There’s just something about dining by the water that makes you feel like you’re on holiday.

So make the most of our seaside setting and take your pick of waterfront restaurants.

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Wynyard Quarter

This perfectly positioned waterfront precinct is packed with lively, stylish places to eat day or night. In fact, it’s growing so fast that new restaurants keep popping up, so if you’re not sure what you feel like, just come on down and take a look around. On Friday nights in summer, fill up on delicious street food from Silo Park’s food trucks before watching a movie under the stars at the outdoor cinema.

Viaduct Harbour

The sleek superyachts moored at Viaduct Harbour make for good-looking dining companions. With 30 cafés, bars and restaurants to choose from, it’s the perfect spot for a laidback lunch and a chilled glass of wine in the sun, or an elegant evening dining experience. Indulging in succulent seafood overlooking the harbour is a quintessential Kiwi experience.

Mission Bay

For relaxed seaside dining, drive just 10 minutes along the water’s edge from the city centre to eat out at one of Mission Bay’s popular restaurants, bars and cafés. Brunch where the locals brunch, grab an ice cream on the beach, or have an al fresco dinner with sea views.