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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

Chef Sebastian Hindrichs 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 Wednesday, 12 December 2018

I absolutely love Lava and come here at least once a week if not twice. Your staff are just the best so please pass this feedback onto them. Shruti, Maria, Varun, Zahil thanks for making every visit so enjoyable (there are more but I can't remember the names). Food is also delicious and always served so promptly. The breads are divine. As you can imagine coming every week it would be nice to have some alternatives on the menu... so here's my wishlist: - Chia Bread or a potato sourdough sometimes - Bernaise Sauce for the steaks (nothing beats a restaurant that does a fantastic bernaise) Everything else is faultless from the ambience, staff and food. Look forward to seeing you again in a few days

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

This is our favourite restaurant! Love the superb food & service. Always a joy to return.

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

it took like 30 minutes from our entrée to our main course. not impressed with the timing of the service. Saving grace was how good the food was.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

It was our wedding anniversary and we thought you made very generous gestures to us! Wonderful!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

A beautiful meal which we couldn’t fault Definitely be back again

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Beautiful food made with thought and care very considerate service in an elegant setting the place to take that special person or people if you want to impress

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

We loved our meal. Thank you for the extras to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary - a glass of bubbles each and dessert platter. It was a lovely touch for a special dinner.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 November 2018

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

The service and attention to detail was impeccable and thank you for the presence of the waiters and waitresses. The restaurant was clean and was not too noisy. We did not get an amazing view but the warmth of the interior design made up for it. Our food was beautifully presented and we enjoyed all our three courses. The food had a simplicity and freshness. I appreciated the range of NZ wines on offer.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Great service and attention to detail - the food was exceptional.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Food, service and atmosphere were amazing, great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Wonderful experience

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

Great setting and amazing service! Food is really good as well. The venison tartare is a must try!

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Visited On Friday, 02 November 2018

The service is always fabulous here. We love the food.

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Visited On Friday, 02 November 2018

A wonderful meal. Well spaced out and segmented restaurant so that at a table of six we were easily able to talk to each other. Only comment was that drink orders at the start could have been a bit quicker. We were left waiting while the 6th member of our group turned up 10min later. It would have been much better with a glass of wine in hand.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Had an absolutely amazing dinner, the service was top notch and it was the best pork belly I have ever had. Will highly recommend to anyone

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Delicious!

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Beautiful experience, and beautiful atmosphere in the restaurant. The food was excellent and there was a nice variety to choose from. The server was very kind and had a lovely professional manner, she had an awesome name too which I wish I could remember! Ended with "ing" I think?? But yea, lovely experience, would highly recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Fabulous dinner with friends. Great service and excellent standard of food.

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

Excellent food & service

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

Great service and really special flavours, delicious food. was given special treats for my birthday really appreciated the extra mile :)

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Wonderful dining experience with awesome food and service. Thank you. The added touch of a special complimentary desert with Moet to celebrate our wedding anniversary was very nice and greatly appreciated.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Ihad the lamb and it was beautifully cooked to perfection. My wife and I shared the Chocolate Mousse dessert and we both remarked that it was "yummy". We will be back.

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

We have previously enjoyed dining at the Lava. However, we found this past experience to be fairly disappointing. The service was slow with lengthy gaps between courses. The food while tasty was also below our expectations. The eye fillet was sinuous and the octopus was tough. The dishes were served at a less than ideal temperature. Overall we are less inclined to revisit the Lava restaurant and could not recommend it as highly as we would like to.

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 September 2018

the service team is very nice and friendly, quality ofq the of the food is excellent. the venison tartare is just fantastic, highly recommend.

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