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Auckland Restaurants Where You Can Dine at the Bar

Take a seat up front, whether you're dining solo or finally having that long-delayed catch-up.
By Concrete Playground
November 28, 2019
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Auckland Restaurants Where You Can Dine at the Bar

Take a seat up front, whether you're dining solo or finally having that long-delayed catch-up.
By Concrete Playground
November 28, 2019
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  • Food & Drink

    Liquid Butter

    This boundary-pushing cocktail bar is an extension of Herne Bay's popular fine dining restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    Japanese Lantern Street Bar

    This new Kingsland restaurant specialises in the flame-seared cooking style of aburi.

  • Food & Drink

    Umu Pizza

    This Kingsland pizzeria is led by a former desk jockey with a 200-year-old dough starter.

  • Food & Drink

    Hello Beasty

    This Asian-inspired newcomer is the debut solo effort from award-winning chef Stuart Rogan.

  • Food & Drink

    Albert's Post

    A family-run gastropub that serves up pizza and craft beer.

  • Food & Drink

    Ichiban

    A fresh and inviting noodle house serving Japanese classics and something called 'hell ramen'.

  • Food & Drink

    The Shucker Brothers

    A shucking great new addition to the Auckland waterfront.

  • Food & Drink

    Simon & Lee

    From the creators of Major Sprout comes this new Asian-fusion café.

  • Food & Drink

    Giraffe

    This Simon Gault-led eatery is delightful in both name and nature.

  • Food & Drink

    Miss Istanbul

    Turkish street food comes to life at this intimate Ponsonby establishment.

  • Food & Drink

    Dr Rudi's Rooftop Brewing Co.

    If a sun-drenched rooftop bar and two lane bowling alley is what the doctor ordered.

  • Food & Drink

    Amano

    The inner-city bakery has been transformed into a full-fledged restaurant, offering quite possibly the freshest pasta experience in New Zealand.

  • Food & Drink

    Lord Kitchener

    A bloody delightful local pub with plenty of charm and an English twist.

  • Food & Drink

    The Corner

    A 10/10 local worth visiting even if you're not a local.

  • Food & Drink

    Culprit.

    Westernised Yum Cha.

  • Food & Drink

    Al's Deli Brewhouse

    There's something just a little different about this Al's branch.

  • Food & Drink

    Azabu

    This sanctuary is the gateway to a great night.

  • Food & Drink

    Jervois Road Wine Bar & Kitchen

    Phenomenal food and a wine list longer than a Game of Thrones novel.

  • Food & Drink

    Tiger Burger

    The Korean-inspired burger joint has our tick of approval.

  • Food & Drink

    The Culpeper

    Globe-trotting comfort food in a holiday environment.

  • Food & Drink

    Woodpecker Hill

    An oriental smokehouse from the city's bastions of East-meets-West.

  • Food & Drink

    Odette's Eatery

    Between the lively chat, the excellent dishes and plotting how to run away with all the tableware, we had a wonderful time.

  • Food & Drink

    Zool Zool

    One to try for dumplings that rival those in Tokyo.

  • Food & Drink

    Non Solo Pizza

    Non Solo Pizza (“not just pizza” in Italiano) is, well, a lot more than just pizza.

  • Food & Drink

    Cassia

    Cassia is a must-visit new twist and fresh take on a cultural offering that has become a steadfast element of New Zealand dining.

  • Food & Drink

    Ken Yakitori

    An ancient style of cooking that literally means 'grilled bird'.

  • Food & Drink

    Farina

    Pared-back Italian dining at its best.

  • Food & Drink

    Chop Chop Noodle House

    Chop Chop Noodle House is a re-enactment of a downtown Tokyo hole-in-the-wall eatery.

  • Food & Drink

    Gusto at the Grand

    Sean Connolly's Gusto is a place to enjoy the finer things in life – good food, wine and company – with vigour.

  • Food & Drink

    Galbraith’s Alehouse

    A pub’s pub with forward facing pub food and proper pints of frosty bliss.

  • Food & Drink

    The Blue Breeze Inn

    This is one restaurant that could really change your perception of Chinese cuisine.

  • Food & Drink

    Masu

    Contemporary Japanese restaurant Masu proves a culinary force to be reckoned with.

  • Food & Drink

    Federal Delicatessen

    The Fed is something of an experience.

  • Food & Drink

    Mekong Baby

    Just as the Mekong River traverses the borders of Southeast Asia, so does the menu of Ponsonby’s newest restaurant, Mekong Baby.

  • Food & Drink

    Fukuko

    Britomart's horizon of cocktail drinking.

  • Food & Drink

    Bellota

    It seems to me Bellota is best enjoyed slowly, with good company and plenty of time to digest to make room for the churros.

  • Food & Drink

    The Commons

    All-day alfresco dining and drinking

  • Food & Drink

    Taiko

    Another epic Kingsland restaurant - Taiko is boss.

  • Food & Drink

    Depot

    Boisterous, welcoming and completely natural, most definitely characteristics we have come to associate with the infallible Al Brown.

  • Food & Drink

    Cafe Hanoi

    It takes a fair amount of innovation, creativity and flair to develop the hottest eatery in the rapidly expanding Britomart complex.

  • Food & Drink

    Tanuki's Cave

    Situated on Upper Queen St, Tanuki's Cave promises to be an unexpected and inexpensive Japanese dining experience.

  • Food & Drink

    Ebisu

    Ebisu offers a Japanese dining experience with a relaxed New Zealand feel.

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