We’ve said it once but we’ll say it again, there is nothing quite like the experience of settling into Faraday’s Bar for a delicious bite and something to drink — particularly after a day of shopping. Nestled along one side of the luxury department store, Faradays, in Parnell, this dining destination is the epitome of elegance, from its exquisite table settings and impeccable service to its carefully-considered menu and impressive wine list.
Now, Faraday’s Bar is launching a new seasonal menu, created in collaboration with renowned private chef, Anthony Price which will be available from Thursday to Sunday. Here, diners will find an array of mouth-watering dishes all of which showcase the freshest ingredients, underpinned by delicate Japanese flavours. Handily, everything on the menu is gluten-free, and most are dairy-free too.
For those seeking the full experience, we recommend booking at least 24 hours ahead to be able to partake in options like the Temaki Box (allowing you to roll your own sushi), the Nigiri Boat (with tamagoyaki) and the exceptional Hibachi Grilled Scotch Fillet (served with truffle tarragon wagyu-fat-mayo and togarashi kewpie).
That said, even if you decide to drop in on a whim, there are plenty of delectable a la carte options on this menu too. Think sushi rolls with spicy tuna, fresh salmon or just avocado, tataki dishes with either Angus pure eye fillet beef or peppered venison — both served with truffle frites and tsuyu dressing. There is also an unforgettable kingfish ceviche with togarashi spice, coconut and lime and yuzu cucumber.
Ensuring that every meal here ends on a high note, two new desserts have been added to wrap up the offering perfectly. Chocolate fiends will find comfort in the Dark Chocolate Delice, served with either mandarin or raspberry on an almond base. While those seeking something a little more fruity will delight in the Clafoutis Dessert with yuzu fromage.
In addition, Faraday’s Bar is introducing a rotating Champagne cocktail of the month, kicking off with the new Faradays 75. A take on the classic French 75 cocktail, this tasty tipple is made with Veuve Clicquot, Roku gin and fresh lemon, and will sit alongside Faraday’s Bar’s comprehensive wine menu, with an offering that spans lauded drops from the finest makers in New Zealand and Europe.
Only available from Thursday to Sunday, this new menu will run in conjunction with Faraday’s Bar’s classic Kitchen Menu, available from Tuesday to Friday, on which you will find an array of delectable seasonal dishes like market fish crudo, burrata with heirloom tomatoes and wood-fired bread with honeycomb, whipped goats cheese and truffle oil.
Whatever your proclivity, there’s no denying that Faraday’s Bar is cementing its reputation as one of the best places to dine in Auckland, as perfect for a quick meal or drinks with friends as it is for a longer, drawn-out lunch. And if you are yet to try the offering, this exceptional new menu is the only excuse you need.