Come Thursday, the well-traversed streets of Ponsonby will once again be transformed into a food lover’s paradise as the much-anticipated Eat, Drink, Love Ponsonby restaurant festival makes a return for its fourth year.
Running from the 4th until the 28th of May, the month-long event promises to showcase the best of Ponsonby Road’s culinary melting pot of cuisines, spanning from Bangkok to Bali, Mexico to Malaysia, India to Italy — and beyond. This year, a record-breaking 60 establishments are set to take part, with bars, cafes, restaurants and food court eateries all coming together to offer patrons an array of seriously tantalising culinary experiences.
From casual burger joints and pizzerias to fine dining establishments, Eat, Drink, Love Ponsonby offers food and beverage options that cater to every budget, with three price categories to choose from. Delve into the ‘$30 and Under’ category, featuring gourmet burgers and sandwiches, bento boxes, bao, crêpes, kebabs, laksas, roti rolls, pizza, platters and tacos. For those looking for something extra special, the ‘$50 and Over’ category is sure to impress, with lunch and dinner menus that showcase hero or signature dishes from some of the best establishments Ponsonby has to offer.
With 60 participating bars and eateries, festival-goers will be spoilt for choice. From Azabu, The Blue Breeze Inn, Daphne’s Taverna and Dedwood Deli to Elmo’s, Inca Ponsonby, Kol, Ponsonby Road Bistro and even Ponsonby International Food Court, the line-up features a wide array of cuisine that promises to satisfy every craving. Inca’s delicious rapido menu, for instance, is designed for lunch or dinner on the fly with a curated five-dish edit of some of their most beloved foods. Sidart, is offering a leisurely bar and canapes experience, with two cocktails and an array of bites designed to share. And The Blue Breeze Inn, which this year celebrates its 10th birthday, has almost too many specials to list (all of which can be found online).
Speaking about the festival, Ponsonby Business Association General Manager Viv Rosenberg states her delight with the number of participating eateries this year. “While there are 60 special offers this year, Eat Drink Love Ponsonby is about supporting all the area’s bars and eateries and encouraging people to revisit their old favourites and to check out something new.”
She adds, “Ponsonby just does it better. Whether for a quick café pick-me-up or fine dining cuisine at one of our award-winning restaurants, Eat Drink Love Ponsonby will help people find their next foodie obsession thanks to an entire street’s worth of mouth-watering adventures. The fixed-price menus in the three price categories keep everything simple — and delicious.”
So mark your calendars — Eat, Drink, Love Ponsonby 2023 is one such event that should not be missed. For more information on the festival and its participating establishments (along with their totally delicious menus), click here.