If you've been trying to find a time for a catch up with friends over lunch, September is the month to do it! Take advantage of the amazing offers this Restaurant Month, whether you're looking for a quick grab-and-go lunch or a sit down, three course meal, you're sure to find something that suits your plans and cravings. See our suggestions below of some of the best lunch offerings this Restaurant Month.

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Bao Baby Bao | $12 or $25 for lunch

Nestled in the heart of Elliott Stables, Bao Baby Bao serves up delicious Asian Fusion fare that will take you to the streets of Philadelphia via the Shanghai express. For lunch, get amongst their $12 Restaurant Month offer of the delicious Bang Bang chicken salad complete with noodles, cucumber, spring onion, carrots, sprouts and coriander with a sesame, soy & chilli dressing. If you're feeling extra hungry, the $25 offer will get you two courses where you can choose from Korean fried chicken wings in honey garlic or gochujang, Bang Bang chicken salad and sweet & sour pork. 

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The Good Luck Coconut | $25 for a three course meal

Situated on the beautiful North Wharf of Wynyard Quarter, take in an undisturbed view of Rangitoto and the Hauraki Gulf as you enjoy The Good Luck Coconut's fabulous Restaurant Month offer. Course options include their tasty sweet potato bread with toasted coconut butter, smoked pork ribs with pineapple BBQ sauce, puffed rice & sansho, market fish ika mata with coconut, lime, melon & mint, and a steamed banana pudding with rum caramel & vanilla caramel for dessert.

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Frida Cocina Mexicana & Tequila BAr | $25 for a two course lunch

For a lunch filled with authentic Mexican flavours, Frida Cocina Mexicana & Tequila Bar is one of our top suggestions. Using traditional culinary methods passed down through generations, you're appetite will surely be satisfied after a lunch here. Their Restaurant Month menu offers options including guacamole molcajete with tomato pico, onion & corn chips, Baja fish tacos with cabbage, chipotle mayo & pickled onion in coriander & corn tortillas, and enchiladas divorciadas filled with shredded chicken or beans and topped with salsa roja and verde, just to name a few! 

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Kai Eatery | $15 dinner or lunch + a drink

Inspired by the Night Street Markets of Taipei in Taiwan, Kai Eatery is Auckland's original Taiwanese XL fried chicken destination. With a street food-inspired menu, check out their $15 Restaurant Month offer which includes a fried chicken bao, shoestring fries and a can of coke. 

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Odettes Eatery | $40 for a shared meal

Feel like you are on a summer beach holiday at Odettes for your your next lunch catch up. The interior of this delightful eatery is reminiscent of a chic summer beach house, making it easy to sit back, relax and unwind. Mediterranean, Levantine & African spices frequent the dishes on Odettes' menu and they haven't been forgotten in their Restaurant Month menu either. Their menu offers 6 plates to share with your table with dishes such as woodfired brioche with whipped feta, burnt eggplant harissa with braised beans, baba ghanoush and crispy chickpeas, and a woodfired cheesecake with blueberry compote gracing the table.

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Big Little Grill | $40 for a two course meal

For a lunch cooked over the charcoal grill, Big Little Grill will not disappoint. The combination of smoke from the charcoal, when infused with Big Little Grill's basting sauce, creates an aroma that will have you wanting for more. Their Restaurant Month offer includes bread & dips and a scotch fillet, chicken fillet or lamb fillet with a salad and fries, matched with a glass of La Belle Angele rosé, chardonnay or Syrah.

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Monsoon Poon | $40 for a two course meal

Since 2005, Monsoon Poon has been dishing up South-East Asian cuisine and cheeky cocktails to loyal spice loving guests. It's funky decor is reason enough to visit this crowd favourite, however their Restaurant Month menu is taking center stage this September. Dine in at Monsoon Poon for your next lunch with friends to indulge in laksa with coconut milk, poached chicken & vegetables, a Malaysian sago pudding with coconut cream & palm sugar, and a glass of Spy Valley Gewurtztraminer.

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Marrying exquisite modern New Zealand cuisine with a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere, the Grove is known for their outstanding specialised dégustation dining. For Restaurant Month this year, enjoy The Grove's take on a traditional Sunday roast along with an incredible entree and decadent dessert. Menu options include duck liver parfait with duck fat brioche, cherry & hazelnut, a roast of beef sirloin, pork belly, fish or pumpkin tart, and their notorious sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Available on Sunday only.

Last updated: 14 September 2020

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