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Cheap eats to fine dining

Said to have more bars and restaurants per capita than New York, the culinary capital caters for everything from quick bites to long nights.

Dinner and drinks


If you're keen to start your night off with a few drinks and an impressive dinner with the option of really settling in for the long haul, you can't go wrong with these picks: 

Cheap eats


Just because it doesn't break the bank, doesn't mean it's not incredibly tasty. Here are some of the top places for a cheap and cheerful meal. 

  • Little Penang on Dixon Street has authentic Malaysian flavours and attracts 5 star customer reviews
  • Fisherman's Plate down Bond Street shows that looks can be deceiving. Ignore their fish 'n' chips and get the best Vietnamese Pho in town! 
  • Tommy Millions serves New York inspired pizza by the slice and whole pie from a takeaway kiosk on Courtenay Place
  • Sweet Mother's Kitchen is a local favourite serving relaxed home cooking with influences from New Orleans and Mexico
  • Burger Liquor on Willis Street serves delicious burgers and beverages, including alcoholic milkshakes. Who would've thought?

Fine dining

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  • Logan Brown curates cuisine to perfection right in the middle of Cuba St
  • Whitebait is brought to you by the owners of the previous fine establishment The White House, in a new location on Clyde Quay Wharf.
  • Capitol is based on a classical Italian style with fresh, pure and uncluttered food
  • Ortega Fish Shack, as the name suggests, focusses on fresh NZ seafood
  • Boulcott Street Bistro is an iconic restaurant since 1991, set in a Victorian cottage
  • Hippopotamus is known for the exquisite French-inspired contemporary cuisine of Chef Laurent Louedeac
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