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Restaurant Month 2024 – get involved!

We’re excited to bring Restaurant Month back to the city centre between 1- 31 August 2024 and restaurants offering sit-down or table service within our boundary can get involved. A wrap-up of last year's Restaurant Month is here

How businesses can take part in Restaurant Month 2024?

Put on a special menu
Businesses can design just a dinner menu, or both a lunch and dinner special menu/s priced at $30, $45 or $55+ per person. The menus can be different for lunch and dinner or remain the same. Businesses with multiple restaurants will need to make separate submissions for each venue.

This year, you can also select to offer this menu to be available from 7-23 July for the World Choir Games

The World Choir Games is a bi-annual global choral festival that is being hosted in Auckland and the event has attracted 160+ choirs and over 12,000 delegates from around the world. Most delegates will be staying in the city centre. The event runs from 10-20 July 2024.

The following elements need to be considered when creating special menu/s:

  • Is good value and unique to Restaurant Month.
  • A minimum of two courses (entrée and main or main and dessert).
  • A maximum of three options per course.
  • Available on the days your restaurant is open and the duration of Restaurant Month 2024. (Plus, July 7-23, 2024, for the World Choir Games if you opt to participate).
  • If you’re open in the evening, you are required to provide a dinner menu first – lunch is then optional.
  • Include an alcoholic – or non-alcoholic drink match.
    • Either included in the set menu price or as a recommendation as part of the menu.
    • Wine matches need to be from one of the Restaurant Month's official wine partners, who will be announced soon.
    • Include high-res photos of your dishes (if available) with your submission.
    • Please note that only the ingredients of special menus can be changed after submission. Not the price points.


Special menus need to be submitted online before Thursday, 5 pm, 30 May 2024 via the Restaurant Month portal here.  

Submitting a special menu to be promoted during the event is the first step. After that, businesses can explore other opportunities to take part, such as:

Putting on your own event
Got an idea that would be perfect for Restaurant Month? Or do you need help coming up with a concept? Lemongrass Productions can help with both. Email the team at promotions@lemongrassproductions.co.nz  if you are interested and submit your final copy details and images before 5 pm, Wednesday 22 May 2024.

Register for a Heart of the City event
If you are interested in taking part in a Heart of the City Restaurant Month event, such as the Chefs Table dining series – and other new events, Email the Lemongrass Productions team at promotions@lemongrassproductions.co.nz  before 5 pm, Friday 15 March 2024 to register your interest. 

Key Dates for 2024:
1 March: Submissions for all Restaurant Month menus and events open.
5 pm, 15 March: Expressions of interest to take part in Heart of the City events close.
5 pm, 22 May: Submissions for businesses to host/manage their own events close.
5 pm, 30 May: Submissions close for special menus (World Choir Games and Restaurant Month)

Early July: Restaurant Month campaign launches.
10-20 July: World Choir Games

1 – 31 August 2023: Restaurant Month

Lemongrass Productions is our official event manager for Restaurant Month and will work directly with businesses to confirm their involvement. Questions and queries can be directed to the Lemongrass Productions team on 09 377 9224 or email promotions@lemongrassproductions.co.nz.  

You're always welcome to contact us too.