American Express Restaurant Month is the perfect opportunity to try something new or re-visit old favourites, with many restaurants in the city centre putting on special dining offers during August. With so many amazing menus to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start, so we’ve selected some of the best $55+ menus on offer. Make sure you add these to your must-try list.
$69 for 4 courses + a glass of wine
Corner Jellicoe Street & Fish Lane
Sophisticated yet casual Italian fare is what Baduzzi have become renowned for on the Auckland dining scene and we're so happy they're on board for this year's American Express Restaurant Month. With 4 courses on offer including an incredible mix of fresh seafood dishes - plus a glass of wine, this is well worth a visit this August.
$60 for 4 courses + a glass of wine
Corner Commerce & Galway Streets
Inspired by the flavours and atmosphere of Hanoi's Old Quarter, this Britomart favourite is bringing an incredible 4 course set menu to American Express Restaurant Month. The roasted duck stirfry in particular has caught our eye and we can't wait to try it.
$65 for 3 courses
Everybody's is always a great place to get together with a group of friends, whether it is for a post-work drink or dinner, as the name suggests they really do have something to satisfy everybody. Their American Express Restaurant Month menu is no different and with plenty of options to choose from it's going to be hard to choose what you want! We're already eyeing up the Baileys Crème Brulée.
$55 for courses
Upper Vulcan Lane
This charming French bistro on Upper Vulcan Lane pride themselves on their delicious cuisine and use of fresh seasonal produce. We cannot wait to try their American Express Restaurant Month, particularly their Le Poisson du Jour (or fish of the day) that comes with a quintessentially French beurre blanc sauce.
$55 for a 3 course dinner
12 Jellicoe Street
Feriza's Kitchen, Gozleme & Bar are dedicated to bringing authentic Ottoman inspired cuisine to Auckland diners and their American Express Restaurant Month menu definitely delivers on this. We're pleased to see they've included their 'crowd-favourite' cauliflower fritters as entree option, these are a must-try!
Beast & Butterflies
$55 for a 3 course dinner
M Social, Quay Street
Located inside M Social along the Quay Street waterfront, Beast & Butterflies is a great destination for catching up with friends anytime of the day. Their American Express Restaurant Month dinner menu is an incredible deal at $55 for 3 courses and there's such a great range of dishes to satisfy everyone in your group.
$65 for a 3 course dinner + a cocktail
Seafarers Building, Tyler Street
Situated on the seventh floor of Britomart's Seafarers building, is Seven, who specialise in delicious cocktails, pan-Asian eats and incredible waterfront views. Their 3 course dinner menu for American Express Restaurant Month is full of delicious items from Ebisu head chef Fred Wong plus an incredibly wicked Seventh Sin cocktail.
$55 for a 3 course dinner + a glass of wine
151 Victoria Street West
Vikki Lane is a warm, inviting eatery, well worth finding tucked off Victoria Street West. Their American Express Restaurant Month menu begins with shared antipasto, so great for going with a group and from there there's a choice of 3 delicious mains and a cheese plate for dessert. Bring on August, we say!