As a birthday I was a bit spoiled here.
Although we live in Auckland, the prices kinda kept us away as it is a moderately expensive place to eat at, but now I can say, thoroughly worthwhile for the quality and service.
Before going to the restaurant, head up to level 52 and take in the viewing deck. It will probably be crowded, but the cost is included in the meal, so why not!
Once you get down to level 51, the Orbit deck, you real experience starts!
You will get a full 360 degree view of the city, so make your dinner time around dusk (depending on what time of year you go this will change) and you will have the most amazing views of sunset.
There really is so much to see and take in, but don't forget about the person you are with, as it is very easy to just be consumed with the view.
The menu has al the main food groups, vege, meat, fish GF - some other special menu items I just find too forgettable to mention - so dig in and prepare yourself for a gastro delight!
We started with champagne and an entree of shared scallops. My word.... just divine!
For a main, I ordered the salmon as a medium and it was without a doubt one of the finest dishes I have had. My wife ordered the venison and same deal there too! TOP TIP: salmon and venison are the most popular dishes so try them... you will not be disappointed.
For desert I ordered a chocolate brownie and ice cream dish and it finished me off completely. (Although I did have room for a little special coffee that warmed me from the inside out for a couple of hours).
Total we spent was about $180 and not at all unreasonable for a special occasion I thought.
All in all just a fantastic experience, but bear in mind this is a restaurant in high demand with limited seating, so you will need to book online and probably days or weeks in advance. It is worth it!
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