Treat yourself to a special dinner in the city centre this September with one of the amazing Restaurant Month menus on offer. This year there are over 140 menus to pick from, and each one just as delicious as the last. Get your group of friends together, organise a family catch up or go solo for a special dinner in the heart of Auckland city. With so many options to choose from, we've picked out some of our favourite dinner menus from this years line up to help make your decision on where to dine just a little bit easier.
Thai Street | $25 for a two course meal
For an authentic Thai experience like you'd get from street vendors in Bangkok, Thai Street in Wynyard Quarter is a must try. This Restaurant Month, enjoy a two course meal for just $25. Course options include massamun of cadrona lamb shoulder with agria potato, fried shallots, cinnamon, bay leaves & coconut rice, and a homemade coconut ice cream with sweet sticky rice for dessert.
Burger Burger | $25 for a two course meal and a drink
When it comes to a good, honest burger, Burger Burger is hard to beat. Using quality ingredients at an affordable price, their food is ethical, local, nutritious and delicious. For the month of September, indulge in their Restaurant Month offer where you'll get a plate of polenta bites with rosemary salt & homemade mayo and your choice of burger from their normal menu, matched with one of their tasty house sodas.
The Conservatory | $40 for a two course meal and a glass of wine
Situated on North Wharf in Wynyard Quarter, a beautiful wine bar, cocktail bar and restaurant awaits. The Conservatory has a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, making it the perfect place to come in for a drink or sit down for a meal by their open fire and views out to the sea. This Restaurant Month start off with bread & dips to share with your choice of lamb loin, catch of the day or their vegan goodness for your main, paired with a glass of Auntisfield Sauvignon Blanc or Theory & Practice Merlot.
Japanese Bistro Zen | $40 for a three course dinner
Formerly Industry Zen, this viaduct restaurant does Japanese cuisine exceptionally well. With each dish to come through the kitchen doors being a visual and taste sensation, it's easy to understand why Japanese Bistro Zen is so well loved. During September, take advantage of their special menu offer - $40 for a three course dinner. Start with Zen's signature amuse or salmon sashimi 3 ways, then move on to Kakuni soy braised pork belly with tempura mushroom for the main course, and finish off with a matcha cheesecake with chestnut cream for dessert.
Cassia | $70 for a seven dish dinner
It's hard to beat dinner at the award-winning Cassia restaurant by famed chef Sid Sahrawat, and this September is no different. On the menu you will find plenty of Indian flavours, served in refreshingly inventive ways and all created with quality local ingredients. This Restaurant Month get a group together to experience the special 'Journey through India' menu which features seven dishes designed for sharing. This menu features a selection of outstanding Cassia dishes and will include two snacks, two entrées, two mains and one dessert.
Hello Beasty | $55 for a four course meal
Serving up contemporary cuisine inspired by regions of Japan, Korea and China, Hello Beasty is a cult eatery on Auckland's waterfront. Anchored by an open kitchen that encourages casual dining at its generous bar, Hello Beasty opens its fresh, light interior onto Viaduct’s Market Square with unique details including a temporary ‘sakura’ lighting installation. For the month of September, Hello Beasty's special menu offers options including spicy miso edamame, a KAISEKI tasting plate, Hello Beasty ramen cup noodle, and their delicious Kkwabaegi twisted donuts with miso caramel and chocolate fudge sauce to finish.