Food & Wine

Wine: Hearty comforts Wine: Hearty comforts

'Tis the season for hearty comfort food and wines…

Where to go for a roast Where to go for a roast

1: The Kingslander Not just for the game day crowds…

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Let's eat: Simply the best
Let's eat: Simply the best

You could hardly move for reviewers on the first Saturday night, last weekend, of the new venture of chef Sid Sahrawat. That's…

Review: Touquet, Auckland CBD
Review: Touquet, Auckland CBD

The council's new cobblestones will look cool when they're finished, but at the moment O'Connell St is a bit of a mess.

Brunch: Ravenhill, Birkenhead Point
Brunch: Ravenhill, Birkenhead Point

We’d peered behind the papered-up windows, anxiously wondering what the new owners were changing on this popular corner…

Let's eat: Keeping it simple
Let's eat: Keeping it simple

Special. It's such a nice word. And who doesn't want to feel special at a restaurant? Would you like your dinner or would…

Restaurant Reviews

Pub Spy: Heart and soul of buzzing waterfront precinct
Pub Spy: Heart and soul of buzzing waterfront precinct

I'm not sure I like the idea of restaurants and bars getting their roles mixed up. I suppose it goes…

Branch out for brunch

Eat first and exercise later, but make sure it’s somewhere different, says Ben Crawford.

Review: Rosie, Parnell

Restaurant customers can be tricky beasts. If they are feeling irritable, even the best food and service might not lighten…

Brunch: The Botanist, Auckland CBD

The Botanist does more than brunch, or even lunch or dinner.

Review: Mikano Restaurant & Bar, Mechanics Bay
Review: Mikano Restaurant & Bar, Mechanics Bay

Red sails in the Auckland sunset are all very well, and I’ve enjoyed them as an eating backdrop many…

Brunch: Dear Jervois, Herne Bay

A popular dining strip has a newcomer, which scores top marks for its attention to details — and its coffee.

Takeaways spoil eating out

The man sidled up to me as I stood at the back of a group watching the chefs make roti, patting the dough into flat rounds…

Review: Loop, Kingsland

Loop, with its white walls, tables and chairs plus a rather magnificent curved bar, is a refreshing change in Kingsland.

Brunch: Catalina Cafe, Hobsonville Point

The menu was a glorious chalkboard spread of classic breakfast options like free-range eggs ($13 before add-ons), healthy…

Let's Eat: Flightless - and you can quote me
Let's Eat: Flightless - and you can quote me

If it had not been for the air quotes, I would have overlooked it. But air quotes are the limit. At…

Review: Cafe Viet, Grey Lynn

Never having been to Hanoi, I might be mistaken. But I suspect the similarities between eating at a street food stall in…

Pub Spy: Cool, relaxed vibe, yeah. Prompt service, nah

It's all about a casual, laid-back and relaxed environment, according to the menu, and it certainly shows. The Conservatory…

Let's eat: Keeping it real

Here's something you may not know: the official name of the Parnell Rose Gardens is Dove-Myer Robinson Park. It's named…

Review: Gusto Italiano, Ponsonby

Gusto Italiano is one of those restaurants that makes you feel great the moment you walk through the door. It's light, warm…

Brunch: Dunk, Parnell
Brunch: Dunk, Parnell

The menu was very easy and thrifty. I'm told this is a popular student brunch spot. There was a whole…

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