With truffle season in full swing, restaurants across the heart of the city are celebrating these opulent fungi and their ability to elevate fine dining into the stratosphere or add a touch of refinement to simpler dishes. Indulge in the nutty, earthy morsels that have captured the palettes of foodies throughout history with these stunning dishes that are unique to the city centre: 


Gochu | Commercial Bay 
A truffle double down.. an iconic clash of haute cuisine with fast food that tastes so right. Think Périgord truffle, duck liver pate, hash brown, pickled cucumber and Gochu mayo. 

Gilt Brasserie | 2 Chancery Street
Pasta lovers will find heaven at Gilt with their glorious spaghetti, generously coated in butter, Riawaka truffles and parmesan. 

Esther | 4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue 
Esther’s dinner menu has been given a truffle glow-up for the season - think rag pasta with truffle butter, a confit egg yolk and parmesan. Or opt to add a grating of truffle over whatever you please! 

Rooftop at QT | 4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue
Rooftop at QT are slinging truffle pizzas, sliders and a divine Boulevardier cocktail in celebration of the truffle season. View the menu here.

Gochu truffle double down
Esther truffle dish
Truffle pasta at GIlt

Esther's Truffle Love Lunch | 4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue | Available Wed-Fri, 12pm-3pm
Esther's famous truffle lunch has returned! This six course menu, created by Chef Sean Connolly is set to be a treat for all the senses. Whether you’re a truffle connoisseur or just dipping your toes into the fungi frenzy, head to Esther for a delicious feast. Book a spot here

Truffles and Alpha Domus at Ortolana | 18 July, 6pm
An exclusive Truffles & Alpha Domus Night at Ortolana, featuring special guest winemaker Barry Riwai. Indulge in an evening of exquisite Alpha Domus wines, perfectly paired with decadent Perigord Truffles showcased in a menu created by Ortolana's Head Chef, Nathan Chester. Tickets are $160 per person and includes a glass of bubbles on arrival followed by four Truffle inspired courses with matched wines. Secure your seat, here.

A Truffle Dining Experience | 25 July, 6.30pm 
For one night only, indulge in luxury with a truffle themed dinner at Onslow. You'll be spoilt with a symphony of flavours over 4 courses crafted by Onslow's talented Executive Chef, Glen File. Featuring George's truffles from Riwaka and Onslow's twice baked soufflé with shaved black Périgord truffle - this is an evening not to be missed. Get your tickets here

Truffle Dining Experience at Onslow

Amano | 66-68 Tyler Street 
Their freshly, handmade pasta has won them a legion of fans and their potato raviolo dish is no exception. Pillowy egg dough pasta parcels are filled with a potato and Canterbury perigold black truffle mix - an indulgent bowl of goodness, perfect for the cooler months. 

Bivacco | 115 Customs Street West
Bivacco has added a delicious mushroom and truffle arancini to their menu this season - a must-try in our eyes. They're also giving diners the opportunity to add freshly shaved truffle to any dish of their choice. We'd pick the goats cheese pizza or tomato ricotta pasta but hey, the worlds your oyster! 

Huami | 87 Federal Street 
In a perfect embodiment of their contemporary yet authentic style of cooking, Huami have elevated the humble dumpling with a terrific truffle twist. These tasty morsels are made with truffle oil, truffle jam and truffle shavings - they can't be missed. 

Bivacco truffles
Truffle season at Bivacco
Huami truffle dish
Last updated: 10 July 2024