Refuel (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

If you are looking for the best dining deal in town then look no further as nothing can beat this one yet, hear this one, NZ$6.50 for a buffet lunch? How does that sound? Now tell me if you can beat that. Located inside Auckland University of Technology this is catered more for students but I guess everybody is welcome as I saw a lot of office workers there during lunchtime, even my officemates have introduced me to this place.


I have been here a couple of times and every time is quite a surprise as they don’t have a set menu so you don’t know what to expect, sometimes it can be a curry day, sometimes it will be a roast day, sometimes a savoury pie day, it can be anything. The place by the way serves breakfast, lunch and dinner but the buffet word is quite misleading as it is not literally a buffet (though I haven’t tried for seconds, I might be wrong) but instead you are given a really large plate of nutritious balanced food. For an extra NZ$1.00 you can have another meat dish with your order but one was more than enough.

The last two times I was there it was a curry day where I got served with a large green chicken curry served with buttered vegetables, Pad Thai and rice. The other one was a Savoury Pie day where I got served with Shepherd’s pie with pulled beef, rice, corn and butter peas.


Both times was a good time, it was delicious and definitely filling, real good value for money. And if you want to complete your day, I suggest do it on a Wednesday then after your dinner head over to Academy Cinemas and watch a movie for NZ$5.00 (this price is only for Wednesdays). With $11.50 you have dinner and a movie!

Refuel Cafe
Phone: +64 9 921 9842
Website: https://www.aut.ac.nz/being-a-student/starting-out/undergraduates/services-and-facilities/places-to-eat-and-drink

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