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!
Auckland' favourite go-to for a romantic night under the stars. Britomart’s Ortolana is seasonal, fresh, and full of romance.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The mellow atmosphere of Andiamo will calm your nerves as you dine on Italian dishes, including homemade pasta and traditional Italian cocktails.
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.
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.