Auckland, you do good food, there’s no doubt about it. But sometimes everything on the menu at our fave Auckland restaurants just looks so dang good that we don’t know what to order. How are you meant to decide? And what if the person next to you orders something better?
It turns out there’s a simple solution. Feed me menus. You get to try all the good stuff and #orderenvy is a thing of the past.
Here are 8 of Auckland’s best feed me menus.
Miss IstanbulPonsonby Central
Ponsonby Central newbie, Miss Istanbul, continues to churn out some of the best Turkish and Mediterranean grub this side of town. However, with a menu packed full of flavours and exotic tastes, first timers may struggle with deciding where to begin. Simply shout “feed me, Ibraham!” and the talented chef will get all freestyle up in your grill...well, their grill, but you get our gist! Get set to enjoy an array of secret and off-the-menu delights that won’t stop until you wave your white flag or napkin! Either set a budget beforehand or simply pay when you’re full and if their skewers, flatbreads or mezze are anything to go by, you know you are in for one heck of a Turkish treat!
White + Wong’sViaduct
Waterside venue White + Wong’s has certainly made waves in Auckland for being one of the best Asian fusion restaurants around. With two choices of banquet menus to make your eating experience even better, we frankly can’t get enough. Simply choose which banquet menu tickles your fancy the most and get ready to chow down on the chef's selection of flavoursome dishes and sides. With the likes of sashimi, fried pork hock, wok-fried Asian beans and steak tartare up for grabs, choosing which one is gonna be your toughest decision of the week.
With such a fantastic and extensive array of Asian restaurants to choose from, picking where to dine let alone ordering just one dish is hard. Seriously hard. And this is where A’meza steps in. Nestled between some of Dominion Road’s best dumpling joints, the team at this epic eatery serve up a decadent four-course menu fit for a king or a queen. Eliminating any form of food envy or stress, expect to indulge in the likes of duck breast with matcha rice, beef bulgogi with pea and parmesan and finish it all off with white chocolate panna cotta with jasmine and peach ice cream!
If you find yourself planning a meal out with the crew and want to find the perfect place full of effortless and exquisite eating opps, look no further than Ponsonby Road’s Saan. Give the team a little notice and you’ll be rewarded with a private dining experience. With three banquets to choose from, whichever one you choose will leave you full and extremely happy, to say the least. C’mon, with options of cured kingfish, crispy soft shell crab and wok-seared banana prawns, who wouldn’t leave with a full belly and a smile on their face?!
Gemmayze StSt Kevin's Arcade
With such a sleek, stylish and contemporary interior, you know your experience at Ebisu will be nothing short of incredible. Match it with their sophisticated and immaculately presented dishes, along with tastes and flavour combinations to drool over, and you’re in some seriously capable hands. If all this and more wasn’t enough to get your taste buds tingling, the geniuses at Ebisu also offer an array of set lunches and dinners to truly maximise your time here. With the choice of ordering premium sake to match, your meal just got a whole lot better!
If Thai food is your cuisine of choice but you always end up choosing the same ‘green chicken curry’ (which we are not opposed to, may we add!) and never leave your comfort zone due to the unknown, get ready for the ultimate taste sensation. Red Elephant are renowned for serving up some of the most traditional and tasty Thai food in Auckland. And, their banquet choices are no different either! With sizzling platters and spice-induced dishes, we can hear our bellies rumbling already.
The Grill By Sean ConnollyCBD
With renowned chef and culinary master Sean Connolly at the helm, you know that your dining experience is going to be nothing short of legendary, whatever you order. With a focus on top-quality, Kiwi-sourced and sustainable food, The Grill by Sean Connolly only serve up the best to lucky diners. If you’re looking for the ultimate show-stopping, private dining opportunity, gather the gang and order in the ever-so-juicy and succulent, 'Study of Beef.' With the clue in the title—you guessed it—this one’s all about everything meaty and magnificent. Think tender T-bone, wagyu eye fillet and wagyu flank served with a selection of equally impressive sides. Go on then!