Make your date night extra special by taking advantage of these fantastic Restaurant Month menus. Whether you're looking to impress for a first date, celebrating an anniversary or simply reconnecting over a mid-week meal, these are our top picks:
kingi | $55 two course lunch or dinner and glass of wine
Labelled by its founders as 'a neighbourhood home away from home', kingi is a place to sit back and relax with no pressure. If your date is a seafood lover, a date night at kingi is sure to win them around. Share a selection of antipasti to start then onto your choice of a kingi burger with pickles, lettuce and a potato bun, blue cod or wood roasted eggplant and enjoy a glass of Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc alongside. See full menu and Ts & Cs here.
Feriza's | $65 three course lunch or dinner
With it's plush, picture-worthy interior, the setting alone makes Feriza's an ideal candidate for your next date night. This August they've got a spectacular array of dishes to choose from. Think calamari, a shish kebab platter and deep fried doughnut balls - we can guarantee you and your date will be leaving satisfied! See full menu and Ts & Cs here.
1947 Eatery | $65 three course lunch or dinner
Using seasonal ingredients to create an innovative menu, 1947 Eatery brings contemporary yet authentic food to the city centre. Take your date out for a three course Indian feast and enjoy the likes of okra fries, pain puri, charcoal paneer, grilled salmon and more. You can take your experience up a notch for an additional $45 and add a specially selected wine match to each course. See full menu and Ts & Cs here.
Ahi | $55 snack tasting lunch or dinner and glass of bubbles
Bringing the very best of New Zealand hospitality and a laid back food and wine experience, Ahi is sure to make your date night a memorable one. Leave your experience in the hands of the chefs this Restaurant Month and indulge in the 'A Taste of Ahi' menu. Enjoy the likes of oysters and a scampi corn dog as well as a glass of Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough NV. See full menu and Ts & Cs here.
Botswana Butchery | $55 for a three course lunch or dinner
Found in the Ferry Terminal Building, the only thing better than the gorgeous surrounds of Botswana Butchery is its lush dinner deal this August. It's the sister restaurant of a popular eatery of the same name, found in Queenstown. Both have a reputation for sumpteous dinners, and this menu is no exception. Begin your dining experience with an entrée of either ostrich tataki, kingfish ceviche or stuffed eggplant, and for the main course, choose from the crispy pork belly, braised beef cheek or sizzling chickpea socca. A selection of wines have been perfectly matched to each course, you can add these on for $40. See full menu and Ts & Cs here.
Cassia Restaurant | $90 five course dinner
With its intimate surrounds and a five-course dinner of Indian cuisine with a modern twist, Cassia is sure to impress. The menu begins with roasted carrots and tandoori fish, then onto beef short rib and lamb chops, before ending the evening with salt baked pineapple, honeycomb and pistachio. See full menu and Ts &Cs here.
Harbour Society | $65 three course lunch or dinner
Offering uninterrupted views of the Viaduct and a menu celebrating local produce, Harbour Society is a dreamy date option. Begin your dining experience with raw market fish or boccocini and onto the main affair of either South Island king salmon, pork belly or hand cut noodles with mushrooms, then finally indulge in a mandarin dessert. The team have expertly paired a wine match to each course, so for $16-$20 you can add a drink match to any dish or dishes of your choice. See full menu and Ts & Cs here.
Gochu | $75 six course lunch or dinner
Treat your date to flavour-filled Korean cuisine with Gochu's Restaurant Month menu - with six courses to try, you'll really get a taste of their authentic flavours. Start with cured kingfish, fried chicken sliders and crispy eggplant the onto grilled lamp chops, charred chicken and dessert to fish. If you'd like to add drinks alongside, you can do the low flight of four wines for $39 or the high flight of four premium wines for $59. See full menu and Ts & Cs here.
Federal Delicatessen | $55 two course lunch or dinner plus glass of wine
Take your date to Al Brown's Fed Deli this August and indulge in their deluxe deli meal as well as a delectable slice of New York cheesecake, banoffee pie or pecan pie. With a focus on hospitality and service you can expect a bit of banter and fun at this eatery, making it perfect for a laid back date night. See full menu and Ts & Cs here.
The Sugar Club | $115 four course tasting dinner and glass of bubbles
Journey 52 floors above Auckland City and treat you and your date to a special night out at The Sugar Club this Restaurant Month. You'll enjoy a four course set menu that champions seasonality and boasts sustainably sourced ingredients with bold flavours. See full menu and Ts & Cs here.