29 July 2022
By Millie Pidwell
Drink and Graze: Start your date night at Bar Centrale - Clarence Tauranga's Italian bit on the side. Their cocktail menu and ambiance will set you both in the mood for a romantic and connected night out together. Their cocktails are even themed to the season.... on their Autumn menu is a Sicilian Stinger with Bourbon, Averna, Lemon, Honey Syrup and Cucumber. Enjoy a selection of Cicchetti. Try their platter of Cured Italian Meat, Pickles and Flat Bread, or Oysters with Lemon and Pink Peppercorn Dressing.
Stroll: From Bar Centrale you can walk straight to the waterfront and on a nice evening walk hand in hand along the beautiful waters edge. Pass the Hairy Maclary sculpures, marvel at the sunset and boats flating on the reflective surface, and at the end of the concrete boardwalk you'll reach a boat kiosk...opposite this you'll cross the train track to The Strand where you'll see Zozo Asian Street Food - your dinner destination!
Dine: Back over the road to The Strand, Zozo Asian Street Food will ensure you're treated to a tasteful and sexy dining experience filled with flavour. Share a selection of decadent appetisers including Crispy Aubergine, Fresh Summer Rolls, Scallops and Mussels. Then get fired up with their Flaming Coconut Prawn curry served in a coconut bowl and lit up in front of you. Or try their mouth watering Shaking Beef with Tenderloin, Broccoli, Mushroom and Black Pepper Sauce.
Time for Dessert: Make sure you save room for dessert because you won't want to miss Tauranga's best all dessert destination! But First Dessert is located at the top of Devonport Road, right next to Event Cinemas, so if you feel like heading to a movie afterwards it's not far to go! We recommend trying the Vanilla Crème Brûlée.