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 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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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

My apologies for the delayed feedback especially after such a delightful evening at Lava. Thanks so much for the wonderful birthday treats. Not only was I treated to a glass of champagne & an exquisite amuse bouche, my guests had the same too...very thoughtful & most generous. And the goodies didn't seem to end when a dessert platter with a candle on it was presented to me at the end. It was beautifully plated and had my favorite macarons too. All in all, a very lovely evening spent at the restaurant...so thanks again, Sharika, Nabin (I hope I remembered your name correctly), the chef & his team plus others who have served at our table. Oh, and needless to say, the food & service was very good too. We will certainly be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

perfect service and atmosphere. food was great but not amazing. However definitely worth it for special occasion!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Great evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Staff went out of their way to make our evening memorable. Complimentary sparkling wine and dessert for my wife's birthday was generous and unexpected. Delightful staff. delicious meal and lovely restaurant atmosphere. Thank you so much for a truly special dining experience.

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

Unfortunately our discount code wasn’t honoured. Also due to a large table, there was significant stress and swearing in the kitchen directly in front of us. 3rd time dining there this week so expected better. The food was not anywhere near as good as the other two evenings. Waitress however, lovely.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 May 2019

My wife's birthday and the staff went out of their way to the dinner special for her. They even sang "Happy Birthday" to her :) Good atmosphere and very enjoyable food and drins.

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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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