Auckland city centre is home to a number of fantastic places perfect for group dining that offer a wide variety of delicious options. Take a look at our list below so you'll know where to go next time you're hungry and can't decide on what to have. 

Harbour Eats

Harbour Eats | Inside Commercial Bay

Harbour Eats is the new internationally-inspired food hall dining experience located inside the shopping and hospitality precinct Commercial Bay. Able to fit more than 650 people, the space is bursting with popular local and international cafés, restaurants and bars perfect for every occasion. Whether it's a quick work lunch or after work dinner and drinks, Harbour Eats is sure to satisfy your cravings. 

elliott stables

Elliott Stables | 39-41 Elliott St

Located in a grand historic building on Elliott Street, Elliott Stables is an enchanting dining village known for its classy atmosphere and variety of international eateries such as Bao Baby Bao, Besos Latinos and De Niro Ristorante. Its close proximity to the Aotea Arts Quarter and SKYCITY makes it the perfect place to go for a pre-event meal. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail alongside your meal to make it an extra special outing and check out their $22 dinner & drink deal on Wednesdays, as well as their great $12 lunch deals every Monday and Tuesday too! 

Queen's Rise

Queen’s Rise | 125 Queen St

Tucked away and up an escalator off 125 Queen Street, Queen’s Rise draws inspiration from global laneway dining experiences, and the food options here don't disappoint. Options include delectable woodfired pizzas from Dante’s, fried chicken from Lowbrow., dumplings from Panda or fresh poke bowls from Poké Bar. Or if it's your thirst you're wanting to quench, order a delicately made cocktail from Ottoman Mezze Lounge.

Snickel Lane

Snickel Lane

Snickel Lane | Between Fort Lane and Commerce St 

A hidden gem in the heart of the city, Snickel Lane is a trendy and vibrant laneway bursting with personality and amazing food and drink options. From Mezcal bar La Fuente to vegan paradise Lord of the Fries, Europe-inspired eatery Hello Restaurant and more, Snickel Lane is a go-to destination at any time of day. Impress a date or your foodie friends by taking them to this artistic shared space. 

Britomart Food Trucks

Britomart Food Truck Fridays | Takutai Square

Back this spring from September 4, take a break on a Friday and make your way to Britomart Food Truck Fridays. A roundup of the best food trucks that Auckland has to offer, wander around and soak up both the atmosphere in Takutai Square and the irresistible smells of delicious food being made to order. Britomart's beanbags will be out to perch on (weather depending) with DJ Rose Alice playing some groovy tunes. It's the perfect way to kickstart your weekend festivities as the warmer weather sets in.

Last updated: 29 July 2020