Candela, Culprit.
Ponsonby Road Bistro.
Bar Magda, Milenta.

Vote now: Have your say by voting for your favourite date night destination

Got a hot date? It doesn’t matter if you’re sharing a meal with a new squeeze or an old flame, picking the perfect restaurant is serious business. Whether your ideal setting is cool and casual or elevated and impressive, a reliable date night locale will provide the perfect atmosphere, allowing good food, great drinks and scintillating conversation to flow. We’ve all got a type, and while we’ve rounded up the shortlist, we thought it best for you to take your pick of the suitors. Vote for your favourite date night spot below — and be sure to let us know if there’s somewhere you think we have overlooked.

Everybody who votes goes in the draw to win one of three $1000 vouchers to be spent at one of the American Express Local Dining Collection locations — a list of which can be found here.

Voting has now closed. The 2022 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express will be announced in the Winter issue of Denizen magazine (released on 23rd May, 2022).

The Denizen Hospo Heroes 2022 ‘Best Date Night’ Shortlist:

Ada, Grey Lynn

Alma, Britomart

Apéro, Karangahape Road

Azabu, Ponsonby

Bar Celeste, Karangahape Road

Bar Magda, Karangahape Road

Cafe Hanoi, Briotmart

Candela, Karangahape Road

Cassia, CBD

Culprit, CBD

Depot, CBD

Ebisu, Britomart

Masu, CBD

Milenta, Victoria Park

Mr Morris, Britomart

Ockhee, Ponsonby

Omni, Mount Eden

Pici, Karangahape Road

Ponsonby Road Bistro, Ponsonby

The Lodge Bar & Dining, Commercial Bay

For more information on the 2022 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express, click here.

2022 Hospo Heroes

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