Compare: Top 10 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Auckland

Date Dec 11, 2020
Blog category Mobile Phone
By Staff Writer

Summer is finally here! What a great time to just eat out with your family and friends, all while taking in the scenery in Auckland. For a change, skip the indoor seating — dine outdoors, and enjoy the summer breeze with some good food.

From seaside restaurants to fancy restaurants in the CBD, try out al fresco dining in one of these 10 best outdoor restaurants in Auckland.

1. Swashbucklers

Enjoy the lovely views of the Westhaven Marina while dining at Swashbucklers! Secure a seat by the deck and munch on your favourite seafood staples like fish and chips, shrimps, oysters, and scallops. Grab some drinks on the side, and just breathe in the summer breeze!

  • Address: 23 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland
  • Opening hours: Monday - Sunday (12 NN - 10 PM)
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone number: +64 9 307 5979

2. Fantail & Turtle

Smell the fresh air and dine among the lush greeneries! Fantail & Turtle has a wide set of menu like fried chicken, fries, salads, and pizzas to match every taste buds. Plus, they serve craft beer, real ale, kombucha, and cider, which are all fresh and sourced locally.

  • Address: Smales Farm, 72 Taharoto Rd, Takapuna, Auckland
  • Opening hours: Monday - Sunday (11 AM - Late night)
  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Phone number: +64 9 486 0644

3. Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen

Want an al fresco dining, but concerned for the safety of your kids? Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen has a glass enclosure. It still feels like it's outdoors even when it’s really indoors! Their local cuisines in their lunch and after lunch are best paired with New Zealand wines!

  • Address: 17 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach 0920, Warkworth, Auckland
  • Opening hours: Monday - Friday (10 AM - 4 PM); Saturday - Sunday (10 AM - 5 PM)
  • Phone number: +64 9 425 4690

4. Ortolana

Tucked in the busy streets of the CBD, Ortalana serves European-inspired menu for brekkie, brunches, and dinner. It’s best to dine al fresco with your special someone during dinner when the conservatory is filled with fairy lights, for a truly romantic feel!

  • Address: 33 Tyler St, Britomart, Auckland
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday (7 AM - Late night); Sunday - Monday (7 AM - 4 PM)
  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Phone number: +64 9 368 9487

5. Prego Restaurant

Prego is one of the best-rated restaurants in New Zealand. There’s always a queue outside the restaurant, especially during busy lunchtime. Make sure to check out their classics, including their menu for children and vegans.

  • Address: 226 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
  • Opening hours: Monday - Sunday (12 NN - 11 PM)
  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Phone number: +64 9 376 3095

6. The Grove

Experience al fresco dining in the heart of the CBD! The Grove boasts the perfect views of St. Patrick's Square, where you can sit and drink a fancy local wine. It’s one of the most loved restaurants in the city, thanks to its personalised degustation dining.

  • Address: St Patricks Square, Wyndham Street, Auckland
  • Opening hours: Monday - Saturday (6 PM - Late night); Wednesday - Friday (12 PM - 2:30 PM); Sunday (Closed)
  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Phone number: +64 9 368 4129

7. The Tasting Shed

Just a short drive away from the city centre, you can enjoy fresh seafood and lamb! The Tasting Shed in Kumeu serves both savoury and sweet food to suit every kind of palette. Enjoy a fine wine and dine among the perfectly curated lawns of rural Auckland.

  • Address: 609 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 
  • Opening hours: Thursday - Friday (4 PM - 10 PM); Saturday to Sunday (12 PM - 10 PM)
  • Phone number: +64 9 412 6454

8. Takapuna Beach Cafe

Enjoy the warm and cosy summer breeze while dining at Takapuna Beach Cafe! It serves some of the best brunches like the fresh ricotta toast, fish and chips, and smashed eggs. Dine on the deck while overlooking Rangitoto Island on the horizon.

  • Address: 22 The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland
  • Opening hours: Monday - Sunday (6 AM - 4 PM)
  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Phone number: +64 9 484 0002

9. Non Solo Pizza

Fancy a pizza and a pasta this summer? Dine in the outdoor courtyard of Non Solo Pizza! Feel as if you’re in Italy with their vine-covered walls and fireplace. Make sure to include this eating in this restaurant on your mates’ summer bucket list!

  • Address: 259 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland
  • Opening hours: Monday - Sunday (11 AM - 10 PM)
  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Phone number: +64 9 379 5358

10. Orphans Kitchen

Summer isn’t complete without a good bottle of wine! Orphans Kitchen has a wide selection of wines. This is paired with their seasonal plates, which are perfect both for casual and fine dining. Make sure to dine on their outdoor courtyard and see the best views of the ocean.

  • Address: 118 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
  • Opening hours: Monday - Friday (7AM - 2:30PM); Saturday - Sunday (8AM - 2:30PM)
  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Phone number: +64 9 378 7979

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