Taste your way around the city centre with these amazing dining deals during American Express Restaurant Month. 

The Sugar Club | $79 for a 3 course dinner 

Peter Gordon continues his worldwide culinary success with The Sugar Club, sitting 53 floors above Auckland's city centre at the top of the Sky Tower, with a chef’s menu that champions seasonality, combining the best in local sustainably sourced produce with the boldest flavours from around the world. The Sugar Club's special $79 Restaurant Month menu includes snacks & bread on arrival and dishes like Mt Cook Alpine Salmon and Wagu Eye Fillet to name just a few. If you're looking for the ultimate unique dining experience, The Sugar Club is where you need to go. 

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Kura Restaurant | $55 for a 2 course dinner or lunch + drink 

Kura is not only a sake bar boasting over 25 different types of sake but also a restaurant specialising in authentic Japanese cuisine. Hidden behind an old temple door facing Queen Street, inside you’ll find a sophisticated, modern and funky Japanese restaurant. We love the look of their special menu for Restaurant Month - particularly their Kakuni nao: a soft bao bun filled with tender soy pork belly with seasonal vegetables. 

Federal Deli

Federal Delicatessen | $55 for a 3 course dinner or lunch 

Affectionately known as "The Fed", Al Brown has put his spin on Jewish deli food. The team brings together classic American and Montreal style food including cured meats, lox, latkes, pickles & schmaltz - the best sandwiches in town, made to order - soda fountains, and bottomless 'Joe'. Don't miss their epic $55 menu - three delightful courses including a slice of one of their pies for dessert - choose from their New York cheesecake, banana toffee, lemon meringue, choc-cherry or peanut butter & jelly. 

The Grove | $99 for a 3 course dinner 

The Grove is Auckland fine dining at its best. Marrying exquisite modern New Zealand cuisine with a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere, this dining spot is the perfect place to go for a special occasion or romantic date night. The Grove's special menu is so special it's a secret. The three-course degustation menu will be revealed closer to the time of Restaurant Month starting - so watch this space! 

Cooke's Restaurant

Cooke's Restaurant & Bar | $55 for a 3 course dinner 

Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar is the flagship dining experience for Hotel Grand Windsor which has recently undergone a multi-million-dollar refit transforming it into a stunning five-star boutique hotel. With a blend of classical and art deco interior design, Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar pays homage to the famous eatery of the same name which first occupied the building back in 1928. Diners can enjoy the very best cuisine made with ingredients from local and sustainable sources wherever possible. Try their Restaurant Month menu where, for $55, you can enjoy a three-course dinner or lunch with menu items including (but not limited to) prawn & clam risotto, pork belly and desserts of rhubarb frangipane and 'broken pavlova'. They're also offering a $40 lunch and dinner offer where diners can choose 2 courses from this exquisite menu. 

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Clooney | $120 for a 4 course dinner 

Clooney has become well loved for being a restaurant that cook precisely executed and boldly flavoured dishes that are unified and balanced, dishes that embody progression and purpose. With dim lighting and sophisticated interiors, head to Clooney for a classy and elegant night out with loved ones. Their Restaurant Month menu includes 4 courses + one canapé with each dish sounding amazing and full of unique flavour. 

Cassia | $95 for a 6 course tasting menu dinner

The fine dining restaurant of the moment, Cassia serves up Indian cuisine with a modern twist, and is the award-winning restaurant from famed chef Sid Sahrawat. The restaurant is tucked away in the urban surrounds of Fort Lane and stepping off the street and down the stairs the setting is warm and inviting. Restaurant Month is the perfect time to come and see for yourself what true flavour and authentic cuisine really means. Cassia's special six course degustation menu will for sure delight your tastebuds and have you returning again soon. 

Last updated: 02 September 2019