Food envy, we’ve all had it. You’ve committed to a meal but it’s just not quite what you want. And while we find it hard to believe any of these restaurants could serve a single thing we wouldn’t love, the best way to avoid food envy is to share! Check out these special Restaurant Month menus available in August designed just for that. 

Cafe Hanoi

Cafe Hanoi | $55 for a three course sharing lunch or dinner

Didn't get a chance to taste Cafe Hanoi's all-vegan menu last Restaurant Month before lockdown? August is the perfect time to do it! For $55, get three courses, which includes all mains mentioned - think Lemongrass braised tofu; crispy eggplant with sticky soy glaze and pickled carrot and daikon with makrut lime leaf and sesame seeds. And it gets even better with the dessert  - a dark chocolate bombe dish with peanut butter banana filling, chocolate sorbet and crushed peanuts. See the full menu and ts & cs here

The Kimchi Project

The Kimchi Project | $40 for a three course dinner 

If you want to experience some great tasting Asian infused cuisine then you have to check out The Kimchi Project on Lorne Street. This Korean inspired restaurant with a hidden outdoor garden is a great location for drinks and a bite to eat if you're heading to a show or gallery in the Arts Quarter, or doing some shopping in the nearby High Street District or Queen Street. Be sure to check out their delectable and incredible value-for-money offer this Restaurant Month - enjoy a sharing style menu of a Korean BBQ Feast including char-grilled Tiger prawns, Korean BBQ pork and grilled Gochujang chicken, with delicious sides and your choice of drink for $40. Minimum two persons required. See the full menu and ts & cs here

Esther Restaurant

Esther | $40 for a two course Mediterranean sharing lunch

Esther, located inside the QT Auckland specialises in ‘food of the sun’, making it perfect for the cooler months. Inspired by the travels of chef Sean Connolly, if you’re looking for the authentic flavours of Southern France, Sicily, and Morroco, this is the place for you. Esther’s $55 for a shared style dinner includes 6 dishes over three courses - think puff bread, baked saganaki, Kingfish crudo, coastal spring lamb shoulder and an orgy of mushrooms with ricotta gnocchi and pecorino. They also have a $40 lunch option featuring some of the same dishes - four over two courses. Delicous! See the full menu and ts&cs here.


Chawlas | $40 for a three course dinner 

Chawlas Indian Restaurant is ready to delight you with spectacular Indian flavours - and what's better than a hearty curry when the weather is cold and dreary outside. Chawlas have three Restaurant Month offers available under all $25, $40 and $55 price points. For $40 get an entree, main and dessert, or for $55, get an entree, any two main curries plus a plain, butter or garlic naan, and a dessert. Choose something different to your friends, family or date and taste a bit of everything!  See the full menu and ts&cs here

Ghost Street

Ghost Street | $55 for a three course Chinese lunch or dinner

Adjacent to Hotel Britomart and tucked away under Cafe Hanoi is Ghost Street, serving up a range of eats inspired by the street food of Beijing. With a particular focus on the spicy, piquant and earthy flavours of Sichuan and Xi’anese food, enjoy a menu that’s made to be shared. Their $55 offer includes a selection of dishes to choose from like Chinese pickled vegetables, dry fried garlic shoots, and Shiitake, spinach and water chestnut dumplings. Order different dishes to your friends and share them all around! See full menu and ts&cs here. 

Be sure to click through on the individual business listings on our website for full menu details and terms and conditions. 

See all Restaurant Month menus here

Last updated: 01 September 2022