Brunch: Meadow, Meadowbank
Brunch: Meadow, Meadowbank

There’s something for everyone at this newcomer to the eastern suburbs — especially if you like tomato juice.

Review: Bedford Soda & Liquor, Ponsonby
Review: Bedford Soda & Liquor, Ponsonby

Food takes second place in Ponsonby bar better known for drinks menu.

Review: Apero Food & Wine, Auckland CBD
Review: Apero Food & Wine, Auckland CBD

Apart from Euro, Apero is the only wine bar we've tried that takes the food side of the experience seriously.

Brunch: The Old Woodshop and Corner Cafe, New Lynn
Brunch: The Old Woodshop and Corner Cafe, New Lynn

The look of this cafe, housed in a wood furniture shop, is busy, busy busy. There are signs, blackboards, and bric and…

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Let's eat: Aw shucks, seafood by the bay
Let's eat: Aw shucks, seafood by the bay

The memory is an unreliable faculty at the best of times. So it may be that I was mistaken in remembering…

Review: Orbit, Auckland CBD

The Sky Tower’s revolving restaurant Orbit will elevate your special occasion.

Brunch: Depot Eatery, Auckland CBD

The menu is a short, sweet list of just three “morning glories” — bacon and egg doonas, toasted muesli and fresh, warm beignets…

Let's eat: A tale of two thirds of a carrot

To call it a carrot would be an exaggeration. It was two-thirds of a carrot. And it made me want to come over all Dale Kerrigan…

Let's eat: Fine dining elegantly contrived
Let's eat: Fine dining elegantly contrived

The professor is a hell of a good sport about getting on the back of the Vespa.

Review: Euro Bar, Auckland CBD

Euro has gone healthy and it’s better than ever.

Brunch: Biskit, Parnell

The menu for the morning was three delicious-sounding items, with an option to design your own plate by picking from breakfast…

Let's eat: Hints of Hanoi aren't enough

At long last, Vietnamese food is making a mark in Auckland. In 2009, I lamented in print that there were so few restaurants…

Review: Ponsonby Road Bistro, Ponsonby

Although popular taste is by no means infallible - look at the celebrity of the Kardashians - it is hard to argue with success…

Brunch: Salvation Kitchen, Avondale
Brunch: Salvation Kitchen, Avondale

The menu of this cafe and bakery is an all-day one and features a good range of dishes from mince on…

Let's eat: Crew yet to get it all shipshape

"Do you think the waiter has recognised you?" my friend asked. The question was prompted by the three apologies. When he…

Review: Tyler Street Garage, Auckland CBD

We arrived at the Tyler Street Garage on one of those stormy spring nights when we Aucklanders learn to carry umbrellas…

Brunch: Open Table, Ellerslie

The menu is probably the most adventurous I've seen in Auckland. Free-range eggs, toast and tomato sauce made to a family…

Brunch: Crave Cafe, Sandringham

The look of this cafe run by a charitable collective near the Morningside railway tracks, is seriously cool - retro furniture…

Let's eat: Great start for city newcomer
Let's eat: Great start for city newcomer

All right, I give up. The hospitality industry has defeated me on the apostrophe.

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