Auckland, Family Restaurants

  • Kaiaroha Vegan Deli and Eatery

    Kaiaroha Vegan Deli and Eatery is situated in NZs first 6 greenstar sustainable building, open 7 days serving up delicious innovative vegan meals from our a la carte breakfast and lunch menus.
    Along with an extensive cabinet selection and Deli plantmeats section we offer Kaiaroha Tree Nut Cheeses straight from our large glass vegan cheese cave. These are a delicious range of artisan nut cheeses that are not only 100% dairy free but are also full of healthful probiotics, nutrient rich and lite on the earth.

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  • The Butcher's Son

    Plant-based versions of family favourite dishes & drinks.  Extensive menu brimming with crowd-pleasers, incredible desserts and so much delicious food that everyone in the family will love this!

    Iconic & familiar food, from all around the world.  Check out the amazing menu!

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  • Gorilla Kitchen

    At Gorilla Kitchen, our menu offers something for everyone, from fresh salads and bowls, to burgers and nachos, pizzas everything 100% plant based vegan.

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  • Tart Bakery

    Global domination through tasty vegan snacks!  Established in 2012, Tart Bakery is a small family owned business that prides itself on yummy, fresh food made from scratch.
    There's not a lot that can top the smell of a good bakery in the morning. The freshly baked bread, sweet pastries and piping hot pies are enough to completely overwhelm the senses. Unfortunately they are usually off the cards for vegans due to traditional ingredients like butter and eggs. Tart Bakery is the saving grace as it is entirely free of all animal products and produces some of the most incredible baked goods in town. The fully stocked pie cabinet has all of the classic flavours—only made from plants. We're talking ‘mince and cheese’, ‘creamy chicken’ and the classic ‘sausage rolls’. If you have a sweet tooth then one look at the sweets and pastries will have you drooling—beautiful berry danishes, chocolate croissants, iced donuts and daily cakes galore. We guarantee you'll be walking out one very happy herbivore.

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  • Big Sur

    Your Vegetarian & Vegan affair.  By using different flavors from different parts of the world, our extensive menu is guaranteed to cater to your taste buds.Located in trendy Grey L... read more

  • Lord of the Fries

    For the BEST fries and the BEST surprise in town! Tasty burgers, hotdogs, nuggets and fries that are in fact ALL vegetables in disguise - with the kids seriously none the wiser.
    Choose from 4 styles of fries, 13 sauces, 7 burgers, 3 hot dogs, onion rings, shakes and more.
    Lord of the Fries is Vegan, Kosher and Halal, with fresh, locally-sourced, less fat and 100% plant-based ingredients – Lord of the Fries are doing healthier fast food!

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  • 7 Summits Restaurant & Bar - Snowplanet

    Enjoy the panoramic views into the snow dome from Snowplanet’s family friendly 7 Summits Restaurant & Bar.Snowplanet’s 7 Summits Restaurant & Bar offers a unique family alpine dini... read more

  • Wise Boys Grey Lynn

    Wise Boys is your one stop shop for a face full of indulgent plant-based burger goodness. 100% vegan friendly and hands down best burgers to be had in Auckland!
    Be kind to yourself, the animals and the planet and indulge in Wise Boys!

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    • Web: wiseboys.nz/
    • Location: 604 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
  • East Eats

    We believe in more sustainable, health-conscious eating without sacrificing taste. Delicious modern-Asian flavours plant-focused dining. We take inspiration from the near and far East; from fresh holy basil found in Thai recipes, to Sichuan peppers in China, to piquant gochujang chilli pastes used in Korean kitchens.

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  • Wise Boys - downtown

    Wise Boys is your one stop shop for a face full of indulgent plant-based burger goodness. 100% vegan friendly and hands down best burgers to be had in Auckland!
    Be kind to yourself, the animals and the planet and indulge in Wise Boys!

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    • Web: wiseboys.nz/
    • Location: Commercial Bay, 7 Queen Street, Auckland CBD
  • Orbit 360˚ Dining

    An exciting, novel and totally Auckland experience! Grab the kids and settle into the best outlooks of the city and don't worry, if you don't like the view outside your window, it'll change soon - the restaurant revolves a full circle every hour. Serving lunch, high tea and dinner, bookings are recommended and can be made online. Diners can also enjoy complimentary Sky Tower admission 45 minutes prior to and/or upon completion of dining and discounted car parking at SKYCITY Auckland on the day of dining (see website for more details.)

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  • The Unbakery - Ponsonby

    The Unbakery Ponsonby offers 45 seats, full table service and a fabulous menu.  Serve a range of delicious breakfast items and lunch dishes from 11am.  There is also a selection of smoothies, teas, teeccino (herbal coffee, seriously good), Kokako cold brew coffee, cakes, tarts, slices, cheesecakes and cookies from the cabinet all day. Great for feeding little tummies!

