It is that time of the year when all we want to do is snuggle in a warm blanket, eat comfort food, and get cosy around a fireplace.

Check out these warm intimate settings with fireplaces in Auckland, to feel nice and toasty this winter.

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One Tree Grill

Do you feel like trying something unique? Why don't you reward yourself with a night out at One Tree Grill. Try their three-course menu with dishes like sugar cured salmon, seared duck breast or feijoa and blackberry mille-feuille for dessert. With exceptional service, beautiful design, and a contemporary fireplace - the delight is endless. 

La Zeppa

La Zeppa is the perfect place for a cosy evening sipping on wine and sharing tapas with friends. In addition to being a fantastic rooftop bar, you can stay toasty thanks to a huge fireplace that is located right in the middle of the dining area. Not to mention that their garlic prawn and chorizo bruschetta are delicious and are a must-try!

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Bellini Bar

Sitting at the end of Princes Wharf, on the ground floor of Hilton Auckland, Bellini is a perfect venue to unwind in style as you watch the boats sailing out over Waitematā Harbour. Whether you are in for an after-work drink, a morning coffee catch-up or a glamorous contemporary afternoon tea experience, everyone is welcome. In these colder months, enjoy your time within the relaxed and elegant settings of Bellini by the indoor fireplace.  


Located right in the middle of Oneroa (Waiheke Island’s main village), Fenice is a short walk from the beach. Although Waiheke Island is renowned as the perfect summer destination, it also has its own beauty in the winter. Fenice is a cosy winter haven with a blazing fireplace and a great spot to watch village life go by. 

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Malt Public House

Head to Malt Public House to enjoy its lovely open fireplace which keeps their courtyard toasty every day of the week. It is delightfully cosy in front of the open wood fire. Plus, they have winter warmers on the menu which will help with keeping you warm. Try the apple cider sangria – it is delicious.  

46 & York

Do not miss this Parnell gem. The premises are beautiful, and the atmosphere is fun and inviting. The bar boasts a fantastic selection of wines, spirits, international tap and craft beer, cider, and seasonal delicious cocktails. On top of that there is a fantastic fire - burning real wood that adds to the already cosy atmosphere. 

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Galbraith’s Alehouse

Located in Eden Terrace, Galbraith’s Alehouse is a popular destination. The pub's open fire and historic ambience are unbeatable! You will be impressed by the extensive beer lists serving Real Ale and European inspired lagers complimented by a range of seasonal beers from local and international producers. Head there on a Sunday and make sure to play a few games of darts after a tasty Sunday Roast meal – the perfect way to end your weekend. 

Captain’s Bar

You will love going to this picturesque bar for a catch up with friends or colleagues. Captain’s Bar has you virtually on the water’s edge. The interior design is cosy and intimate with big couches and a fireplace to sit by. The perfect spot to sip on a cocktail while enjoying magnificent views of the harbour and Sky Tower at night. 

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Hallertau Clevedon

Hallertau is a place where people come together to enjoy delicious beers and a good atmosphere. It has a great daytime atmosphere - casual and relaxed with a nice outdoor seating area and a fireplace. The drinks list is extensive - both wines and beers- and the wood fired pizzas are delicious. Plus, you can bring your furry friends with you as they are welcome in the beer garden. 

Debretts Kitchen

Venture to the first floor of Hotel Debrett and you will find an intimate space, home to a dark wood bar and cosy seating. In addition, the hotel restaurant, Debrett's Kitchen, has a cosy and romantic atmosphere. Order a mouth-watering cheeseboard, drink some delicious wine by the fire - your staple next date night.