District Dining has an extensive menu, described as Modern European and New Zealand cuisine. Our chef is Kiwi Warren Turnbull. District Dining is a beautiful and contemporary restaurant and has sophistication and flair of fine dining with energy and fun.


Price Range Reasonable
Ambience Sophisticated
Accepts credit cards Yes
Licence This venue is licenced

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District Dining is open for lunch from Tuesday to Saturday and for dinner from Monday to Saturday. We take lunch and dinner bookings, any group from 9 to 200 people including exclusive use of the restaurant. Children welcome.


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Only had lunch here but was great

Lovely casual atmosphere but in stylish surrounds. Menu well structured for sharing, beef tartare was a highlight, not often found on menus so it’s a real treat here.

My friends and I came to this place on a Wednesday night and it was surprisingly busy. Service was prompt, efficient and not too intrusive. We had snacks first (recommend the steak tartare and the crispy pigs ears - don’t knock it til you try it) and ordered some dishes to share. Portion sizes were generous and by the time we got to dessert we could only manage one dessert between four of us. Bathrooms are pretty posh too. Can’t wait to go back.

Went to district dining for lunch and had an enjoyable dining experience. The food was lovely and most of us opted for their $35 special which included a main of your choice accompanied by a side and a glass of wine. I had the crispy market fish with a side of coleslaw which was beautiful. The meals were a tad on the heavy side but it ensured that you left feeling satisfied and full. Most of us didn't quite finish our meals. The service wasn't much to rave about unfortunately but I think it was more due to the fact that they were understaffed. 

The food was amazing and the service and ambiance was impeccable. Highly recommended.

If sharing is not your style, then don't dine here.  But if your mother taught you well and sharing is good with you, then this place is fabulous.  The menu is based around dishes you can enjoy as a group and are placed in the middle of the table for you to serve yourself.  Great for a couple who always like tasting each other's choices, but would really be fun in a big group where you could try lots of different dishes.  Worth booking ahead as it was very busy.

I appreciate their fine-dining aesthetic. There's a nice bar area for when you're waiting for your table, the bathrooms are flashy (I like a good bathroom), and the lighting was moody. 

This place is worth it’s metro top 50 status. The Sharing platters are a great idea with brilliant fresh flavoured dishes. The chefs do an amazing job and the service is just as perfect. The atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable - I like the separation between restaurant and bar.it was great and I recommend it!!!

One of many new, high-end eateries in the Britomart/Wynyard/Fort St areas, District Dining delivers on all the hype and will have you thinking about the meal long after you've left. The crispy pigs ears with Szechuan salt is definitely worth a try, even for those not usually into non-meaty animal parts, and will leave your tongue tingling. Everything is beautifully presented, and pretty much nothing on the menu is boring or bog standard. Auckland could do with a few more places like this!

Taste as much as possible! I went with a group and we all enjoyed this casual sharing style so much-highly recommended :)

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