There are too many places to name when it comes to good food in our city, so instead we have provided you with some direction depending on what you fancy. If you have something specific in mind, our reception will be happy to guide you.

Ponsonby Central

The first spot we must mention is Ponsonby Central. Located in the heart of Ponsonby, this is the world under one roof. Whether you are looking to dine, drink, shop or sample some street eats, you will find everything here. No need to decide on a cuisine before you go, just head out and let your senses decide when you arrive. Based largely on a no booking system, Ponsonby Centrals open kitchens offer a market experience with flavours from around the globe. Not just a spot for lunch or dinner, here you’ll find your morning caffeine fix right through to your final nightcap, 7 days a week.


When it comes to recommendations, we’ll leave this to the experts whose job it is to keep track of all the best new places. Here are a couple of sources we trust to guide you in the right direction.

The Urban List - new and trending urban culture across Auckland

Viva – the latest in lifestyle, fashion, wellbeing, food and restaurants from around NZ

Denizen - the art of living well

Cuisine – for the love of New Zealand food

Heart of the City – best dining spots in the CBD