Brunch: L'Escabeau French Kitchen, Grey Lynn
Brunch: L'Escabeau French Kitchen, Grey Lynn

The menu is a selection of crepes, galettes, sandwiches and pastries, all made in the kitchen of this quaint French cafe…

Let's eat: No excuse for growing pains
Let's eat: No excuse for growing pains

More than once I've been castigated for reviewing a new restaurant before it has had time to "find its feet". But the way…

Review: Boy & Bird, Ponsonby
Review: Boy & Bird, Ponsonby

It seems to be the trend to have restaurants with alliterative names. First we were at Scarlett Slimm's in Mt Eden: this…

Brunch: Cool Food Cafe, Mt Eden
Brunch: Cool Food Cafe, Mt Eden

This gem is on the second floor of the fabulous Bloc store, which is home to some of the city's top design brands including…

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Let's eat: World hidden behind the music
Let's eat: World hidden behind the music

To get to Conch Kitchen and Bar, you go through Conch Records, where there are bins of vinyl LPs. I'm…

Review: The Good Home, Birkenhead

A revamped North Shore eatery sticks to familiar territory on the menu but with mixed results.

Brunch: Sprout, Mt Albert

The menu is so much more interesting than the average cafe. There is definitely an Asian influence: sticky rice with ginger…

Let's eat: Delicacies delivered with gusto

THE BLACK HOOF 12 Wyndham St Auckland Ph: (09) 366 1271 theblackhoof co nz You gotta love that name. It's so typical…

Review: Siostra, Grey Lynn
Review: Siostra, Grey Lynn

Grey Lynn’s gone super-cosy with the warm, mouthwatering arrival of Siostra. It’s run by an experienced…

Brunch: Monarch Cafe, Pukekohe

Pukekohe, we discovered on arrival, has a rural township vibe and Monarch Cafe was warm and welcoming. The look was majestic…

Let's eat: Southern barbecue a taste apart

The things I do for you. In Wellington once, I made the long trek to Petone because the proprietor of a place that billed…

Review: Everybody's, Auckland CBD

Personality number three tempts — and generously satisfies — a somewhat jaded reviewer.

Brunch: Black Cottage Cafe, Coatesville

Set in the heart of mansion meadows, this out-of-the-way cafe was enjoying its first birthday, so we thought we'd better…

Let's eat: Still modern after all these years
Let's eat: Still modern after all these years

The name embroidered on the white jacket certainly rang a bell, but the man striding among the tables…

Review: Scarlett Slimms and Lucky, Mt Eden

We hadn't been to a gastro-pub for ages, so we were looking forward to Scarlett Slimms and Lucky in Mt Eden village. This…

Brunch: Federal Delicatessen, Auckland CBD

The menu is authentic 1950s New York diner fare - from bagels, Reuben sandwiches and New York hot dogs to griddle cakes…

Let's eat: Boy's chooks are for the birds

Michael Van de Elzen's chicken venture is operating on a wing and a prayer

Review: Soul Bar and Bistro, Westhaven

There can be little argument that the perennially successful Soul Bar is seen to its best advantage on a bright summer day…

Federal & Wolfe, Auckland CBD
Federal & Wolfe, Auckland CBD

The menu is a mouthwatering eco-friendly mix of vegetarian and meat-loving options with a bit of a…

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