Eating Out In NZ

Eating Out has been designed to provide you the seeker of great dining experiences somewhere you can visit and easily find the appropriate dining experience. See a huge list of restaurants & cafes all around New Zealand.  View the most up-to-date restaurant menus in New Zealand.  Whether you’re looking for a Thai Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant, Indian Restaurant or just the best restaurant in New Zealand, you’ll find it here....

Paddock

Paddock in Cambridge has proved to be one of my favorite places to eat recently….especially since I’ve gone gluten free and low carb. Paddock offers a range of delicious burgers which I love and to top it off you can get them on gluten free buns or wrapped in lettuce if that’s the way you are heading....

Castle 91

Castle 91 in Leamington is an Indian Restaurant we are visiting for the first time. We ordered entree and the kids mains upon arrival and a very tasty Kngfisher beer. A steady stream of takeaway dinners we out the door as we waited for our dinner. more to come...

Masu

What an awesome place, from the moment you arrive you are treated incredibly well.   Yesterday the top up of water and Tea was a little slow but if that’s the only negative I can come up with then you know things are great.   The food tastes spectacular and I am always amazed by the flavors. This is the second time I’ve had lunch and opted for the ex press option which forces me to try things I’d never tried before such as the soft shell crab and the tempura vegetables.   Highly recommended.  ...

Momento – Hamilton

This is our first time to Momento in Hamilton and we are enjoying our experience. There are toys for the kids, there is a nice ambience and on this cold rainy day the surroundings are warm and inviting. The staff are friendly and helpful and importantly the coffee is great. Rebecca had a slice however which she only rates as OK....

Raspberry Coconut Macaroons

Every year around this time, behind the scenes, I go through my annual Macaroon Marathon, in which I decimate bags and bags of coconut in an effort to find a variation on the lowly macaroon worth noting, publicly. As evidenced by the fact that my archives are virtually coconut macaroon-free, I hadn’t thus far succeeded. But it wasn’t for lack of trying. Two years ago, insistent on making something my coconut-loathing but chocolate-adoring husband would find palatable, I made multiple attempts at chocolate-coconut macaroons. They were… brown. And tangly. And rarely chocolaty enough. I don’t remember them fondly. Last year’s experiments centered on whatever appallingly bad home economics had led me to having three (3!) bags of unsweetened coconut in my pantry, and my determination that they would leave my kitchen in cookie format. They were… okay. I am sure more skilled macaroon makers than I make excellent macaroons from unsweetened coconut, but I found them consistently more dry and scratchy than those that began with sweetened coconut. This week’s coconut macaroon trials were the most obsessive yet, with versions rolled in unsweetened coconut chips (gorgeous, but man, are those chips unpleasant to chew), chopped almonds (tasty, but hardly noteworthy), thumbprinted with the intention of filling the indentation with jam or chocolate down the road but I lost interest before I did (a sure sign that they were a snooze) and even flattened, with designs on a sandwich cookie. Were it not for the one in which I’d actually pressed a whole raspberry inside a sealed ball of coconut macaroon, I wouldn’t be here discussing macaroons today because although...

Jai Jalaram Khaman – Sandringham

Jai Jalaram Khaman is a vegetarian Gujarat restaurant in Sandringham.  Nestled amongst the other restaurants, dairies and food stores, it stands out because of its pinky orange exterior.  However, you could be forgiven for passing it by, as little from the outside indicates the great food inside.  A true suburban corner shop style ethnic restaurant, once inside the diner is greeted by a small space, with formica tables and kitchen chairs.  This place is not about atmosphere, it is about good food.  ...

