best places for a pre show bite

With the annual Comedy Festival imminent and Vector Arena humming with international music guests, elevate the enjoyment of an evening event with a delicious...

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better burger opens in vulcan lane

Identified by the long queues extending down Galway Street, nestled between famed nightlife destinations Britomart Country Club and 1885 conveniently lies a burger...

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new opening: mary’s

Serving up their famed unpretentious fare from a newly converted location, the team formerly behind Remuera's Shore Road Café, Grey Lynn's Jafa and Newton's Benediction have...

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new opening: crumb

Occupying a prime location, the corner of Grey Lynn's Ariki Street and Crummer Road (previously home to the Ariki Store), the charming, community-centric Crumb café...

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new opening: phil’s kitchen

With an admirable vision of keeping up with the world's best restaurants, Kingsland's newest and arguably most refined dining resident, Phil's Kitchen, is putting...

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new opening: bird on a wire takapuna

Extending their avian empire yet again, the chook and healthy salad connoisseurs are unveiling their fourth eatery, this time with a focus on...

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recipe: sugar free easter eggs three ways

With the impending long weekend posing the perfect and highly anticipated excuse to satisfy one's saccharine leanings, we thought it wise to pre-empt the guilt...

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new opening: united kitchen

Often interaction with the kitchen whilst eating out pertains to nothing more than passing on feedback via the waiter, however at this new, intimate Ponsonby restaurant,...

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coreano: korean meets mexican

Apparently it was foolish of us to think that we might have exhausted either the barbecue trend or the proliferation of delicious market...

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burger burger opens in newmarket

If the constant queues at Burger Burger's inaugural Ponsonby Central eatery are anything to go by, we can only imagine the welcome reception this famed burger restaurant's...

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bar food worthy of going another round

With the blurred lines of 'bar food' encompassing everything from the quintessential bowl of chips to a meticulously detailed mini-meal, we think the scope of this...

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new opening: deco eatery

Following the suburb’s formidably transformed art gallery emerging late last year after a $19 million redevelopment, we now have further reason to visit tranquil Titirangi with...

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the verandah at cable bay

Broadening their already spectacular horizons, revered Waiheke Island wining and dining destination Cable Bay has recently opened their new outdoor kitchen, The Verandah, allowing...

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degustation with a difference

It's fair to say that we've come to know and love Scarlett Slimms and Lucky as Mount Eden's answer to village sociability. Mixing up...

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the 2015 hot cross bun round up

We know, it's scary: it seems it was just yesterday we were ringing in the new year, before boom - it's Easter. Yet, with...

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new opening: nanam

With each week that passes, it seems we're getting better versed on the machinations of Asian cuisine. From the mash-up of Southeast Asian...

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where bacon meets egg

Forever, bacon and egg has been a staple in our repertoire of go-to breakfast combinations. Satisfying us both when we're deeply in need of...

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judge bao

With marketplaces seemingly the fodder for all great food start-ups at the moment, we've recently been given yet another good reason to take...

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new opening: lucky buddha

With a whirlpool of enticing Asian flavours set to draw in inner-city diners, Fort Street is fast-becoming a go-to gastronomic destination. Officially opened for lunch...

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the truck stop

Long-established as a staple in our repertoire of weekend market going destinations, Parnell's prosperous French marketplace and restaurant, La Cigale, is introducing a newfangled...

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This Month On Denizen | April 2015