This popular chicken-centric eatery has set up a tasty new outpost in Takapuna

Started in Hamilton East by a group of passionate foodies, Winner Winner has since expanded its reach into Wellington and Auckland, most recently bringing its hearty, chicken-centric fare to a new outpost on Anzac Street in Takapuna.

At the core of Winner Winner’s concept is a food offering that is fast and easy without scrimping on fresh ingredients or healthy options. Despite having a menu based around fire-roasted and fried chicken (all of which is free-range, by the way), Winner Winner also offers a roster of daily salads, delicious sides, tantalising sweet treats and dessert pies, as well as ample vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options to suit a range of requirements.

For any fried chicken fans, Winner Winner’s 12-hour-brined, buttermilk fried chicken, available from ‘Basic’ to ‘Proper Hot’, is a must-try, along with its fried chicken sandwich. Elsewhere on the menu, sides like mac’n’cheese with a Twistie crumb and loaded fries will pair perfectly with a quarter, half or whole bird and one of Winner Winner’s fresh cabinet salads. Meat-free and vegan dishes include seasonal charred greens with garlic, chilli and almonds, sweet potato fries with vegan mayo and a seriously delicious vegan burger made with barbecued pulled jackfruit.

As suited to an easy family dinner as it is to a quick takeaway lunch, Winner Winner is promising something for everyone with its menu of inclusive comfort food and attitude of laid-back dining.

Opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday 11am — 9pm
Friday to Saturday 11am — 10pm

Winner Winner Takapuna

16 Anzac Street,


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