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Places to eat near North Harbour Stadium Auckland

The Rugby World Cup 2011 is set to be an eventful period of sporting action and great memories.  If you are lucky enough to have tickets to a live game at Auckland’s North Harbour Stadium, we’ve found a selection of restaurants nearby so you can grab a bite to eat before or after the match.

Totara Restaurant
49 State Highway, Albany 

The charming Totara Restaurant aims to deliver a great dining experience with fine food and supreme service. The menu, prepared by Chef Peter Jackson, offers a delicious selection of New Zealand cuisine including favourites Roast rump and braised shoulder of Lamb; and Suckling Pork shoulder. With a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Totara is an excellent fine dining choice for a cosy group dinner or intimate meal for two. Bookings recommended.

Opening hours: Lunch Tuesday to Friday; Dinner Tuesday to Saturday 
Cuisine type: New Zealand 
Price range: Mains under $36

Aubergine Albany
51 William Pickering Drive, Albany 

Winners of the NZ Beef & Lamb Award for 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008, this is one restaurant worth checking out! The cuisine at Aubergine is unique – a blend of Italian, French and Hungarian dishes, created using organic and free range products. The huge menu contains a fine selection of mouth watering options such as beef scotch fillet in a brandy and green peppercorn sauce, Seafood Risotto with prawns, mussels, scallops and fresh fish; and Braised Lamb Shanks, with harissa and chick peas hummus served with Moroccan style vegetables. Perfect for groups with indoor and outdoor seating available. Bookings recommended.

Opening hours: Lunch and dinner 7 days per week
Cuisine type: Mediterranean
Price range: Mains under $33

Millie's Thai Restaurant
Corner William Pickering Drive & Rosedale Road, Albany

If you love a good Thai meal, be sure to pop along to Millie’s who strive to deliver the real taste of Thailand to Albany. Classic dishes on the menu include pad Thai, stir fried beef, chicken and pork, Tom yum soup, seafood and traditional Thai curries. Affordable, great value for money and authentic, Millie’s is ideal for groups looking to satisfy a hunger. Bookings recommended.  

Opening hours: Lunch and dinner 7 days per week
Cuisine type: Thai
Price range: Mains under $27

Euro Deli
3A Don Mckinnon Drive, Albany

Great for breakfast, brunch or lunch the menu at Euro Deli is large with yummy goodies on offer. Including toasted bagels, French toast, scrambled eggs, European crepes, burgers, cakes, muffins and sandwiches, there’s something for everyone – with great coffee too. Located very close to the North Harbour Stadium, it’s perfect for a bite to eat before the big game. Bookings not essential but recommended.

Opening hours: Breakfast and lunch daily from 8am-5pm
Cuisine type: New Zealand European
Price range: Mains under $18

GPK Albany Restaurant & Bar
Cnr Old Albany Highway and Oteha Valley Road, Albany

Everyone enjoys a decent pizza and the great selection of wood fired pizzas at GPK Albany goes hand-in-hand with their enjoyable ambience. Inspired by the tastes of Italy, Greece, Morocco, Spain and New Zealand, GPK also offer a huge range of regular mains to please everyone including salads, pasta, poultry, seafood and beef. Weekends include a breakfast/brunch menu with a delicious selection of items from porridge to French toast eggs benedict and the kiwi favourite sweet corn fritters. Book your table now!

Opening hours: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner 7 days per week
Cuisine type: NZ European
Price range: Mains under $37

Cranks Restaurant 
15 Mercari Way, Albany 

Great for groups, the atmosphere at Cranks is relaxing. You can chose to dine indoors or outside, enjoying selections from their recently updated winter menu including pizza, T-bone steak, fish of the day, smoked chicken salad and mega works burger. There are classic toasted sandwiches available for those who are just looking for something light. Popular with locals, Cranks offer a daily happy hour from 5pm-6pm and there is a gaming room on site. Table bookings recommended.

Opening hours: Lunch and dinner 7 days per week
Cuisine type: New Zealand
Price range: Mains under $27 

Orchid Thai Restaurant
361 Albany Highway, Albany

Another great Thai restaurant in Albany just across the road from Kristin School, Orchid Thai Restaurant offers a traditional tranquil setting. With authentic dishes and a selection of exclusive creations by the restaurants owner/chef there is something to suit everyone. Favourites include pad Thai, Thai green curry and stir fried chicken with cashew nuts. Perfect for groups of all sizes and bookings recommended.

Opening hours: Dinner 7 nights per week
Cuisine type: Thai
Price range:  Mains under $30

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Editorial by Katherine Robinson
2 August 2011

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  1. 249 Dairy Flat Highway (SH17), Albany, North Shore City, Auckland

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