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Auckland Restaurant Month will be served 1 – 31 August 2024

Auckland Restaurant Month will be served 1 – 31 August 2024

Restaurant Month provides customers with the opportunity to indulge in special menus priced between $30 and $55+ per person, and enjoy the unexpected experiences on offer throughout the month in Auckland.

The stacked programme of events includes Flavours of the City, The Chef’s Table Series, as well as a Mad Hatter’s tea party, a movie night, a bonfire and more.

“We can’t wait for people to experience what’s on offer this August. Restaurant Month is well-established as a city centre “must do” and this year is no exception. There’s a mix of events and menus on offer throughout the heart of the city – the programme’s so packed, multiple visits will be required,” says Viv Beck, Heart of the City, Chief Executive.

Stand-out Auckland events

FLAVOURS OF THE CITY showcases the melting pot of cuisines over multiple events. For those who like to explore a bit of everything, there’s some great opportunities to try numerous eateries across the city centre in one night, including:

Restaurant Roulette: A night in Asia, where you won’t know which of the Asian eateries you’re going to until a few days beforehand.

Around the World at Commercial Bay with Ahi, Advieh, and Origine, featuring a progressive dinner of Turkish spices, French elegance, and the best of New Zealand.

Lincoln’s Table Walking Food Tours ‘Iconic Eights’. Featuring eight of the city centre’s Iconic Eats 2024 finalists, as voted by Aucklanders, it’s a great way to try everything from kingi’s Kina Toast to Sneaky Snacky’s dark chocolate and Earl Grey donut.

There’s also the chance to learn how to make classic Mexican fare including tortillas, salsas and soups at the Taco Teca Masa Class, and Lumiere Culinaire for the ultimate cosy midwinter evening at Le Chef, featuring fondue, wine and cheese.

CHEFS TABLE SERIES: This lets diners connect with chefs from some of Auckland’s top restaurants through an exclusive evening of food and conversation. A taste of what’s on offer for this annual favourite includes:

Metita Taste of Pacifica with Michael Meredith, Touvai Polonati and Patrick Ikinofo, where traditional Pacifica dishes from Samoa, Tonga and Niue will be prepared with a modern twist.

So/Hotel Auckland Malaysian Cuisine with Roy Giam, blends authentic flavours with fresh cooking techniques.

Culprit Alumni 3.0 The O.G’s with Des Harris, Shepherd Elliott, Liam King and Roberta-Jean Young and Kyle Street. Each of these local legends has worked at Culprit, Cuisine Magazine Metropolitan’s Restaurant of the Year 2023. The chefs are reuniting for an evening of nostalgic, playful fare.

Restaurant Month event tickets are available now, with further announcements and details of the 100+ menus available on 15 July. For more information, visit

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