ADDRESS:   11 Westhaven Drive, Auckland CBD
MAINS:   $31 – $40
CONTACT:   09 869 7555
SCORE:   16.5 / 20

Here at this prime Westhaven spot, uber-chef and favourite son Peter Gordon delivers a multi-faceted experience in a waterside setting. The place is vast, broken into inside/outside/ garden settings with options for large group and intimate dining. Gordon – regarded as the father of fusion – is a master at making unexpected combos work. Beer-battered Moodew paneer tortillas will get your tastebuds doing somersaults and the best blue cod ever is put to play with Gordon’s famous mango-flavoured nam phrik num dressing. Desserts are the biz too. The peach basil sorbet with basil sugar is over-the-top delicious. Plenty of attention is given to indigenous ingredients. Homeland has an easy, casual flow, a comfortable vibe that will suit both your boss and your great aunt, a singular wine list and exceptional service.

IN BRIEF: Quintessential Kiwi fare given world- class treatment