Gastronomy is the study of food and its connection to culture. It is the art of serving and preparing divine, delicate and appetising food on a plate. You can experience gastronomy at its finest right in the heart of Auckland city. From New Zealand seafood to Japanese and French cuisine we know where you can get the best gastronomic experiences in the city.

FISH Restaurant | Hilton Hotel, Level 1, 147 Quay Street

Visit Auckland’s FISH Restaurant at the Hilton Hotel for a delightful gastronomic experience. Serving predominantly seafood, exquisite wine and decadent desserts this beautiful restaurant is perched in the perfect position to enjoy striking sunset views over the harbour. We recommend beginning your experience by trying the beautifully presented raw market fish oka, served with taro puree, delicious mango, taro crisp, and tiger milk, a pleasure for both the taste buds and the eyes.

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MASU | SKYCITY Grand Hotel, 90 Federal Street

MASU by Nic Watt is a contemporary Japanese robata restaurant and bar serving incredible food in a lively atmosphere. Watch as your Japanese robata is prepared over an open grill before your eyes, using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to enhance the flavour. Order some sake with your delicious, immaculately presented meal - the perfect complement to an entertaining experience.

The Sugar ClubSky Tower, Level 53, Federal Street 

Experience gastronomy while dining at the top of the sky tower. The Sugar Club by Peter Gordon, serves fusion cuisine, 53 floors above street level. Gaze at the dazzling views of Auckland City and the Hauraki Gulf, while you eat beautifully crafted food made with sustainable, locally grown produce. Accompany your meal with a delicious cocktail or a glass of wine from their extensive drinks menu, the perfect addition to a divine experience.

Last updated: 23 February 2023