Winona Forever

We’re sure you’ve seen the queue snaking out of the door on a weekend morning at this Parnell hot spot. If you haven’t – have you been hiding under a rock? The trick is to get there early and we promise that the early wake up call will be more than rewarded once your pretty…

Miss Moonshines

Believe it or not, we at Hungry Auckland sometimes don’t feel like going out to a restaurant. Yes, we realise that may come as a shock to most of our readers but after one particularly tiring weekend all we wanted to do was lay on the sofa and order take out. But we wouldn’t be…

Inti

We were recently invited to sample the exotic and alluring cuisine of South America by one of the newest kids on the Auckland restaurant block – Inti. Headed up by Spanish chef Javier Carmona, Inti puts a contemporary  spin on traditional Hispanic dishes. Situated on the corner of O’Connell and Chancery Streets in a grand…

The Lantern Alley

Set along the always happening K’ Road is new Asian fusion eatery, The Lantern Alley. Based on Shanghai street food and traditional Korean flavours, it is also heavily influenced by Chinese and Western flavours and cuisines. The space is long and narrow but is beautifully lit so feels spacious while also keeping an intimate ambiance. A…

Depot

Federal Street in the central city is just bursting with foodie delights just waiting to tempt you. Which one will you choose? From Tapas to Japanese to Italian the choices are endless. But how about an oyster bar? Depot Oyster Bar is the brainchild of chef Al Brown and is a fast paced place to…

The Tasting Shed

On a sunny afternoon, one of The Tasting Shed’s Sundowner Sessions seemed a perfect way to spend the day. Tunes spun by George FM and a manicured lawn to lounge around on beanbags followed a long, lazy lunch in the sun. Situated in Kumeu and nestled amongst vineyards, The Tasting Shed is a great spot…

Meat Fish Wine

The clue is in the title and this classy, elegant restaurant on O’Connell Street is certainly all about good meat, fish and of course wine. We were invited to sample the menu by the restaurant and we couldn’t have been happier to oblige! Head chef Mark Wilson and his team use the best seasonal ingredients…

Dans le NOIR? (Dining in the dark?)

Last Tuesday we were invited by Dans le Noir for a unique experience : dining in the complete darkness! Dans Le Noir was started in Paris in 2004 and founder Edouard de Broglie took a bet on this risky project at first but has since enjoyed real success all over the world (Paris, London, Madrid,…

Le Vietnamese Kitchen

Vietnam and France have always had a strong relationship and French flavours and techniques have influenced Vietnamese cuisine for a long time now. Le Vietnamese Kitchen on Ponsonby Road combines traditional cooking techniques with a French influence and this results in a stunning cuisine. Decorated in a traditional Vietnamese style with French colonial accents, the…

Gina’s Italian Kitchen

Recently we were invited by First Table to trial their service and we immediately loved the idea behind it. As the old saying goes, ‘The Early Bird Catches the Worm,’ First Table allows you to catch the Early Bird dinner deals at a host of restaurants. The concept and website is simple and easy to…

Nanam

We’re back! After a long break overseas during Christmas and New Year, we are now back in Auckland and looking forward to continuing to bring you restaurant reviews from around the city. Nanam first opened its doors in March 2015, serving up authentic Filipino cuisine.It started out at the night markets in Auckland and eventually…

Baduzzi

A few weeks ago, you may have seen that we ran our first competition for our readers. All you had to do was tag three of your favourite Auckland restaurants on Instagram and tag a friend who you’d like to take with you. Our lucky winner was Hansa and her prize was dinner with us at…