When we go on dates or out for dinner, it is often 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. Check out 10 of the most romantic dining spots in Auckland.
1. Lilluis Restaurant
This 5-star hotspot is an excellent place to celebrate your love. Excitingly, dine on the finest New Zealand cuisine in a chic and elegant dining room, with views of the chefs cooking your meal. Additionally, select from a 3-course or 6-course ever-changing award-winning menu.
📍19 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
This Italian-inspired bistro boasts a sun-filled patio terrace where you and your other half can relax in on a good day. Otherwise, sit under a blanket of lights inside, or wait until dark to 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
A delightful and stylish European restaurant featuring a stunning open space, with velvet seats in booths and charcoal marble tables. Serving scrumptious sustainable Greek dishes, it’s the ultimate dining experience.
📍269 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
4. Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill
Share mouth-watering New Zealand seafood 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 along the harbour, spectacular sunsets and is guaranteed to keep you both upbeat.
📍 Ferry Building Level 1/99 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
5. Mudbrick Vineyard
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
6. The Sugar Club
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 drinks for you and your other half to delight in. If it is your first date, be sure this place will evoke a passionate romance.
📍 Corner of Federal and Victoria Streets level 53, Sky Tower, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
7. Le Chef
This French-themed bistro bar and restaurant is both intimate and cosy. Indulge 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
8. 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 pastas 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 people’s tastebuds is normally the way to their hearts.
📍 10-26 Jellicoe Street, North Wharf, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
10. Orbit 360 Dining
This gorgeous Brasserie is also located in Sky Tower. Certainly, the most unique dining spot 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.
📍 72 – 78 Victoria Street West Level 52, Sky Tower, Auckland 1010, New Zealand