When it comes to dining options for any occasion and craving, the city centre has you spoilt for choice. From quick bites to fine dining and everything in between, dining in the city centre is truly unlike dining anywhere else in Auckland.
Here’s just a few places to check out showcasing just some of the hundred’s of eateries from across the city. Be sure to add these places to your must dine at list during your Spring Gift Fair visit – you won’t be disappointed!
Keep up to date on the latest dining events and places to eat from across Auckland here at Heart of the City www.heartofthecity.co.nz/dining
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In addition we have a couple of our favourite destinations for you to explore.
Ponsonby Central brings you a fresh approach to the local food and retail scene. Morning, noon & night you can enjoy a coffee, cocktails or a bite to eat at one of our cafes, bars and restaurants. The Produce Market has the freshest organic fruit and vegetables, market fresh fish, wine, and of course the butcher, the baker and the cheese maker, who all know their stuff. Why not browse through one of the stylish homewares stores Zoo Warehouse, or Weekend Trader? Whether it’s modern Chinese and a rum cocktail at The Blue Breeze Inn, or a burger and a cold beer from Burger Burger, you’ll find everything you need at Ponsonby Central. www.ponsonbycentral.co.nz
Britomart is an important part of Auckland with a unique heritage of history, culture and architecture. Once neglected, it has emerged as a vibrant mixed-use community. Lying between the Waitemata Harbour and Auckland’s lower CBD, Britomart is a waterfront precinct of heritage buildings, new developments and open and intimate public spaces. It is immediately adjacent to Auckland’s main transport hub, Britomart Transport Centre. Today Britomart is a busy and diverse mix of restaurants, bars, boutiques, offices and services, with over 100 businesses now in the precinct. Britomart continues to grow and evolve as more and more people and companies join the community. There are close to 250 businesses based here contributing to the 24/7 buzz of Britomart. www.britomart.org
Auckland Night Markets are in seven different locations across Auckland. The markets are free. Food is the big component, where you can sample cuisine from dozens of different cultures, but there is plenty of fashion, toys and lots of interesting sights and smells to tempt the senses! There are of course the ethnic favourites like Thai and Chinese, and for those looking for something different, there are some rare delicacies on offer from most regions of the world. www.aucklandnightmarkets.co.nz
Great food is not always about the money. In fact, in many cuisines, the locals eat out regularly, so it has to be cheap. Cheap Eats has sought out those places which offer well-cooked, fresh, great-tasting food at a reasonable cost. Our budget is $20 for a main, not including drinks. If it is a tapas/nibbles places, then it is $20 for enough food to feel full. Many places we’ve reviewed are much cheaper than the maximum set. www.cheapeats.co.nz