There are many reasons why visitors are drawn to the picturesque metropolitan area of Auckland, New Zealand. Perhaps one of the main reasons is the abundance of activities awaiting all types of travellers, from backpackers to wealthy yacht owners. Sailing, horse-back riding, surfing, sky-jumping and shopping are only a few of the many activities Auckland has to offer, with Groupon Deals online making these activities even more affordable! Regardless of what brings visitors to this modern metropolis, they all seem to agree that food is something that deserves special attention. Following are some great places to eat in Auckland, New Zealand.
Harbourside Seafood Bar and Grill
Seafood enthusiasts will love this restaurant boasting the finest and freshest seafood in town. Located on the first floor of The Ferry Building, the Harbourside Seafood Bar and Grill offers breathtaking views in a relaxed setting. The restaurant’s a’ la carte menu offers a mouth-watery blend of exotic cuisines and an extensive wine list. Harbourside has been a finalist of Cuisine Magazine 2010 and has received a nomination in the Metro Restaurant of the Year Awards 2011.
SPQR Cafe’ and Bar
Located at 150 Ponsonby Rd, in Auckland, SPQR offers modern Italian cuisine in an almost New York style atmosphere. Diners may choose to enjoy their meals indoors surrounded by loud music and a lively atmosphere, or outdoors on the patio on lazy sunny afternoons. Casual diners will appreciate the variety of pizzas and pastas offered along with this location’s almost theatrical atmosphere which plays a part in the SPQR charm.
As the name implies, this restaurant aims to serve fresh Mexican meals. Located on Auckland’s waterfront, Mexiacali Fresh prepares home-made salsa, roasted meats and fried chips on a daily basis to offer diners the freshest and most flavorful meals possible. A nice array of maragaritas, tequilas and Mexican cerveza are also available.
The SKYCITY entertainment complex offers choice of several dining options for different tastes and budgets. Fast-food aficionados may always find a burger and fries at Burgerfuel, the Auckland fast-food chain with a healthy twist.