Whether it be anniversaries, birthdays or other special occasions, or if you’re just in the mood to treat yourself, these restaurants are offering something truly special this Restaurant Month with unmissable dining offers all August long. Check out some we're picking to be winners below and see all $55+ menus here now.
Ceviche Bar by Besos Latinos | $55 for a two course Latin American lunch or dinner + a margarita
Ceviche is a South American dish typically made with fresh fish cured in zesty citrus and the team down at Ceviche Bar in Wynyard Quarter are the experts in it, as well as other authentic Latin American cuisine. Their $55 menu for Restaurant Month features two ceviche entrée options before you move onto hearty mains like wild berry lamb ribs; marinated Mexican steak, or shrimp quesadillas. You'll also receive a complementary signature classic margarita. See full menu and ts&cs here.
Hello Beasty | $55 for a five course pan-Asian lunch or dinner
Serving up contemporary cuisine inspired by regions of Japan, Korea and China, Hello Beasty is a cult eatery on Auckland's waterfront. Their five-course pan Asian lunch or dinner menu for Restaurant Month is a must-try, featuring sichuan tuna tartare, KFC Korean fried cauliflower, steamed pork buns and Korean spicey BBQ chicken, finished with a special Hello Beasty soft serve dessert. See full menu and ts&cs here.
Ghost Street | $55 for a three course Chinese lunch or dinner
Ghost Street has quickly become a household name in the Auckland food scene despite only being open for a few months. Sequestered in the basement of the Stanbeth building, a 130-year-old warehouse situated in Britomart, Ghost Street is a reimagining of the heady hole-in-the-wall eateries that run along Beijing's famous food street of the same name. This Restaurant Month is the perfect chance to check it out for the first time while enjoying their $55 offer which includes a selection of dishes to choose from like steamed wong bok rolls, soy and fresh chilli; soy braised (Dong Po) pork belly; red braised brisket and baked coconut buns. See full menu and ts&cs here.
Local, sustainably caught seafood that tastes like the ocean it came from. That’s kingi's (short for kingfish) motto. If you’re a fan of seafood, this is a great place to go this Restaurant Month. Their $60 two-course menu starts with an antipaste sharing platter with octopus carpaccio and wood-roasted oyster mushrooms, followed by main choices of whole flounder or venison, as well as a vegetarian option of wood-roasted cauliflower. If the food isn’t enough to draw you in already, the warmth of the open fireplace against the stunning exposed brick walls sure will. See full menu and ts&cs here.
Saxon + Parole | $55 for a two course seafood lunch or dinner + glass of wine
Born in New York City and overlooking the Waitematā Harbour from Commercial Bay, Saxon + Parole is renowned for its “Grilled Meats & Aquatic Delights” as well as its revered cocktail programme. We recommend heading here for a special occasion this August, where you'll be treated to half a dozen oysters to start followed by a main of crayfish and smoked kahawai broth, served with warm bread and skin on fries. Toast to an unforgettable dining experience with a glass of NV Laurent Perrier Cuvee - all for $55. See full menu and ts&cs here.
Feriza's on Wynyard Quarter is well known for its shared dining style and ‘mezze’ cuisine from Turkey and Greece, influenced by Ottoman kitchens of the past. We recommend giving their flavoursome menu a try this August if you're looking for a delicious food experience that will have you learning about another culture as you go. Enjoy three courses with options including sigara borek - filo pastry cigars filled with feta, potatoes and parsley; Iskender - grilled beef strips on Turkish pide, with broccoli, yoghurt dressing and tomato thyme sauce; and Loukomades - deep fried doughnut balls soaked in honey lemon syrup, chocolate sauce and coffee ice cream. Oh - and get your camera ready, the colourful dishes are sure to be an Instagram hit. See full menu and ts&cs here.
The Kimchi Project | $55 for a three course Korean fusion dinner
When you walk into Kimchi Project you may be surprised by what awaits. Gone is the surrounding cityscape and rather, an urban oasis in a lush outdoor courtyard surrounds you. But that's not even the main drawcard, diners come back time and time again for the food, which is why you should add this Lorne Street spot to your list this Restaurant Month. For $55 enjoy three courses of a Yuzu crunchy eggplant salad, a Korean BBQ galbi Steak and a Raspberry chocolate Korean redbean yangang dessert to finish. See full menu and ts&cs here.