Top 5 BBQ Restaurants in New Zealand

Zopaash Iqbal | Date posted - 02 Oct 2018
We all love a BBQ, but if like us, you end up burning your bangers and leaving your steak looking drier than a jandal you should probably leave it to the professionals. Step away from the grill and prepare yourself for a food baby as we rundown the top BBQ restaurants in New Zealand that you NEED to try!


Meat lovers if you’re looking for your holy grail of meat restaurants this is it. Dine to your heart’s content at Wildfire, where for one set price you can sit back while the waiters continuously serve you unlimited classic cuts of prime NZ meats, pork, lamb, chicken and so much more. As well as the plentiful food, the interior is dramatic, the bar is stellar and the combination of great music makes this place great for a group night out.

The Culpeper

The Culpepper guarantees good vibes complete with palm trees, picture perfect views of the harbour and let’s not forget the food. Inspired by flavours from America’s deep south, the meats are smoked and slowly cooked to perfection on a charcoal-fired grill taking pride of place in the centre of the open kitchen.

Miss Moonshine's

Upon entering Miss Moonshine’s, you’re hit by the smell of wood smoke which will tell any BBQ restaurants in New Zealand they’re in the right place for a delicious treat! Smoky, tender meats with mouth-watering sauces – this place can definitely compete with Southern BBQ joints in America.

Good Union

BBQ’s are all about bringing people together, enjoying good food and good drinks. That’s what Good Union are all about. If you’re looking for an authentic BBQ experience this place is right up your street. Using a Southern Pride wood smoker from Tennessee USA, the meats are cooked low and slow to a high standard. So grab a few mates and prepare yourself for a great day enjoying one of the best bbq restaurants in New Zealand.

The Elephant Wrestler

This very relaxed and fun restaurant is a great place to meet up with a bunch of friends or colleagues. These guys have different menus and great deals: head along on Wednesday and enjoy their bottomless ribs deal for £25, or come on Friday afternoon and get your pizza for only £5. Their drinks menu includes all sorts of cocktails, beers, wines and non-alcoholic beverages (but we know you’re not interested in these ones). They also have fun and cheap dishes for kids, so bring your whole family and enjoy!
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