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Review: Rata Dining, Queenstown
Review: Rata Dining, Queenstown

Have you noticed how many chefs these days never have time to make your dinner? A star chef must have his name (there does…

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

Bedford Soda & Liquor felt great from the start. Our friends were grinning like soon-to-be-satisfied cats, cocktails in…

Brunch: Dot, Kingsland
Brunch: Dot, Kingsland

The menu was , in a word, short - it was a dot of a menu. The blackboard listing basically consisted of bagels, bruschetta…

Review: Piccoli Piatti, Herne Bay
Review: Piccoli Piatti, Herne Bay

Herne Bay’s landmark’s newest incarnation delivers an Italian dining experience worthy of many repeat visits.

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Brunch: La Bottega Bakery, Kingsland
Brunch: La Bottega Bakery, Kingsland

The menu is cabinet food during the week with a short brunch menu added on weekends. We chose from…

Let's Eat: Dumpling delights

The first restaurant I can remember eating in was Chinese. It was on K Rd near Grafton Bridge and you could tell it was…

Review: O'Sarracino, Eden Terrace

O' Sarracino was recently sold to another Italian couple, Maurizo and Nadia, but executive chef Gaetano Spinosa remains…

Brunch: Supreme Seafarers, Britomart

The menu was absent, but that's okay. This hip little cafe is set up to perfectly brew Coffee Supreme and offers only a…

Oma, rapeti on course
Oma, rapeti on course

Vinnies Restaurant 166 Jervois Rd, Herne Bay Ph: (09) 376 5597 Web: Where do…

Golden Oldies: Restaurants then and now

Danielle Wright discovers authenticity is the key to a long life in the fickle Auckland restaurant scene.

Review: Gusto at the Grand, Auckland CBD

One of the difficulties with the shared plates style dominating the Auckland eating landscape is the considerable variation…

Brunch: Catroux, Westmere

Having driven past this cafe en route to visiting family many times, we decided to make Catroux our destination at last.

Review: The Taste Plate, Mt Eden

When Herald online readers were asked last week what they hate about modern life, their collective wisdom gladdened my…

Review: Soto, Ponsonby
Review: Soto, Ponsonby

The four of us were sitting in Soto posing that daft question: "Which nation's food would you have if…

Brunch: Rad, Mt Eden

Ticking all the boxes is this village cafe, from its jars of juice to its radically aproned staff — and, of course, the…

Let's Eat: Rustic by nature, classic by taste

I asked last week whether you had to be Italian to cook great Italian food. The answer is no. A Yorkshireman, Sean Connolly…

Review: The French Cafe, Auckland CBD

It was friends who'd moved down country 20 years before and returned to the French Cafe for their wedding anniversary who…

Brunch: Oliver's, Orewa

If you’re on a jaunt north of Auckland, a revamped cafe has just the thing to calm the hunger pangs — and a standout hot…

Let's Eat: Sale & Pepe
Let's Eat: Sale & Pepe

Does an Italian restaurant need to be run by Italians?

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Famous high tea on hold
Famous high tea on hold

The tradition of high tea at Cornwall Park Restaurant by the historic Huia Lodge is over for the moment, after the establishment…

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