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The 7 best places to eat in Auckland

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The 7 best places to eat in Auckland
Auckland FoodAuckland Food
Moving overseas
October 3, 2020
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Sample the best of Auckland's food scene

Moving to a new place is exciting and once you are settled, it's time to explore the best that Auckland has to offer! From relaxed dining to fine dining, you'll be spoiled for choice! Here's our choice for the best places to eat in Auckland.

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The Grove

  • Where: Saint Patricks Square, Wyndham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland
  • Price: $$$$

The Grove provides one of Auckland's best examples of modern New Zealand cuisine, in a contemporary setting. This award winning restaurant is one of Auckland's top restaurants and offers a degustation menu with the option to pair with quality New Zealand wines. The degustation menu frequently changes due to market and seasonal availability. If you are looking to celebrate a move to a new city, The Grove is the place to go!

For more information

Visit their website for more information or to make a booking.    

Little Jimmy

  • Where: 557 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland
  • Price: $$-$$$

What a gem! Little Jimmy's is a casual, down-to-earth bar and eatery where you can relax and enjoy 100% New Zealand produce. They are big in supporting small local kiwi businesses, and everything you try on the menu is the top quality, at an affordable price. They are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week and currently offer take away options.  

For more information

Visit their website or book a table.

Federal Delicatessen

  • Where: 86 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland
  • Price: $-$$

This classic delicatessen offers you a taste of old-school America. Known as 'The Fed' this deli s authentic as they come - with retro décor and a menu with some classic NYC deli dishes. It doesn't offer bookings so you may have to wait a while, but it is worth the wait!

More details

The Fed is open from 7am to late, 7 days a week.  


  • Where: 187 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland
  • Price: $

Sometimes, you just need a burger fix and BurgerFuel is a just the place to get your fill. There are several stores across Auckland, including Parnell. It offers fresh burgers with the some of the finest ingredients that New Zealand has to offer. What sets them apart from other burger stores is a passion for live music, and an in-house arts programme which adds unique street art to the stores.

Sails Restaurant

  • Where: 103-113 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland
  • Price: $$$$

If you enjoy a view with your food, then Sails Restaurant is for you! Situated in Westhaven Marina this award-winning restaurant offers stunning views of the City of Sails. Having built its reputation over a number of decades, it is one of the top restaurants in New Zealand and offers a combination of high-quality service and award-winning cuisine. You can also sample one of the most extensive wine lists in New Zealand and some rare vintages.  

Book a table

For more information or to book a table, visit Sails.

Hello Beasty

  • Where: 95-97 Customs Street West, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
  • Price: $$-$$$

Hello Beasty offers contemporary New Zealand cuisine with influences from Japan, Korea and China. This cozy restaurant is the perfect place to relax. The fusion menu is designed to share, and changes regularly to keep things fresh. There is also a vegetarian and gluten free menu available.  

Visit Hello Beasty

To book a table or for more information, visit Hello Beasty.

One Tree Grill

  • Where: 9 Pah Road, Epsom, Auckland
  • Price: $$$$

This upmarket suburban bistro produces some of the finest modern European/New Zealand cuisine in Auckland. It constantly rates highly as one of Auckland's top restaurants. Chefs source some of the best produce in New Zealand and constantly innovate to produce impressive dishes. A degustation menu is available and they have a cellar with a range of outstanding wines to match.

For further information

For more information visit or to see One Tree Grill's menu, visit their website.

So there you have it, enjoy some of our recommendations for the best places to eat in Auckland!  

Note: we work hard to be accurate, but during these unusual times it always is worth checking with the restaurant directly to check they are open before heading out.

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