Last month, The Māori Kitchen opened its doors at Queen’s Wharf on Auckland’s waterfront.
A self-proclaimed ‘hāngi café’, the small eatery offers hāngi served in a breakfast wrap, sandwich and pie. 'The works' option is also available.
It has already earned international recognition, being named by TimeOut as one of the coolest restaurants in the world to open in 2019. Check out the full article here.
Very soon, however, The Māori Kitchen will truly become an experience that is not to be missed in Auckland, when the installation of its two hāngi pits will be complete.
Diners can see first-hand how hāngi is prepared, which is a must-see experience for anyone interested in learning about Māori culture. It will be the only eatery in Auckland that will provide this service.
The Māori eatery and cultural attraction is a welcome addition to Queens Wharf, particularly given its central city location and proximity to the main cruise disembarkment points.
A key outcome of ATEED’s Destination AKL 2025 strategy is the need to deliver quality experiences which build on the richness of the cultural assets in Auckland, and The Māori Kitchen fits in perfectly with the region’s new direction.
ATEED has worked with Rewi Spraggon, the founder of The Māori Kitchen, significantly in the past on campaigns and events. It is an amazing win for Auckland to see his new initiative take off, proving to be an instant success, and providing Auckland with a fantastic food story in the process.