Recommended Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2009

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Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2009

Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2009 - As part of their annual awards, Metro magazine have released their Top 50 Auckland restaurants. Below are the full results of the Metro Audi Restaurant of the Year Awards 2009 Top 50 Auckland Restaurants.
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Andiamo Restaurant & Bar in Herne Bay, Auckland, is a chic, stylish and affordable restaurants serving an Italian inspired seafood cuisine to a high standard. A great place to meet for a drink or have dinner with an exceptional and comprehensive wine list.
194 Jervois Road,
Auckland,
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Antoine's Restaurant is situated in the turn of the century villa in historic Parnell, Auckland. Silver service, large New Zealand wine list plus extensive imported wines.

Celebrities and royalty dine here. Tony and Beth Astle opened and still run Antoine's Restaurant, it opened in 1973.
333 Parnell Road,
Auckland,
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Located in the Bombay Hills, South of Auckland, Bracu stands at the front entrance of the Simunovich Olive Estate, home of one of New Zealand’s largest olive groves with over 30,000 trees. The Kauri villa on the estate is the gorgeous home of the restaurant with stunning views across the olive trees, a lake and the rolling pastures of the Bombay Hills - a beautiful setting for a memorable dining experience.
49 Main Road,
Auckland,
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Cable Bay vineyards in Oneroa, Waiheke Island offers a unique fusion of art, fine food and fine wine in a stunning vineyard setting with spectacular harbour views. Cable Bay, Auckland’s latest meeting venue is just 35 minutes by ferry, or 7 minutes by helicopter from downtown Auckland. Cable Bay offers private meeting/dining rooms developed specifically for business.
12 Nick Johnstone Drive,
Oneroa,
Auckland,
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CAC Bar & Eatery occupies a historic bluestone building in Mt Eden, Auckland. The restaurant is the perfect place for everything from a quick drink to a more substantial dinner.
26 Normanby Road,
Auckland,
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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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Nestled in artful surroundings in the heart of Hotel DeBrett, DeBretts Kitchen brings something fresh and original to dining in the Auckland City.
Sip espresso on a red sofa next to a roaring fire, enjoy a cocktail in the art deco styled 'Housebar' or an intimate dinner by candlelight under a glass-roofed atrium, the setting will adapt to your mood, yet a meal at DeBretts Kitchen will always be remembered.
Kitchen was recently named as one of Auckland's top 50 restaurants in the Metro 2013 Restaurant of the Year Awards.
3B O'Connell Street,
Auckland,
1010
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*****
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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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(23)
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The Euro Restaurant and Bar on Princes Wharf, Downtown Auckland, is located on the water's edge. Offering fantastic food by Simon Gault matched with superb service from knowledgeable staff.
Shed 22,
147 Quay Street,
Princes Wharf,
Auckland,
1010
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Still considered to be one of Auckland’s top restaurants, 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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*****
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Grand Harbour was established in 2000 and we strive to serve the most authentic Hong Kong-style dishes in Auckland, a city with no shortage of Asian dining experiences.

With an extensive beverage selection, comfortable surroundings and friendly staff, dining at Grand Harbour is always an unforgettable experience.
Viaduct Harbour,
Cnr Pakenham and Custom Street West,
Auckland,
1010
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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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*****
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The Java Room has been in Parnell, Auckland for 12 years and serves Asian cuisine. We are licenced and BYOW only.Verandah dining with expansive views of the Auckland domain and the city.
7/317 Parnell Road,
Auckland,
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Introducing Auckland's finest fine dining steak house - the Jervois Steak House and Saloon of Herne Bay, Auckland. With Richard Sigley and Simon Gault's culinary reputation backing this Nourish Group venture, Jervois Steak House is guaranteed to be a satisfyingly meaty experience.

Jervois Steak House and Saloon exists to showcase meat in all its finest forms, and the supplier list reads like a who’s who of premium beef and lamb producers.

Jervois Steak House and Saloon is Auckland's steakhouse restaurant of choise because this is where you can discover the difference between grass fed and grain fed. You can get acquainted with imported delicacies such as Black Angus, which is used for the restaurant’s signature slow-roasted prime rib. Who knew there were so many details to be considered in the preparation of the good ol' steak?
70 Jervois Road,
Auckland,
1011
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Headed by Chef Peter Thornley, Kermadec is an award winning Restaurant and Seafood Brasserie & Bar that opened in 1994 and continues to be one of Auckland's flagship Restaurants even after all these years.

