Try a new restaurant or revisit a favourite with our list of the best $40 dining deals during American Express Restaurant Month.

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Scarecrow | $40 for a 2 course lunch + coffee

Scarecrow is an ‘urban farmers market’ and gourmet cafe showcasing Auckland’s regional artisan producers. Designed by award winning architectural designer, Peter Were, the now spacious, urban oasis combines the feel of a European bistro and a distinct local farmers market. Settle in for lunch here during Restaurant Month and enjoy a delicious 2-course menu with a complimentary espresso and truffle to finish. We love the sound of the Laganella pasta dish on their menu - the perfect source of winter comfort! 

Food being served

White + Wongs

White + Wongs | $40 for a 3 course dinner and vegetarian dinner 

White + Wong’s ‘east meets west’ cuisine takes classic street foods from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand – the noodles, soups, curries and delicious dumplings – and created an eclectic menu to pick and choose from to suit. Don't miss out on their $40 menus this Restaurant Month - they are full of flavour and favourite dishes like Pad Thai - yum. 

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Culprit. | $40 for a 3+ course dinner 

Wander up the narrow staircase at 12 Wyndham Street, and walk through into the enormous loft style space that is Culprit brought to you by Kyle Street and Jordan MacDonald, of former Federal Street fame. The menu is described as ‘new American’ and Culprit are shaking things up in the dining room with a Yum Cha style service, designed to keep you satisfied while you await your order. Their fantastic Restaurant Month menu includes delicious dishes including roast monkfish and peanut slab mousse. 

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The Kimchi Project | $40 for a 3 course dinner or 3 course vegan dinner 

If you want to experience some great tasting Asian infused cuisine then you have to check out The Kimchi Project on Lorne Street, which not only boasts delicious food but a beautiful Feng Shui-inspired setting too. This eatery makes for the perfect place for a meal if you're heading to a comedy gig or show in the Aotea Arts Quarter. Both their non-vegan and vegan menus for Restaurant Month look incredible - we truthfully can't choose what we'd prefer - the Korean BBQ beer short rib with ginseng sauce or the Korean Budda Bowl! 

Cafe Hanoi

Cafe Hanoi | $40 for a 3 course dinner

Set in the heart of Britomart, Cafe Hanoi is a modern Vietnamese restaurant inspired by the flavours and faded elegance of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Dishes are characterized by a unique combination of ingredients and cooking techniques that come together to create an exciting dining experience. Their Restaurant Month offering includes a selection of delicious dishes to choose from, including an aromatic curry, green papaya salad, citrus, palm sugar & spice crème brûlée and much more. 

Last updated: 02 September 2019