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Restaurants for Groups

 Getting together for a meal with family or friends is great fun. There are lots of reasons to do so, but you don't really need a reason. of course. It's just good for the soul, sharing food, drink and conversation with people you like. Check out our list of restaurants around New Zealand that are good for groups


Lone Star Café and Bar

Along with their deliciously hearty dishes, Lone Star’s personalised service is one of the highlights of this country western themed eatery. Everything is done efficiently and with a smile, and you’ll feel like you’ve made a new friend.

Lone Star restaurants are scattered all over New Zealand.


Monsoon Poon

For adventurous groups that have no problem sampling the exotic flavours of India, South China, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia, Monsoon Poon is the restaurant for you. With its vibrant atmosphere, colourful décor and flavoursome dishes you’re guaranteed a great night out.

Monsoon Poon can only be found in Auckland and Wellington. They don’t take bookings during the week, but call ahead and they’ll suggest a suitable time to ensure your party is catered for.


If you’re looking for somewhere with sophistication you might want to book a table at GPK. Perfect for Reunions and catching up with friends, GPK have a range of pizzas, pastas, burgers and meat dishes for all taste buds. They also have function rooms available for privacy and larger numbers. 

You can find GPK in Ponsonby, Takapuna and Albany.



Ponsonby Road's Prego is a great option if you want to go somewhere a little bit special. It's just perfect for that end of year team lunch, reunion or for celebrating a promotion. Prego's large Italian inspired menu has something to suit all tastes and the courtyard dining area is brilliant for groups.



Global restaurant chain Wagamama’s can be found in Auckland and Wellington Their Japanese dishes are much loved around the world and the long dining tables are perfect for large groups. Dishes arrive quickly after ordering but they don't necessarily all arrive at the same time.

Wagamama’s are always happy for you to split the bill.


Yum Char

If you’re meeting up for a group lunch one of the best options available is Yum Char. Just keep selecting dish after dish and share to your hearts delight. You’ll all find something to satisfy your stomach and the round tables make for great socialising.

Editorial by Stevie Hopwood
4th March 2010

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  • ContinentalEH&C

    If you are looking for a great restaurant for groups in Marlborough, then it is worthwhile checking out The Winery Riverlands - just outside Blenheim. This place has both inside and outdoor areas which are great for a long group lunch - plus they have a private lounge room for group dinners.

    11:58AM, 20th Jul 2012

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