With over 140 Restaurant Month menus on offer, choosing the right one for you might seem like a daunting task. To help, we've put together a list of our favourite $15, $25, $40 and $55+ menus to cover any occasion, from a casual catch up with friends to a special fine dining experience with loved ones.
$15 or less menus
Kai Eatery | $15 for a dinner & lunch
Auckland's original Taiwanese XL fried chicken destination, Kai Eatery is inspired by the Night Street Markets of Taipei and is famous for its authentic Taiwanese street food and drinks. Their fresh and flavoursome $15 Restaurant Month menu offer includes tasty chicken bites with shoestring fries and a can of coke all for $15.
To see all the $15 or less menu offers, click here.
Scarecrow | $25 for a 2 course dinner & lunch
Scarecrow is one of the jewels in the city's crown for food lovers. 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. Check out their $25 three course lunch menu which includes a black chia & vegetable kofte entrée as well as a poached tamarillo dessert with muscovado, black sesame glass and vanilla coconut labneh.
XuXu Dumpling Bar | $25 for a two course dinner & lunch
Xuxu (say “Su-su”) is one of the city’s gems, a cosy table-service bar in the heart of Britomart. This Restaurant Month menu offer is great if you're a fan of (you guessed it!) dumplings, and are keen for a casual lunch or catch up after work with friends. Their menu offer includes a main mixed basket of dumplings followed by their famous Banoffee dessert dumplings with salted caramel & banana.
The Good Luck Coconut | $25 for a three course dinner & lunch
Come, kick back and relax down at The Good Luck Coconut, where they've got a tasty sharing menu packed full of dishes influenced by the Pacific and Asian cuisines as well as a fantastic menu of cocktails to try. And how about this for a special menu - for just $25 enjoy a three course dinner or lunch with options including market fish ika mata with coconut, lime, melon and mint; smoked pork ribs (pictured) with pineapple BBQ sauce, puffed rice and sansho; and a delicious steamed banana pudding with rum caramel and vanilla ice cream for dessert.
To see all the $25 menu offers, click here.
Ortolana | $40 for a two course dinner & lunch
Ortolana is a contemporary bistro set within an elegant, sun-filled conservatory in the Pavilions at Britomart. The menu has a distinctive Italian and wider European flavour, with a strong emphasis on perfectly fresh produce, much of it from the restaurant's own market garden. Dine under the sparkling fairy lights and try their $40 special menu this September, which features delicious options like blue cheese gnudi with pumpkin, sage and pumpkin kernels and a panna cotta dessert with rhubarb, vincotto and walnut crumble.
The Glass Goose | $40 for a three course dinner & lunch
The Glass Goose is a garden-like oasis on Federal Street. The contemporary yet casual eating and drinking space is a true oasis, tucked away from the city's bustle. Dining on the rooftop treats you to a magnificent view of the Sky Tower standing directly above. For the month of September try their special three course Restaurant Month menu. The menu features dishes such as prawn tacos with harissa mayo & avocado puree, duck leg confit with mozzarella potato dauphinoise, baby carrots & green beans, and a cardamom brulee with gingernut for dessert.
Ima Cuisine | $40 for a sharing style dinner
Inspired by the food of Israel, the Eastern Mediterranean dishes here are driven by seasonal produce, continuing the natural, slow food mantra that takes pride of place at Ima. Everything is made fresh daily in Ima's deli meaning as soon as you step foot in this eatery you will immediately be transfixed by the evocative smells from the kitchen. Get a few friends together this September and experience a true Middle Eastern feast where your table will be filled with a selection of dishes - making sure you leave with a fully tummy!
To see all the $40 menu offers, click here.
$55 or more menus
The Grove | $85 for a three course Sunday lunch
Fine dining at its best, The Grove marries exquisite modern New Zealand cuisine with a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere. The next time you are looking to celebrate a special occasion or feel like a treat of a meal, book a table at The Grove - and do it on a Sunday in September to make the most of the incredible Restaurant Month special menu! Course options include a duck liver parfait entrée, a choice of a classic English roast and their notorious sticky toffee pudding to finish.
Hugo's Bistro | $60 for a three course dinner & lunch
An all-day bistro that brings a sophisticated European vibe to the heart of the city, Hugo's Bistro offers all day dining - a place to perch at the bar & grab the morning coffee, meet friends for an afternoon Aperitivo, or enjoy a delicious meal in their welcoming dining room. Restaurant Month is all about expanding your flavour repertoire and trying new things, which makes this special menu a must try. Some of the options include pig's head croquettes and celeriac remoulade; kingfish carpaccio; grilled yellowbelly founder; and an olive oil & sea salt semifreddo for dessert.
Trocadero Restaurant & Bar | $55 for a two course dinner
Trocadero Restaurant and Bar is a dance of the very best local artisan products, creating fresh, modern cuisine that lets the authentic flavours of New Zealand shine through. Everything at Trocadero is sourced locally, from the ingredients right down to the crockery and into the wine and artisan beer choices. This September, enjoy a two course dinner for just $55. This special menu includes braised beef cheek with baby onions sofrito, & lemon, roasted root vegetables with a maple mustard dressing, and a white chocolate parfait with lemon & lime to finish.
To see all the $55+ menu offers, click here.