Date Night

16 Spots To Impress Your Valentine

By Grace Noles
(Photo Source: Botswana Butchery)

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate Love, and while some may think it’s just a commercial holiday, it never hurts to put a little bit of effort in for the ones who mean the most to you! With February 14th just around the corner, we’ve compiled our top curated list of places to go for a simple, but thoughtful, wine and dine this Valentines – All bookable through Dish Cult with instant confirmation, to make your life that little bit easier!

Ortolana

European, $$
33 Tyler Street, Britomart
Ortolana

Auckland' favourite go-to for a romantic night under the stars. Britomart’s Ortolana is seasonal, fresh, and full of romance.

Amano

Italian, $$
66 -68 Tyler Street, Britomart
Amano

Nothing says romance more than Italian food, especially when it’s handmade daily. Amano is oozes glamour and charm for a secluded dinner for two.

Sugar at Chelsea Bay

Modern New Zealand, $$
100 Colonial Road, Chatswood
Sugar at Chelsea Bay

A million-dollar view is a must for Valentines. Sugar at Chelsea Bay combines a stunning waterfront view looking out at Auckland City with a divine menu and full bar.

Number 5

Modern New Zealand, $$$
5 City Road, Auckland CBD
Number 5

Tick an Auckland institution off your list with a visit to Number 5 this Valentines. For a fine dining private experience, this is your spot.

La Fourchette

French, $$
8c Turua Street, Saint Heliers
La Fourchette

Enjoy a taste of French cuisine at La Fourchette this Valentine’s. The picturesque restaurant sits with a view of St Helier’s beach with authentic pastries and dishes to share.

Eight

Buffet, $$
83 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD
Eight

Couples who eat together, stay together. Indulge in a gourmet buffet at Eight by Cordis. Mix and match cuisines before finishing off with a trip to the chocolate fondue fountain.

Ponsonby Road Bistro

European, $$
165 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
Ponsonby Road Bistro

A friendly bistro with fine wines and fresh food with a relaxed ambience, Ponsonby Road Bistro is the perfect setting for an evening you can rely on.

Cibo

European, $$$
91 St. Georges Bay Road, Parnell
Cibo

The award-winning Cibo is set to wow your date with their elegant dining room and seasonal fine dining menu. Known as the perfect spot for a romantic dinner, try out one of Auckland's top restaurants.

Euro

European, $$$
22/147 Quay Street, Auckland CBD
Euro

Sit seaside as you watch the lights on the waterfront from the luxurious comfort of Euro. Finely matched wine and an open-kitchen will have sparks flying.

The Grange

European, $$
Smales Farm Avenue, Goodside
The Grange

The earthy-interior and indoor-outdoor flow at The Grange makes for a great setting under the stars in Smales Farm, paired with their easy-to-please menu.

Vue

Modern New Zealand, $$
8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD
Vue

Enjoy Valentines up in the clouds at Vue, situated on the top floor of Grand Mercure. The view is unbeatable, with a menu to match.

Harbour Society

French, $$$
67 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD
Harbour Society

Another high-rise spot to spend the night, Harbour Society in S/O by Sofitel is a French-foodie’s dream. With Michelin-starred chef Marc de Passorio at the helm, it’s hard to beat.

Botswana Butchery

Steak, $$$
99 Quay Street, Auckland CBD
Botswana Butchery

Enjoy the highest-quality cuts of meat with the perfect wine to suit in a grand setting. Botswana Butchery’s attractive interior sets the mood for a night of romance.

Andiamo

Italian, $$$
194 Jervois Road, Herne Bay
Andiamo

The mellow atmosphere of Andiamo will calm your nerves as you dine on Italian dishes, including homemade pasta and traditional Italian cocktails.

Apero

European, $$
280 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD
Apero

For a private affair, book into the cosy Apero on K Road. Get closer with sharing plates and an extensive wine list in the intimate brick-wall restaurant.

The CUT

Modern New Zealand, $$$
59 Federal Street, Auckland CBD
The CUT

Visit the signature restaurant of The Rydges for a night fancier than most. The CUT's Valentines menu promises to please, matched with the ambient grand dining room and exquisite service.

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