ADDRESS: Matauri Bay, Northland
CONTACT: 09 407 0010

Our luxury lodges are world class and deserve our recognition. In 2023 we introduce our Luxury Lodge Chef of the Year category with a new generation of discerning, well-travelled consumers in mind. At Kauri Cliffs, executive chef Paul Froggatt (pictured above) packs a hefty CV that includes nine years at New Zealand’s iconic Huka Lodge and stints at two-star Michelin restaurants, Amber at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, and Saint Pierre, a Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef restaurant in Singapore, along with extensive travel and work in kitchens in Asia. He offers a menu that carries the flag for exceptional French technique while presenting exquisitely handled ingredients and allowing the diner to develop a great respect and appreciation for our intense New Zealand flavour. This is a chef at the top of his game, cooking for a clientele that is used to experiencing nothing but the extraordinary.

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With special thanks to all our 2023 partners