Behold the new and improved harbourside stalwart.
We’ve waited with bated breath for the return of this waterfront dining institution – a destination responsible for fulfilling our culinary needs for over 16 years – and finally, it’s back. We’re happy to report that Euro’s new look and menu under the watchful eye of recently appointed executive chef and My Kitchen Rules judge Gareth Stewart, is destined to woo with just as much gusto as before.
Akin to seeing a long lost friend who’s had some strategic work done, the new premises bear resemblance to the old with the signature curvaceous counter top and pendant lights, while the addition of pale wood accents and tints of light grey, blue and gold have favourably lifted and lightened the vibe within. Seating options have also expanded to include sumptuous booths, as well as at the kitchen counter where one can be served directly over the pass.
With an ever-evolving background in French cuisine and fine dining, having worked for Soul, Mews of Mayfair London and The Green House in Mayfair to name a few, the menu brims with Chef Stewart’s ‘no-nonsense’ approach. From the wild venison tartare to the pea agnolotti stuffed with fluffy whipped goat curd to the line-caught crispy skin gurnard, here you’ll find dishes aplenty boasting fresh, exciting flavours, impeccable bounty from the sea and a wealth of locally sourced free-range ingredients. Updated versions of old favourites such as the rotisserie chicken and Peking duck pancakes also feature prominently on the menu – we suspect a public outcry would’ve ensued had they not.
Promising fresh, energising, new flavour combinations with a bit of a story – whether they have been produced with time-honoured techniques or simply sourced just down the road from West Auckland – there is no shaking this waterfront dining destination’s claim in our minds as the perfect locale to wine and dine.
Euro Restaurant & Bar
147 Quay Street
(09) 309 9866