If you’re looking for the perfect date or catch up with friends, sharing platters are a great way to bring people together. From gigantic cheeseboards to the finest meat platters and tapas, Auckland has a great selection of spots that cater iconic shared food platters to dive into, and just in time for Christmas. Here are six of our favourite places in Auckland to split delicious shared platters with your loved ones. Excitingly, most of them deliver.
1. Ima Cuisine
Send your tastebuds on a Middle Eastern adventure at this authentic spot in Auckland. Opt for either the Middle Eastern Platter For Two at $51 or the Vegetarian Middle Eastern Platter For Two at $47. The regular platter comes with grilled lamb and chicken, a huge portion of hummus, dressings, falafel, pita bread and more, while the vegetarian version has similar enriching ingredients that are largely plant-based and meat-free.
📍 53 Fort Street, Downtown, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
This 5-star spot is known for dishing up arguably the most scrumptious food platters in Auckland. With an array of platters to choose from, it will be difficult to decide. They have Breakfast Boards and Green Boards on the lunch menu, while a Garden Platter will set you back $44.90, and includes local cheeses, breads, meats, smoked almonds, summer fruits, onion rings, sauces like hummus and plenty more. Otherwise, you can order the Farmer’s Platter for $49.90, which comes with similar products but added crispy chicken, pork and prune empanadas, just to name a few.
📍 470 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
This elegant oyster bar serves up a range of diverse big food platters that will cost you between $29 and $38. With a focus on meat and seafood, anyone with a eye for this type of cuisine will be in ultimate heaven. Think platters with clams, fish belly, steaks, wild rabbit rillettes, pork hock and much more. Additionally, two people could opt for the smaller platters for just $20.
📍 86 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Starting at $7 to $15, you can chow down on yummy shared platters with groups with some iconic views of Auckland to hand. Cheese lovers can also rejoice at the selection of global cheeses available, from an array of French cheeses to Spanish blue cheese to Swiss truffle cheese and plenty of organic New Zealand options. Most food is cooked over the flame so expect some of the juiciest meat in town.
📍 115 Customs Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand