Auckland Bars and Restaurants That Are Undeniably, Unabashedly Romantic

Low lighting, jazz playlists, opulent cocktails — these date spots will help you to start planning the perfect Valentine's Day.
Concrete Playground
January 24, 2023
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  • Deadshot

    45 Ponsonby Road, Auckland

    An authentic, hard-to-find speakeasy from the creators of Caretaker.

  • Restaurant

    Paris Butter

    166 Jervois Road, Auckland

    The date night go-to that will never disappoint.

  • Bar

    Annabel's

    277 Ponsonby Road, Three Lamps

    Have a brie-liant time at this neighbourhood wine bar.

  • Restaurant

    Pici

    183 Karangahape Road, Auckland

    With a small but perfectly formed menu, this intimate K' Road pasta joint has all the ingredients for a perfect evening.

  • Bar

    Caretaker

    40 Roukai Lane, Auckland Central

    Tucked under Britomart's busiest strip is a secret New York-style bar.

  • Restaurant

    Bossi

    10 Commerce Street, Auckland

    Live la dolce vita at this new eatery in Auckland's CBD, dedicated to creating traditional Italian fare with fresh New Zealand ingredients.

  • Bar

    The Gypsy Tea Room

    455 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

    The perfect local watering hole for that after-work tipple or regular rendezvous.

  • Restaurant

    Ada

    454 Great North Road, Auckland

    Walk through a former convent to find this Italian-inspired gem and be transported straight to Tuscany.

  • Restaurant

    Lokanta

    137A Richmond Road, Auckland

    The neighbourhood eating house will transport you to the Aegean Coastline within moments of sitting down.

  • Restaurant

    Mudbrick Restaurant and Winery

    126 Church Bay Road, Waiheke Island

    A gourmet Waiheke Island restaurant and winery that boasts amazing food and even more amazing views.

  • Bar

    Atelier

    292 Karangahape Road, Auckland

    This airy and open recent addition to Karangahape is perfect for an after work brew or a romantic first date.

  • Restaurant

    Azabu

    26 Ponsonby Road, Auckland

    This sanctuary is the gateway to a great night.

  • Restaurant

    Baduzzi

    26 Jellicoe Street, Auckland

    Food of the people, Italian-style.

  • Restaurant

    Origine

    172 Quay Street, Auckland

    The magnifique French jewel in Commercial Bay's crown is the brainchild of two of the country's hospitality powerhouses Ben Bayly and Chris Martin, along with their wives.

  • Restaurant

    Casita Miro

    3 Brown Rd, Waiheke Island

    A Waihetian treasure.

  • Bar

    Madame George

    490 Karangahape Road, Auckland

    An Asian-tapas feast fit for a madame.

  • Restaurant

    Cassia

    90 Federal Street, Auckland

    After sustaining significant flood damage earlier this year, Cassia reopened with a brand new menu but the same unbelievably high standard of contemporary Indian cuisine.

  • Restaurant

    Ghost Street

    27 Galway Street, Auckland

    You'll find this new Chinese restaurant down two flights of stairs in the Britomart precinct.

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