Esther

Esther

Come for a coast along the French Riviera, saunter through Sicily, then let’s get lost in the magnificence of Morocco.

With the warm embrace of humble tradition, Esther brings the authentic tastes of the Mediterranean’s sun-soaked shores to Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour.

The open country-style kitchen provides a homely welcome. Produce is theatrically prepped for a sustainable menu that focuses on local daily caught seafood.

Get caught up in Esther’s wanderlust where long lunches and lavish dinners drift up to cocktails at our rooftop bar.

LOCATION

4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, CBD

Auckland

CONTACT

09 379 9123

qthotels.com/auckland/eat-drink/esther/

Rooftop at QT

Rooftop at QT

Trip the light fantastic at Rooftop at QT, with a peak drink and dine experience bold against a backdrop of stunning city and harbour views.

Mezze and match from a spread of Mediterranean snacks, classic and contemporary cocktails and a wine list to suit elevated tastes.

With one airy bar inside and a second open to the sky, light – whether sun, moon or star – is ever on the menu at the Rooftop.

For those with horizons a little broader than most, we’ll meet you at the top.

LOCATION

4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, CBD

Auckland

CONTACT

09 379 9123

qthotels.com/auckland/eat-drink/rooftop-at-qt/

Kingi

kingi

kingi celebrates seafood. Local, sustainably caught seafood that tastes like the ocean it came from. Savour the terroir of New Zealand’s oceans, dunes, river mouths and reefs, and enjoy a good glass of wine. Life is sweeter in rhythm with the ocean.

LOCATION

29 Galway Street, CBD

Auckland

CONTACT

09 300 9596

kingibritomart.com

The Oyster Inn

The Oyster Inn

The Oyster Inn is an award-winning beachside bistro with three gorgeous guest rooms. Situated on stunning Waiheke Island, The Inn’s perfectly located in the heart of Oneroa village, with gorgeous views across the bay.

World class chef and owner Josh Emett has created an elegant and classic coastal-inspired bistro menu. Josh takes an honest approach to food, serving delicious uncomplicated dishes that allow the ingredients to shine for themselves and leave you wanting more. Where possible ingredients are sourced locally from sustainable and organic produce. New Zealand’s finest oysters are a highlight of our changing menu, delivered daily and shucked to order, harvested from the island’s very own Te Matuku farm. All served with incredible views across Oneroa bay.

Since opening, The Oyster Inn has become a Waiheke institution, much-loved by the resident locals, our regular Auckland visitors and those visiting from further afield. Just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, there’s no traffic jams getting here making it the perfect weekend escape.

LOCATION

124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa
Waiheke

CONTACT

theoysterinn.co.nz

Lobster & Wagyu

Lobster & Wagyu

Lobster and Waygu is situated on the Rooftop of the Seafarers building. With a commanding view over the Waitemata Harbour, savour a cocktail in the seaside sun or experience dinner under the stars. Enjoy our famous Lobster Rolls and premium Katsu Sirloin Sando showcasing Black Origin Sirloin Beef.

LOCATION

The Rooftop

Level 7 Seafarers Building

52 Tyler Street, Britomart

Auckland

CONTACT

+64 9 302 9886

seafarers.co.nz/lobster-wagyu/

Onslow

Onslow

Onslow is the culmination of Josh Emett’s culinary journey from London to New York and back to Aotearoa. A landmark Auckland address steeped in history, Onslow references the Old World but is decidedly modern; a sophisticated yet relaxed restaurant that celebrates New Zealand’s exceptional provenance. Onslow redefines the classic, where impeccable service, delicious food and timeless style are the order of the day.

LOCATION

9 Princes Street
CBD, Auckland

CONTACT

onslow.nz

Pici

Pici

Newly opened, Pici is a small fresh pasta and wine bar restaurant set within the iconic St Kevins Arcade on Karangahape Road.

Our menu is designed to share as we offer small selection of antipasti, fresh pastas, and a few desserts. Our wine list is focused on Italian and NZ natural wines.

Bookings recommended via website, although a limited number of seats are held for walk-ins.

LOCATION

Shop 22, St Kevins Arcade, 183 Karangahape Road, CBD

Auckland

CONTACT

ciao@picipasta.co.nz

picipasta.co.nz

Mr Morris

Mr Morris

Chef Michael Meredith’s newest restaurant venture – Mr Morris is located in Auckland’s Britomart Precinct. The food approach is an intuition of flavours and cultural inspirations that showcase the region. Using local, ethical, sustainable and seasonal produce with a devotion to flavour no matter its origin, to create a modern Pacific and New Zealand experience. The menu is divided into snacks, entrees, mains and desserts or you can opt for a trust the chef tasting menu experience.

LOCATION

Corner of Galway & Commerce St Britomart, CBD

Auckland

CONTACT

+6498695522

mrmorris.nz

Bar Céleste

Bar Céleste

Bar Céleste is a Parisian-style wine bar and neo-bistro on Karangahape Road, focused on seasonal small plates and natural wines.

Snack on some charcuterie or some poisson cru washed down with an orange wine, work your way through the entire daily menu and glass pours for the evening, or pop in for a late-night negroni nightcap.

Céleste is a charming spot on the most interesting street in Auckland City.

LOCATION

146 B Karangahape Road, CBD

Auckland

CONTACT

021 836 4015

barceleste.com

Fort Greene

Fort Greene

We are sandwich specialists, 100% seasonal and our main focus is to make everything from scratch, in house. We try to be as sustainable as possible. We are also an Artisan bakery with all our breads made by hand and 100% sourdough. Amazing Pastries and Great Coffee.

LOCATION

327 Karangahape Road
CBD, Auckland

CONTACT

021 0903 0417

fortgreene.co.nz