Cibo, Parnell: where deals are made and dining is fabulous.
Prego, Ponsonby: creatives like to linger over delicious pizza in the courtyard.
Soul, Viaduct Harbour: soak up the views and some Moet or Mumm in this hot spot.
Masu, Sky City: book a new sake appreciation package in The Obi Room for an impressive business meeting.
Takapuna Beach Cafe, Takapuna: the style and seaside location are hard to beat.
Little Bird, Ponsonby: a virtuous start to the day, with raw cheesecake to take away.
Buttermilk, Victoria Park: we like the menu at this cosy, central spot.
Dizengoff, Ponsonby: where the fashion and beauty crowd power catch-up.
Gasket, Ellerslie: office workers converge for great pies and smoothies.
Atomic, Kingsland: catch up on office gossip with a great coffee in the sun.
Little Brown Bear: delivering fresh gourmet salads to the ad and media agencies around town. Call Tom on 021 246 0901.
Tuck Shop & Co: a new CBD bun run offering sammies, salads and baked treats. Call Nikki on 022 0800 835.
The Wooden Spoon Daily: for those who want a gourmet, but well-priced, desk-side meal. Call 022 680 3696.
Wilder and Hunt: wholesome lunch options all the way from St Heliers.
Orleans: their Britomart-only po boy delivery service is inspiring outside envy.
TGIF IN STYLE
Clooney, Freemans Bay: intimate and elegant for the all-important lunch.
Merediths, Mt Eden: discreet, decadent, delicious.
The Grove, City: a gourmet spot in the (sometimes) sunny square.
The French Cafe, Grafton: it doesn't get more impressive than this.
If they're paying you know they want your business.
SPQR, Ponsonby: we're proclaiming their 7-day winter working lunch menu the new "businesswomen's lunch special".
GRAB AND GO
Bian, Newton and Takapuna: the best sushi for the discerning Japanese fan.
Mondays, Kingsland: our new favourite wholefoods destination.
Mamata Bakery, Grey Lynn: classic, affordable bakery essentials on a sunny corner.
Wise Cicada, Newmarket: raw soups, salads and juices plus groceries to go.
Revive, City: the ultimate vegetarian salad and hotpot bar.
Ortolana, Britomart: we love the menu, the indoor-outdoor flow, the atmosphere - everything, really.
Euro, Princes Wharf: for the best steaks, suits and seafood.
Molten, Mt Eden: their new courtyard is perfect for discretion-required catch-ups.
O'Connell Street Bistro, City: relax and indulge where the lawyers lunch.
The Grill, Sky City: comfortable and masculine with the ultimate meat selection.