Tucked away on Lake Road in Takapuna, this traditional Japanese gem is filled with locals who know the value of a…


Creative vegetarian/vegan dining in a pretty-as-a-picture setting.


Inspired by the culinary diversity of the Med, a Wellington chef devises a cross-over style all of his own.

Gilt Brasserie

At last Auckland can boast a true brasserie in the style of New York’s famed Balthazar, or maybe the grand La Coupole…

Charley Noble

A Wellington institution marks its first decade.

Black Barn Bistro

A little bit comfy, a little bit edgy and a whole lot of yum.

Duo Eatery

A small restaurant with big flavours and a brave heart.


Warm, generous and where the ingredients can speak for themselves.


Glamour, glitz and fab food to fit any mood.


A Wellington fine-dining institution bounces back.

Terra Restaurant

Northland flavours shine on this slick and modern menu.


Contemporary Turkish/ Middle Eastern cuisine is matched with avant garde décor.

Stanley Avenue Wine Bar & Bistro

Popular neighbourhood bar-bistro with irresistible style.

Movida Auckland

An iconic tapas bar meets a dining room with killer drinks and striking harbour views in the heart of the Auckland’s…

Depot Oyster Bar & Eatery

Super-casual, always delicious and where great food and good times go hand in hand.


Logan Brown begets a free and easy little sister.


A modest backstreet bar delivers mightily on its food and drink.


French classics remastered to include well-considered Kiwi influences.

Waku Waku

Traditional Japanese cuisine takes on a new fashion in a stylish laneway.

Hopgood’s & Co

Elegant, approachable and a spectacular taste of Nelson.


A next-level exploration of Korean food as you never knew it.

Cellar 495

Hastings. A global master of wine uncorks a fresh experience in Hastings.


A Wellington institution is rebranded as an Italian espresso bar and eatery.

Poco Tapas & Wine

A gourmet geyser adding culinary cachet to Rotorua’s food scene.


Tiny bar, big flavours, natural wines and magical times.


An inner-city gourmet hideout with a unique voice and a menu of epic proportions.

Chaat Street by Vaibhav Vishen

Street food – chaat – provides some of India’s most delicious fare, yet only now with the opening of Chaat Street is…


Classy old-world meets edgy new-Welly in a luxurious bistro setting.

Dosa Etc

Top-notch dosa and other south Indian delights.

Sri Pinang Malaysian Restaurant

An orchestration of Malaysian deliciousness conducted by one of the most passionate hosts in the country.

Gather & Roam

Taking café fare to a new level, the team at G&R is undoubtedly cooking up the best breakfasts and casual lunches on…


Stunning, silky-smooth handmade pasta, authentic puffy pizzas and more, all delivered with punchy Italian flavours and…


Quintessential Kiwi fare given world-class treatment.

The Dishery

Inspired by tastes of New York, Dubai and London, cemented in pure New Zealand flavour.

Besos Latinos

Auckland. Latino vibes with margaritas that rock.


Auckland. Exciting, exquisite, extraordinary.


Wellington. Pan-Asian cuisine at its ideal best.


Auckland. Intimate dining that will surprise, intrigue and delight.


Auckland. If you are looking for the whole package, delivered by an outstanding team with an outrageous sense of fun,…


Don’t be fooled by the stunning brick and tile work, which gives that first impression of a traditional Andalusian…

Auckland, you’re next level

As we headed towards our print deadline, Auckland was still in level 4 lockdown and our hearts were breaking for our…


Christchurch. Excellent and appealing menu with creative twists on some of the classics, made with fine ingredients…

Mr Pickles Bar & Eatery

Hamilton. With both the food and the atmosphere being the antithesis of pretentious, Mr Pickles somehow defies…

Hali Bar & Bistro

Christchurch. Ocean-themed sophisticated bistro and bar serving delectable, sustainable seafood and exceptionally…


Auckland. At Gochu you will taste more than just an introduction to the Korean classics. Expect the unexpected set…

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…


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…