5 great wine bars and wine restaurants in Auckland 2024
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city. Here, Star Wine List's ambassador, sommelier Maciej Zimny, has selected his favourite wine spots in the city – check out the wine bars and restaurants not to miss when visiting Auckland!
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Phone: +64 09 366 2500
Address: Park Hyatt Auckland 99 Halsey Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland
Nestled within the prestigious Park Hyatt Hotel, Onemata Restaurant stands as a culinary beacon near Auckland's Harbour Ferry terminal, Victoria Park, and the bustling Auckland fish market. The restaurant boasts a captivating location with stunning views that effortlessly complement the dining experience. Elegance and modern design define Onemata's ambience, where comfortable sofas, steel and stone accents, rich wood elements, and an exquisite display of glassware and wine fridges create an inviting atmosphere. While the initial impression might hint at a touch of corporate refinement, sinking...
Phone: + 64 9 373 4778
Address: 280 Karangahape Road, Auckland
Apéro is a very special place on the Auckland hospitality scene: a labour of love established by restaurateur couple Leslie Hottiaux and Ismo (Mo) Koski. The interior is warm and inviting with brick walls, dim lights and stylish furniture. It’s a small yet cosy establishment situated on the prominent central curve of K-Road’s dining district. Greeted by Mo’s warm smile, unassuming nature and home-like hospitality, you feel immediately relaxed from the moment you walk in. The tables are spread on two sides of the narrow room with the kitchen and bar at the rear. You might join a communal table...
Phone: +64 9-303 0238
Address: Snickel Lane 23 Commerce Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland
Located in the heart of New Zealand’s mega city, Auckland, La Fuente is a tiny place tucked away down Snickel Lane, in close proximity to Queen’s Wharf and the Sky Tower. La Fuente translates to "The Fountain". It’s namesake perfectly reflects the vibrancy and latin energy of this unique wine and Mezcal bar, operated by passionate Mexican-born sommelier Edmundo Farrera. Inspired by Italian fashion, always well-dressed and well-groomed, you can’t help but notice Edmundo’s beautiful shoes and cool, suave charisma when he greets you at the door. I adore La Fuente for its welcoming atmosphere. Th...
Phone: +64 9-360 2122
Address: 283 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
Ponsonby, one of Auckland’s most glamorous suburbs near the city centre, is well known for its vibrant food and drink culture, from bustling cafes by day to fine, elegant restaurants by night. It is no wonder that Sidart is one of the most celebrated restaurants in New Zealand and has enjoyed global recognition too. With his roots in Fiji, owner and executive chef Lesley Chandra marries Indian-inspired flavours with contemporary cooking techniques to delight his guests with an elevated dining experience, driven by five-star standards and delivered with uncompromising excellence. The menu at S...
Phone: +64 9-368 4129
Address: Saint Patricks Square, Wyndham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland
The Grove restaurant is located in Auckland’s city centre, just off the bustling hub of Queen Street, next to Saint Patrick’s Square. The Grove has achieved nationwide recognition for its high-end fine dining and degustation experience, gaining many culinary awards since the opening in 2004. Upon entering you are met by the Maitre d’ and ushered through to the comfortable bar space, which offers a good preview of the culinary experience in the main dining room. The stylish interior creates a warm and inviting atmosphere and the staff move with serenity. White tablecloths, comfortable chairs,...