Whether you're after a waterside view, a cute laneway or a rooftop deck, there's plenty of ways to enjoy outdoor dining in the city centre. 

The Viaduct and Waterfront

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. 

Rooftop bars 

The city centre is home to various rooftop bars with breathtaking views and outdoor spaces to take them in. 

Sunset Bar

Sunset | 63-67 Nelson Street 

Sunset is a contemporary bar where design, drinks, food, music and breathtaking views come together impeccably. Perch up on the balcony, take in spectacular views and indulge in their exquisite cocktail menu alongside a bite to eat. 

The laneways 


Le Chef | 13 O'Connell Street

Grab a seat at one Le Chef's laneway tables and be transported to France - great for a lunchtime catch up with friends, or even a romantic date night with the twinkling fairy lights up above. 


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 & Federal Street Areas


The Kimchi Project | 20 Lorne Street

Step off Lorne Street and find yourself in the serene surrounds of The Kimchi Project. It's easy to unwind in this laid back environment, where polished wood and bamboo lend to the calming atmosphere. Be sure to try their kimchi waffle fries and pan-fried kimchi!


The Glass Goose

The Glass Goose | 78 Federal Street

With the SkyTower standing tall directly above, and a beautiful garden-like oasis, The Glass Goose's outdoor area is second to none. 


The Britomart precinct combines some of Auckland's oldest heritage buildings with beautiful new architecture. Enjoy a meal outside as you take in the stunning surrounds. 


kingi | 29 Galaway Street

kingi (short for kingfish) offers fresh, sustainably sourced seafood, game and New Zealand produce in thoughtful, approachable ways. Grab a seat in the brick-line laneway to chill and enjoy a delicious bite to eat. 

Last updated: 21 December 2023