Cuisine Good Food Guide : 2015
56 Cuisine good food guide tewhau,jasoncreaghan;mekongbaby,janeussher; NORTHLAND Duke of Marlborough 35 The strand, russell, ph: 09 -403 7829 a beautiful heritage pub with water views and crowd-pleasing food. fooD at Wharepuke 190 Kerikeri rd, Kerikeri, ph: 09 -407 8936 great european and thai-influenced food with an emphasis on local produce, and a garden setting. Matakana Market kitchen 2 matakana Valley rd, matakana, ph: 09 -423 0383 a pleasant riverside spot right next to the markets, with food of ferings all day. pluMe 49a sharp rd, matakana, ph: 09 -422 7915 bistro-style dishes and great views over the countryside at this rustic winery restaurant. the Matakana 11 matakana Valley rd, ph: 09 -422 7518 a lovingly restored heritage pub with good food. AUCKLAND antoine’s 333 Parnell rd, Parnell, ph: 09 -379 8756 old-fashioned silver service and haute cuisine in a heritage Parnell villa. banque oyster bar & eatery 311 remuera rd, remuera, ph: 09 -522 6688 buzzy local favourite with good pizzas, a raw bar and globe-trotting shared plates. basque kitchen 61 davis Crescent, newmarket, ph: 09 -523 1057 a spanish wine and tapas bar with interesting, authentic dishes. bolaven 597 mt eden rd, mt eden, ph: 09-631 7520 stylish Laos-influenced cafe that segues effortlessly from day to night, with great pho. botsWana butchery 99 Quay st, ferry Building, City, ph: 09 -307 6966 great steaks are the thing here, along with plush seating and a cosy bar. burger burger 3b York st, osborne lane, newmarket, ph: 09 -360 8030 arguably the city’s best burgers, plus top vege sides (try the broccoli). also in Ponsonby central. cable bay* 12 nick Johnstone drive, oneroa, Waiheke island, ph: 09-372 5889 Visit the fine-diner (due a refurb this year) or the more casual, shared-plates-focused Verandah. both have top views. cafe hanoi cnr galway & Commerce st, Britomart, ph: 09 -302 3478 Vietnamese flavours in a good-looking space in the hear t of britomart. chinoiserie 4 owairaka ave, mt albert, ph: 09 -971 3836 taiwanese street food in a fun, off-beat space with live music and a good drinks list. Debretts kitchen level 1, Hotel deBrett, 3b o’Connell st or 2 High st, City, ph: 09-969 1545 appealing bistro-style dishes in the atrium of a quirky boutique hotel. Dilecta 549 great north rd, grey lynn, ph: 09 -376 6682 Friendly neighbourhood joint with a cute courtyard, solid wine list and great food. eight point tWo 82 Hinemoa st, Birkenhead, ph: 09 -419 9082 there are fine dining accents to the food at this converted villa, thanks to exec chef Des harris (clooney). euro Princes Wharf, shed 22, 147 Quay st, City, ph: 09-309 9866 great service and some polished dishes at this simon gault-owned city brasserie. farina 244 Ponsonby rd, Ponsonby, ph: 09-302 2665 Laid-back Italian dishes and pizza are on offer at this Ponsonby rd corner site. feDeral Delicatessen 86 federal st, City, ph: 09-363 7184 american diner classics, top cocktails and excellent pie. fish at the hilton level 1, Hilton auckland, Princes Wharf, 147 Quay st, ph: 09-978 2020 a seafood- focused menu and great views. fortieth & hurstMere* 40 Hurstmere rd, Takapuna this new laneway has a host of casual eateries including bird on a wire, Dante’s Pizzeria and el humero colombian grill. frenchÔt 8 miami ave, surfdale, Waiheke island, ph: 09-372 3400 a little taste of France on waiheke, from galettes to confit duck. hallertau breWbar & restaurant 1171 Coatesville riverhead Highway, riverhead, ph: 09 -412 5555 this craft beer brewery also ser ves good food, including burgers and steak. harboursiDe ocean bar grill first floor, The ferry Building, 99 Quay st, City, ph: 09 -307 0556 a pleasing emphasis on seafood and a great outdoor deck area. ika* 3 mt eden rd, mt eden, ph: 309 3740 this seafood bar and grill has daily fresh fish offerings and a welcoming feel. Janken 158 Jervois rd, Herne Bay, ph: 09 -360 0555 Interesting japanese dishes in a friendly, quirky space. Jervois steak house 70 Jer vois rd, Herne Bay, ph: 09 -376 2049 Leather, wood and exposed brick set the scene for serious steak eating. kura 315b Queen st, City, ph: 09 -379 5656 a buzzy spot for pre- or post-theatre dining serving japanese favourites. la fourchette 8c Turua st, saint Heliers, ph: 09 -215 8332 spacious all-day eatery serving French-influenced dishes, from crepes to bistro classics. loop 462 new north rd, Kingsland, ph: 09 -849 4448 Friendly local with interesting, largely gluten-free dishes. Matterhorn* 37 drake st, freemans Bay, ph: 09 -929 2790 the auckland outpost of the wellington icon has the same moody vibe and top food. Mekong baby 262 Ponsonby rd, Ponsonby, ph: 09 -360 1113 Flavourful south east asian plates and fun at this busy bar/restaurant.