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…

Ortolana

Meaning ‘market gardener’ in Italian, Ortolana which is situated within the hustle and bustle of Britomart is an elegant, contemporary space. Although small, it is perfectly formed with classy fixtures and fittings in a light filled conservatory. An open and welcoming space, Ortolana is connected to the dessert cafe Milse next door and therefore you…

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…

Oaken

A recent opening on Quay Street in the CBD, Oaken has burst onto the scene with style, finesse and a refined elegance. The decor is on point with a rustic feel thanks to the wood panelled walls and simplistic yet stylish decor. So was this place more style than substance? We ventured over last weekend for…

Odettes Eatery

Odette’s has long been on our list of places to try and this past Monday we had the opportunity to have brunch there. Set in the City Works development on Wellesley Street West, the décor is simplistic and relaxed with an almost Scandinavian feel. Bustling and busy, almost every table was full on Bank Holiday…