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American Express Restaurant Month 2018

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Friday 16 Feb 2018

Click here to see all of the menus and events for American Express Restaurant Month 2018

Restaurants - join us for American Express Restaurant Month, returning to the Heart of the City from 1 - 31 August 2018

Auckland's biggest dining event is back for its eighth year and once again showcases the best of the city centre’s restaurant scene across 31 days of memorable foodie experiences.

American Express Restaurant Month is exclusive to the central city and is FREE for Heart of the City members.

Promotion and Partners

The event is promoted via Heart of the City during the key campaign period of winter and has delivered consistently great results in terms of awareness, increased dining activity and increased spending in restaurants.

American Express continue to support the event and the restaurant industry with their ongoing sponsorship. This year, they will be encouraging high-spending card members to dine out more often at venues that accept American Express during the month, with a ‘Spend and Get’ offer. 

How You Can Take Part

Registration for American Express Restaurant Month 2018 special menu offers and events is now closed. If you're a restaurant in the Heart of the City area and you'd like to register your interest for future events, please email us

An opportunity to welcome American Express Card Members

If you have not yet had a chance to welcome American Express Card Members into your restaurant, and want to know how you can become a Merchant*, contact Zayne Thompson at American Express (  

*It is free to set up, and is available at a merchant service fee of 2.25% for all dining establishments in New Zealand.

Staff and Restaurant Rewards

Front of house staff play a huge part in an enjoyable restaurant experience and to help encourage wait staff knowledge around what is on offer in their restaurant during American Express Restaurant Month, Heart of the City will be running an incentive program to recognise and reward staff who are knowledgeable and actively promoting the event to their customers.

Sponsorship enquiries

For event sponsorship enquiries contact the American Express Restaurant Month team at Lemongrass Productions on 09 377 9224.

Thanks to our menu partners:

  • Image: Max Lemesh