InterContinental‘s new, 5-star hotel officially opens its doors in downtown Auckland on January 30th, gracing the city’s waterfront with not only an elevated new accommodation offering but an exceptional culinary one, too. Advieh, the hotel’s flagship eatery, is primed to quickly become one of the city’s most exciting new dining destinations, promising something fresh and unlike anything the city has seen before.
“I’m confident there is nothing like Advieh in Auckland and I’m looking forward to surprising guests in the best possible way and creating a world-class restaurant and bar experience.” Gareth Stewart, Partner Chef of Advieh, tells us. Stewart’s name alone speaks to Advieh’s promise, given his impressive resume and near 30-year career. In this latest venture, Stewart has tapped into the rich, vibrant flavours of Middle Eastern cuisine, crafting a truly unique food offering, served in a relaxed but lively setting.
When it comes to the menu, the diverse and experimental fare is designed to share, allowing diners to sample a number of bold and unforgettable dishes with each visit. Whether you’re in for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or aperitivo, you’ll find a meticulously crafted offering that highlights locally grown, ethically sourced, incredibly fresh ingredients.
In the morning, the likes of hand-picked, seasonal fruit on ice, moreish toasted pretzels served with crushed avocado, guindilla peppers, fried halloumi and a perfectly poached egg topped with pistachio dukkha, and house smoked pastrami Benedict served with hash browns, mustard hollandaise and McClures pickles all feature on the menu. For those seeking indulgence, we suggest turning your attention to the full Advieh breakfast experience, which invites diners to enjoy a full selection from the eatery’s continental offering with an A la Carte item to accompany.
Those visiting for lunch can expect to find an exceptional expression of Middle Eastern flavours at their very best. The Kawhia Coast flounder on the bone with pistachio taratore and wild herbs is as delicious as it sounds, as is coastal lamb neck shawarma drizzled with buttermilk tahini, served with Advieh pickles and pea ezme. For the non-carnivorous, the pressed, grilled eggplant with caramelised whey, black tahini and spinach is a must. Finish on the impossibly delicious ice cream sandwich, served with almond spiced parfait and rose and golden peach confit. Sublime.
And while the breakfast and lunch menus are certainly impressive, the dinner menu is the pièce de résistance. Here, not only will you find the likes of mouthwatering crisp Kataifi, scampi and crayfish topped with tarragon mayo and black lime, and Advieh’s signature whole dry aged duck served with aromatic leg tagine, black lime, and pumpkin seed zhoug, you’ll also have the opportunity to sample the eatery’s banquets. Diners can opt for either the standard or signature banquet, available for $89 and $125 per person respectively. Each includes three curated courses, plus sides, serving up an exceptional insight into the diverse flavours of the Middle East — from raw kingfish with aleppo pepper cure, smoked tomato confit and dill, to southern station wagyu bavette topped with beetroot molasses, smoked buttermilk and sorrel, to fried cauliflower with pomegranate, tahini and brown butter yoghurt, and bitter chocolate cremieux, filo pastry, Manuka honey and pistachio ice cream — each course acting as an exploration of far flung places.
Exceptional fare aside, the space itself is a sight to behold — as is to be expected given the name on the door and the impressive team behind the project (including Warren and Mahoney Architects and Melbourne’s Technē Architecture + Interior Design). Sleek, sophisticated and stylish, every aspect of the InterContinental Auckland’s fit out lives up to the elevated nature of its address — with Advieh’s design clearly inspired by some of the world’s most chic international eateries. The result is a dining destination that feels luxurious yet relaxed, and certainly stands apart from the crowd.
With views of Waitematā Harbour, an inventive, vibrant menu, and a truly world-class setting, Advieh is an upcoming opening that should definitely be on your radar. Bookings are open now, and we suggest securing your spot ASAP to experience something that feels entirely new.
Monday to Friday, 6.30am — 10.30am
Saturday & Sunday, 7.00am — 11am
Lunch & Dinner
Monday to Sunday, 12pm — late
1 Queen Street,
09 304 0040