Best European Restaurants in Ponsonby
Local Recommendations from our My Guide Auckland team
European Restaurants in Auckland consist mainly of Spanish and Italian cuisine. Look a little further, though, and you'll find Greek, British, Irish and some good German and Eastern European eateries, too.
Auckland european restaurants are known for mixing things up a little bit. Just as Asian fusion food is big business here, so is a little european experimentation. In several trendy, harbourside restaurants, you'll find inventive twists on tapas and mezze, where the Kiwis like to add their own piece of Pacific Rim-ness to a dish. Because fish is always popular here, expect to find some traditional Provencal or Greek taverna cooking, mixed in with exotic ingredients like saffron, paprika and tamarind. Head to Ponsonby to find some small, but special, European-style bistros. Parnell has the best choice of eclectic eateries, while Browns Bay boasts one of the city's few German restaurants.