, New Zealand