best roadside stop-offs

If you plan on hitting the open road this long weekend, be sure to schedule in a few intermissions along the way as these...

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new opening: epolito’s pizzeria

As yet, we have been unable to identify the exact reason behind our love affair with the Italian staple, is it the crusty...

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new opening: scratch bakers headquarters

With the popularity of their existing outposts necessitating a much larger commercial kitchen, the talented team behind Scratch Bakers decided to open not just...

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downtown’s dining gem

With crisp evenings upon us, we're looking forward to making the most of the city's intimate restaurants that embody the warm and cosy yet...

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deviate from your classic eggs

Our predilection with the common egg is fuelled by the never-ending options that this oozing liquid gold presents, yet whilst many enticing possibilities exist,...

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new opening: little & friday tuck shop

Expanding their empire of extremely popular eateries with their first inner-city outpost, midweek blues will be banished for CBD professionals with the news that Little &...

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new opening: ramen takara

With their popular Browns Bay restaurant teeming with satisfied patrons, the ramen specialists have brought their delicious noodle-based creations across the bridge, opening the...

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win: a night with kumeu village

With our collective passion for pinot gris showing no sign of abating, the prospect of the release of one of Auckland's most celebrated...

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vulcan lane bagels

With a penchant for discovering deserving hole-in-the-walls of which there appears to be a fair few popping up, we've taken a particular liking to...

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recipe: roast duck with kumara galette

By Angela Merrie

For this menu I have replaced the pastry and potatoes in a traditional galette with sweet kumara, which not only tastes great but...

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the great gluten free gathering

In conjunction with Coeliac Awareness Week from 18-24 May 2015, and with many denizens opting to follow in the footsteps of a certain gluten...

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new opening: the burbs

Tired of having to go into town to find a nice café, the proprietor of this notable newcomer, The Burbs, is successfully executing her...

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new on the menu this winter

Tis the season for a flurry of soul warming dishes to indulge in semi-guilt-free, at least until spring rolls around. With hearty new menu offerings...

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how to: perfect your pancakes

Fluffy and fresh off the griddle, eagerly waiting to soak up glossy golden drizzles of pure maple syrup, there really isn't anything quite...

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new opening: viet sandwich

After garnering an ardent following thanks to their weekly stall at the Glenfield Night Markets, Viet Sandwich have decided to make their authentic bánh...

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soup’s on

The nipper clime has left us with an undeniable craving for a medley of flavourful, nutritious, hearty ingredients that have been bubbling away...

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super salad toppings

Whilst the thought of indulging in all of winter's warmly welcomed comfort food delights is enticing, unfortunately to keep the bulge at bay, most...

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new opening: muck floral and were bros

Freshly opened in the heart of Grey Lynn's Richmond Road shops, Muck and Were Bros have joined forces to create a one-stop unconventional...

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win: the ultimate sunday experience

Celebrated eastern suburbs eatery Meadow have embraced the new season with the addition of several soul warming dishes that feature freshly harvested ingredients...

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new opening: xacuti

With all due respect to the eastern suburb of Auckland, rare are the opportunities to apply the words 'degustation destination' and Howick in the...

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This Month On Denizen | May 2015