The weekend is upon us and what better way to celebrate than eating a delicious meal, one after the other. Unfortunately, the stress from picking a place can sometimes take away from the leisurely experience of wining and dining so we have you all covered, breakfast lunch and dinner. Let us present, your weekend dining agenda.
Friday dinner — Sidart
Expand your horizons at Sid Sahrawat’s highly-acclaimed restaurant, Sidart. The progressive Indian flavours in combination with contemporary culinary techniques can only be found at this establishment and will leave you enlightened.
Friday night — Conch
Head further up Ponsonby Road and stop off at Conch for casual late-night Friday drinks. A pint of Hallertau pale ale on tap paired with the widely-renowned Conch tacos makes for the perfect wrap-up of your week.
Saturday morning — Flour Mill
With forecasts showing that the sun will be shining bright on Saturday, Flour Mill is the cafe that comes to mind. Pull up a chair on their cosy courtyard and soak in the rays while you indulge in the strawberry shortcake in a skillet.
Saturday lunch — Red Wall 1939
Take your tastebuds on a gastronomic journey with Red Wall’s Bobo Yan feasting menu for an experience like no other. The scallop, prawn siu mai with salmon caviar is unlike any dumpling we have ever tasted.
Saturday dinner — Kushi Japanese Kitchen & Bar
Tucked away on the central streets of Auckland City is Kushi, a restaurant and sake bar with an ambience of elegance and class. Not to mention, one of the tastiest salmon steaks with a unique yuzu kosho pumpkin puree and a wide selection of Japanese sake.
Sunday morning — Cheese on Toast
Although it hasn’t been long since we last hit up Cheese on Toast, we just cannot refrain ourselves from going back for more. The spaghetti cheese toastie is a nostalgic sandwich of pure deliciousness and the homemade chocolate fudge brownies cannot go amiss.
Sunday lunch — Hapunan at The Beer Spot
The Filipino food truck duo is back after their month-long holiday and have parked up at The Beer Spot in Northcote. Grab a pint of one of the 40 beers on tap and pair it with some lumpia, in other words, the crispiest spring rolls in town
Sunday dinner — Bunga Raya Restaurant
Winner winner, chicken dinner could not be more accurate when it comes to Bunga Raya. The Hainan chicken at this New Lynn institution has a reputation for its succulence, tenderness and unbelievably fragrant and aromatic rice.