Recommended Metro Top 50 Auckland Restaurants 2018

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Metro Top 50 Auckland Restaurants 2018

Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2018 - As part of their annual awards, Metro magazine have released their Top 50 Auckland restaurants. Below are the full results of the Metro Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards 2018 Top 50 Auckland Restaurants.
Inspirations from the street vendor snacks on the bustling streets of Mumbai to the authentic Dum biriyanis from the Palaces of Nizam. Experience an Indian culinary journey like never before.
60 Federal Street,
Auckland,
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Amano is a celebration of food and people.

Spanning the historic Altrans and Quay buildings in Britomart, Auckland, our bakery, restaurant, and bar offer their own unique identity to the rich history of these beautiful and raw sites.
68 Tyler Street,
Auckland,
1010
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*****
(1)
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Apéro...slang for Apertif...a place to enjoy good food, good wine and good company all located in central Auckland.
280 Karangahape Road,
Auckland,
1010
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The team behind iconic Auckland destination SPQR now bring you Augustus, a bistro that is sure to be a Ponsonby landmark in it's own right.
1-3 St Mary's Road,
Auckland,
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*****
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Azabu combines Peruvian Japanese Nikkei flavours with more Tokyo-style dishes in a dining room that’s just as lively. Hidden away out the back, off Maidstone Lane is Roji, Azabu’s stealthy saké and cocktail bar.
26 Ponsonby Road,
Auckland,
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Baduzzi will open it's doors later this month in the New ASB Building along the North Wharf. Michael Dearth from The Grove is behind this venture - an Italian inspired restaurant with a special focus on meatballs!
ASB North Wharf,
Jellicoe Street,
Auckland,
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Chef Che Barrington takes Auckland Asian dining to new levels, serving up the sensational flavours of regional China in the lush surrounds of a Pacific island paradise. Also home to NZ's premiere rum and cocktail bar: The Rum Jungle.
146 Ponsonby Road,
Ponsonby Central,
Auckland,
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*****
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Serving traditional Vietnamese cuisine within a modern space, the restaurant promises to be at the forefront of the Auckland Asian food scene. On arrival enjoy excellent service from some of New Zealand's most respected front of house staff.
Corner Commerce and Galway Streets,
Britomart,
Auckland,
1010
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Most guests say this is the best Spanish Tapas restaurant they have been to and some who say this have travelled extensively in Spain. The venue is al fresco with stunning views over the vineyard and the sea.

Casita Miro, Waiheke, also has a play area for children amongst the olive groves.
3 Brown Road,
Onetangi,
Auckland,
1081
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Located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, the sleek, contemporary design combined with detailed service complement a menu of quality fresh New Zealand produce prepared using sub-continental flavours.

Cassia’s philosophy is based on the marriage of seasonal New Zealand ingredients with the flavours and cooking techniques of India creating refined Indian dishes that challenge traditional notions of Indian cuisine.
5 Fort Lane,
Auckland,
1010
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*****
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There isn't a more apt name for this Mt Eden, Auckland restaurant than Cazador - the Spanish word for hunter. Cazador Restaurant doesn't just expertly dish out some of the best game dishes such as venison, pheasant, duck and wild pork that are imbued with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours; it's head chef, Tony Lolaiy even goes out on hunting trips for his own catch. Tony's such a lover of game hunting that he'd even embrace cooking the game meat that patrons bring into the restaurant!

For those meat lovers who have vegetarian or vegan eating companions, worry not; Cazador also serve classics and vegetarian options. With Cazador Restaurant’s warm and ambient settings, inclusive of live classical guitar music every Friday and Saturday night, it's difficult not to enjoy a night out at this unique Auckland restaurant.
854 Dominion Road,
Auckland,
1041
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Cibo in Parnell, Auckland, is nestled away in an old chocolate factory is one of Auckland's best keep secrets.

Open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner Monday through Saturday, is an establishment that has consistently proven itself to be one of Auckland's top restaurants.
91 St Georges Bay Road,
Auckland,
1010
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*****
(9)
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Clooney


Clooney, Freeman's Bay, Auckland embraces the European tradition of constantly changing menus, which reflect the use of seasonal produce, both familiar and rare.
33 Sale Street,
Auckland,
1010
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*****
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*****
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Cocoro Restaurant is a new style Japanese restaurant brought to Auckland diners by the team behind Auckland's most celebrated Japanese restaurant, Soto.

Located in Brown Street, Ponsonby, the modern cuisine, interior and great service all make Coroco a restaurant worth visiting.
56A Brown Street,
Auckland,
1010
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Coco's Cantina is a mix of tapas bar, wine bar, delicatessen, 1970s American diner and chic cocktail lounge.
376 Karangahape Rd,
Auckland,
1010
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*****
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Kyle Street & Jordan Macdonald's new project. A new dining spot hidden in the heart of Auckland city.
12 Wyndham Street,
Auckland,
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Fast paced and fresh, Depot Restaurant by Al Brown will be a place to drop in and refuel.

