Looking for a delicious lunch or dinner out this Christmas? Why not try the range of great festive dining experiences being offered in Auckland's city centre this year. 

The city centre has an abundance of world-class restaurants that are perfect for your Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner celebrations. Avoid the stress of cooking this festive season and support a local business - it's a win-win!


JW Marriot | 22-26 Albert Street
Their specially curated four-course meal on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day includes festive favourites with a Kiwi touch. Make a booking for you and your loved ones here.


kingi | Galway St 
Don't feel like cooking yourself on the big day? Bring your family and friends to kingi and celebrate Christmas Day stress-free with a menu that is sure to impress. Enjoy a four course sharing style lunch that celebrates local produce and sustainably caught seafood served with a touch of festive cheer. See the menuhere and book here.


Cooke's Restaurant & Bar | 58 Queen Street
Whether you are celebrating with co-workers, friends or family, indulge in a delectable Christmas feast unlike any other at Cooke's Restaurant & Bar at Fable Auckland. Featuring a luxurious spread of 7 exquisite courses to elevate your holiday celebration, including succulent smoked venison and amaretto-poached apricots. See the menuand book here.

Christmas menu at FISH

FISH Restaurant | 147 Quay Street 
Indulge in seaside Christmas celebrations, courtesy of FISH this year. Tuck into a sumptuous feast of delicious offerings that includes Chattam Island Crayfish and Hawkes Ba Lamb shoulder this Christmas. See the menu here and make a booking here.

La Maree christmas

La Marée | 21 Viaduct Harbour 
Dive into the enchanting world of La Maree this Festive Season, where luxury and tradition collide. Their sumptuous Christmas Eve set menu and Christmas Day buffet are feasts for the senses, brimming with delectable French & Latin delights. Each dish is a masterpiece, carefully crafted to delight your palate and elevate your festive celebration. Check out the menus and make your booking here


Metita | Sky Tower, 90 Federal Street
Celebrate the festive season in style at SkyCity's premium restaurant Metita. Experience a fresh exploration of Pacific cuisine, where traditional Pacific flavours are redefined and reimagined for contemporary tastes to elevate the occasion and make it one to remember. Make a booking here


Onemata Restaurant | 99 Halsey Street
Indulge in the magic of Christmas at Onemata this festive season. Located on the water's edge, this is the perfect spot to indulge in a delectable Christmas offering. Available on Christmas Eve for lunch & dinner and Christmas Day lunch & dinner.


DeBretts Kitchen | 3B O'Connell Street 
Tis’ the season to hang up your apron and head to DeBretts Kitchen for Christmas this year. Their festive menu of Christmas classics with a modern twist will fill you with joy! Open for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, it's something even Santa can't miss. Make a booking here.


Esther | 4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue
Christmas Day is drawing near, and Esther are hosting an epic feast to celebrate. Pull up a seat and tuck into a five-course dinner, because at QT, more is merrier! Enjoy all the Esther classics like puff bread and baked Saganaki, plus seasonal specials like Alaskan king crab risotto, Harmony Farms roast porchetta and grilled asparagas. Book now here.

Last updated: 30 December 2023