It’s always nice to have a list of recommended restaurants to go to but when that list is from one of Metro’s Top 50 recommended restaurants in Auckland, you are sure to have a great feed!
To earn a place in this prestigious list, restaurants must excel not only in terms of food but also service, drink, quality, design, and fit-out, as well as individual character.
We decided to feature the top categories and give you a bit of a low down on what to expect…
Restaurant of the Year – SIDART
Sidart showcases the best seasonal NZ produce and blends progressive Indian flavours with contemporary cooking techniques to provide dinners with an elevated experience. In its 10-year Sidart has many accolades under its name and this award simply adds to it.
Best New Restaurant – COTTO
Cotto, voted Auckland’s best new restaurant is known for its affordable, superb, and decadently more-ish handmade pasta. The restaurant has a cool relaxed vibe, and the staff are attentive & friendly. The menu features a delicious range of options catering to carnivores and vegetarians alike using seasonal and local produce as inspiration.
Best City Fringe Bistro – Ponsonby Road Bistro
Ponsonby Road Bistro offers modern, global bistro fare in a stylish, yet relaxed setting. It is a friendly neighbourhood restaurant offering a sophisticated yet informal dining experience in an elegant room. The menu changes every 3 – 4 weeks to accommodate for the change in season and there are daily specials and an exciting wine list.
Best Neighbourhood Bistro – Cazador
This family owned and operated bistro in Mount Eden specialises in wild food. Their meats are sourced from NZ hunters and producers, and their seasonal menu reflects this. The atmosphere is casual and the decor one of a kind! If you like game then this restaurant is a must.
Best Destination Restaurant – Casita Miro
This stunning vineyard is located near the beautiful Onetangi Beach on Waiheke Island and has a certain Spanish Flare about it. The relaxed restaurant overlooks the vines and its focus is on
sharing food with friends and family. The sharing plates and tapas offer a stunning array of food and there is also a great A La Carte Menu.
Next time you are looking for a restaurant to go to for that special date night or birthday take a look at the list and experience it for yourself.