9 Date Night Ideas For Restaurant Month 2020


9 Date Night Ideas For Restaurant Month 2020
Whether its a special occasion or a mid-week night out, head along to these Auckland eateries for the best date night experiences this Restaurant Month.

Ceviche Bar

If you’re looking for authentic Mexican cuisine in Auckland, chef Luis Cabrera’s Ceviche Bar is the place to go.

The owner of Besos Latinos, has opened up his new restaurant right on Auckland’s waterfront, delivering authentic and mouthwatering Mexican fare. Forget Tex-mex and burritos, at Ceviche Bar you’ll find fresh seafood that’s bursting with flavour.

Cabrera’s Restaurant Month Chef Table Series has already sold out but luckily, they’ve still got a $40 three-course dinner or lunch special, which includes their famous ceviche, prickly pear quesadilla and a Mexican crème caramel for dessert.

Besides, what better way to impress your loved one than treating them to dinner from the same chef who cooked for Barack Obama?

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Al Brown’s bustling Federal Street restaurant is always a favourite amongst Auckland foodies and with good reason.

Their beautifully-cooked, seasonal dishes are a perfect option if you’re looking for a date night spot in Auckland.

And with a $40 two-course dinner or lunch with a glass of wine, you don’t have to spend much to treat your partner.

Their Restaurant Month menu features a braised lamb neck with labneh, pickled red onions, flatbreads and collared greens. Pair it with a glass of Man O’ War Estate Island Blend wine and finish it off with a delicious tamarillo and gingerbread dessert.

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Celebrating a birthday, anniversary or just want to indulge? Head along to Baduzzi for a sumptuous four-course meal this Restaurant Month.

For $75, you get an entree, main, side dish and dessert – plus a wine match to go with it.

Chef Ben Bayley has crafted a beautiful menu that showcases the very best of Baduzzi’s famous fare.

With dishes like house-cured capocollo, rigatoni with pork and fennel, and spiced apple and ricotta cannoli, it’s sure to be a date night to remember.

Ima Cuisine

Discover lovingly-made Eastern Mediterranean food at Ima Cuisine. The iconic Auckland eatery is home to Auckland’s much-loved chefs, Yael Shochat.

Hailing from Israel, Shochat’s menu is a celebration of the wonderful flavours of her homeland.

This Restaurant Month, they’re offering a $40 shared dinner or lunch deal, which features a choice of protein, small plates, side salads, sauces and dessert.

If you’re looking for a relaxed date night spot that will deliver on flavour, Ima Cuisine will be right up your alley.

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Take a “journey through India” with Cassia’s special Restaurant Month menu. At $70 for 7 dishes, you get a full dining experience at chef Sid Sahrawat’s highly-acclaimed and award-winning restaurant.

Discover delicious Indian flavours with a modern twist, paired with an extensive drinks list of local wines, craft beer and exciting cocktails.

The warm and inviting space is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner.

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This month, chef Simon Gault’s acclaimed restaurant Giraffe, is offering not one, but two dinner deals.

Choose from either a $65 three-course dinner or $55 two-course lunch, with include fresh trevally crudo, confit dug leg, sarladaise potatoes and tiramisu with mascarpone and spiced coffee crumb.

With its prime waterfront location, Giraffe is a great spot for a romantic dinner or a laid-back lunch.

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Xuxu Dumpling Bar

This Restaurant Month, Xuxu Dumpling Bar is offering a gourmet dining experience at an incredibly good price. For just $25, you can get a two-course dinner or lunch with a drink match.

Enjoy a selection of their world-famous dumplings, including prawn and ginger har goa, spinach and water chestnut momo and pork wontons with Sichuan chilli oil. For dessert, indulge in their seriously-delicious dessert dumplings made with salted caramel and banana.

Xuxu’s whimsical decor, stained-glassed lampshade and intimate atmosphere makes it a must-try for your next date night.

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In the heart of the CBD lies Pilkington’s garden oasis, its polished wooden booths and large golden lamps making it a wonderful diner spot for your next date night.

This Restaurant Month, Pilkingtons are offering a $55 two-course dinner or lunch with a glass of wine.

Start with a cauliflower Caesar salad with Mandarin crisps and sesame tofu dressing before enjoying a market fish with coconut, parsnip and smoked maple butter.

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O’Connell Street Bistro

Photograph by Babiche Martens. www.babichemartens.com

A true institution in the Auckland dining scene, head along to O’Connell Street Bistro for a dinner experience that’s sure to impress.

Offering a $60 four-course dinner or lunch, the modern European bistro’s tantalising menu features Jerusalem artichoke risotto with truffled mascarpone, roasted hapuka with gnocchi and pancetta, mushrooms and celeriac puree.

Top it off with a dark chocolate fondant and an added wine pairing and it’ll make it a date night to remember.

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