If you are in New Zealand on vacation, you will likely be eating out every single night of the week, and you are probably wondering how much this is going to cost. While New Zealand is not the most expensive country in the world when it comes to restaurants, it is not the cheapest either, so it’s important that you are aware of the prices before you go. I would recommend having plenty of money in your bank to see you through the trip.
The food in New Zealand is full of flavour and fresh ingredients. Restaurants really work hard to ensure the food is locally sourced as much as possible which can increase prices slightly. Whether you are in the UK, Sweden, or Australia, prices are going to be similar to the restaurants in your country, perhaps just slightly higher due to shipping costs. Of course, this does depend on where you eat. If you are enjoying a breakfast at a restaurant in New Zealand, you can expect to pay between NZ$8 – NZ$18 per person, which is very reasonable. Lunch might be a tiny bit more expensive, and dinner will usually be the most expensive meal of the day, costing between NZ$20 – NZ$40 per person.
It’s possible to work with all different kinds of budget on your vacation in New Zealand. Just choose where you go out to eat wisely. You can view menus of restaurants online, and these will usually have prices on. Make sure to look at reviews from customers too if you want to have the best experience possible. If you do have a little more money to spend, I recommend eating at the best restaurants in the area, so you can sample the amazing lamb, shellfish, and of course, wine that this incredible country has to offer.