Pukekohe's Most Intimate Restaurants


Are you looking to woo your significant other over a delicious meal? Look no further than our handpicked list of Pukekohe's most intimate restaurants that are sure to please and put you in the good books. 

Blue Ox Babe

Blue Ox Babe is a Texas inspired Low ‘n’ Slow BBQ Joint and a carnivore's dream. Meats are cooked in their Texas built off-set pit - AKA Eleanor - for up to two days before bring served up alongside tasty sides such as pickled cucumber, mac & cheese or slaw to name a few. Why not pair your meal with a strawberry daiquiri or Margarita slushy while enjoying the atmosphere of their outdoor conservatory. 

Bazza's Steakhouse

From patiently aged and carefully grilled steaks and mouth watering entrees, to the lightly battered, crispy onion rings, or the old-fashioned milkshakes and delicious cocktails; Bazza's makes every effort to make sure every customer leaves satisfied. Request a cosy booth and a bottle of wine to really set the mood!  


Charleston's is the newest restaurant to open in Pukekohe and is a very good option for a special date-night meal. They offer an extensive and delicious menu with everything from Chicken Fettuccine and Pad Thai, to a range of burgers and sharing platters. One item on their menu not to be missed, is their signature dessert - Chocolate Bomb (pictured). Dine outside under fairy lights in their lovely garden bar, or get comfy in a booth inside while admiring the modern decor - the choice is yours!  

Franklins Bar & Eatery

Start off with Franklin's Wagyu Beef Risotto Balls, Fresh Summer Rolls or Freshly shucked oysters & Cloudy Bay clams, before moving on to a mouth-watering main course of Pan Roasted Market Fish, Fried Chicken Burger or Lamb Rump to name a few! Cosy up in their gorgeous dining area, beneath a glass ceiling and festoon lights - what more could you need?

Jessica's Restaurant

Let Jessica and her team treat you to a flavoursome and lovingly prepared meal, paired perfectly with a bottle of wine from their extensive selection. The roasted Duck on kumara rosti, baked tomato,seasonal vegetables and orange jus is crowd favourite. If you're looking for a vegetarian option, you can't go past the Fresh linguine with prawns, mussels and fish in creamy white wine sauce with a touch of coriander and chilli - yum!

Johnny's Steakhouse

At Johnny's Steakhouse, you can enjoy Tender Aromatic Wood Fire Grilled Steaks, La Carte dishes and all time favourite meals paired with only the best of New Zealand and Australian wines. The gorgeous lighting and hanging greenery will really set the scene for a romantic night out with your special someone.  

Paasha Turkish Cafe & Restaurant

Leave Pukekohe behind as you step through the doors to Paasha and are whisked away to the sights and tastes of Turkey. If you haven't tried great Turkish food, then make today the day you do! With a yummy selection of Turkish grilled meats, salads, sauces and sweets, you're guaranteed to have a flavourful meal, with fantastic ambiance. 

Poco Loco

Pop the Sangria and prepare to be transported to Spain as you make your way through the mouth-watering array of tapas on offer at Poco LocoAll dishes are cooked from fresh, seasonal, local produce using authentic recipes with a Kiwi twist. Mix and match depending on your taste and appetite - from crispy fish tacos with Poco's special summer salsa and lime aioli, to Arancini balls stuffed with feta, parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, you'll be satisfyingly full once it's time to leave! 

Seddon 64 Eatery & Bar

Seddon 64 offers the contemporary and delectable taste you're hungry for. They strive to pay homage to Pukekohe's soil and their menu reflects this by using fresh and local ingredients, providing diners with modern Kiwi cuisine. Their wine bar is unique to Pukekohe and an absolutely perfect spot to begin a romantic evening.  

The Good Home

Not only is The Good Home Pukekohe designed to feel like a home away from home, with places to relax in style and comfort; they also offer an extensive selection of wine, cocktails and classic and craft beer. All of which, pair beautifully with their delicious menu. Quiet upstairs dining is also an option for a more intimate dining experience. 

The Longkeeper Bar & Restaurant

With a well-crafted and delicious menu, a cocktail selection to swoon over and the perfect amount of mood lighting; The Longkeeper is another great choice for a romantic meal. Check out their shared dishes, or go ahead and order a big bowl of seafood risotto all to yourself; no judgement here. 


The Monarch

The Monarch is a staple in Pukekohe's Hospitality scene and has been delivering exceptional food for 21 years. Choose between an intimate indoor setting, or dine al fresco and watch the world go by as you sip on a delicious pina colada. 

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