Review: Lucky Buddha, Auckland CBD
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
Review: The Crab Shack

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

Brunch: Kaos Cafe, Pukekohe
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
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…

Restaurant Reviews

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
Brunch: Basalt, Howick

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

Review: Nomad Restaurant, Pt Chevalier

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

Review: Fleur's Place, Otago

The Otago restaurant and its host are world famous — the seafood for its freshness and the host for her good humour.

Brunch: The Garden Shed, Mt Eden

The look is the big drawcard for The Garden Shed. As the name suggests there's a botanical, rustic theme throughout the…

Review: Jervois Steak House, Herne Bay

Succulent steak, beautifully cooked every time, is one of life’s simple pleasures — and a tradition for the patrons at Jervois…

Brunch: The White Rabbit, Auckland CBD
Brunch: The White Rabbit, Auckland CBD

The menu was a beautiful powder blue leather bound list of seasonal dishes, all sounding so good it…

Review: The Crab Shack, Auckland CBD

The appeal of the crab eludes me: it's great food if you are lost in the wilderness and eating to survive, but at dinner…

Review: The Crew Club, Auckland

Marooned and without a captain, the evening is rescued by perfectly cooked grilled turbot and delectable buttery sauced…

Brunch: Orphans Kitchen, Grey Lynn

Up early and looking for a new spot to dine this weekend? Check out this week's brunch review.

Review: Indochine Kitchen, Auckland CBD

The reinvention of Fort St makes me feel like cheering. Spruced up and repaved as part of the city's shared spaces programme…

Review: Franc's, Takapuna
Review: Franc's, Takapuna

A seaside location is a huge drawcard for a new Takapuna venue — and the food is pretty good, too.

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