Small plates of food to share, oysters shucked to order, and much of the produce cooked over charcoal or hard wood.

Depot by Al Brown will celebrate seasonal produce served in a straightforward style, with an emphasis on fun and attention to detail.

Depot Restaurant is SKYCITY's newest dining experience.
SKYCITY Auckland,
86 Federal Streets,
Auckland,
1010
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Our rating
*****
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*****
(25)
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Ebisu offers something new, a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese izakaya style of informal drinking and dining. Ebisu delivers authentic eastern flavours while remaining true to the traditions of the past.
Union Fish Building,
116 - 118 Quay Street,
Britomart,
Auckland,
1010
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The Engine Room, on Auckland's Northcote Point, is a stunning Modern European restaurant set in a classic art deco building.
115 Queen Street,
Auckland,
0620
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*****
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Federal Delicatessen is Al Brown's latest venture in partnership with SKYCITY. Expect good things from Federal Delicatessen - Al Brown's got the midas touch when it comes to establishing much loved eateries!
SKYCITY,
86 Federal Street,
Auckland,
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*****
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Fine Lebanese cuisine in the contemporary atmosphere of the newly re-invigorated St Kevin's Arcade.
St Kevin's Arcade,
Karangahape Road,
Auckland,
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Sean Connolly’s The Grill is an established dining favourite of ‘in the know’ Aucklanders, with a taste for great quality food. The premise is good honest fare with a distinctly Kiwi accent, created from the fresh local produce, including pasture-fed meat and sustainable seafood. If you’re simply looking for a delicious meal out with friends, The Grill by Sean Connolly should be high on your list of top dining spots.
SKYCITY Grand Hotel,
90 Federal Street,
Auckland,
1010
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*****
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The Grove on Wyndham Street in Central Auckland is an upmarket restaurant and wine bar. Stylish, yet comfortable, our food is focused on fresh, local and seasonal produce. We have a extensive global wine list.
St Patricks Square, Wyndham Street,
Auckland,
1010
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Our rating
*****
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Gusto at the Grand is SKYCITY’s latest exceptional dining experience at Auckland’s Federal Street. Award-winning Australasian chef Sean Connolly brings to the city an Italian restaurant where the ingredients speak for themselves and the dishes are rustic and true to traditional values. Delivered to table in a relaxed setting, the food is simple and served in the hum of a five-star international hotel. Gusto (pron. guh-stoh) is open seven days a week from 6.30am for buffet breakfast, and a la carte lunch and dinner as well as for room service
90 Federal Street,
Auckland,
1010
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The Halcyon is Herne Bay's latest destination of note. From the great team behind the acclaimed Ponsonby Road Bistro comes a relaxed local bound to wow.
194 Jervois Road,
Auckland,
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Han is Parnell's latest restaurant offering Korean charcoal BBQ & Modern fine Korean dining.

Chef & Owner Min creates the most incredible Korean dishes with a western twist from local fresh ingredients and free-range meats.
100 Parnell Road,
Auckland,
1052
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Positioned amidst Auckland’s bustling cityscape, Hugo’s Bistro offers all day dining - a place to meet with friends, grab the morning coffee or feast in the welcoming dining room & bar.

The sibling restaurant of Odettes Eatery is an ‘every day’ space, say husband & wife owners Clare & Joost van den Berg. It’s all about good food & good conversation.
67 Shortland Street,
Auckland,
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The story of the Hunting Lodge starts in 1868, with the current owners' connection to the land going back to the 1970’s. Having grown up amongst the vines, there have been many great times and stories shared about The Hunting Lodge and the community around it.

Today, our vineyard garden is all about truly delicious wine that can be enjoyed in a backdrop that makes memories of any occasion..
307 Waikoukou Valley Road,
Auckland,
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Journey through time and place on a plate...

From Central to South America and the modern and ancient cultures who have called this region home, Inti puts a contemporary spin on Hispanic cuisine serving up a delicious new experience for Auckland diners.
2 Chancery Street,
Auckland,
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Kazuya Restaurant is Auckland's latest Japanese Restaurant located in Mt Eden. Kazuya has been inspired by the New Zealand's multi cultural society, and promises to bring fresh, quality Japanese cuisine to Auckland's dining scene.
193 Symonds St,
Auckland,
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19 Khyber Pass Road,
Auckland,
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Simple and elegant cocktails and food.
490 Karangahape Road,
Auckland,
1010
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Celebrated chef Nic Watt brings his passion for flavour and dedication to detail to Auckland with MASU, his new Japanese robata bar and restaurant in the Federal Street Dining Precinct.
SKYCITY,
Federal St,
Auckland,
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Nanam would like to introduce Filipino cuisine with its traditionally inspired dishes transformed into a modern artistry whilst preserving the Filipino traditions.
178 Hurstmere Road,
Auckland,
1061
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Located on the corner of Shortland & O'Connell Streets in Auckland Central, the O'Connell Street Bistro is a small intimate multi-award winning dining room of twelve tables, created in the theme of a modern European back street bistro, with a cosy and well stocked bar.

