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 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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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

It is always a pleasure and great dining experience in the Lava Room. This time it was a family get together and it was nice to have the front room to ourselves. Impeccable service and every person commented on how tasty and well presented the food was.

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

We were celebrating my father's 89th birthday & the staff were attentive & friendly.They made our evening extra special, everyone loved their meal & I wouldn't hesitate to go back.I highly recommend an evening at Lava

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Visited On Monday, 09 December 2019

Well done Sofitel. That was excellent. And being an Accor member was helpful. Thanks. Neil (Auckland)

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

Lovely setting, fab service and delicious food. Do check out the lovely Christmas decorations around the hotel public areas as well!

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

This is the second wedding anniversary we have had at Lava, and will be back next year, lovely staff, excellent service, and amazing food.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Staff were lovely and very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

I had duck for main. It was so small. It said duck breast but was only a couple of slices of breast and a third of each slice was skin and fat. Very unimpressed for $42.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

I hope there will be more choices for desert, other than ice cream.

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

The special service of bubbles and desert for our anniversary was a wonderful surprise and very well done. The oysters were amazing, and the eye fillet was as well. The Australian wangyu was not so good, quite fatty and difficult to cut and a little thin. The sides were large with the steamed vegetables being almost too large.. given we already had a small salad with the steak and with the mash as well it was a lot for two so advice from the waiter on sizes and recommendations would have been good. Praful was very friendly and attentive.

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Visited On Friday, 22 November 2019

Excellent service! totally recommended to friends!

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Had a Lovely catch up lunch with a close friend and my 1 yr old son. Thank you very much to the friendly staffs (Ema, Megan & Alex) at Lava restaurant. We enjoyed the food, and the welcoming service. Ema our waitress was so lovely and was always checking if we were ok.

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Great at making you feel special on a special event. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

The lamb rack was delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

We often have a hit and miss experience at Lava. Twice now our eye fillet is over cooked, and we had to ask several times for olive oil with our bread - it never came so we left it. The waitress got our order mixed up and the wrong steak arrived and she poured red wine into a small red wine glass.

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