One 2 One Cafe , Ponsonby

One2One Cafe is a great place to visit on a rainy day where you can soak up the atmosphere of this busy little cafe. There is a strong smell of coffee as you enter through the front door, and the sound of the clinking cups over the chatter of polite conversation. One2One Cafe was previously known as the Atomic Cafe. The two fat cats are still around, somewhere. Probably on one of the chairs, lap cruising or in someones guitar case. Millers have been providing the coffee here since 2005 and are holding their own quite nicely thank you very much along Ponsonbys’ well represented cafe strip. The exposed brick walls and the now retired espresso machine on the shelf at the back of the room remind us of time that has passed here. Family friendly with charming covered rear courtyard complete with childrens sandpit and blackboard. Come in for a cuppa sometime and see where the coffee scene started from in Ponsonby Rd over 18 years ago. have you been to One 2 One? Why not be the first to review the Cafe for us. Address: 121 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby...

Euro Bar and Restaurant

Euro was one of the first restaurants to make the most of Princes Wharf. The staff at Euro appear to be more than happy with their surroundings, as they are cheerful, helpful and courteous, when I ate there I wanted a bottle of Champagne that was not on the menu (a 1996 Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque) however my waiter was more than happy to pop off down the road somewhere and get me a bottle. Obviously this made for an excellent start to the evening. We loved euro and will be back for more as soon as we can find baby sitters   Princes Wharf, Auckland CBD Address: Shed 22, Princes Wharf, Auckland Phone: (09) 309 9866 Website: eurobar.co.nz...

Fran’s Cafe

If you’re in Cambridge around lunchtime, Fran’s Cafe is a great place to stop for a bite to eat. The food is fresh and tasty, and reasonably priced. I particularly like the vanilla custard slice, which is billed as “the Best in the World.” The baked goods do tend to be better than ordered meals. Last time I was there I asked for the Steak Sandwich that was the special of the day, and it arrived with bread toasted to a crisp and slightly burnt, overdone steak instead of the medium rare that was advertised, and totally lacking the advertised cheese as well. However if you stick to what’s in the cabinet you can’t go wrong, and there are plenty of works by local artists – and a playpen full of toys for kids – to enjoy as you eat. It is definitely my pick of the Cambridge lunchtime eateries....

Ashi Itzcalli

Friends recommended Ashi Itzcalli to us recently as they live nearby and we were thrilled to hear that something authentic had moved into the neighborhood. From the minute we walked in we were made to feel welcome. This is not the Tex/Mex standard fare but is more Mexican regional cuisine, created by a person skilled and passionate about their work. The family that run the restaurant were all so lovely. What followed was amazing service,food and sangria! 2 Surrey Cres Grey Lynn Auckland City 09 376 0196...

Banzai Sushi

I have wandered past Banzai a few times and seen how busy it is and wondered what was drawing everyone in. Recently I found out why… as well as offering Bento bowls which looked really good (I didnt try one though as my favorites are Sashimi and Sushi ) Banzai offers a wide variety of shushi. The sushi was an interesting mix, obviously there were the usuals – chicken teriyaki, salmon nigiri, tuna nigiri etc. There was also a really good genuine selection of sashimi – which I happen to love – tuna, salmon, snapper and others. Here’s what one of our twitter friends had to say about Banzai Sushi. bodytechfitmama love the fresh creative ways to do sushi, delicious miso soup too.Great for staff mtgs...

Cafe’ Milk

Located in Saatchi & Saatchi’s brick building which is an ex-wool store the on-site café Milk provided the usual suspects from twitter with a fantastic environment to tell tales, joke and generally have a good time over breakfast. With space to spare and as the group grew larger we moved from the comfy lounges to a large table that could accommodate more people. I chose an omelet was excellent and I will have it again but I noticed most of the others chose things like eggs benedict, Bacon and poached eggs on toast and I saw one healthy bowl of Muesli and berries. Some comments from the twitter crew… @robtreacher I had delicious muesli, berries and yoghurt. @justinflitter I had the Bacon, poached eggs on toast, was great but wasn’t sure whether they were free range @tpr2 I had the omelet and it was fantastic, very tasty. The coffee was also great, definitely worthy or a repeat visit. @tarasutherland had the ricotta hashbrowns and poached eggs and said this about them “so good, i am having it next week!” @lindiscs I had the eggs benedict but didn’t want bacon or salmon so they asked if I wanted mushrooms instead. That was a nice touch. All the eggs at Milk are free range (I asked) but I didn’t ask if it was cage-free bacon. Will ask next time So overall Cafe’ Milk has been a success and we look forward to coming back again. Milk Cafe’ can be found at 125 The Strand Parnell Remember if you want to add your comments about Cafe’ Milk or any other Restaurant, Cafe...

