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 Autumn Gift Fair visit – you won’t be disappointed!
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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
Indulge in some fresh seafood and produce at the Auckland Fish Market in Wynyard Quarter - it is filled with the most passionate fishmongers and chefs that New Zealand has to offer! If you aren’t a seafood lover then there are plenty of other cuisines within this precinct such as Thai, South American, Japanese and more! They also have a bar situated in their sunny courtyard that serves a range of craft beers, NZ Wine, liquors and soda! https://www.afm.co.nz/
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
Bottomless Prosecco, Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s at the Lula Inn, a South Pacific Eatery that also serves a range of fresh and local food - what more could you want? Grab a group of friends and enjoy a lunch in the heart of Auckland City’s Viaduct Harbour! It is the perfect way to unwind after a long day at the Autumn Gift Fair! https://joylab.co.nz/the-lula-inn