Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Luxury hotel - Lava Dining

Lava DiningThe Restaurant

The Restaurant

Refined yet relaxed, Lava Dining lends itself to a variety of occasions, from a cosy dinner up to 25 guests to a casual lunch or breakfast with friends, clients or colleagues.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner

The name ‘Lava’ is inspired by Auckland’s volcanic origins which is reflective in the backlit undersea marble interior, suggestive of the flow from this remarkable force of nature.

Nestled within Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour overlooking the Waitemata Basin and city skyline, Lava Dining sits alongside a stunning waterfront oasis, where the sun sets over languid yachts anchored in the Marina, and the city beckons beyond.

The menu reflects fresh, flavoursome food as well as award-winning wine from New Zealand and France. Indulge in a special selection of low-calorie De-Light choices, imaginative vegetarian items, in-season specialities and old favourites. A popular 30-minute Express Lunch is a value-offer featuring three courses, for those who are short on time. Lava Dining: Truly a taste explosion.

Opening Hours:
Breakfast Monday to Friday 6am-10am | Saturday & Sunday 6am-10.30am
Lunch 12pm-3pm daily| Dinner 6pm-10.30pm daily


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Group Occasions

Celebrate the art of good taste at Lava Dining. Sofitel’s masterful culinary team will creatively cater for your private dining needs for groups of up to 30 persons. Enjoy marina views in an exclusive section of the stunningly designed, marble-lined restaurant. Allow us to craft a special French-inspired menu for you or choose from our innovative set menus, all featuring the finest locally sourced ingredients. Our sommelier can arrange wines to match.

The chef

Sebastian Hindrichs

Exceptional food and fine wine has become synonymous with Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour. Every meal is a celebration of culinary craftsmanship par excellence. Award-winning Executive Chef Sebastian Hindrichs delivers a unique twist to modern gastronomy through a creative playfulness that stimulates both the palate and mind. Embark on a culinary journey at Lava Dining and sample the innovative new dishes on offer.

“I warmly invite you to savour Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour’s delectable menu, passionately created with the freshest and finest ingredients for my guests to indulge in. ” – Executive Chef Sebastian Hindrichs.

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