Floriditas

Floriditas is a smart and comfortable cafe and restaurant in the heart of Cuba Street Wellington. Floriditas offer diners a seasonal menu of simple and delicious food sourced from the very finest suppliers. The wonderful staff at Floriditas will also provide you with extensive wine list, the fullest and finest expressions of Mojo coffee and a selection of liquors and cocktails just a little stronger as desired. Our celebrity tweeter @wellington_nz tells us that Floriditas is one of their favorite Cafe and Restaurants. You will find Floriditas at 161 Cuba Street, Wellington. You can check out the website at www.floriditas.co.nz or Telephone them on (04) 381 2212...

Tay Street Beach Cafe

Tay Street Beach Café is situated right on the famous surf beach corner of Tay Street and Marine Parade at Mount Maunganui. The café offers both in and outdoor seating overlooking the courtyard or golden mile of white sands across the street. With its contemporary affordable cuisine in a relaxed and stylish beach setting, Tay Street Beach Café is the perfect place for everyone who loves the beach and the lifestyle that comes with it. Tay Street Beach Cafe has great food and it’s wonderful to have a full menu right next to one of the New Zealands favorite surf beaches. The meals come out with perfect presentation and taste as good as they look. The place is always busy because of its location. A great place to go in the weekends you can Find Tay Street Beach Cafe at… 154 Marine Parade Mt Maunganui Phone: 07 5720691 Website: www.taystreetbeachcafe.co.nz...

Cafe L’affare

Founded in 1990, Caffe L’affare (pronounced la-far-ray) is Wellington’s iconic and irreverent café, and coffee roastery. The flagship café showcases our signature espresso to a backdrop of the roaster, busy packaging plant, equipment showroom and bean store. Our celebrity twitter reviewer maricia123 describes her experience at Cafe Laffare as “Good coffee,designer hub,people,food & friendly vibe” Cafe L’affre provides you with many menu options to choose from – all-day breakfast, a delicious à la carte lunch menu, daily changing soup and pasta options and a comprehensive selection of café style counter food. We are licensed for beer and wine, and have a large array of freshly squeezed juices and smoothies. Cafe L’affare can be found at 27 College St ,Wellington and you can contact them on 04 385 9748...

Chow – Auckland

Chow is a mixture of ego, ability and ambition. The aim is to serve fresh, healthy food, great drinks and look after our customers and staff. Then, when we’re happy with it, take it to the nation. Our guest reviewer described Chow as lovely fresh food, great service, awesome decor. All round good! The Chow menu suggests  that the food is best shared. Per person, a couple of dishes with sides is a meal, more is a feast All dishes are served with jasmine rice You can find Chow down at the Viaduct in Auckland 1 Pakenham St East, Viaduct Ph 09 365 2585 Mon to Fri noon til late Sat & Sun from 5pm til late...

Restaurant 88

Xin Chan and welcome to Restaurant 88, home of the Green Lanterns is the opening line of Restaurant 88’s website. Here at Restaurant 88, we do our very best to introduce the many diverse flavours of Vietnamese cuisine to Wellingtonians and visitors to our great city. We hope you enjoy it. We certainly take great pride and pleasure in bringing it to you. Open for two years now, Restaurant 88 is rapidly becoming a fixture on the Tory St strip. Its stark retro-modernist interior offers few frills and minimal decoration, yet is softened by a crimson colour scheme, pleasingly complemented by a row of lime green lampshades. The comment by our guest reviewer was ” the food is die for, the service is spot on and the inside decor is very funky” If you have been to Restaurant 88 and would like to tell us a little more about it please do so using the review form below....

