From lush long lunches to magical evenings under starlight, gathering friends and family for some long overdue breaking of bread is made that much better when it’s in the open air. Here are the best outdoor dining spots to book now.
Azabu Mission Bay
Arguably one of the best spots in the Eastern Beaches, take a seat in Azabu Mission Bay’s Roku Gin Garden and savour a long lunch or dinner of the city’s favourite Japanese-Peruvian cuisine.
Renowned chef Nic Watt partnered with Akarana Yacht Club to open this Okahu Bay outpost. With an abundance of outdoor seating, it’s a welcoming spot to take in the sea views.
Settle in street-side and enjoy the Italian-inspired fare of Andiamo on the sociable Jervois Road. These tables fill up fast, so get there early and indulge in an Aperol spritz to start.
A rare find in Ponsonby, this light-filled courtyard is an ideal location for inner-city sundowners, followed by fireside socialising when the temperature also drops.
Non Solo Pizza
Hidden behind Parnell Rise, Non Solo Pizza’s verdant courtyard, complete with an antique flowing fountain, will transport you to Italy for lunch or dinner.
Prego is the place to go for a fun-filled lunch or dinner with family and friends, and both its front and side outdoor courtyards are iconic. Watch the hustle and bustle of Ponsonby go by from some of the best seats on the street.
With views across Viaduct Harbour, Saint Alice’s elevated position is the ideal spot to watch the world go by. The perfect place for late afternoon and evening revelry thanks to its sensational setting, seafood-centric menu and great music.
Soul Bar & Bistro
Holding prime position, with tables overlooking Viaduct Harbour and festooned with florals from above, there is no better place to celebrate the good life than at Soul. Order a round of delectable cocktails and settle in for an experience to remember.