Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour - Luxury hotel - Lava Dining

Lava DiningThe Restaurant

The Restaurant

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 by Chef Emmanuel Jerz, reflects classic French technique blended with fine local produce, as well as award-winning fine wines from New Zealand and France. Indulge in a menu of flavoursome dishes, in-season specialities and low-calorie De-Light choices.

Our 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-10.30am | Saturday & Sunday 6am-11am
Lunch 12pm-3pm daily| Dinner 6pm-10.30pm daily




Group Occasions

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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

Emmanuel’s wealth of culinary expertise, creativity and impeccable attention to detail are synonymous with the refined ethos of Sofitel gastronomy.

Sofitel Auckland welcomes our new Executive Chef, the exceptionally-talented Emmanuel Jerz.

French native Emmanuel joins us with a wealth of experience in some of Paris’ finest kitchens including The Ritz Paris’ Michelin-starred restaurant, Guy Savoy and the Michelin-starred, Restaurant Lasserre.

Emmanuel’s journey to New Zealand is one of adoration for a country he now calls home. Emmanuel is very passionate about our fine local produce and is very excited to introduce diners to his culinary style which blends a passion for classic technique with your exquisite local seafood, produce and proteins. With enthusiasm , Emmanuel exclaims, “My philosophy is always to let the ingredients and the flavours speak first in a dish. Then through technique, I execute and bring them to life”.

  • Lava Dining

    21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, 1010 Auckland
    New Zealand
    Tel: 64 9 909 9000
    Fax: 64 9 909 9000

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