La Zeppa

American Express Restaurant Month is the perfect opportunity to try something new or re-visit old favourites, with many restaurants in the city centre putting on special dining offers during August. With so many amazing menus to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start, so we’ve selected some of the best $40 menus on offer. Make sure you add these to your must-try list.

$40 for 2 courses

New location at 85 Fort Street 

Vivace has been an Auckland city institution for over 20 years and just in time for American Express Restaurant Month, this beloved restaurant will be in their home at 85 Fort Street. Their special $40 menu includes your choice between 2 options for entree and main - our pick is their incredibly colourful roast beetroot risotto.

$40 for a 2 course lunch

87 Customs Street West

Home grown is front and centre at Giraffe by Simon Gault, showcasing the finest ingredients local producers and growers from around our country has to offer. Their American Express Restaurant Month lunch menu is an incredible deal at $40 for 2 courses, with their take on the classic Kiwi Fish'n'Chips front and centre as the main offering.

Kabuki Teppanyaki Restaurant
$40 for 3 courses + a sake

Stamford Plaza

One of the best Japanese restaurants in the city centre, Kabuki, is found inside Stamford Plaza and is well worth a visit this August with their $40 menu offer. You will get 3 courses, and the highlights include your choice of main and a glass of traditional Japanese sake.

Bellota by Peter Gordon
$40 for 2 courses + a glass of wine


A beautiful and authentic tapas bar in the heart of the city centre, Bellota by Peter Gordon,  has a great $40 menu offfer for American Express Restaurant Month, that includes their amazing paella and a glass of Temperanillo wine.

$40 for a 3 course dinner

12 Wyndham Street

Kyle Street and Jordan MacDonald have created something pretty special at Culprit. and their dinner menu for American Express Restaurant Month doesn't disappoint! Some Culprit. favourites are featured including the TV Dinner for entree and the unbelievably delicious Open Face Ginger Kiss for dessert.

The Parasol & Swing Company
$40 for 3 courses + a beer
Viaduct Harbour

The Parasol & Swing Company is a great rooftop cocktail bar overlooking the Viaduct Harbour and for American Express Restaurant Month they have an incredible $40 menu offer - you'll get 3 courses including their unique take on Poutine and a delicious venison burger plus your choice of one tap beer.

La Zeppa
$40 for 3 courses

33 Drake Street

La Zeppa is a great eatery and bar to unwind with friends and their food is inspired by Mediterranean street food. Their 3 course American Express Restaurant Month menu is a great offering, with your choice of 3 options for each of the 3 courses, our picks include the paella for main and and the apple empanadas for dessert.

1947 Eatery
$40 for 3 courses

60 Federal Street

1947 Eatery is one of the most exciting Indian restaurants in Auckland with a unique and modern take on traditional dishes, their American Express Restaurant Month menu is no different! With options to choose from for both entree and main, your tastebuds will be well and truly satisfied here, we also recommend adding on one of their bespoke cocktails.

Kura Restaurant & Sake Bar
$40 for a 3 course dinner
315B Queen Street

Kura not only boasts over 25 different types of sake but specialises in authentic Japanese cuisine. Their 3 course menu for American Express Restaurant Month is full of incredible flavours and dishes from the land of the rising sun including the classics of sushi and tempura.

To find out more about the amazing Restaurant Month specials, check out our selections of top $25 and $55+ menu offers.

Last updated: 01 September 2018