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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Shopping Centre
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“Ponsonby is a destination strip of restaurants and bars. It is a 5 min uber ride, or a pleasant 30 min walk away”
  • 183 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“Expansive park with sheep and cows, great for walks and/or picnics. Lovely treelined paths and gardens.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Lots of atmosphere, made up of quirky pieces, friendly staff and great food and drinks”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The food was absolutely amazing and such a good astrosphere to have dinner in(normally closed in midnight)”
  • 62 locals recommend
Café
“A Fun, Family-Friendly Rotorua Activity! Jump onboard one of our eight-seater Gondola cabins and experience spectacular views of Lake Rotorua, the city and steaming geothermal vistas. The 900-metre long Doppelmayr cableway system will transport you and your friends on a gentle, scenic ride up to the Skyline Rotorua complex. Once up top, you can choose to Luge, Mountain Bike, Zoom Zipline, Skyswing, check out the nature trails, shop at the INZPIRED Store or the Jelly Belly Store, enjoy Volcanic Hills wine tasting and dine at Market Kitchen or Stratosfare Restaurant. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“If you are out and about further afield than Whitianga (to New Chum or Opito, for example) a great gem for lunch or dinner is Luke's Kitchen. Superb sunset views (or daytime for that matter) and great pizza.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Café
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“Mediterranean style tapas menu (as well as mains/desserts) and an extensive cocktail and wine menu. On the higher end of the budget but I great atmosphere and vining decor. One for the adults. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a wonderful restuarant (our favourite in Auckland), with incredible flavours, service and decor. It is modern Italian inspired, and the menu changes daily depending on what's in season. If you're looking for a fun night out as a couple or family, this is a great place.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Delicious reasonably priced dumplings. Craft beer and a busy happy atmosphere. Family friendly but I do recommend to book. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great restaurant! Good for sharing plates with asian influence. Yummy cocktails, fun vibe.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Again, going with the classics here... the ones that have stood the test of time. Always reliable. It's not for everyone, some people like a bit more grit but SPQR is a favourite.... you'll understand why as soon as you enter, it's a bit fancy but in an Auckland way... put your Gucci sneakers on ladies and put the Clicquot on ice and keep it coming”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bistro
“Delicious Italian food on K Road, really fun vibe - yummy pasta, Good Happy Hour with seats outside.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“NZ chef Al Brown’s take on an old-school NYC Jewish delicatessen. Very delicious and reasonably priced with sumptuous selection of desserts. Choose any 3 great desserts for only $20 such as banoffee pie, NY cheesecake & lemon meringue pie. What’s not to love!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“I’ve been going to this restaurant for over 30 years. Beautiful Italian food. You can’t go wrong. No bookings so get there early. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Soul is in the heart of Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. The bistro prides itself on its use of the finest, freshest local ingredients and, as may be expected from its location, Soul has an emphasis on seafood. Its elegant all-weather terrace faces west to catch the spectacular sunsets, views out across the water that take in America’s Cup boats, super yachts, water taxis and even fishing boats.  Plus they host regular events such as their Soul Punch parties, fashion lunches with incredible New Zealand designers and Restaurant Month events that always sell out. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“This is our favourite market to go to on a Saturday or Sunday morning - open from 8am-1pm, with live music. They great stalls/vendors including a bakery, french patisseries, Mediterranean dips/hummuses, fresh salmon stall, coffee, local produce/veggies, smoothies, kombucha, homemade baking, olive oil, crepes, an organic butcher, and more!”
  • 52 locals recommend