Lava Dining

21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland City, New Zealand, 1010
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Breakfast Monday to Friday 6am-10.30am | Saturday & Sunday 6am-11am
Lunch 12pm-3pm daily| Dinner 6pm-10.30pm daily

Facilities
  • Veg and Non Veg Mains
  • Baby Chairs
  • Car Parking
  • Full Bar

About Lava Dining

Celebrate great taste at Sofitel’s Lava Dining. Drawing on inspiration from Auckland’s volcanic roots, the award-winning restaurant is top in its class when it comes to hospitality and cuisine. The menu blends French techniques with local New Zealand produce to create seasonal flavoursome dishes, with Viaduct views. Catch an express-lunch or indulge in extensive dining experience at The Sofitel Viaduct Harbour.

Accor Plus members enjoy their member benefits here.

Cuisine: European, French
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Monday, 23 March 2020

Amazing restaurant and an amazing location. The prefect business or private lunch or dinner location. It's one of my fav restaurants in Auckland. The service, atmosphere and value is great. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 20 March 2020

Lovely anniversary night spoilt by your lovely staff

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Visited On Monday, 16 March 2020

Express Lunch menu was delicious but portions a bit on the small side. Dessert was really yum

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

This moment was perfect

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Great service and friendly team.

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Sofitel Auckland is my favourite Auckland hotel of wonderful service, food and bar. Maria and all the Sabrage bat staff are great who make you feel so at home and comfortable 10/10 city hotel.

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Great food, service and ambience

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Fantastic service and food. The signature dish of lamb was superb! Will go back next time we stay at the Sofitel

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

I am so pleased that I have chosen Lava dinning for my anniversary date night. You made our night so special with your surprises. Special thanks to all the staff and the chef. Shay and Mina

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

Oysters were not fresh which we told the waiter but got no feedback from kitchen. Some of the mains were small and only average. Certainly not good value.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 February 2020

Great services and Nice Food. I visit Lava Dining at least twice per week.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

A great restaurant with great food and wonderful service.

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Visited On Friday, 24 January 2020

A lovely evening spoiled by my date getting bitten badly by mosquitoes. I guess that is the downside of the waterside location!

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Staff very attentive, friendly and accommodating.

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Food was delicious and environments was beautiful. We had stay there for a few hours and the waitresses were very helpful, cheerful and service were superb!!

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Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

Everything was perfect!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Welcoming and attentive staff, and well presented meals makes this a very nice dining experience to celebrate a special occasion. The extra touches were much appreciated.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

nice food, good service, good environment.

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Excellent food and service and friendly staff.

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Excellent service and food. Always like going to Lava resturant.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

For NYE the atmosphere was a bit subdued. I had the wine pairings and would have liked a little information about the wines.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Very disappointed the standard of food has dropped well below expectations. Used to dine often at Sofitel where the food was always excellent but sadly no longer. My eye fillet was tough and basically raw when I asked for medium rare. Upon recooking it was so tough I couldnt even cut it! I gave up an swapped for scallops and was astonished that a main course could be so small, just 4 miserable scallops which did not even have the orange parts. They seemed processed out of a packet and tasteless. Also the combination with apple sauce doesn't go well with seafood. I have had scallops at other establishments as an entree which were tastier and larger than this serving. Shocking to be honest.

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

Everything is as great as last time

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

Booked online but when we turned up they had no record of the booking - could have been awkward but was handled very professionally. The 30 minute express menu is usually great and most of it was (duck breast yum, hazelnut pannacotta yum) but the beef tartare appetiser tasted a bit ‘off’ - prefer the salmon tartare.

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Visited On Monday, 16 December 2019

Still one of the best dining experience!

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