Restaurants

What’s Open This Queen’s Birthday In Auckland

By Arnav Giri
3rd Jun 2021

Delicious dumplings at Ghost Street
Queen's Birthday weekend has arrived which means three days of rest, relaxation and feasting are on the cards. While some places close their doors for the public holiday, there are still a number of epic spots to head along to whether you are after a delicious brunch, a boozy lunch, an indulgent dinner or a few drinks in the evening. ​We’ve compiled a list of some really cool new places for you to try this Monday.
 
Here is where to eat and drink this Queen's Birthday weekend. 

Cafés

Domain & Ayr – Two words. Fluffy Pancakes. Need we say more? Located in Parnell, Domain & Ayr serve up some gorgeous speciality pancakes that are sure to sweeten up your day.

Odettes – A go-to for Aucklanders, nestled right in the city, you can expect an extensive brunch menu with favourites like the sweet vanilla crepe.

Luxe Rose – Overlooking the Parnell gardens, Luxe Rose is one of the most instagrammable cafés out there. A must-try is their deconstructed Luxerose Iced Mocha.

Candy Shop – Contrary to its name, the Candy Shop serves up some great dishes, not just limited to desserts. Their fried chicken is a must try. Located in the heart of Newmarket, attached alongside is also Duck Island Ice Cream, where you can try some amazing vegan and gluten-free ice cream, too.

Movenpick – Speaking of... who doesn’t love ice cream? Movenpick dominion road remains open this Monday serving up a legit feast of ice-cold confections as well as ridiculously good desserts.

Little Sister Café – Nestled in Henderson, this café is as sweet (and naughty) as your little sister. Be sure to try their delicious goodies like the vanilla bean hotcakes or their doughnuts.

Supernova Café – If you’re in the hunt for food to fill your belly without broadening your waistline, then look no further than the new Supernova Café in Milford which is focused on providing you healthy and honest meals.

Dear Jane – If you’re in the mood for some Asian-fusion café food, head over to Dear Jane in Mount Albert, a sunny new café that is the brainchild of Fonda Chloe Huo and Fang Bai, the pioneers of Common Ground Eatery in Browns Bay.

Restaurants

Café Hanoi – Situated in the Britomart area, Café Hanoi offers up a vast variety of Vietnamese delicacies, including fresh rice paper rolls, pho, and some epic drinks to go along with it.

Gochu – Even if you aren’t a foodie, you would’ve most likely heard of Gochu, the new Korean restaurant that has taken Auckland by storm. Located in Commercial Bay, treat yourself to amazing views, and absolutely bangin’ food. 

Ghost Street – From the team behind Café Hanoi and Saan, comes another masterpiece in Ghost Street – the new Chinese subterranean restaurant. They are known for their Chinese Hot Pot, and other delicious street food. They remain open this Monday, with a surcharge of 15%.

Ghost Donkey – Have we mentioned how much we love Commercial Bay? Well, here’s another reason why, with the Mexican-influenced Ghost Donkey. From housemade truffle nachos and cinnamon churros, to an extensive cocktail-list, Ghost Donkey has it all.

Deco Eatery – Bringing a taste of Turkey to West Auckland, Deco offers an amazing dining experience with views out to the Manukau Harbour, and extremely instagrammable interior décor.

Iti – Here’s another gem out west that puts the ‘iti’ in Titirangi. This magical treehouse restaurant is full of greenery, and offers a wide range of little and big plates, alongside cocktail, craft-beers and wine.

Franc’s – Buttermilk chicken waffles, chocolate milkshakes, and a majestic beach-view. Need we say more? Head on down to Franc’s in Takapuna for a next-level feed.

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Image credit: Ghost Street by Wono Kim

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