Brunch: Biskit, Parnell
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
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
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 toast with a poached…

Restaurant Reviews

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

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.

Review: Andiamo, Herne Bay

Standards are kept high at Andiamo, a constant that ensures regulars stay faithful.

Let's eat: Nice things in small packages

It's not easy keeping up with all the restaurants opening around town these days. In my attempts to do so, I rely on a handful…

Review: Barilla Dumpling, Balmoral

Almost every time we're looking for a cheap and cheerful place to meet and eat, we head for Barilla Dumpling on Dominion…

Brunch: Henri Cafe, Devonport

The menu was an "all-day" type, so choices ranged from the breakfasty muesli and bagel options to the more substantial…

Review: Olaf's, Mt Eden
Review: Olaf's, Mt Eden

Mt Eden diners need to pay a visit to Olaf’s before folks in the outer suburbs discover it.

Brunch: Misters, Auckland CBD

New inner-city cafe comes with an alluring concept, but needs to sort of teething problems.

Let's eat: A lesson full of sheer delight

No clearer sign is needed that a classical education has fallen out of favour than the repeated reference in reviews to…

Review: Cibo, Parnell

An outstanding dinner at an eatery at the top of its game — even if the rather familiar style of service can be Amusing…

Brunch: Remuera Local Cafe Bistro, Remuera

The menu was swiftly delivered to our table once we secured a booth up the back. We read through the alluring list of breakfast…

Let's eat: Chaos reigns in bar with no tapas
Let's eat: Chaos reigns in bar with no tapas

It was Pepito's second night when we went, but if you think a reviewer had no business being there…

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