After the endless rounds of turkey, ham, pavlova and berries you need a well-deserved rest. Stay away from the streams of shoppers and get outta that kitchen this Boxing Day. To make it easy for you, we’ve compiled a list of our favourites that’ll be open. From baos to beers, we gotcha covered.
Cafes & Restaurants
If you’re full of the classic Kiwi Chrissy ham and potatoes, then head to Miss Istanbul for tasty Turkish treats.
Don’t start the diet today; check out The Culpeper’s selection of BBQ meats and decadent dessert pies.
Best Ugly Bagels
We can’t go past bagels. So get some bagels from the Best this Boxing Day.
Soul Bar and Bistro
Feeling heavy after a long day of eating? Then catch some fresh fish from Soul Bar and Bistro, while taking in Auckland’s sea views.
Whether you are feeling garden, farm, pasta, ocean or raw; Euro has something to suit every craving.
The Sugar Club
Dine in the sky at The Sugar Club. Open for dinner on Boxing Day, their food is the stuff the stuff of dreams, so treat yo’self.
The Grill by Sean Connolly
Calling all meat-a-holics. Go to The Grill this Boxing Day to continue the Christmas meat-fest.
White + Wong's
Don’t go past White and Wong's to get your Boxing Day bao and dumpling fix.
Bars & Pubs
Head to twentyone for burgers, bevvies, and BBQ ribs. Need we say more?
Britomart Country Club
Chill out in Britomart Country Club’s charming courtyard. On offer are their famous cocktails, choose a jar or a jug.
Devon on the Wharf
Spend a lazy Monday at Devon on the Wharf overlooking the central city. They’ll be open from breakfast, if you can handle another all-day food fest.
The Shakespeare Hotel and Brewery
Situated in the central city The Shakespeare is unlike anything else with its century-old façade and ever-changing, house-crafted brews.
Continue the celebrations with your fam and friends and take ‘em down to The Cav this Boxing day. Share some love over a cheese, taco or slider board.
Support your local brewers and get your craft beer picks at the Lumsden Freehouse on Boxing day.
Neighbourhood Brew Bar
Get your bros together, and grab some brews and catch some rays at your Neighbourhood local.
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