Love in the air? Here, we put forward our definitive guide to the best date night spots in Auckland

Whether you’re hoping to set sparks flying on a first date, or looking to spice up a regular date night with some fresh inspiration, there really is nothing quite like a delicious meal out to set the mood and rouse romance. From cosy, quaint watering holes where sneaking a snog in the corner is entirely acceptable, to spectacular settings that call for your finest wares and decorum, there are plenty of fantastic venues in the city sure to deliver on all fronts. Here, we round up the top eateries city-wide for a loved-up evening.

Date Night Dining
Editors’ Picks


Faraday’s Bar

Gemmayze Street


Date Night Dining
The Best Of The Rest

Ahi, Commercial Bay

Anise, Eden Terrace

Alpha, Parnell



Baduzzi, Wynyard Quarter

Beau, Ponsonby

Bonita, Ellerslie

Bossi, Auckland CBD

Cafe HanoiBriotmart


CassiaAuckland CBD

Cocoro, Ponsonby

Cotto, K’Road

CulpritAuckland CBD

Gerome, Parnell

Gilt Brasserie, Auckland CBD

Hello Beasty, Viaduct Harbour

Humai, SkyCity

Kazuya, Eden Terrace

La Fuente, Auckland CBD

Madame George, K’Road

Manzo, Remuera

MasuAuckland CBD

Metita, SkyCity

MilentaVictoria Park

Mr MorrisBritomart

No. 7, Newton


Onslow, Auckland CBD

Osteria Uno, Birkenhead

Paris Butter, Herne Bay

Ponsonby Road BistroPonsonby

Ragtag, Westmere

Roses Dining Room, K’Road

Sidart, Ponsonby

Somm, Princes Warf

Swings, Auckland CBD

Tala, Parnell

Tokki, Milford

Tempero, K’Road

The Grove, Auckland CBD

The Lodge Bar & DiningCommercial Bay

The Sugar Club, SkyCity

Vondel, Devonport

Vic Road Kitchen, Devonport


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