Madriz

Looking for a slice of Spain in Auckland? The new dining precinct – Snickel Lane is home to Auckland’s newest tapas restaurant, Madriz. Madriz aims to bring the experience of an authentic Spanish tapas bar to Auckland. Authentic Spanish products are imported so you can be assured you are getting an authentic experience. Legs of…

The Bluestone Room

We all live busy lives and sometimes we just want good food that’s served quickly. Enter The Bluestone Room – they have launched a new Express Menu and invited us down to sample the offerings. Starting its life as a 19th century warehouse the building marries old and new beautifully. Native Kauri ceiling beams and…

Culprit

Our very talented photographer Alex recently celebrated her birthday and with a large group we wanted somewhere that would cater for around twenty people. After some research and recommendations from friends we decided on Culprit. The position of the restaurant is nice and central being just off Queen Street in the city centre so was…

Tantalus Estate

One of the best things about living in Auckland is that you can jump on a ferry from the city centre wharf and in forty five minutes you are on a paradise island. This island is covered in perfect beaches and vineyards and one of the newest vineyards to open is Tantalus Estate. Sitting on 5.3…

The Taste

We were recently invited to check out a Thai restaurant in Devonport and as big lovers of Thai cuisine, we immediately accepted. We were greeted warmly by The Taste’s director, Michael Khuwattanasenee. Primarily a takeaway, there are a couple of small tables inside if you’d like to dine in. We were  lucky enough to nab one…

Little Jimmy

Every year ourselves and our friends like to have a girlie Christmas get together over lots of bubbles and delicious food. It’s a chance to catch up before the chaos of Christmas takes over and before people head away for the festive season. The venue of choice this year was Little Jimmy in Epsom. Fairy…

Hawker and Roll

We were very excited to learn that Sylvia Park  – New Zealand’s biggest shopping centre, was getting a brand new dining alley. Known as The Grove, it offers shoppers an al fresco dining experience and is a stand alone destination for dining even if you don’t combine it with shopping or the cinema. A central…

Papa’s Pizza

The rain has finally abated and summer is arriving in Auckland. After leaving work on Friday and walking out into bright sunshine we decided to have a picnic in the garden. But could we be bothered going to the shops and purchasing all the food? The answer was a resounding no so we knew what…

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…