Summertime Favourites Cheapeats

  • Dragonfired - oven
    Dragonfired Pizza Oven
  • Dragonfired - pizzaJPG
    Dragonfired Pizza
  • Dragonfired - Polenta Box (2)JPG
    Dragonfired Wood-fired Polenta Meal
  • Eden Noodle
    Eden Noodles Dumplings
  • Brothers Juke Joint BBQ tray
    Brothers Juke Joint BBQ and Brewery
  • Poke Poke
    Poke Poke

Summertime and the living is easy…here are some of our favourite Cheapeats restaurants to enjoy over the Auckland summer:

Dragonfired, Waiheke Island  (nominated by Lynn)

Nothing beats eating one of Bevan’s wood fired pizzas or calzones at the beach on Waiheke, except maybe eating his wood fired polenta bake meal. Find Dragonfired at two locations over the summer:  Little Oneroa (the shop across the road stocks chilled drinks/beer/wine) and now a pop-up at Onetangi, corner of Onetangi Road and Eden Terrace, diagonally opposite the Z Petrol Station (next door to a liquor outlet).

Eden Noodles
(nominated by Alexia)

There may be many other noodle restaurants in Auckland, but Eden Noodles on Dominion Road is still one of the best. With any luck the queues will be slightly shorter over the summer, or try their new restaurant on the North Shore.  If dumplings appeal then Alexia suggests you head over to Top Cafe.

Brothers Juke Joint BBQ and Brewery
(nominated by Kate)

Brothers Juke Joint BBQ and Brewery in Mt Eden is perfect to laze away a sunny afternoon in their back outdoor area. The cool interior provides welcome relief from the heat. We love the baked beans with burnt ends and of course the smoked meats.

Poke Poke
(nominated by Kate)

If your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthy, then Poke Poke in Takapuna is for you.  You can eat in their cute outdoor seating area, or take your meal to the beach.

(nominated by May-Lee)

May-Lee says that her favourite restaurants are all indoors with halogen lighting. Saattveek on Sandringham Road specialises in Marathi Indian vegetarian food.

Happy Summer and Happy Eating!

Lynn, Alexia, Kate and May-Lee


For details on these restaurants please use the links in the titles in the post.


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