The second outpost of Lowbrow is now in full swing in the heart of St Kevin’s Arcade, dishing up our favourite wings and the tastiest hot sandwiches in town.
Making the most of the heritage building, Platform 8 is newly opened in the grandiose lobby of Auckland’s old railway station
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Kingsland welcomes a new addition on New North Road. KINGSLAND SOCIAL is the new all-day brasserie by Phil Clark of Phil’s Kitchen. HARBOUR SOCIETY has opened on the 15th floor of new hotel, SO/ Auckland. It’s home to French chef Marc de Passorio, former owner of Michelin-starred restaurant, L’Esprit de la Violette.
Chef-owner Sam Lee (formerly of Ebisu and Amano) has opened IZU, a new venture bringing refined Japanese food with a Euro flair to the south Auckland suburb of Papakura.
Sid Sahrawat has revealed a bold new menu direction for his award-winning finedining restaurant SIDART, moving from contemporary Kiwi cuisine to “progressive Indian cuisine”.
Adding to the cool vibe that’s sparking up in Mt Eden, XOONG mixes Japanese and Chinese influences with favours from across north east Asia and a cracking cocktail list, all in seriously glam surrounds. Josh Barlow, ex-The Grove and a high-powered clutch of London spots, takes over as executive chef at THE SUGAR CLUB in Auckland’s Sky Tower.
By the causeway at Omaha Beach, THE FARMERS DAUGHTER is serving coffee and bagels with the promise of food and cocktails to come. Bring-your-own-packaging wholefoods refillery GOODFOR has a new store on St George’s Bay Road, beside the La Cigale French markets.