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The Top 10 Restaurants In Mission Bay, Auckland

The Top 10 Restaurants In Mission Bay, Auckland

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Nothing beats dinner with a view, specially in stunning New Zealand. With its gorgeous white sand beach and buzzing shoreside promenade, Mission Bay is a popular seaside suburb of Auckland city. All along the waterfront delicious venues serve sumptuous cuisine and boast magnificent views of Mission Bay. Here’s a list of the best restaurants the region has to offer.

Bar Comida

Famed as Auckland’s oldest established Spanish tapas restaurant, Bar Comida is the perfect place to share a delicious meal with friends and family. With dishes originating from Spain, the Middle East and the Mediterranean, Bar Comida’s menu is diverse and offers something for everyone. Large portions intended for sharing are available, as well as wood fired pizzas and homemade pitta bread. Looking directly out at Mission Bay, Bar Comida is the perfect place for dinner with a view.


Address & telephone number: 81 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9-521 7000

Dos Amigos Cantina

If you’re in the mood for some authentic Mexican cuisine, Dos Amigos Cantina offers fresh Mexican food with an affordable price tag. After offering complimentary chips and dip to all diners, Dos Amigos Cantina follows with huge portions that will not disappoint. The lively atmosphere here makes it an ideal place to bring friends for a festive celebration or a casual dinner. The venue hosts popular themed evenings such as Chili Night Thursday and Sangria Sunday, and make sure to check their website for all the daily specials.

Address & telephone number: 93 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9-528 7494

Mission Bay Cafe

Located in the heart of Mission Bay, Mission Bay Cafe is open everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An ideal place to take family and friends, Mission Bay Cafe has an extensive menu catering to all. The all day brunch option here is unmissable; from brioche, to French toast to eggs Benedict, these breakfast dishes are available to order all day long. The menu also has daily specials which are always delicious.

Address & telephone number: 85 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9-528 0017

Rickshaw Eddy’s

Rickshaw Eddy’s is a fun sports bar with a menu full of pizzas, burgers and sandwiches. If you’re in the mood for some quality comfort food, Rickshaw Eddy’s is the place to go. With a stunning view of the sea and beach, the venue is a great spot in which to sit and relax whilst leisurely sipping a cold beer. Customers can enjoy a laid back vibe here when sitting down to watch a game of football with a drink in hand.

Address & telephone number: 71 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9-521 9006

Ruan Thai

Situated right on Mission Bay’s beachfront, Ruan Thai serves authentic Thai food created from impeccably fresh ingredients. The restaurant design incorporates authentic Asian decor with the aim of celebrating Thai culture and art. Serving generous portions, Ruan Thai is known for its delicious pad thai and curries. Boasting friendly staff and a prime location, Ruan Thai is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner.


Address & telephone number: 71 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9-521 9004

Black Sugar Grill

Black Sugar Grill is sure to provide a delicious meal after a day spent exploring Mission Bay. With its spacious interior and helpful staff, customers can’t help but feel welcome while enjoying the food here. The establishment offers an extensive menu of contemporary food with a Mediterranean flair, and an array of different dishes are offered for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Whether you’re in the mood for braised pork belly or a saffron seafood chowder, Black Sugar Grill has it all.

Address & telephone number: 1 Atkin Avenue, Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9-528 4551

Mamma Mia

An extremely popular Italian restaurant, Mamma Mia has been in operation in Mission Bay for over 35 years. Mamma Mia’s owner, Domenico Punturiero, is renowned as a pioneer of Italian food in New Zealand, and his flourishing restaurant is resounding proof of this belief. Punturiero’s commitment and love for his restaurant and customers are what keeps the business alive today. The menu has a wide variety of pizza and pasta dishes, as well as tasty chicken and fish choices.


Address & telephone number: 51 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9-528 3797

Sea Cow on the Bay

Sea Cow on the Bay is the hidden gem of the region. For generous portions of fresh, scrumptious seafood, this is the place to be. Known for its fried to perfection fish and chips, refreshing salads and fruity cocktails, you’ll be hard pushed to find a venue with so much choice in the Bay. The small establishment exudes a homely vibe which creates a great environment for a casual lunch or dinner.


Address & telephone number: 2/33 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9-521 5891

The Attic Bar & Restaurant

Voted the best restaurant in Mission Bay, The Attic Bar & Restaurant is Auckland’s number one GastroPub. The Attic Bar & Restaurant is a firm favorite for both locals and tourists. Offering outdoor balcony seating, customers can dine here whilst enjoying breathtaking views of Mission Bay. More than your average pub, The Attic Bar & Restaurant serves New Zealand inspired dishes with a wide selection of the finest beers and wines.


Address & telephone number: Level 1/55 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9-521 0000


Andrea Ristorante Italiano

Serving simple yet delicious Italian fare is exactly what Andrea Ristorante Italiano strives to do. For dinner with a beautiful view, there’s no place better than this restaurant. Boasting a stunning outlook across Mission Bay, and using only the freshest of ingredients, diners can sit back with a scrumptious dish here and soak in the incredible New Zealand landscape. From pizza to pasta to burgers, this restaurant has it all. Andrea Ristorante Italiano also offers ‘do your own dinner’ cooking classes, perfect for diners seeking more than just your average meal.

Address & telephone number: 97 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9-528 5398