The Library Cafe

The Library is a place like no other. A place with a wide range of simply delicious cuisine for everyone. Organic, Allergen-free food choices for all ages prepared with care for you, our guests and our planet. A memorable experience for the body and soul. The story about the Library is well worth reading so check out the website and then head down to this fantastic establishment. During the day The café offers two distinctive areas: The main dining room exudes fun and vibrancy to entertain energetic and inquisitive minds and bodies in an indoor and outdoor family safe environment. The second room, a luxuriously intimate reading lounge offers a quiet haven where guests can sit back, relax and read the latest newspapers, magazines or one of many of the coffee table books at hand At Night The Library offers a premium function venue in an architecturally designed impeccable restoration of one of Auckland’s finest heritage buildings. The building, built in 1912, is a true monument of it’s time and offers the perfect setting for social gatherings, weddings and corporate functions. The Library, adorned with impressive features of its era with an expansive garden setting, is a truly unique venue in a central Auckland location that will make for a wonderfully memorable event. The Library can be found at 55 Princes St, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand...

Solstice Bar & Bistro

Bringing a taste of town to the shore. Solstice Bar & Bistro is a fully licensed restaurant situated in the heart of Albany. Offering contemporary European cuisine in a stylish setting. According to our guest reviewer the prawns with Tabasco in a shot glass are  HUBBA BUBBA 🙂 Solstice Bar & Bistro can be found off Kell Drive, (off State Highway 17), Albany Village, Auckland. Ph 414 6005, Fax 414 6008...

Invito Bacons Lane

The Invito is located in the center of Auckland at 7 Bacon’s Lane. In a contemplative ambient with calm atmosphere our kind waiters are willing to take your wishes very gladly. According to the weekday we offer an exciting and entertaining program with live music. Invito is well known for providing excellent food and a menu that caters for a wide variety of tastes. Food is served all day long and is complimented by a large selection of wines, beers and traditional drinks. 7 Bacons Lane Chancery Auckland 09 302 1014 09 302 1036...

Joy Bong Restaurant

Joy Bong Restaurant specialises in royal Thai as well as Isaan Thai cuisine, from the Isaan region in North Eastern Thailand. Food is typically delicate and spicy but always fresh each day. Deriving its common Thai name “Isaan” from the Sanskrit for North East, the Isaan region of Thailand is a plateau of rice paddies sitting 1000 feet above sea level. The rice from these fields is fundamental to both the culture and cuisine of the whole of Thailand. You can get all your Thai favorites and more. 09 377 2218 531 Karangahape Rd, Auckland City...

Prego Italian Restaurant

If you are looking for Italian al fresco dining in Ponsonby Prego is one of the best, nestled within the intimacy of an enclosed courtyard Prego offers the simple pleasures of freshly prepared foods, with hand selected wine. The bit I love the most about Prego is the freshly baked loaf which my wife and I always have as our starter. I usually go for the Agnello which is the BBQ lamb in a rosemary sauce and is spectacular. You will find Prego at 226 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby in Auckland....

Giapo Genuine Italian Gelato

Giapo is a gelato artisan. You can find him at 279 Queen St. Auckland, just next to the Civic Theatre. Giapo uses organic, natural ingredients and dreams about a world without artificial ingredients and trans-fats. The gelato is made from 100% natural products and it does not contain artificial preservatives, gelatine, or hydrogenated fats. So that’s the technical stuff out of the way but what does it taste like? The Gelato at Giapo is absolutely spectacular and the experience you have when you visit Giapo is always a delightful one, enter the store and the staff start poking sticks at you with little tastes of gelatos and sorbets, until you find the perfect flavor. With 2 young boys, you can imagine their delight at being posted icecream for them to try. Alex gets a free ice cream because he is a baby. The serving sizes are generous and I have heard people say cripes that’s too much I don’t want a that much ice cream so perhaps have a little less for lunch and leave some room for New Zealands best Gelato. This is a must visit eating out experience...