Ghost Street, Britomart
Brought to market by the same owners of an Auckland cult favourite, Café Hanoi, Ghost Street has taken up residence in an old 1885 basement. A hole-in-the-wall style eatery that takes inspiration from the streets of Beijing, nodding to the influence of the city of Chengdu, and provincial capitals of Sichuan and Xi’an. From scallop wontons to tiger prawn cocktails, Ghost Street will quickly transport you to the bustling streets of Beijing.
Bar Céleste, K'Rd
Step into this charming, neo-bistro setting for a night filled with French-inspired cuisine. Described as the “social anchor” of K’Rd, Bar Céleste is a place for everyone. Enjoy classic French dishes such as pommes paillasson or devour local kaimoana from Mahurangi oysters. Support local and pair with a New Zealand wine and a loaf of sourdough from Fort Greene. Bon Appétit!
Daphnes Taverna, Ponsonby
Say hello to Ponsonby Road’s newest Greek restaurant, Daphnes Taverna. This hot new spot boasts a modern Greek menu filled with fan favourites, including pita breads, dips and fried cheeses. Feeling extra hungry? Tackle a whole flounder with capers and tomatoes, or a lamb shoulder to share with the table. Finish off with baklava and you’ll be set for the night. Opa!
Homeland, Wynyard Quarter
Globally acclaimed New Zealand chef, Peter Gordon’s restaurant, Homeland, is Auckland’s newest “food embassy.” In partnership with Alistair Carruthers, Peter Gordon has created a space that not only embraces Aotearoa’s freshest produce but delivers an all-day eatery, a cooking school and so much more! If kaimoana (seafood) is your thing, order a smoked kahawai kedgeree, clam fritters or a paua and cheddar toasted sandwich. Delish!
Little Sister Cafe, Henderson
This quirky café has graced the streets of Henderson with an envious list of Kiwi and South East Asian dishes, including ricotta pancakes, Thai chicken salad and a trusty plate of eggs benedict. For those with a sweet tooth, a cream-filled doughnut for the road is a must.
Urban Soul, Karaka & Manukau
Manukau or Karaka, Urban Soul really is the heart of the South Auckland dining scene. Tasty, honest meals are on the menu here, offering a range of delicious breakfast and lunch options. This place is also child-friendly, making days with the kids that little bit easier.