American Express Restaurant Month 2018 - register now

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

Restaurants - register here for 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

You can participate simply by providing a special menu offer for the month of August or by hosting and staging an event.

Registrations are open now - click here to register.

Menus must be received by 25 May.

Special menu requirements 

  • In one of the set price categories of $25, $40 or $55+
  • Good value and exclusive to American Express Restaurant Month
  • Available for the whole of August. Businesses open for dinner must offer a dinner menu first, lunch is an optional extra
  • Dine-in only
  • A minimum of 2 courses (with a maximum of 3 options per course)
  • Include one (1) drink match (see below for details)
  • Priced on per person basis

Drink match

  • Can be included in the menu set price or listed as a separate recommendation
  • Must be a drink from one of our American Express Restaurant Month Official Wine Partners: Negociants NZ or Pernod Ricard NZ, or non-alcoholic beverage Menu Partner S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, which has an exciting range of sparkling fruit beverages available

Be in to win

List any American Express Restaurant Month partner wine on your special menu and go automatically in the draw to win one of four double passes (8 tickets total) to the Taste of Auckland, 1 - 4 November 2018, Queens Wharf. Prize drawn on 7 September 2018. Terms and conditions apply.

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.

Who to Contact

  • For participation and event sponsorship enquiries:
    American Express Restaurant Month team at Lemongrass Productions – 09 377 9224
  • For questions regarding American Express acceptance:
    Joshua Clarke, American Express – 09 583 54 26 or 021 750 288
  • Image: Max Lemesh

    Mark Southon of O'Connell Street Bistro plating up at A Taste of Tippling Club, American Express Restaurant Month 2017

Last updated: 
Friday 16 Feb 2018