Tasked with finding good vegan or vegetarian options during Restaurant Month? Don't worry, we've done the hard yards for you. Below, we've rounded up our top menu recommendations from this year's stellar Restaurant Month line-up that offer vegan or vegetarian dishes.
Scarecrow | $25 for a three course lunch
For Scarecrow, great food isn’t just about the ingredients; it’s about where it comes from, who makes it, how it makes it way to the plate, and finally, how it’s enjoyed. Scarecrow stewards this process every step of the way. For Restaurant Month this year, Scarecrow's special offer is entirely vegan! Start with a black chia & vegetable kofte with babaganoush and enjoy a classic Iraqi spiced pilaf with crispy onion, roasted butternut & a tahini dressing for your main course. For dessert, poached tamarillo with muscovado, black sesame glass and vanilla coconut labneh will finish off this delightful three course meal.
White + Wongs | $40 for a 3 course vegetarian dinner
White + Wong’s ‘east meets west’ cuisine takes classic street foods from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand – the noodles, soups, curries and delicious dumplings – and created an eclectic menu to pick and choose from to suit. It's the perfect place to dine with friends this August, offering two menus, one completely vegetarian, featuring dishes including soba noodles with tofu, chilli oil, broad beans, buckwheat, braised shiitake mushrooms & lotus stem, delicious vegetarian wontons and a tofu pad thai noodles.
Hello Beasty | $55 for a four course dinner & lunch
Hello Beasty’s kitchen offers a tasty and approachable sharing menu, providing an experience that delivers clean, bold flavour profiles with a touch of heat. Hello Beasty is great at catering for those with different dietary requirements, offering full gluten free and vegetarian menus. This Restaurant Month, dive in to a delicious four course meal filled with Korean fusion delights and finished with the Kwabaegi twisted donut which comes with a miso caramel, and chocolate fudge sauce!
Ebisu | $65 for a four course dinner & lunch
Ebisu draws on a combination of classic Japanese & European techniques to present an outstanding mix of new-style sushi and sashimi as well as traditional Japanese dishes. On their menu this year are some tasty vegan choices, including a delicious miso eggplant dish with tomato den & rice dukka, and teriyaki tofu with a black miso jam, julienne courgette & carrot, cherry tomatoes & white truffle oil.
The Lula Inn | $40 for a two course dinner
Perched in the heart of Princes Wharf, Lula’s boasts a pacific-inspired interior bringing a relaxed, colonial charm to the historic Launchman’s Building. Enjoy a two course dinner of grilled halloumi & miso roast eggplant with green chilli sambal as your entree and verde peas with courgette, broccoli pesto & parmesan for the main course.
The Conservatory | $40 for a two course dinner & lunch
Views across the harbour, a comforting open fire and a great wine and cocktail list, what could be better? This August, book a table at The Conservatory and indulge in their $40 two course, plus a glass of wine, offer. Start with some breads and dips to share then move on to the vegan goodness for your main course, accompanied by a glass of Auntsifield Sauvignon Blanc, or Theory & Practice Merlot.
The Grove | $85 for a three course lunch
The Grove is Auckland fine dining at its best. Marrying exquisite modern New Zealand cuisine with a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere. Treat yourself to The Grove's take on a Sunday roast and opt for the roast pumpkin tart. For dessert, it's hard to go past their notorious sticky toffee pudding with vanilla and toffee sauce, but the hot chocolate fondant with rhubarb and malted milk is a very close second.
Everybody's | $55 for a three course dinner
Everybody's is a hidden gem found on Fort Lane. With a menu of modern European food and drinks on offer, a large open-air courtyard and a split-level space offering multiple options for drinking and dining, there’s something for everybody at Everybody’s. Their Restaurant Month offer is a great option if you're vegan, with every course offering a vegan dish. Start with the red lentil kefta for your entree, pan fried tofu & vegetable kofta in a coconut curry sauce for the main affair, and finish with a coconut & semolina pudding with blueberry coulis, toasted coconut & nut crumbs.