Sundays are traditionally a day of rest so why not take a break from the cooking for once and let someone else sweat it out in the kitchen. Almost every eatery in Auckland serves a Sunday lunch but for some, it’s their speciality.
If you like lunch with a view then De Fontein’s in Mission Bay will suit you to a tee. Pull up a chair on their balcony, sip away on one of their many speciality Belgian beers and take in the view of Auckland’s suburbs in the distance. They have an extensive food menu which lets you sample the tastes and flavours of Europe without ever leaving the city!
A Sunday tradition in the UK and Ireland is the Sunday Roast and there’s no better place in Auckland to get this than in an Irish pub. The Bog in Parnell boasts a great ‘Roast of the Day’ served with potatoes, veg and gravy plus, if you hang around until about 7:30pm you’ll get to treat your ears to some great live traditional Irish music.
If you want a Sunday lunch that’s a little more on the fancy side then head down to Auckland’s Langham Hotel. The interior décor oozes elegance and the great food is second only to the atmosphere and ambience in the dining room.
New Zealand is famous for it’s stunning wineries and Auckland boasts plenty of these that offer great Sunday lunch menus. Take the short trip from Auckland city to Waiheke and relax in the beautiful surroundings of Stonyridge Vineyard, Mudbrick Restaurant and Vineyard or Cable Bay Vineyards, all of which offer delicious food menus and even better tasting wines – the perfect retreat for any Sunday afternoon!
Editorial by Caoimhe Mooney
27 April 2010
Updated 29 June 2012