Masu

When talking to anyone in Auckland about where to get great Japanese food, one name kept cropping up. With this in mind we booked a table for 6 of us for a Japanese feast at Masu. We went on a busy Friday night and were excited for what was to come. The restaurant is beautifully…

Ebisu

August in Auckland means one thing – Restaurant Month. For the whole of August participating restaurants feature special menus and there are numerous foodie events happening around the city. We took the opportunity to sample Ebisu’s Restaurant Month menu. For $55 we received four exquisite courses combined with top notch service in a beautiful, serene…

Cibo

A restaurant situated within an old chocolate factory certainly piqued our interest and we made a booking immediately. Even better is the fact it is just at the bottom of our road! Two words that immediately sprung to mind upon entering Cibo were decadent and atmospheric. Moody lighting and elegant interiors combined with quirky notes…

Bambina

Bambina first came to our attention when we saw some jaw dropping photos on Instagram of edible flowers, fruit platters and amazing styling of dishes. Situated just off the main drag on Teed Street in Newmarket it looks unassuming from the street. Rows of sweet treats line the counter and the cafe is bright, airy…

Best Ugly Bagels

Apparently Best Ugly Bagels are churning out the best bagels in Auckland. After our breakfast visit there, we’d have to agree! We paid a visit to the Newmarket branch – the other branch is in the City Works Depot on Wellesley Street. Urban, industrial and achingly hipster the vibe is loud, noisy and a flurry…