Feast on dumplings and cocktails at Britomart's Xuxu until the clock strikes 12. Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

Where To Get A Late Night Bite During Restaurant Month

For tasty eats that run a little past dinner time in the city...here's exactly where to dine

Gusto at the Grand 
Serving till 10:30pm 
When the chips are cooked in duck fat you know the bar snacks will be fancy. Cosy into Gusto for elegant late-night bites which also features calamari, cheeseboard selections and decadent desserts on the menu. 90 Federal St, CBD

The sardines on toast at Baduzzi are some of the best in town. Photo / Suppled

Serving till 10pm
For Italian food of rustic refinement choose from dishes such as the famous crayfish or wagyu meatballs, bowls of pasta or flat iron steaks at Baduzzi.10-26 Jellicoe St, North Wharf, Wynyard Quarter

End the night with class with a round of oysters at Soul Bar. Photo / Supplied

Soul Bar 
Serving till 12am
Oysters can be shucked and served well into the night at Viaduct's Soul Bar. For something to wrap your fingers around you can also order mozzarella, smoked trevally or crayfish toasts as part of the late night bar menu. 16-18/Lower Hobson Street and Customs Street West, Viaduct 

Sumthin Dumplin
Serving till 11pm Friday—Saturday 
For late night livers that need a little carb sponging, Sumthin Dumplin is one for the inner-city crowds. The hole-in-the-wall dumpling shop is open late on Friday and Saturday, steaming up traditional pork or prawn bundles or go fusion and fried with mince and mozzarella—trust us, it somehow works. 12 O’Connell Street

For all your Japanese favourites Tanuki's has you covered. Photo / Suppled

Serving till 10:30pm 
For great Japanese in the city its hard to beat any of Tanuki's Queen St restaurants. Upstairs is an 'Izakaya' style restaurant that serves all the Japanese favourites, while The Cave found downstairs features Japanese yakitori skewers. Service is always quick and friendly. 319 Queen St

Huami on Federal St dim sum platter (pictured) will keep you happy. Photo / Supplied

Serving till 11pm
Feed a few at Chinese restaurant Huami with the larger dim sum platter that features on the bar menu or delicately feast on smaller plats of spring rolls, spiced nuts, BBQ chicken buns and crispy squid. 87 Federal St, CBD

Stop in for fancy cocktails and dumplings at Britomart's Xuxu. Photo / Supplied

Serving till 12am Friday—Saturday 
The lighting is sexy, and the walls are vibrant with colour and texture in this fancy dumpling and cocktail bar. Fillings include spinach and water chestnut or roast duck with leek and hoisin dipping sauce. Cnr of Galway Street & Commerce Street, Britomart

For traditional Spanish tapas Belotta is your late night spot. Photo / Suppled

Serving till 12am Thursday—Sunday 
For an authentic Spanish flavour, Belotta is your late night spot. Choose from a large bar menu of traditional Pintox or tapas and an extensive Spanish wine list.  91 Federal St, CBD

Serving till 3am
The Viaduct bar and eatery has a late night menu from 10:30pm aptly named  Munchies. Choose from all things crispy and satisfying like soft shell crab tacos, hoisin pork steamed buns and chilli fried chicken with mayo. 115 Customs St W, Auckland

Treat yourself to one of Miann's exquisite dessert creations. Photo / Supplied

Serving till 11pm Friday—Saturday 
Dessert haven Miann is perfect for a little late night indulgence. Cosy in with one of their signature hot chocolates and chocolate and fruit gateaux. Ground, Arthur Nathan Building 36 - 38 Galway Street, Britomart, 57 Fort St, CBD

The Lula Inn 
Serving till 2am
This Pacific-style bustling Viaduct eatery serves up a late night menu of fries, flatbreads, taro chips, pepper squid, chicken schnitzel sandwiches and fried snapper rolls to keep the Viaduct party crowds happy. 149 Quay St, Viaduct

Finish the night on a sweet note with one of The Fed's signature NY cheesecakes. Photo / Supplied

The Fed
11pm till 1am, FridaySaturday 
It's hard to go past The Fed for its late shift menu which features comforting and decadent American classics like grilled truffle mac 'n' cheese, NYC-style hot dog or buffalo wings. You must order the pickle martini (trust us) and a slice of NY cheesecake to finish the night off. 86 Federal Street, City  

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