Auckland Central Casual Dining

Casual Dining in Auckland comes in several forms. Whether it's chilling out by the harbour with a gourmet burger, or grabbing a bite between shopping stints, there are hundreds of places in which to relax a few hours.

Auckland Casual Dining is becoming even more popular. With tourist extensions to places like the Wynyard Quarter and the Atrium, the number of laid back dining rooms is increasing. Bars which serve food are just as popular as more dedicated eating houses. Mt Eden is great for gastro pubs and makes a great Sunday brunch destination. Parnell and Viaduct Harbour is where the pretty people can be seen catching up after work with wine by the bottle and sharing plates of tapas. Many of the bigger hotels have reasonably priced casual dining cafes and restaurants. To get a great view while you dine, head to Mission Bay or over to Devonport, both of which have some fantastic, friendly restaurants you could easily spend hours in.

Brew on Quay

Brew on Quay Auckland-Central, Auckland

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Try some of the best of New Zealand craft beers, or choose an international favourite, from the extensive beer list at Brew on Quay.

Danny Doolan's

Danny Doolan's Auckland-Central, Auckland

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Popular Irish bar and eatery with live music 7 days a week. Right in the heart of Viaduct Harbour, with an impressive steak menu, great drinks and friendly table service. Open until the early hours.

Imperial Lane

Imperial Lane Auckland-Central, Auckland

Imperial Lane is a danish influenced patisserie set in a spacious and modern setting in the heart of Auckland's downtown area. It doubles up as a wine bar in the evenings.

The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe

The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe Auckland-Central, Auckland

The Occidental Bar on Vulcan Lane is the place for Auckland-based lovers of Belgian Beer, such as Stella Artois and Belle-Vue, and Wheat Beers like Hoegaarden and Leffe.

The Library Cafe and Function Venue

The Library Cafe and Function Venue Auckland-Central, Auckland

The Library Cafe in Onehunga has two areas that offer contrasting styles for guests. The main room has a relaxed atmosphere suitable for families while the reading lounge offers a quieter experience.

Northern Steamship Co Brewbar

Northern Steamship Co Brewbar Auckland-Central, Auckland

The Northern Steamship Co. Brewbar is situated in the trendy Britomart precinct, on the corner of Quay and Gore Streets.

O'Hagan's Irish Pub

O'Hagan's Irish Pub Auckland-Central, Auckland

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Traditional Irish pub in a prime location in Viaduct Harbour. Warm decor, live music, and a large selection of beer, whisky and wine. Sample authentic Irish cuisine over a pint of the black stuff.

Gourmet Burger and Brew Kitchen

Gourmet Burger and Brew Kitchen Auckland-Central, Auckland

The Gourmet Burger and Brew Kitchen offers an upmarket twist on the classic burger all freshly made to order.


Zest Auckland-Central, Auckland

Zest Restaurant and Bar is a stylish venue perched just above Queen Street, ideal for a quick zesty business luncheon or to linger over a cocktail and meal at the end of the day.

Wooden Board Kitchen

Wooden Board Kitchen Auckland-Central, Auckland

This hearty, gastro pub-style eatery located in the suburb of Newtown just to the south of Auckland central, serves up simple, honest and healthy New Zealand fare.


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