One of the most enjoyable parts of any holiday is the opportunity to sample new dishes and indulge in local cuisine. New Zealand is certainly no exception when it comes to opportunities to mix-up the menu and give visitors something worth coming back for. Among some of the ingredients that make the dishes at these restaurants stand out are some of the freshest seafood in the world and grass-fed beef.
The French Café
The French Café is an award-winning restaurant that provides guests with the ultimate service and cuisine, along with the atmosphere that has made it a favorite in the country and internationally. Some menu favorites include duck breast with caramelized peaches, fennel, honey, and lavender and organic lamb with ricotta beignets, peas, tomato, yogurt, and mint. Top the meal off with summer Pavlova made with strawberry, passionfruit, white chocolate, and rosewater. The best way to decide what to eat is with the tasting menu designed to be enjoyed by the entire table.
The Sugar Club
The Sugar Club is located in one of the most popular attractions in New Zealand, the Sky Tower in the City of Auckland. The breathtaking views from the 53rd floor include the Hauraki Gulf to the East and the Tasman Sea to the West. And these are just the start of the culinary experience guests will encounter at this impressive NZ restaurant. The restaurant features a menu of small dishes that encourages diners to try a wider variety of dishes than they might otherwise. Choose from Hiramasa kingfish, baked ricotta, creamed paua with kiwi dip and frybread, seared venison, and a lot more.
This contemporary bistro is located in an elegant conservatory at the Pavilions at Britomart. True to its name which translates into “Market Gardener” in Italian, the bistro grows their own produce just thirty minutes from downtown Auckland, bringing ultimate freshness to the dishes guests describe as being European but with a local feel.
A little research is the best way to find the best places to eat in New Zealand and make every meal a special one.