Brunch: Sierra Cafe, Glenfield
Brunch: Sierra Cafe, Glenfield

The menu was fairly standard for both brunch and the all-day lunch options. Ordering was done at the counter from the blackboard. …

Let's eat: Where dining is a waiting game
Let's eat: Where dining is a waiting game

Mt Eden cafe’s evening fare more than lives up to its daytime offerings.

Review: Le Vietnamese Kitchen, Ponsonby
Review: Le Vietnamese Kitchen, Ponsonby

It was a night full of surprises. First we were surprised to be taken out to Le Vietnamese Kitchen's back room, and find…

Brunch: Coffee Studio, Henderson
Brunch: Coffee Studio, Henderson

Coffee Studio is part of the Corban Arts Centre in Henderson, a series of character buildings that hold various exhibitions…

Restaurant Reviews

Let's eat: Flash ... but good
Let's eat: Flash ... but good

If you ask me - and I know you haven't but I'll tell you anyway - the Victoria Park redevelopment is…

Review: Cassia, Auckland CBD

Out in the suburbs it is difficult to suppress a yawn when it is announced a new Indian restaurant is to open.

Brunch: Bolaven, Mt Eden

The menu was a cool, hand-drawn selection of breakfast options with a Southeast Asian flair.

Let's eat: Simply the best

You could hardly move for reviewers on the first Saturday night, last weekend, of the new venture of chef Sid Sahrawat. That's…

Review: Touquet, Auckland CBD
Review: Touquet, Auckland CBD

The council's new cobblestones will look cool when they're finished, but at the moment O'Connell St…

Brunch: Ravenhill, Birkenhead Point

We’d peered behind the papered-up windows, anxiously wondering what the new owners were changing on this popular corner…

Let's eat: Keeping it simple

Special. It's such a nice word. And who doesn't want to feel special at a restaurant? Would you like your dinner or would…

Pub Spy: Heart and soul of buzzing waterfront precinct

I'm not sure I like the idea of restaurants and bars getting their roles mixed up. I suppose it goes back to when I was…

Branch out for brunch

Eat first and exercise later, but make sure it’s somewhere different, says Ben Crawford.

Review: Rosie, Parnell
Review: Rosie, Parnell

Restaurant customers can be tricky beasts. If they are feeling irritable, even the best food and service…

Brunch: The Botanist, Auckland CBD

The Botanist does more than brunch, or even lunch or dinner.

Review: Mikano Restaurant & Bar, Mechanics Bay

Red sails in the Auckland sunset are all very well, and I’ve enjoyed them as an eating backdrop many times, but for me seeing…

Brunch: Dear Jervois, Herne Bay

A popular dining strip has a newcomer, which scores top marks for its attention to details — and its coffee.

Takeaways spoil eating out

The man sidled up to me as I stood at the back of a group watching the chefs make roti, patting the dough into flat rounds…

Review: Loop, Kingsland
Review: Loop, Kingsland

Loop, with its white walls, tables and chairs plus a rather magnificent curved bar, is a refreshing…

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