Cheap and cheerful restaurants are arguably the backbone of our dining scene. Serving up affordable, insanely tasty food — we find ourselves coming back to these eateries again and again, proudly claiming our status as regulars. From excellent Mexican and slurp-worthy noodles to cracking curries and mouth watering burgers, it’s time to celebrate our city’s very best cheap and cheerful eateries. If there’s any establishment you think we may have overlooked, be sure to add them in the comment box.
Everybody who votes goes in the draw to win one of three $1000 vouchers to be spent at one of the American Express Local Dining Collection locations — a list of which can be found here.
Voting has now closed. The 2022 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express will be announced in the Winter issue of Denizen magazine (released on 23rd May, 2022).
The Denizen Hospo Heroes 2022 ‘Best Cheap & Cheerful’ Shortlist:
Bali Nights, Ponsonby
Carmel, Eden Terrace
Chop Chop, Ponsonby
Eden Noodles, Various locations
Fatima’s, Takapuna, Ponsonby, Commercial Bay
Fishsmith, Herne Bay
Good Dog Bad Dog, Commercial Bay, Pt Chev & Flat Bush
Green Door Pizza, Commercial Bay
Lobster & Tap, Wynyard Quarter
Lowbrow, Karangahape Road
Oji, Britomart & Commercial Bay
Paasha, Mt Eden
Satya Chai Lounge, Various locations
Shake Out, Takapuna
Sumthin Dumplin, CBD
Sushi Moto, Parnell
Taco Medic, Ponsonby
Umu Pizza, Kingsland
Wise Boys, Grey Lynn & Commercial Bay
For more information on the 2022 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express, click here.