Frida Cocina Mexicana and Tequila Bar

Restaurant Month is a perfect opportunity to try something new or re-visit old favourites, with central city restaurants showcasing their signature fare. We’ve selected ten $25 menus that we think are offering delicious food and great value.

Explore the offers and add these eateries to your must-try list.

Andy’s Burgers and Bar
$25 for a 2 course dinner or lunch including a beer
Corner of Victoria & Federal Streets, SKYCITY

SKYCITY’S Andy’s Burgers and Bar are the purveyors of excellent hand-made burgers and comfort food. Head there for a lunch or dinner to try one of their burger classics followed by an indulgent Oreo cheesecake.  A complimentary Emerson’s beer will be a perfect accompaniment to a hearty meal from Andy’s.

Al's Deli Brewhouse
$25 for a 2 course dinner including a craft beer
12 O'Connell Street

This August, the only Canadian pub in Auckland is offering a delicious dinner menu that you simply can’t miss. You can go for a starter and main, or a main and dessert if you’d like to complete the meal with something sweet. Try Montreal favourites including poutine, burgers and moose ears - a hot flat doughnut with your choice of sauce. A craft beer is also included.

$25 for a 4 course dinner or lunch
25 Victoria St W

Enjoy signature Japanese dishes with Daikoku’s Restaurant Month $25 menu. Begin you meal with salmon and tuna sashimi, followed by vegetable and prawn tempura, and a teriyaki dish with protein of your choice. Matcha green tea or vanilla ice cream will provide a perfect finish.

El Faro
$25 for a 2 course dinner or lunch including a sangria
Elliott Stables, 39 Elliott Street

This Spanish restaurant and tapas bar at Elliott Stables is the place to be this August for an intimate atmosphere with a great Restaurant Month special. For the main, choose from crispy calamari salad, free range chicken pinchos or slow roasted pork, and for dessert, indulge in the traditional Spanish doughnuts with cinnamon and chocolate sauce. The menu offers includes a glass of sangria for the full Spanish experience.

Xuxu Dumpling Bar
$25 for a 2 course dinner or lunch with a glass of wine
Corner Galway and Commerce Streets, Britomart

Don’t miss this central city gem this August. As part of their special menu, feast on a selection of sweet and savoury dumplings, accompanied by a glass of sauvignon blanc or pinot noir. The experience won’t be complete without a delectable dessert; choose between chocolate fondant and banofee.  

Frida Cocina Mexicana and Tequila Bar
$25 for a 2 course dinner or lunch including a beer
 89 Customs Street West

Immerse yourself in authentic Mexican atmosphere and cuisine at Frida Cocina. For the Restaurant Month special they’re serving up a choice of beef torda ahogada, a traditional sandwich dipped in a red sauce with braised beef, cured red onion, white slaw, refried beans, mild guajillo salsa, or cheese mushroom chille relleno with haloumi with a chocolate cake with coconut flan for dessert. A beer is also part of the menu.

Gusto at the Grand
$25 for a 2 course dinner or lunch including a glass wine
SKYCITY Grand Hotel, 90 Federal Street

Gusto at the Grand is your destination for rustic Italian food. In August, try their special offer of garlic and rosemary pizzeta and Pappardelle al Ragù alla Bolognese with a wine match. It’s a perfect option for a long lunch or hearty dinner.

$25 for a 2 course lunch or dinner
23 Britomart Place

Celebrate the lighter side of Mexican cuisine with Mexico’s fun Restaurant Month menu. Sink your teeth into the beautiful xocolate beef cheek with celeriac purée, beet stained daikon, yeast, battered zucchini flower filled with papa, candied sesame, micro cress, watermelon, radish, nasturtium, followed by an even more indulgent bread of the dead, a dessert of xocolate soil, dulce de leche, xocolate, orange and cardamom glaze.

The Seafood Kitchen
$25 for a 2 course dinner or lunch
Elliott Stables, 39-41 Elliott Street

The latest addition to Elliott Stables, The Seafood Kitchen is the home of Pacific flavours. For starter, try their fish bites or kokanda salad with fresh fish marinated in lemon juice with coconut cream, julienne capsicum and cucumber. For the main course, you can either try the mussels boat or seafood and meat stir fry.

Vikki Lane
$25 for a 2 course dinner or lunch including a glass of bubbles
151 Victoria Street West

Head to Vikki Lane for a delicious business lunch or an after-work dinner. Their Restaurant Month menu offers you a choice of old-favourites that won’t leave you unsatisfied. Start your meal with a shrimp cocktail or deep fried camembert with plum chutney, followed by Hawaiian ham steak, chicken kiev or fisherman’s basket, a selection of seafood with chips and tartare sauce. The offer also includes a complimentary glass of bubbles.

To find out more about the amazing Restaurant Month specials, check out our selections of top $55 and $40 menu offers.

Last updated: 24 June 2019