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Lava Dining

21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland City, New Zealand, 1010
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Breakfast: 0600-1030
Lunch: 1130-1500
Dinner: 1800-2230

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi

About Lava Dining

Lava Dining delivers flavour & flair with an innovative menu, tastefully blending the best local produce with French flair. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, visit Lava Dining for an intimate dining experience & breathtaking views

Cuisine: European
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Absolutely dreadful. The worst meal we’ve had in Auckland. Badly cooked food (and very little choice), incorrect order, terrible service, a cold room - and completely overpriced. We can’t understand why the Sofitel chain would allow this low standard. It was like a polytechnic training venue.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

This is the worse dining experience I ever get from a restaurant within a 5 star hotel. The bread is very hard, and the foods are below average. IThe selection is very limited, and quality is low. I use to go there on a regular basis, but will not consider returning back, as the experience is very bad.

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Visited On Monday, 01 April 2019

We had a magical experience here several years ago, and returned to celebrate an occasion, but to our disappointment, we found the experience lacking both in the service and in the food. Won't be returning here again sadly.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

We loved the dining,, pity you lost Our reservation.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Would have scored 5 stars if only the macerated fruits and nuts for the poached pear dessert was less sweet. I much prefer the recipe used on the first day when you changed to the current autumn menu...I happened to dine at lava that Tuesday night. If I did not remember wrongly, the syrup was a lot clearer, unlike the one served yesterday. Notwithstanding this, the poached dessert was still very delectable. And the green apple, rhubarb & honey pie...it was divine! A special mention goes to Megan...such a delight to interact with....very courteous and attentive.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

The service was faultless :)

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Happy to pay a reasonable mark up on wine. I buy Paul Jaboulet 2015 from Glegarry @ $19.99 I was stunned that you charge $115 per bottle. Please explain.

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

Not value for money, we went to the Hilton on tuesday and their $29 for a 3 course meal, made the lava meal look amateur and overpriced. We were very disappointed.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Wider selection for express lunch !

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Visited On Thursday, 14 March 2019

A really great place for a quality lunch at business speed! Very well presented and excellent value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Staff were amazing

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

We were there for our anniversary and started with a drink in the bar. Great service and very friendly and welcoming. We moved through to Lava room where all the staff where terrific. They keep an eye on the time as we were attending a show at 8pm. Brightness our waitress was excellent and food recommendations were a real winner. We look forward to coming back.

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

Another nice evening. Lovely staff and great service

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

Good value for money. They made us feel special!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

Amazing food and service, will be back. Team accommodated to lot of requests. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

Nice place and cheap.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Absolutely amazing experience. 100% of our time at Lava was memorable and magnificent, we’ve already told members of our friends and family

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Amazing as usual, in every way a restaurant can be! Thank you for making my Mum’s birthday special.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Lovely anniversary dinner. Food was delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Fabulous service , great food , and a lovely place to dine. Can’t fault.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

Great place for a business meeting and a quality meal.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Good food, great staff with million dollars view

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Amazing staff, very friendly and the food is just amazing.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Everything was perfect thanks team for a lovely service my friends and I really enjoyed our dinner.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The menu we saw online was slightly different to the one we got on the day. Is it possible for it to be updated? If there were more vegetarian options, that would be great

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