Clarence Bistro

Tauranga. This is a kitchen clearly not afraid to mix it up, using their skills in baking, dry ageing and foraging to…

Phil’s Kitchen

Auckland. Nestled in the heart of the eclectic Kingsland dining precinct, the restaurant is about as far as you can get…

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

The first dust of winter speckling the hills near Ōamaru is a cue to cosy-up the menu at Cucina, the Tees St restaurant…

LOCAL HEROES / TARANAKI

Several years ago, I was in Tokyo demonstrating to a number of chefs the glory and beauty of New Zealand grass-fed…

WILD AT HEART

Often, in search of a fresh adventure, you come full circle. When Dariush Lolaiy and Rebecca Smidt decided to open a…

Cinderella

Wellington. Recently opened by Yu Group in the building that formerly housed The Bresolin, Cinderella offers…

Poivre & Sel

Napier. P&S creates classical French dishes in a humble cottage setting, in one of the so-called Six Sisters along…

The Lodge Bar

Auckland. The kitchen serves well-conceived dishes that range from some spectacular snacks through to an impressive…

Kingi

Auckland. This elegant city oasis literally sparkles, its stunning chandelier shimmering like the scales of the mighty…

SHAPE SHIFTERS

You need to look where the next hungry crowd is, says chef Hayden McMillan, and he has no doubt that vegan food is the…

LOCAL HEROES / Bay of Plenty

The joy of regional dining is that it celebrates the land in a way that is respectful, fun and delicious. There are few…

CHOSEN, NOT FORSAKEN

Plabita Florence has made it her business to elevate vegetables, especially the friendless ones and those peelings,…

Mr Morris

Auckland. This is a dining experience no serious gourmand should miss. Mr Morris more than meets expectations: it…

Cellar Door

Christchurch. Remarkable wine bar and tasting room boasting an impressively extensive wine list, located in the…