New Zealand, famous for its wine, lamb, exquisite seafood and fresh produce is a food and wine lovers dream and the cosmopolitan city of Auckland showcases all of the country’s produce in its world class restaurants. There is a good array of high end restaurants along with cafes and cheap eats boasting quality food, with a unique Pacific Rim flair. Many hotels in Auckland pride themselves in providing excellent dining experiences for their guests so don’t go past your Auckland CBD accommodation for a good place to eat.
High End Restaurants in Auckland
Cibo in Auckland’s trendy Parnell is a firm favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. The quaint restaurant is decorated with a quirky wall of hand mirrors and opens up onto a sunny courtyard beside a pond. The mainly European menu has an Asian influence from its owner and chef’s annual travels to Asia.
Award winning Clooney is located in Freeman’s Bay and has consistently impressed its patrons with a carefully crafted and dynamic menu. Although the prices are steep, the superb service, classy surroundings and downright sexy atmosphere make it worth every cent.
Kazuya is another restaurant worthy of honourable mention, featuring an a la carte or degustation menu featuring mainly European food with a Japanese influence. The high -ceilinged black and white decorated space is seriously classy and the service and food match.
The full list of excellent high end restaurants is too large to include although there are a few that must be mentioned including The Grove, The French Cafe, The Grill by Sean Connolly and Sidart Restaurant. If money is no object, you’ll find it very easy to get rid of in Auckland.
Cheap Eats in Auckland
There’s a new breed of cheap eats popping up, not just in Auckland, but in many major cities around the world… the food truck. Food trucks tend to offer one type of cuisine and this can vary from vegetarian and organic food to Asian and even Mexican. The one thing these trucks all have in common is fast food at cheap prices. The Lucky Taco which recently turned up on the streets of Auckland offers exactly that in the form of Mexican food and for around $10 to $12 you can have a great Mexican feed made with fresh, flavoursome ingredients.
The Ponsonby International Food Court on Ponsonby Road is renowned throughout Auckland as one of the best food courts around and the prices are cheap, cheap, cheap. The range of cuisines is extensive and includes Turkish, Thai, Malaysian, Indian, Chinese and more. You can’t go wrong here if you want a quick, cheap meal.
Food Alley in Albert Street in the Auckland CBD offers exclusively Asian cuisine from over a dozen kitchens at an average of around $8 per meal. The food is authentic, well cooked and comes in generous portions.
There are new offerings on the restaurant scene popping up daily. Most hotels in Auckland will be able to tell you which local restaurants are worth visiting and where to get a good meal at a good price. There are also some great places to eat near the Auckland airport hotels if you happen to be stuck in that area for the night. Te Maroro Restaurant is an award winning restaurant within the Jet Park hotel and specialises in local beef and lamb.
Foodies visiting Auckland will find they are well catered for with a high standard of dining options and a huge range of cuisines along with New Zealand’s own style of Pacific Rim cuisine. CBD Vape Pen UK