Pasta & Cuore

People often ask us what our favourite restaurant in Auckland is and we reply that it depends on the type of food, we cannot compare all the different cuisines that Auckland  offers us so we usually say if you are looking for the best Italian, I would recommend Pasta & Cuor for their amazingly freshly…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Bellota

We are spoilt for choice with the restaurants lining Federal Street in the central city. One of the smaller but no less impressive restaurants is Spanish tapas restaurant Bellota. Meaning ‘acorn’ in Spanish, it is small but perfectly formed. Sultry, moody lighting, combined with a clever use of space ensures the restaurant retains a cosy,…

Paris Butter

Combine ambient lighting, elegant decor and an impressive and comprehensive menu. What do you get? You get chic neighbourhood bistro, Paris Butter. Nestled in the heart of Herne Bay, this restaurant is worth venturing out to the suburbs for. We can’t say enough about the decor of this place. Everything was so elegant, fresh and…

The Grill by Sean Connolly

What do you picture when you envisage the perfect steakhouse? For us it’s dim lighting, plush furnishings, red wine and quality meat. You know those times when you really fancy a bloody good steak? This was one of those nights for us and we knew exactly where we wanted to get it.   Part of…