This August there are plenty of opportunities to get out of your seat and experience dining like never before. Get involved in a taco masterclass, be wowed at a theatrical bonfire night, witness the art of butchery and explore the city's eats by foot with these epic Restaurant Month events. 


Tacoteca Masa Masterclass | 25 August | $75pp
Grab your sombrero and embark on an authentic culinary journey with your host, Chef Jean Brito in this epic masa (maize dough) masterclass where you'll learn to master the craft of making your own tortillas, salsa and soups. The best part? You get to do it all while sipping on lush cocktails. Get your tickets here.

Lincoln's Table Walking Food Tour

Walking tours with Lincoln's Table return this August!
Iconic Eights | 3 & 17 August | $88pp
If you consider yourself a foodie, this tour is not one to miss! Led by journalist and avid foodie Lincoln Tan, you'll get to taste several dishes from the 2024 Iconic Auckland Eats list - think fish sliders, pan puri, earl grey donuts and more. Get tickets here

Hidden Places, Hidden Dishes | 10 & 25 August | $88pp
If you're keen to discover some of the city's best hidden gems, this tour, also led by Lincoln Tan is an epic way to dive in to the city's vibrant culinary scene. Get tickets here


Chef's Table at Botswana Butchery & Harbourside | 9 August | $190pp 
This spectacular Chef's Table Series event will kick off with a live sashimi showcase at Harbourside, where you'll get to witness the artistry of Chef Kenji Yoshitsuka. From there, you'll stroll over to Botswana Butchery for a masterful butchery exhibition led by Head Chef Jan Yang and Executive Chef Anton Leyland before getting amongst an interactive dessert painting experience! Get your tickets here

Bonfire at Esther

Bonfire at Esther | 13 August, 6pm | $250pp 
This August, Chef Sean Connolly is joining forces with Michelin-trained chef, Darren Robertson for one vibrant evening that flirts with flame. Kick off with warming cocktails, canapès, fire-twirling entertainment and the heat of the open flame before indulging in a four course dinner and ending back at the fire for toasted marshmallows and boozy hot chocolates! Get your tickets here

The Art of Sushi

Art of Sushi | 8 August | $120pp 
For Restaurant Month 2024, we have gone in search of some of the best examples of sushi in the city centre. Expect to discover and savour an array of different sushi styles meticulously crafted by resident sushi experts - starting at Masu by Nic Watt, before heading to Kome Sake Bar, the Harbourside Sake Bar and finishing off at Japanese Bistro Zen. Get your tickets here


Around the World at Commercial Bay | 13 August | $140pp 
Join this unforgettable dining experience as separate groups of 20 diners embark on a culinary journey across AhiAdvieh and Origine. The evening will begin with snacks, entrèes and perfectly paired drinks at each starting location before switching restaurants, to enjoy a remarkable main course and wine match, as well as a cocktail on the way!

Last updated: 11 July 2024