The O'Connell Street Bistro proprietor, Chris Upton, trained in the UK, and also spent four years on board QE2. His Head Chef, Stephen Ward is NZ trained, and has previously returned from London where he worked at Terence Conran's Bluebird restaurant. Stephen has been with the Bistro since November 2000.
3 O'Connell Street,
Auckland,
1010`
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Our rating
*****
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Odettes Eatery, the much Anticipated New Project from Clare & Joost van den Berg of Zomer Café in Takapuna & formerly Zus & Zo Cafe in Herne Bay.
City Works Depot,
90 Wellesley Street West,
Auckland,
1011
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*****
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118 Ponsonby Road,
Auckland,
1010
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Our rating
*****
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Ortolana is the newest of eateries to open in the Britomart dining precinct offering neighbourhood casual dining in the relaxed, chic setting in the Pavilions.
The Pavilions At Britomart,
31 Tyler Street,
Britomart,
Auckland,
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409 Mt Eden Road,
Auckland,
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A small independent restaurant with twenty five seats. Pasture is about delicious, innovative food and unique drinks.
235 Parnell Road,
Auckland,
1052
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Ponsonby Road Bistro in Ponsonby, Auckland, serves simple, strong, honest food. But above that, the Ponsonby Road Bistro also keeps Auckland locals coming back for more because it exudes a charisma and charm that no other restaurant is able to stake claim to. This popular eatery is the epitome of bistro perfection; sleekness without the attitude and character without the excessive extravagance.
165 Ponsonby Road,
Auckland,
1011
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Prego Restaurant is an Italian restaurant that has been in business for over 20 years. Located in Ponsonby, Auckland, no bookings needed - all are welcome to enjoy our slick service and celebrated menu.

Italian al fresco dining in the intimacy of an enclosed courtyard, late suppers at the bar in front of a wood fire. Banquet table suitable for large groups. Bistro-style dining inside with the buzz of a busy restaurant. Prego Restaurant is well versed in meeting the needs of any type of dining occasion.
226 Ponsonby Road,
Auckland,
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Rosie Cafe in Parnell, Auckland, is a breakfast and lunch café serving Allpress Espresso coffee. Freshly baked products daily as well as lots of counter and deli food.
82 Gladstone Road,
Auckland,
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*****
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saan is a new Thai restaurant and the latest offering from inveterate restaurateurs Krishna Botica, Tony McGeorge and Jason van Dorsten owners of Café Hanoi and XuXu Dumpling Bar. Inspired by head chef Lek Trirattanavatin, the menu focuses on Lanna (Northern) and Isaan (North Eastern) cuisine and showcases traditional dishes from the Trirattanavatin family. Lek attended the Royal Thai School of Culinary Arts and comes from a family of chefs. The recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, a concept known as ‘Sueb Saan’ which represents the history of creating sustenance from your own land and this is evident in Lek’s use of fresh, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant décor and design, created by Cheshire Architects, reflects Lek’s origin and his desire to bring a new style of Thai restaurant to Auckland. Saan seats 127 including 16 in a bar area and has a private dining room designed to seat 20.
160 Ponsonby Road,
Auckland,
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Still considered to be one of Auckland’s top restaurants, Sid At The French Café, in Grafton, Auckland, offers award-winning French cuisine in a sophisticated setting.
210 Symonds Street,
Auckland,
1010
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Our rating
*****
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*****
(16)
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Fine dining modern European from the award winning chef Sid Sahrawat.
Level 1, Three Lamps Plaza,
283 Ponsonby Road,
Auckland,
1010
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Our rating
*****
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*****
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The Soul Bar & Bistro is in the heart of Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. Its elegant all-weather terrace faces west to catch the spectacular sunsets. It has been - and continues to be - enjoyed by Aucklanders and tourists alike.

Soul Bar & Bistro prides itself on it's use of the finest and freshest local ingredients - rather appropriate, considering its prime Auckland Viaduct Harbour location by the water.

Viaduct Basin,
Viaduct Harbour Avenue,
Auckland,
1143
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*****
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The Tasting Shed, Kumeu has one simple philosophy – a place where wine craves food. Expect to experience a unique environment where everything they are about is celebrating great food and wine pairings in a gorgeous wine country situated merely less than half an hour outside of central Auckland.

The Tasting Shed closes on June 30th for a month - like they do every year!
609 State Highway 16,
Auckland,
0891
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Our rating
*****
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Woodpecker Hill is an Oriental Smokehouse & Whiskey Works in Auckland, Parnell, where modern Asian meets Kentucky wood-smoked BBQ. East meets West at its mouth-watering best.
196 Parnell Road,
Auckland,
1052
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*****
(3)
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