On a freezing winter’s night, where do you want to be? Getting cosy with your date by the fire. Warm up at one of these restaurants or bars with fireplaces:
- Hawthorne Lounge in Wellington – help yourself to a toasting fork and free marshmallows. You’ll have to pay for the cocktails, but they’re worth it
- Becks Southern Alehouse in Christchurch – hunker down beside the indoor or outdoor fireplace at this busy sports bar
- Vivace Restaurant and Bar in Auckland – perfect for a quick drink or romantic dinner for two
- Malt Bar and Restaurant in Auckland – famous for its roaring fire and excellent range of Kiwi beers
- Pequeno Lounge Bar in Dunedin – grab a seat early so you can share a bottle of Central Otago pinot noir in front of the fire.
Photo: Pequeno Lounge Bar
Cover photo: Hawthorne Lounge