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There is one thing Auckland does very well ... food! Aucklanders love to eat and the eateries in and around the city reflect this passion. There is a wonderful multicultural approach to the dining in Auckland with all nationalities cuisines catered for. A large Asian dining presence can be found in the city central area, from restaurants to small Takeaways.

The more upmarket area for dining are Ponsonby Road and Parnell Road, and if you wish to take a ferry ride first, Devonport has some fine dining establishments. However, the mecca for dining is Viaduct Harbour where restaurants line every inch of the waterfront, with plenty of outdoor and indoor dining available.

Fresh is always considered best in Auckland and the seafood dining here is a perfect example of this. The waters around Auckland are home to wonderful fish varieties, which are served up simply but, deliciously in a lot of the restaurants in the city.

Tipping and Service Charges-Tipping is not expected in Auckland but accepted for special service, and usually there are no extra service charges added to your food and drinks bill.

Listed below is a small sample of the different restaurant styles and cuisines that can be found in Auckland.

Auckland Fine Dining Restaurants

Antoine's
Very posh, elegant and plush..but what about the food? Antoine's is well known in Auckland as very upmarket, the menu offers different nostalgic dishes with many seasonal specialties. 333 Parnell Road, Parnell (09 379 8756)

MJ's Restaurant and Bar
White tablecloths and elegant waiters abound at award winning chef Michael James' popular waterside restaurant. A four course set price menu is a great way to go here. Sebel House, Viaduct Basin (09 358 2767)

Otto's
This wonderful dining experience can be found in the old courthouse building. Metropolis Hotel, Kitchener Street (09 300 9595)


Auckland French Restaurants

French Cafe
This cafe has been serving French fare for 17years in Auckland. 210b Symonds Street, Eden Terrace (09 377 1911)

St Tropez Restaurant
149 Parnell Road (09 309 0996)

Auckland Japanese Restaurants
Umi

Specialises in seafood dishes and caters for children as well. 99 Customs Street West, Viaduct Basin (09 307 1088)


Auckland Indian Restaurants

Poppadom
Fine Indian cuisine located at Newmarket. 417 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket (09 529 1897)

Sitar Restaurant
397 Mt Eden Road (09 630 0321)

Haleem's Indian Cuisine
Contemporary Indian cuisine is offered in this award winning restaurant.533 Dominion Road, Balmoral (09 623 3411)

Bollywood
A modern Indian restaurant offering different dishes and generous servings. 110 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby (09 376 6477)


Auckland Italian Restaurants

Milano Cucina Italiano
This popular Italian restaurant has an Italian ambience and is located on the waterfront. 95-97 Customs Street West (09 377 2720)

Sottotono
This fashionable Italian Restaurant opened in 2002 and has been steadily growing in popularity. It offers some different Italian fare as well as the old fashioned favourites. 35 Vulcan Lane (09 377 1650)

ToTo
This is one of Auckland's finest Italian restaurants and is popular for both lunch and evening dining. 53 Nelson Street (09 302 2665)

Auckland Thai Restaurants

Mai Thai Restaurant
Traditional Thai food in the heart of the city. Corner Victoria and Albert Streets, (09 366 6258)

Skycity
There are over 10 restaurants and bars in the Skycity complex catering to a variety of cuisines and budgets. The Fortuna Buffet Restaurant is a good quality, buffet with plenty of New Zealand and polynesian temptations. The Sky Tower has a revolving restaurant, with the Observatory having a fresh seafood buffet eatery
Sky City also house Auckland's casino. which has all the usual gambling attractions as well as many bars and often live music performances in the bars.



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