Handpicked by a Auckland Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Outdoor Dining In Auckland'.

When the sun is out, what better way to enjoy Auckland than to be dining outside and soaking up the views.  We've picked our favourite outdoor dining spots to visit.

Dr Rudi's Rooftop Brewing Co

Dr Rudi's Rooftop Brewing Co enjoys one of the best locations in the city. Situated on the third floor, the rooftop restaurant and bar offers glorious views of Viaduct Harbour. The bar comes equipped with their own 1000L on-site brewery to pump fresh beer directly from tank to tap. For something a bit different, there's even two free bowling lanes! The menu includes a great selection of...

The Riverhead

The Riverhead is believed to be New Zealand's oldest riverside tavern and, while the venue has been modernised it retains much of the charm it has held for the past 150 years. Connected to an airy outside deck surrounded by 100-year old oak trees, The Landing Restaurant provides a fantastic relaxed dining setting.  This is premium pub fare with a sophisticated edge, served with the down-to...

Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant

One of Auckland's most famous vineyards, it's not just wine-tasting you'll get here, but a full fine-dining a la carte restaurant, and a winery tour. Serious wine buffs will love it. Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant is a living, breathing example of how, with a lot of love and oodles of belief, anyone can live their dream. Bought by Nick and Robyn Jones (with absolutely no experience in the i...

Saint Alice

Overlooking Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour, this spacious bar and sun-soaked eatery is the perfect blend of sea views, beer, wine and of course, cocktails. The bar also offers live entertainment and a mouthwatering locally inspired menu.  The food menu is made for sharing and focused around seasonal produce and the freshest kaimoana (seafood), alongside a delicious woodfired p...

Soul Bar & Bistro

Award-winning bar/ bistro in the heart of Viaduct Harbour, overlooking the water.  Variety of menus to cater for all tastes, including vegetarian. Cuisine is modern Australian, seafood a speciality. It's always humming here, and it's a place people like to stay for hours, so it's worth booking in advance to make sure you get in.  There are set menus, a la carte and vegetarian menus, a...

Headquarters

Located in the Viaduct in central Auckland the bar offers great food from local sources including Bluff oysters backed by a wine list that includes local and international varieties and beers that include international and craft selections. A great selection of pizzas, steak and fish dishes are also served. DJs play on several nights (typically Wednesday to Sunday) during the week and the ba...

The Lula Inn

The Lula Inn is located in the restored Launchmans' Building in the Viaduct Harbour. By day the venue is popular with families and lunchers and in the evening it features live music. The menu features pizza, pasta, burgers, fish and chips, salads and a wide range of sharing plates. The food is backed by a drinks menu that features cocktails, gin and an extensive beer and wine selection. F...

Oyster & Chop

As the name suggests Oyster&Chop focuses on the best oysters and steak in Auckland.  Combining fresh local produce and a wide ranging drinks menu with stunning harbour views.  Oyster&Chop offers diners a chance to sample dozens of different oysters, fresh seafood, red meat and chicken. With more than 10 types of oysters on the menu each day prepared in seven different ways alo...

Parasol and Swing Company

Nestled in the heart of viaduct, the Parasol and Swing are famous for their eccentric cocktail menu, with locally sourced ingredients. The rooftop restaurant and bar is located over two levels, offering stunning views of the Viaduct harbour.  They have a wide range of food menu including pork belly bites, tempira calamari, burgers and tacos and desserts with various add ons. The drinks men...

Auckland Fish Market

Located in Wynyard Quarter, Auckland Fish Market is home of Auckland's freshest fish and interactive cooking classes at the Auckland Seafood School. Stop by today for a look around and enjoy the hospitality. The Fish Market features a fishmonger, multiple dining and takeaway eateries and a bar.  Started by Albert Sanford in 1904 the Auckland Fish Market has been the beating heart o...

Odettes Eatery

Odettes Eatery is a relaxed restaurant in the heart of Auckland City. Offering a menu full of seasonal local produce, the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed and stylish dining room and bar. The menu is simple with Mediterranean influences and modern twists while also blending Levantine and African spices and global gastronomique influences.  Odette...

Andiamo Restaurant & Bar

Seductive bar-restaurant in Herne's Bay offering interior romance or al fresco chatter. New York-style long bar with good wine selection and locally-sourced seafood and meats. Andiamo Restaurant & Bar attracts a diverse clientele of first-daters, businessman, ladies who lunch and young professionals, all attracted by the personable ambience, reasonable prices and delicious, Italian-inspired...

Man O' War Vineyards

Located on land near where Captain James Cook first dropped anchor, Man O' War vineyard blends history with modern winemaking techniques to produce award-winning vintages. Each variety of grapes is planted in its own parcel of land with distinct soil and microclimates. The tasting room is looked after by knowledgeable staff and lawn cricket, petanque, skittles and swingball will keep the kid...

Wynyard Pavillion

Wynyard Pavilion is an all-day, coffee until cocktails establishment well placed on the water’s edge.  Seafood is at the forefront along with  fresh produce.  A bar, eatery and event space for everyone and all occasions. Functions: Choose from a sun drenched garden bar that catches the last of the afternoon sun, a modern yacht club inspired bistro ideal for more formal oc...

The Good Luck Coconut

Come down to the Wynyard Quarter and relax at The Good Luck Coconut, where the tiki bar will make you some of the best cocktails this side of the Blue Lagoon.  And if the drinks aren’t enough to get you back on island time, then they’ve got a damn tasty sharing menu packed full of dishes influenced by the Pacific and Asian ingredients. So whether its for a function or a night out wi...

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