Where to Eat and Drink in Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand has some of the best eateries to gratify your appetite. Food & Wine on Travel + Leisure has named Pasture as one of the best restaurants in the world. That means it’s definitely worth making the trip to try it out. If you do, here are some options for you to explore.


A very quaint restaurant that seats no more than six people, you’ll find specially crafted designer dishes on a set menu. It has two seatings per night and a concise wine list from which to choose. It creates signature dishes by using the best ingredients, so it’s no wonder that they’ve made it on the prestigious list. 

Karangahape Road

Many visitors also refer to this restaurant as K Road. It’s the main boulevard found in the CBD of Auckland. Here you’ll find an array of vintage shops such as vinyl record and boutique stores. You can also find several eateries, such as Coco Cantina, known for its fantastic polenta fries, Apero Food, and Wine. It scored a massive 4.8 out of 5 stars on Google reviews and Lord of the Fries. It’s definitely a treat to visit if you’re in the area.

Ponsonby Road

Here you’ll find some of Auckland’s best diners, cafes, bars, and restaurants.  One that you should check out is Annabel’s. It has a fantastic selection of wines and a delectable menu to satisfy your cravings. Also, lookout for a restaurant called Orphan’s Kitchen, famous for using local produce to create some of the tastiest dishes in Auckland. Using locally sourced produce is a critical aspect of Auckland. This fact is evident in many of the city cafe’s bars and restaurants.

Waiheke Island

This island is home to about 30 wineries that mainly produce wine of the red variety, such as Merlots, Cabernets, and Syrahs. You can find a warm climate here. They also provide tourists with private or group wine tours, inclusive of either dinner or lunch.

The private tour is a two-day affair and is perfect for those wine connoisseurs who want to indulge. You get the opportunity to visit not only the vineyards but also micro-breweries and olive oil farms. Accommodation is provided, and a guide will walk you through every step of this grand tour.


Kemeu is the oldest wine region in Auckland, boasting wineries that feature mainly Chardonnays and Merlots. Visit the award-winning Soljans Vineyard and enjoy an amazing feast of Mediterranean selections while you sip on their enticing wines.  There are tours in both group and private settings. This is a three-part event, where you’ll visit three vineyards and sample their wines while nibbling on delicious cheeses and spreads.