Food Envy in Auckland
Collected by Guy Needham, AFAR Local Expert
If food be the music of love (apologies to W. Shakespeare), the best food in Auckland is found near the heart of the city and includes fresh oysters, handmade meatballs, and goat cheese soufflé…
210 Symonds St, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
What you need to plan when coming to Auckland, in order of importance: 1) Book flights, 2) Reserve a table at The French Café, 3) Book accommodations. If you're serious about food, then chances are "The French Café" has already...
Jellicoe St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
The new kid on the Wynyard block has an old hand behind it and wow, it shows! The food at Baduzzi is beyond excellent and city magazines, commentators and the food elite can't stop talking about how good this Italian-inspired restaurant is....
Oneroa, Auckland, New Zealand
Only 35 minutes away from Auckland City by ferry, Mudbrick Restaurant is one of the gems of Waiheke Island. A short taxi ride from Matiatia Wharf and you're there - trying to decide whether you should be looking at the view or the menu. A...
90 Federal St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
The hardest thing about dining at Masu is deciding which of the three kitchens you'd like to choose from. Do what we did - some palate cleansers from the Sushi Bar in front of you, followed by a few shared plates from the Kitchen (recommendation:...
3, Maritime Building 130 Quay St, Auckland, 1140, New Zealand
Ostro, the Italian word for ‘a southerly wind’, is the latest creation of Executive Chef Josh Emett, a Michelin-star winning chef and MasterChef judge who has worked in London, New York and LA. Located in the trendy Britomart precinct the...
151 Queen St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
If you're looking to come to Auckland, the newest eating spot by the water is Wynyard Quarter, know to locals as North Wharf. Just across a walk bridge from the Auckland Viaduct, it also happens to be home of Auckland's seafood festival—yum!...
86 Federal St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
The award-winning Depot is a restaurant with a difference run by quintessential Kiwi chef and author Al Brown. Squid ink linguine, pork hock and plump fresh oysters come hand-in-hand with wine on tap, old style crockery and super friendly service....
115 Queen St, Northcote Point, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
The culinary leading light on Auckland's North Shore is the Engine Room. Winner of Metro Magazine's Best Upmarket Bistro, it's just a pleasant jaunt over the Auckland Harbour Bridge to find plates of goodness in an art deco setting. The food is...
33 Sale St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
The restaurant’s decor plays with industrial roughness and sumptuous luxury in a really intelligent way. Rich leathers and curtains of black cord enfold each round table, while overhead concrete beams and ductwork are left exposed. I love to...
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