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Topic # 100750 18-Apr-2012 10:34
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Hi all,
I've got a trip to Auckland with the family coming up, staying in the CBD, and I'm looking for peoples recommendations on good places to dine out in the city.  We have two primary-school aged boys, and I don't want to rely on the usual fast-food suspects for the duration of our stay.

Any recommendations gratefully received

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  Reply # 611031 18-Apr-2012 10:38
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I just took my kids to Prego (in Ponsonby) and they have a kids menu for $12 that is great and you can have real Italian food as well. Plus the staff are really good with them and the 730pm-ish the transition to startled-looking adults (what are all these kids doing at a real restaurant) is quite funny.

www.prego.co.nz I believe.

On top of that, Wynyard Quarter is kid friendly (more so than the Viaduct) and I've always had good times at Vivace on High Street (upstairs) if that's closer to your base of operation.

There's a Wagamama as well, which is good at lunchtime for oodles of noodles.

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  Reply # 611035 18-Apr-2012 10:42
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One 2 One Cafe at 121 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby (http://one2onecafe.co.nz) has a children's sandpit and play area out the back. That's great for keeping younger kids occupied while dining. I'm no food critic, but food was standard priced and standard quality.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 611081 18-Apr-2012 11:56
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Blatant plug - cafe top end of Dominion Rd, Tuihana Cafe.

For something more central, try Elliott Stables - lots of food choices, and you can all eat something different but sit in the same central place (think upmarket food court)



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  Reply # 611661 19-Apr-2012 09:23
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Thanks for the suggestions all :)

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  Reply # 611664 19-Apr-2012 09:33
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Been a little while since we've been, but my kids really enjoyed Gengis Khan  (380 Manukau Rd)   - All you can eat, they love choosing and watching their food getting cooked but I think the real highlight is the mickey mouse pancakes and heaps of ice cream! 



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  Reply # 611665 19-Apr-2012 09:33
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la porchetta, dennys (ick) and raviz (if your kids like indian) are all next to each other on hobson st by the skycity casino.



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  Reply # 611684 19-Apr-2012 09:57
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Yes it is fast food but not the usual suspects, but a trip out to Carls Jr in Glen Innes wont go amiss

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  Reply # 611687 19-Apr-2012 10:02
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Wade: Yes it is fast food but not the usual suspects, but a trip out to Carls Jr in Glen Innes wont go amiss
 

We watched that being built and open with interest. Then came across this:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10739024

Don't think we'll be trying it! :P

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  Reply # 611701 19-Apr-2012 10:20
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sidefx:
Wade: Yes it is fast food but not the usual suspects, but a trip out to Carls Jr in Glen Innes wont go amiss
 

We watched that being built and open with interest. Then came across this:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10739024

Don't think we'll be trying it! :P


OMG that sounds even better than the BK Burger Pizza :D

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  Reply # 611825 19-Apr-2012 12:34
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Wade:
sidefx:
Wade: Yes it is fast food but not the usual suspects, but a trip out to Carls Jr in Glen Innes wont go amiss
 

We watched that being built and open with interest. Then came across this:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10739024

Don't think we'll be trying it! :P


OMG that sounds even better than the BK Burger Pizza :D


I like the cut of your jib! :D




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  Reply # 611840 19-Apr-2012 12:47
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A bit Fast-foody but Sals Pizza on Commerce St or K Rd is worth a visit. New York style Pizza

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