Review: United Kitchen, Phil's Kitchen
Review: United Kitchen, Phil's Kitchen

Auckland diners are spoiled for choice, but we seldom see what the French call the table d'hote and the Spanish call the…

Brunch: Stripe Cafe, Titirangi
Brunch: Stripe Cafe, Titirangi

The menu is interesting and varied - we loved the sound of the Houlihan's Hotcake (lemon and oatmeal hotcake with berries…

Review: Regatta, Takapuna
Review: Regatta, Takapuna

Turning Takapuna to face the sea, the Main Beach project is a welcome change: instead of car parks and the arse-end of Hurstmere…

Dining: Feast for the senses
Dining: Feast for the senses

Mt Eden eatery Molten is reviving the feast, part of a menu transformation that moves away from fine dining to affordable…

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Review: Woodpecker Hill, Parnell
Review: Woodpecker Hill, Parnell

Eclectic array of flavours and inviting, decor make for an entertaining night out at new ‘Asian barbecue’…

Brunch: Fika With Me, Birkenhead

The menu had us from the word go, when we spotted the instructions, sweetly cheesy, to “brunch and relax” or “best ugly…

Review: Woodpecker Hill, Parnell

The newest restaurant in Parnell achieved something special before even opening for business. Supplanting a pub charmingly…

Review: Ima Cuisine, Auckland CBD

Ima’s soul food and convivial atmosphere will help transport you to downtown Tel Aviv.

Brunch: Little Sister, Henderson
Brunch: Little Sister, Henderson

The menu was exciting. Loads of dishes you won’t find elsewhere, as well as some of the standards, but…

Review: Lucky Buddha, Auckland CBD

East meets east in the kitchen of the latest addition to the small eating-out precinct at the eastern end of Fort St.

Review: The Crab Shack

Extracting morsels can be troublesome but it’s all part of the fun

Brunch: Kaos Cafe, Pukekohe

The look is definitely set at 33RPM. Kaos is a homage to music and vinyl — there are LP album covers on the walls — and…

Review: Matterhorn, Freemans Bay

Matterhorn, which opened down an alleyway off Cuba St in Wellington more than 50 years ago, is such an institution in the…

Review: Ombra, Wellington
Review: Ombra, Wellington

A Wellington restaurant specialises in temptingly priced small plates of authentic Italian fare.

Brunch: Charlie and George, Mt Wellington

A Welcoming cafe in Mt Wellington offers a menu and coffee worth a trek across Auckland.

Review: Pilkingtons, Auckland CBD

i never read the reviews on those dining-out sites. The opinion of a random, usually anonymous, stranger just doesn't cut…

Review: Regatta Bar and Eatery, Takapuna

Regatta drops anchor with one of the best views in town complemented by a nautical theme and satisfying seafood.

Brunch: Basalt, Howick

Howick has a good number of eateries on the main strip but we liked the open space of Basalt, and the modern menu.

Review: Nomad Restaurant, Pt Chevalier
Review: Nomad Restaurant, Pt Chevalier

Restaurants do write some dreadful tosh about themselves. "Quality ingredients" are always "freshly…

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