Fine dining, fresh produce, seasonal ingredients… ok, same old, same old. If you’re looking for a dining experience that goes beyond simply good food, Auckland is home to many quirky restaurants. These places don’t just serve up delicious food, but also a truly unique experience, and something utterly different. Here’s our top picks of fun restaurants in Auckland, expect eccentricity and zaniness!
Got the winter blues? Haven’t we all! At Besos Latinos, say goodbye to muggy Auckland and hola to sunny South America. This fun restaurant in Auckland specializes in authentic traditional Latin American cuisine. And no, we’re not talking about your average nachos and tacos. Besos Latinos cooks the very best of Cuban, Colombian, Venezuelan and Peruvian cuisine; the first restaurant of its kind in New Zealand. So head along and try some new spiced up dishes and exotic cocktails, you’re in for a fiesta loca.
Whatever keeps you feeling great, be it veggie food, going gluten-free, or keeping it raw, you’ll find all you want at Gypsy Caravan. This healthy restaurant grows its veggies and herbs in its very own gorgeous garden. They source the rest of their fresh ingredients locally. Their menu is tasty, full of creativity and heaven for those with dietary requirements. Leaving this place, you’ll be ready to have some fun, and you’ll feel like a healthy lifestyle blogger.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, if you’re looking for a fun and unusual restaurant in Auckland, look no further than Circus Circus. You might have guessed, this unique venue offers a circus and carnival dining experience and yummy dishes to share between friends, colleagues, or with your family. This spot has become a talking point in Auckland, and a local favourite since 1995. Sit back, relax and get ready for a night full of magic and entertainment.
Slow cooking, wood smoking, quality New Zealand meat, sounds tempting, huh? Check this one out! From beef brisket and chicken leg to pulled pork, lamb ribs and sausages, Miss Moonshine’s is the place to go in town if you’re a meat lover. These grill magicians organise masterclasses and teach about all the secrets of the Authentic American bbq with a Kiwi twist that only them can offer. At Miss Moonshine’s, “many beers will be drunk, much meat eaten & many laughs had”.
If you enjoy good food, parties, and dancing, then Degree is the spot for you. This iconic gastropub offers a yacht-studded view during the day and an electric energy at night. Bring your friends, colleagues or craziest mates for a delicious dinner and get ready for the party as soon as the music comes on. They take reservations for groups of all sizes, and their calendar is full of different exciting events. This one’s surely one of our top picks for a fun restaurant in Auckland.