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, 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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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Amazing food and service. Compliments to the chief and staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Top location with great service

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Very friendly & helpful staff. We had a great outlook overlooking the boats. Food was of the highest standard.. Good selection of excellent wines. Convivial atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Pleasant location , food was excellent and the staff extremely professional and helpful.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Although I booked on line wen my table of 7 arrived there was no booking. The service to start with was Very slow to the point I had to locate someone to serve us. It picked up as time went on. The food was extremely goo also.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Always a delight to dine at Lava. Enjoyed the attentive service and hospitality. Would love to return...as soon as the menu is changed. The current menu has not been changed for at least 4 months now. :)

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Visited On Thursday, 17 October 2019

It was a lunch reception for an important guest, but an unskilled employee spilled a drink on the customer.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Beautiful meal as always, we love having our date nights at Lava

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Very good meal, although a little pricey for the serving size

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

Probably dine at Lava at least twice a year, last time being final night of longstanding prior Chef. Service was engaging and attentive which we have found to be the hallmark, keep up the great work Maria. Sadly though found the new menu disappointing, does not showcase NZ seafood, no beef or pork either. Heavy vegetarian focus it seems now. Shrimp mousse entree was very disappointing, as was other dishes with mousse elements. Citrus sauce on salmon starter was more appropriate with a dessert, lemon wedge would have been better. Mains, duck and lamb, the meat was cooked perfectly, which was great. Veges though were very simple and common across the dishes, not creative. We used to find there were 6-8 dishes we wanted to order and would settle at 5 to share with 3 or 4 starters amongst it. This time we struggled to come to 4 for the shortlist. Hopefully the spring menu will improve. Value for money can never complain with AccorPlus. Ambience we always enjoy, love the backlit stone and seated by the fire, never gets old, at least for us!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Meals were perfectly cooked, clearly the chef and all of those in the kitchen are well trained. We really enjoyed our time here, the only fault was we waited a long while for our drinks and had some language difficulties with waiter but otherwise a great experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Warm welcome on arrival. Friendly and attentive service. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

The staff were great with my little girl who was super cranky! Food was amazing and my mocktail was delish. Great way to spend father’s day for my husband!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Thanks for another lovely evening at Lava Dining! It was great to have several of the staff, particularly Marie and Sharika (?) remembering and welcoming us as repeat customers. We had Nabin taking care of us last night...he's a delight to interact with...so polite and accommodating. Food was top-notch as always...enjoyed all 4-courses. Our friends who were there for the first time have thoroughly enjoyed the food, service, ambience and more. We should be back again soon. :)

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Wonderful food and good service. Really enjoyed our 30 min lunch over about 90 mins!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Very nice dinner.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

Always a pleasure going to dine at Lava.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

Good food and good view to the water

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Visited On Monday, 29 July 2019

Ours was a special occasion which warranted the very best dining experience. We found this at Lava Dining with their attention to every detail and their generous contribution to the happiest of evenings. Superb cuisine and gracious hospitality combined to make a memorable event.

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 July 2019

We really enjoy the dinner for our 43rd anniversary. Main course are good --- Eye Fillet, Rack Lamb and Fish Starter --- Prawn is good, but we still enjoy the Scallop in the past. Highly appreciated for the Special Dessert for our anniversary. Thanks and best regards !

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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

We were here for a birthday celebration recently and we were thoroughly impressed with the impeccable service. Thank you for making our time enjoyable! :)

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

the portion size for 'main' in the $33 executive lunch was a bit too small. Everything else was perfect.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

A great location for a special dining occasion

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