The city centre is home to some of the best outdoor dining in Auckland. From waterside views to cute laneways, rooftop decks and garden bars there are plenty of ways to safely dine alfresco in the Red Traffic Light setting.

The Viaduct

View of Dr Rudi's Restaurant

Dr Rudi's Rooftop Brewing Co. | Viaduct Harbour

A seat on Dr Rudi's rooftop extending out over Viaduct Harbour never disappoints. With beautiful views, and delicious food to match, a meal at Dr Rudi's at sunset is the way to go. 

Wynyard Quarter


Wynyard Pavilion | North Wharf

Be treated to some of the best harbour views at this all-day, coffee until cocktails venue perched beautifully adjacent to the water's edge. 


Table of food

Williams Eatery | 85 Daldy Street

A table at Williams Eatery's outdoor space on Tīramarama Way is a wonderful breakfast or lunch location with friends. 

The laneways 


Le Chef | 13 O'Connell Street

Take a trip to France and dine at Le Chef in their seating that has extended out into Upper Vulcan Lane. Great for a lunchtime catch up with friends, or even a romantic date night with the twinkling fairy lights up above setting the scene.


The Occidental | 6 Vulcan Lane

Looking for a great spot for after work catch-ups? Grab one of The Occidental's outdoor tables and enjoy the best of Belgian beer and fare in the city centre. 

Lorne Street Area


The Kimchi Project | 20 Lorne Street

The Kimchi Project' large outdoor courtyard, utilises a traditional Korean inspired setting, and great natural resources in its construction, including polished wood and bamboo, to craft an atmosphere that is calm and relaxing for their diners.

Federal Street Area


The Glass Goose

The Glass Goose | 78 Federal Street

The comfortable garden-like oasis of The Glass Goose's outdoor area is the perfect option during Red, and with the Sky Tower standing tall directly above, the location is second to none.



Cafe Hanoi | Galway Street

Cafe Hanoi has extended their seating out into Galway Street, allowing you to have more space and distance safely from others while in the open air. 

Last updated: 19 April 2022