This premium seafood and seaside dining restaurant is located in the heart of the Auckland Viaduct Harbour with magical harbour views and is able to cater to any occasion, with late night cocktail venues, a dedicated bar section and multiple function rooms available.

1st Floor, Viaduct Harbour,
Level 1/204 Quay Street,
Auckland,
1010
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With its exposed brick wall, Kura Japanese Sake Bar has a sophisticated atmosphere to match their modern Japanese cusine. There is an open fire in winter and tables suited for intimate dining and for large groups.

Kura Japanese Sake Bar is the only restaurant where you can sample Okinawan style food with traditional dishes such as Rafiti (slow cooked pork belly) and Champon (Okinawan stir fry with bitter cucumber).

With over 25 different sakes to chose from and a small well matched wine list to chose from, Kura’s relaxed ambiance adds to a wonderful dining experience.
315B Queen Street,
Auckland,
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Michael Meredith, alumni of The French Cafe graduated from the iconic Auckland institution, blessing Auckland locals with yet another adventurous fine dining option in the form of Merediths Restaurant nestled in Mt Eden Valley, Auckland.

Merediths offers a 5 course tasting menu for $90, with an optional wine match for $60 from Tuesday to Thursday evenings. The 7 course tasting menu is available for $120, with an optional wine match for $80.

A nine course degustation menu is the only menu available on Friday and Saturday evenings at a cost of $130, with an optional wine match to go with for $90.

Dietary restrictions can be catered for, and there are vegetarian options for all menus.
365 Dominion Road,
Auckland,
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Our rating
*****
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*****
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Mollies offers 14 luxury suites in St Mary's Bay, for formal or relaxed gourmet dining. The in-house bar and Dining Room cater to every need.

With many private spaces Mollies Restaurant caters for parties, dinners, cocktails, breakfast and brunch.
6 Tweed Street,
Auckland,
1001
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*****
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Molten Restaurant in Mt Eden, Auckland, is a small and intimate restaurant owned by the ever amiable and incredibly talented chef Michael van de Elzen.

Molten Restaurant has become a hit with its ever changing contemporary European menu, unique array of boutique listed wines and fabulous cocktails.
422 Mt Eden Road,
Auckland,
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Non Solo Pizza is a cosmopolitan brasserie based in the heart of Parnell, just outside of the Auckland CBD. The NSP restaurant had been operating for over 12 years and specialises in Italian cuisine, with a comprehensive multi-course menu done up the Italian way.

Serving divine pizzas and truly authentic Italian specialities is the mission that the NSP team strives towards. Non Solo Pizza is one of our go-to pizzerias here in Auckland.

259 Parnell Road,
Auckland,
1052
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At Number 5 Restaurant in Central Auckland you will enjoy New Zealand specialities and the best range of New Zealand wine from our very own wine cellar. The warm interior and the open fireplace create a sophisticated and unforgettable atmosphere.

We will open for lunch for groups of twelve or more.
5 City Road,
Auckland,
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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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Situated alongside it’s famous “One Tree Hill” namesake, One Tree Grill offers a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of inner city dining. Since 1996, One Tree Grill has been a staple part of the Auckland restaurant scene, having evolved from our small 40 seat suburban beginnings to the modern, up market restaurant we are today.

With extensive upgrades to our dining facilities, we now have a range of dining options for individuals and functions of up to 102 people.

Outstanding cellared wines, innovative cuisine, thoroughly professional service – One Tree Grill offers a complete dining experience.
9 - 11 Pah Road,
Greenwoods Corner,
Auckland,
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Bienvenue! Pastis Chez Francoise is Auckland's newest French Restaurant, serving a modern and affordable bistro style menu with a friendly and warm atmosphere and nightly live music.
128 Victoria Street West,
Auckland,
1010
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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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Prime Bistro in Auckland, has great tasting cuisine and a stunning harbour location, which has made it a popular place for lunch and for private functions for more than four years.

The modern European inspired food emphasises freshness and quality with a result the local Metro magazine described as ‘too many good things'.
188 Quay Street,
Auckland,
1010
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Our rating
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Sails Restaurant in Westhaven, Auckland, is a multi-level, open plan restaurant ideally suited to private dining, weddings, corporate events and formal dinners.