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  • Monsoon Poon

    Monsoon Poon offers choices from exotic places such as India, South China, Vietnam and Indonesia with the chefs cooking in full view of the dining room. The children can enjoy little meals such as chicken satay, kaora veges and fried rice or share dishes with the grown ups. The children’s menu has some colouring in and activities to entertain them while you wait.

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  • The Cake Stall

    The Cake Stall specialises in old fashioned cakes and treats just like Grandma used to make.....kids (and you too Mum and Dad) will love the wide selection of cakes and other baked goods that can be taken home or enjoyed at our delightful store over a cup of coffee and a fluffy.

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  • The Honey Centre and Café

    Only 40 minutes north of Auckland and in close proximity to Warkworth vineyards and beaches is the Honey Centre where kids can enjoy the live bee display as well as the café style meals and honey and fruit ice creams. Also on site is a one hour sheep ‘n’ show presentation.

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  • La Fourchette

    La Fourchette offers a fabulous full French gastronomic experience throughout the day. Starting from 7am our shop provides freshly baked pastries & breads, pâtisseries and takeaway coffees. Our café and restaurant offers a full modern a la carte menu inspired by classic French recipes all made with quality produce. Sundays KIDS dine for FREE with every adult meal purchased.

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  • The Postmans Leg

    Kids Menu - check, Kids entertainment - sandpit, activity sheets, colouring pens, petanque - check!  Their weekday rituals (3-8pm) include Tuesday's ribs, Wednesday's pizzas, Thursday's steak night and Friday's offering of good ole fish and chips.  The Postmans Leg offers a great spot for friends and family to catch up and ensure that all will have an enjoyable dining experience. 

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  • Soljans Café and Vineyard

    A family friendly café with a play area and a children’s playhouse plus plenty of grass for the children to run around. The kids’ menu has the usual hamburger, chicken tenders and chicken burger but also offers poached egg with soldiers and mini platters for the more health conscious.

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  • The Unbakery

    The Unbakery offers a small menu of lunch items that changes weekly. Goodness for little tummies and you too Mum and Dad.  They don't use any filler ingredients, only the good stuff.  Cakes are made without gluten, dairy, sugar or soy. A cute intimate space, with a large communal table (and a couple of smaller tables) that has wonderfully friendly staff!

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  • Dantes Pizzeria

    Dante’s Pizzas are made with Caputo flour from Napoli, tomato from San Marzano, mozzarella cheese from Campana and are baked in the wood fired oven hand made in Napoli by Gianni Acunto the master of his craft. At Dante’s It’s like having a slice of Italy away from Italy.

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  • Circus Circus

    Nestled in the heart of Auckland’s Mt Eden Village, is the extraordinary carnival themed cafe that is Circus Circus. This is a dining experience like no other! With fresh local produce, a menu that changes seasonally and several dining areas to choose from, we’ve got all the variety you could wish for making us perfect for groups of all shapes and sizes.

    For fun, funky carnival vibes and to add a bit of joy to your day, come join us at Circus Circus. We sure don’t clown around with our cuisine here! What’s more, we’re the only circus themed circus in Mt Eden, so this is an experience you won’t want to miss.

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  • Catroux

    Catroux's brunch menu changes with the seasons and they offer delectable baked sweet treats, great coffee and fresh juices. There is a delightful kids menu plus they have a sandpit for entertainment.

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  • Cornwall Park Garden Restaurant

    Only a kilometre away from the Greenlane motorway interchange is this restaurant set in the grounds of one of Auckland’s most stunning parks. The kids’ menu has eggs or sausages for breakfast while the kids’ lunch menu offers crispy chicken pieces, little sausages or ham and cheese sandwiches. Parents can choose from an a la carte menu or share the scrumptious selection of savouries, petite sandwiches and sweet items at morning tea from 9 – 11.30 am. There is a changing room and highchairs are available.

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  • Baduzzi

    Baduzzi offers an Italian fix with a stop-off in New York for styling and menu tips.  Baduzzi means meatballs and here they are taken seriously. Well-seasoned crayfish and savoy cabbage meatballs served with a gutsy carrot sauce are very good, as are the grilled Wagyu versions with onion gravy and salsa verde. They also have a fantastic kids' menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week, and lunch and dinner on weekends.

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    • Web: baduzzi.co.nz/
    • Location: N° 10 - 26 CORNER JELLICOE STREET
      UNIT 2, NORTH WHARF, AUCKLAND
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Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.