Perched on the edge of the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland's city centre is spoiled for choice when it comes to waterfront dining, so get out and explore some of these great spots with friends.

Soul Bar & Bistro

Best for ... a long lunch with the girls.
Soul is a city centre waterfront institution and while we love it year round, take advantage of dining on the deck in the warmer weather.

Shucker Brothers

Best for... those who appreciate the finer things in life.
Found in the heritage Ferry building, this oyster bar prides itself on their offering and it's a great spot to meet with friends for a glass of bubbles.

The Parasol & Swing Company

Best for... cocktails and snacks with a view.
The Parasol & Swing Company is based in the heart of The Viaduct and this rooftop bar has an incredible cocktail list you have to try.

The Lula Inn

Best for... a bottomless brunch.
The Lula Inn have become well known for their weekend brunches, so gather a group of friends and make sure you book ahead, they're pretty popular!

Hello Beasty

Best for... trying the new kid on the block
Hello Beasty has recently opened in The Viaduct and their menu takes its inspiration from the cuisines of Japan, Korea and China.


Best for... tapas and drinks with friends.
Wander along the waterfront and down to North Wharf on a weekend or one night after work and grab a delicious range of tapas with your group of friends.

The Culpeper

Best for... when BBQ and seafood are calling your name.
Find The Culpeper down Princes Wharf and indulge in a delicious menu with great drinks on offer too.

Dr Rudi's Rooftop Brewing Co.

Best for... pizzas by the foot and craft brews with a view. 
Dr Rudi's is a popular spot in The Viaduct and a great gathering spot for a large group - especially with their pizzas you can order up to three feet long!

White + Wong's 

Best for... a fusion feast.
Make sure you get a seat out on the deck at White + Wong's for amazing views across the harbour while you enjoy some delicious eats.

Last updated: 28 June 2019