With a harbour view from every seat, and a refined sense of luxury that makes any accasion simply outstanding.
Westhaven Marina,
103-113 Westhaven Drive,
Auckland,
1144
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A popular neighbourhood place - it'll definitely pay for you to book first, considering its popularity. Run by Hiroshi Miyata who is owner and chef in charge, as well as the positively perosnable maitre d' Gen Ogata, a night out at Sake Bar 601 is sure to be a memorably wonderful one. Check out this Auckland based Japanese wonder at 601 New North Road, Morningside.
601 New North Road,
Auckland,
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*****
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Satya South Indian Café on K'Road, Central Auckland, serves home style South Indian food - healthy, fat-free, vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes. Our extensive menu caters to all needs.
271 Karangahape Road,
Auckland,
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Soto Japanese Garden Restaurants Executive chef, Makoto Tokuyama produces a 'new style' Japanese cuisine for Ponsonby restaurants.

Having finished his training at the world renowned 'Ubon by Nobu' in London, Makoto is in his element here working with the plentiful, high quality ingredients available locally.
13 St Marys Road,
Ponsonby,
Auckland,
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Our rating
*****
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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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Our rating
*****
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SPQR, the famous Roman emblem, stands for "Senatus Populusque Romanus" - the Senate and People of Rome. Established in 1992 SPQR, a former mechanics garage, was one of the first "new age" establishments to open up in Ponsonby, the once red light district of Auckland. One of a kind, SPQR is cherished by its regular Ponsonby local clientèle and renowned for its exceptional food, service, and ambience.
150 Ponsonby Road,
Ponsonby,
Auckland,
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Our rating
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Voted as "one of the world's finest winery restaurants" by Wine International Magazine, London, Te Whau Vineyard Restaurant on Waiheke Island, has the most spectacular sea views, top-quality cuisine and NZs largest fine wine list.

Te Whau Vineyard Restaurant is must-go for food and wine lovers.
218 Te Whau Drive,
Auckland,
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Mark and Pauline Walynetz first begun the TriBeCa Restaurant & Bar in 1997, bringing to Auckland a touch of New York, the city that brought them together. Their classically genuine hospitality permeates throughout the TriBeCa experience.

Coupled with the high service and quality standards set by Mark and Pauline is the food prepared under the helm of head chef Hayden McMillian (ex Meredith's, The French Cafe and Vinnies) whose style of cooking is both inventive and highly assured. TriBeCa's menu changes seasonally and each item on the menu is a thoughtful representation of Hayden's passion for his craft.
The Foundation Building,
8 George Street,
Auckland,
1023
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Two Fifteen Bistro & Wine Bar, a 62 seat bistro & wine bar in addition to a private dining room that seats up to 28 people offers New Zealand and imported wines to go with their great food prepared by chef Jeremy Schmid.

Two Fifteen Bistro & Wine Bar offers a casual dining experience for all occasions.
215 Dominion Road,
Auckland,
1024
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The Veranda Bar and Grill (VBG) in Parnell, Auckland, has been one of Auckland's leading fine dining restaurants for more than twenty five years, enjoying a reputation for excellent service, and delicious high quality food.

Set in an old coach-house at Parnell which was originally built in the 1880s, the Veranda Bar and Grill has a high ceiling with rough-hewn beams and polished wood floors, retaining the character of the original building.

With silver service and subtle candle lighting, the Veranda Bar and Grill has an intimate and relaxed feel allowing diners to enjoy the overall atmosphere of this Parnell venue.
279 Parnell Road,
Auckland,
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“Vinnies, located in Auckland's Herne Bay, is a restaurant with history and a reputation for fine dining in relaxed and welcoming surrounds. It is renowned for consistent outstanding food, an award winning wine selection, superb professional service and Auckland's smallest art gallery.”
166 Jervois Road,
Auckland,
1011
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Our rating
****-
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*****
(11)
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Winehot in Kingsland, Auckland, has reopened with a new look, new menu and new drinks list..Le Vrai Bar pour L 'Apéro...the place to meet, take a glass and eat (as little or as much as you like).

The atmosphere is still decidedly French sexy ... a trip to an authentique Bar à Paris without the longhaul flight.

We now specialise in traditionelle French charcuterie: patés, térrines and rillettes all made in house and served with fresh baked baguette.

The winelist still holds the same funky selection to challenge the pallette but we have also added a selection of boutique beers from around the world and a few delicious French cocktails (pour vous Mesdames).

We don't take bookings you just come along.
605 New North Road,
Auckland,
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Our rating
****-
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****-
(5)
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