Auckland, Family Restaurants

  • Pedro's House of Lamb

    Pedro's House of Lamb supplies a signature dish for you to share with your loved ones!  Multi award-winning, Pedro’s Lamb is the perfect meal for families and has become a MUST in ... read more

  • 7 Summits Restaurant & Bar - Snowplanet

    Only 25 minutes north of Auckland Snowplanet holds the ultimate fun family dining experience with a difference! You can ski, snowboard, tube, toboggan or simply relax fireside in S... 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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  • Papillon Cafe - Butterfly Creek

    Located at Butterfly Creek, Papillon Cafe is a great family destination in its own right with indoor/outdoor dining, sunny deck and wonderful playground. Cabinet food includes fres... read more

  • 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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  • Stripe Cafe

    This hidden gem is famous for its home made baked goods and fantastic free trade coffee from atomic. Operating for 4 years, it has become an institution amongst locals with its beautiful courtyard and sandpit for the kids. The menu suits everyone from vegans and gluten free-ers, to the most carnivorous of carnivores and everyone in between.

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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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  • Hallertau

    Like with our handcrafted beers, you won’t find any packet-mix nonsense in our kitchen restaurant, it’s all about fistfuls of freshness. So fresh in fact we pluck the fruit and veg from our own kitchen garden as much as we can. We bake our own bread and make our own sauces. Our eggs are laid by our free roaming brewery chooks. If you listen, you’ll hear they hiccup rather than cluck.

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    • Web: www.hallertau.co.nz/restaurant/
    • Location: Just 20 minutes drive from the city along State Highway 16.
      1171 Coatesville Riverhead Hwy, Riverhead, Auckland
  • 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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  • 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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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

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.