Celebrate in style this August with stunning set menus offered by the city center's best eateries during Restaurant Month. Whether it's an anniversary, a birthday, or simply indulging in the joy of dining out, these exceptional $55+ menus promise an unforgettable experience. Prepare to be dazzled by a culinary extravaganza, featuring exquisite flavors, impeccable presentation, and top-notch service. Don't miss out on this opportunity to immerse yourself in the gastronomic wonders of Restaurant Month and let the city's culinary gems make your occasion truly extraordinary. Check out our top picks below and see all the $55+ menus here.



Pōni | $75 for a 5 dish lunch or dinner 

Pōni's food offering derives inspiration from Japanese and South-East Asian cuisines with a whimsical approach to dining. Gather a group and indulge in their sharing style menu packed full of flavourful delights. Kick off your feast with Big Glory Bay salmon with tapioca crackers and salmon roe before indulging on char-grilled squid, braised short ribs, and Brussels sprouts and end with a sweet yuzu mousse topped with cookie crumb and seasonal cherries. See the full menu and Ts and Cs here

Mr Morris | $120 for a three course dinner + wine pairings

Drawing influence from the rich flavours of Pacific cuisine, the inventive dining experience at Mr. Morris is nothing short of extraordinary. This Restaurant Month, their talented team have crafted a menu that beautifully highlights the best of their Pacific and New Zealand inspirations through ethical and seasonal produce. An exquisite selection of wines have been thoughtfully paired with each course. See the full menu and Ts and Cs here

kingi | $55 for a two course sharing style lunch or dinner + wine 

Set in stunning surrounds, kingi (short for kingfish) champions sustainably sourced New Zealand produce in thoughtful, approachable ways. For $55, take your pick from their sharing style menu featuring the likes of green lipped mussels and nduja, kingfish oka with coconut yoghurt, mango and chilli, wakame tagliatelle and swordfish to name a few. See the full menu and Ts and Cs here

Mr. Morris

MASU by Nic Watt | $79 for a three course dinner 

With a passion for flavour and dedication to detail, MASU is the ultimate spot to indulge in mouthwatering Japanese cuisine. This Restaurant Month, they're treating diners to a delicious selection of beautifully crafted dishes. Kick off with sashimi, tuna spicy miso tartare, chirashi maki with miso soup and yasai tempura before tasting their beef short ribs and a white miso cream caramel to finish. Check out the full menu and Ts & Cs here. 

Cassia at SkyCity | $90 for a five course lunch or dinner 

A firm favourite amongst foodies, Cassia delivers Indian flavours in a refreshingly inventive way. This Restaurant Month, their menu will take you on a journey through India and their cuisine at its finest. Check out the full menu and Ts & Cs here. 

Vivace | $85 for a four course lunch or dinner

For over 20 years, Vivace has made a name for itself for its lively ambience and luscious Mediterranean fare. This Restaurant Month, they’re offering diners a hearty four course menu featuring the likes of Persian vegetable fritters, spiced lamb koftas, chilli marinated haloumi, potato gnocchi with pumpkin and sage or spiced beef cheek and a decadent tiramisu to finish - sign us up! Check out the full menu and Ts & Cs here

Vivace’s Annual Long Lunch with Paolo Pancotti
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SOUL Bar & Bistro | $55 for a two course lunch or dinner

SOUL, a tried and true dining destination for many Aucklanders, is adored for a reason. The stunning views, irresistible food and hand-crafted cocktails are hard to go past. No matter the occasion, Soul Bar has you covered this August - indulge in two courses and enjoy the likes of yellowfin tuna, goat formage frais, salt & pepper squid and beef short rib ragu to name a few. If you're in need of something sweet, they've got you covered with the optional add-on of a special Restaurant Month dessert. See the full menu and Ts and Cs here

Ahi | $55 for a snack tasting menu + glass of wine 

Since opening its doors in 2020, Ahi has earned a reputation for artfully plated food that celebrates the very best of New Zealand produce, tempered with relaxed, quintessentially Kiwi table service. This Restaurant Month, you can get a “Taste of Ahi” featuring two Te Matuku Oysters, wallaby tatare, and their famous scampi corn dog – perfectly paired with a glass of rosè. Check out the full menu and the Ts and Cs here.

Hello Beasty | $60 for a 5 course sharing style lunch or dinner 

This cult eatery serves clean, bold flavours inspired by regions of Japan, Korea and China. Pulling out all the stops this August, their sharing style menu features five courses of incredible Asian cuisine. Start with edamame with chilli and moromi miso before trying their finger-licking korean fried cauliflower, miso braised brisket gua bao, korean spiced BBQ chicken and charred broccolini, and a baked mochi cheesecake. Check out the full menu and Ts and Cs here

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See all the special $55+ menus for Restaurant Month here. Be sure to click through on the individual business listings on our website for the full menu details and terms and conditions.

Last updated: 01 September 2023