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…

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 dinnerย 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,…

Devon on the Wharf

With plans to go and see the Dragon Poi fire show in Devonport, our thoughts turned to where to have dinner beforehand. We’d heard whispers of a brand new opening right on the wharf so it seemed the perfect place to have dinner before the show. The major selling point of Devon on the Wharf…

Mulan

In terms of South East Asian cuisine, there’s a new kid on the block. Nestled in the heart of Birkenhead on the North Shore, Mulan delivers Malaysian food from the homeland of chef James Balakrishnan. Simply and authentically decorated, the menu is split into ‘Bites,’ ‘Picks,”Home,’ ‘Sweets’ and ‘Sides.’ Highlighted in each section is the…