Whoa Sutdios
Bowl and Arrow
Paris Butter
The Corner
Tantalus Estate
Sawmill Brewery
Gemmayze Street
Dr Rudi's
Soul Bar & Bistro
Love Bucket
Pocket Bar
Hello Friends + Allies
Shaka Bowl

Counting down all the best new openings of 2016

From cafes to restaurants, bars to boutiques, there has been no shortage of brand-spanking new entrants to the scene this year. Reminiscing on the good, the bad and the brilliant, we’re counting down all the best openings of the year.

Best for Kids: The Grounds at Whoa! Studios

Best Breakfast On-the-go: Bowl and Arrow

Best Fit Out: Amano

Best Courtyard: Augustus

Best Date Spot: Paris Butter

Best in the ‘burbs: The Corner

Best on Waiheke: Tantalus Estate

Best Out of Town: Sawmill Brewery

Best Late Night Debauchery: Pineapple

Best New Flavours: Gemmayze Street

Best Casual Lunch: Bestie

Best Hot-desk Cafe: Holm

Best Novelty Factor: Dr Rudi’s

Best Makeover: Soul

Best Cocktails on Tap: Love Bucket

Best Dinner With a Twist: Culprit

Best Ponsonby Road Newcomer: Azabu

Best New Outpost: &Sushi at City Works Depot

Best Coffee by the Sea: Buoy

Best After-work Drinks: Pocket Bar & Kitchen

Best Cabinet Food: Hello Friends + Allies

Best Lunch Takeaway: Shaka Bowl



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