03 December 2016

 

5 best restaurants in Auckland

Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor

Eclectic degustation with a view of the city

1. Sidart

Eclectic degustation with a view of the city

Our favourite place to eat

Sophisticated and softly lit, Sidart enchants from the start. This degustation-only restaurant offers a menu that changes weekly so you’re never sure what’s in store. Rest assured, that your palate will leave happy, after tasting dishes, made from seasonal New Zealand produce, like pan-fried snapper with curry emulsion. Service is smart, with staff knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. There’s also Sidart’s Test Kitchen which is even more adventurous and the Chef’s Table, where you’ll enjoy the very best.

Three Lamps Plaza, 283 Ponsonby Road

Tel: +64 (9) 360 2122

A celebrity of a restaurant

2. Clooney

A celebrity of a restaurant

Though there may be a more famous Clooney in Hollywood, this Auckland star is definitely on the A-list of restaurants. Multi-award winning, Clooney serves up classical cuisine with contemporary techniques and ingredients. Located in the heart of Freemans Bay, the flavours are simple, seasonal and assertive. Its elegant ambiance only adds to your enjoyment, offering intimacy in a sumptuous environment, and, naturally, an outstanding wine list. By the times the credits roll, you’ll be planning a sequel.

33 Sale Street, Freemans Bay   Tel: +64 (9) 358 1702

Michelin Star style cuisine in Auckland

3. The Grove

Michelin Star style cuisine in Auckland

Welcome to one of Auckland’s fine dining oases. As well known for its multi-award winning success as for the quality of its dishes, The Grove delivers impeccable taste in Kiwi Land. Modern in style yet embracing classic French techniques, the menu is ingredient-driven using only organic, sustainable and seasonal produce. The awards blaze on through the wine list, featuring the best from around the world. And The Grove enjoys a sublime location next to historic Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in the heart of Auckland city.

St Patrick’s Square, Wyndham St   Tel: +64 (9) 368 4129

One of a kind in Auckland

4. One Tree Grill

One of a kind in Auckland

Located near its famous volcanic “One Tree Hill” namesake, this impeccable grill serves up unique cuisine and offers a refreshing departure from the bustle of inner city dining. It’s been a mainstay on Auckland’s restaurant scene for over 15 years and, thanks to its continued evolution, continues to garner the peoples’ and the critics’ awards. Outstanding cellared wines, innovative cuisine and thoroughly professional service, One Tree Grill is one not to miss.

9-11 Pah Road, Greenwood's Corner   Tel: +64 (9) 909 7215

Christchurch favourite moves to Auckland

5. Tatsumi

Christchurch favourite moves to Auckland

Having moved due from Christchurch, Tatsumi reopened its doors in a wonderful location in beautiful Auckland. Fortunately for us, their Japanese sparkle which made them one of their former home’s best restaurants has blossomed further in the City of the Sails. A truly inventive menu awaits, like wasabi infused mashed potato with crispy skin salmon as well as what diners call “the best sashimi in Auckland”. Oh, and don’t miss the green tea fondant, it’s a house speciality.

73 Davis Crescent, Newmarket   Tel: +64 (9) 529 4422

 
 
 
0330·100·2220i 0330 calls are included within inclusive minutes package on mobiles, otherwise standard rates apply. X 0330 calls are included within inclusive minutes package on mobiles, otherwise standard rates apply. X
 
Close