Sometimes you need to make lunch a little bit fancy, weather you are visiting for a special occasion like an anniversary, or here on business and need to make a good impression, sometimes the atmosphere can make all the difference! We have listed our five favorite food highlights that tick all the boxes!
Located on Drake Street in the incredibly popular and lavish Victoria Park Markets, Matterhorn is in the ideal location to enjoy company with someone and be in a place that isn’t surrounded by noise.Take the time to cruise the menu options, including wild rabbit and red deer and enjoy the warm dark setting, perfect for those unpredictable winter/spring days Auckland is infamous for!
Nestled in the City Works Depot, Odette’s is bursting with a lively ambiance, modern relaxed design, great music, friendly helpful staff make this a hassle free and tasty experience! Their noon menu consists of a range of sharing plates, if you are unsure of what to choose from, the staff are more than happy to give a sales pitch on what you should indulge in.
It’s all in the name! Right there! The Lunchroom is nestled deep in the bustling Auckland CBD area, high above and able to overlook the hectic Britomart intersection through the large floor to ceiling windows, perfectly placed for those looking for a quick business lunch. Enjoy a quick bite from the cabinet or a longer lunch with their friendly service available until four.
Located in the Seafarers building, Ostro, provides you with the bounties of the sea and local land served in exquisite fashion while allowing its guests to be captivated by the Auckland harbor view. The oysters are a hit, and match the scenery quite well, but the menu suits everyone no matter your taste. Located near some of the best bars on the waterfront, it’s the perfect place to turn that late lunch into early afternoon drinks!
he beautiful, light and airy space, complemented by the in-house florist/shrubbery enthusiast and ample parking makes The Botanist one of the best spots to enjoy a quick light lunch from the cabinet. Choose from an array of colorful salads and toasted wraps, matched with either their own special blend from Three Beans Coffee or a freshly squeezed juice. A ten-seater communal table provides space for larger group – perfect if you are here for business.
The city is gearing up for the warmer weather as summer arrives and the city truly comes alive! That means live music, great expos and some good comedy – so if you’re visiting us during October you’re in for a treat and we’ve gathered our favorites to help get you started!
Here’s what’s on:
Guy Montgomery: WiP
Local up-and coming talent Guy Montgomery is bringing a new selection of stand up, fresh off performing at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Guy will be doing a set fully based on improvisation – in an attempt to make new jokes – fueled by audience suggestions.
Get in quick to see why Guy has been making a name for himself both internationally and in the local circuit, for classic dry but sharp kiwi humor!
James Reid Songbook Tour – From the Feelers to Solo
Feelers front man James Reid is stripping back the songs that made him famous for an intimate offering, if you are a fan of his solo work or his work woth the feelers, you can expect acoustic versions of classic kiwi gems like ‘Venus’, ‘Stand Up’, ‘Larger Than Life’, ‘Pressure Man’, ‘As Good As It Gets’ – just some of the amazing twelve Top 20 charting singles, as well as some new songs from his upcoming solo project, Planet Nowhere.
The set will include favorites from all six Feelers albums and his acclaimed solo album Saint, having already sold out in some other city centers, this truly is a can’t-miss from a truly kiwi artist and icon.
Joan As Police Woman – Joanthology Tour
US songwriter Joan As Police Woman aka Joan Wasser is touring Aotearoa for the first time ever this coming October, the critically revered artist will play songs from her superbly titled new career-spanning collection Joanthology, a mammoth 43 track retrospective gathering together material from over a decade’s worth of albums, rarities and live recordings.
The show has already garnered rave reviews from across the globe, and you wont want to miss the stripped back, solo piano and guitar renditions of Joan As Police Woman’s reflective and emotionally resonant chamber pop compositions.
The Chocolate & Coffee Show 2019
Its all in the title, what more do you need to be told about this one? Chocolate. And coffee. After a successful year last year, Auckland’s shrine to all things chocolate and coffee has seriously stepped it up for 2019 – now being joined by cheese AND wine for the ultimate celebration of decadence!
This event includes intimate masterclasses, live demonstrations and, of course, the chance to gorge on all things delicious – and serious connoisseurs can secure a spot in the exclusive VIP wine and cheese lounge. If any weekend was going to be a skip weekend for healthy living, it has to be for this mouth-watering festival!