Set on a picturesque corner of Viaduct Harbour with wrap-around views and a cosy interior perfect for escaping winter’s inclement weather, Bivacco has become our go-to for after-work drinks or delicious weekend meals with friends. Now, this beloved dining destination is taking things to the next level with a delicious new offering, the Sunday Feast, drawing us down to the waterfront for an end-of-the-week dining experience like nothing else.
Bivacco’s Sunday Feast is an elevated buffet spread that is now taking place every Sunday from 11am until 4pm. There, for $75 per adult and $35 per child, diners can enjoy dozens of mouthwatering dishes with all the trimmings from a comprehensive menu guaranteed to suit any taste or proclivity.
For starters, there is a seafood station brimming with freshly shucked oysters, tantalising tuna tartare, and plump, juicy prawns. Diners can delight in some succulent South Island salmon or savour the taste of shellfish, delicately seasoned and prepared to perfection.
And for the carnivores, Bivacco has curated a stunning selection of meats, too. From irresistible whole-roasted porchetta to flame-grilled rib-eye steak, every flavourful bite is a testament to the expert skill at play in the kitchens here.
But it doesn’t stop there. A series of locally sourced, slow-roasted vegetable dishes and mouthwatering roast potatoes will be on hand too, alongside an array of fresh and flavoursome seasonal salads for those seeking something a little lighter. Particular highlights include Brussels sprouts with chilli honey, chargrilled broccolini with baby carrot, parsley and raisin, and a tasty endive salad with gorgonzola, grape, pear and walnuts.
And what feast would be complete without an unforgettable finale? The dessert station at Bivacco’s Sunday Feast is a haven for anyone harbouring a sweet tooth. Immerse yourself in the exquisite creations of Amano Bakery, with a line-up of satiating baked goods and indulgent delights, including a family-style tiramisu, Basque cheesecake, lemon tart, carrot cake, chocolate chip cookies, macaroons and so much more.
If all that weren’t enough, there is also an exclusive Bloody Mary station alongside cocktail specials, spritzes and espresso martinis, so that you can sip on expertly-crafted libations, as you let the afternoon unfold and bid farewell to the week that was.
Ensuring a laid-back but convivial vibe every week, Bivacco has topped off the experience by inviting a number of Auckland’s finest DJs to provide the perfect soundtrack to any feasting journey. On now and set to carry on for the foreseeable future, Bivacco’s Sunday Feast is the perfect way to end any week on a high note, and while walk-ins are welcome, we recommend booking now to secure your spot.