Honestly if it wasn't for Zomato Gold I probably would not have gone here last night for dinner. Boy was I glad I did, this is hands down the best restaurant I have been to out to in West Auckland. Wife and I loved it. Had to book for an early table at 5.30pm on a Friday, it fills up fast. Food is divine , staff are amazing and you are made to feel a little bit special. I had the Prime Angus Sirloin and wife had the Lamb Massaman.
MAGNIFICENT. Chikos made each dish taste better than they already look which made for an magnificent experience! Now that I review food, I often get asked where to eat in certain areas and this is definitely the first place I’ll have in mind for Henderson. The Crispy Pata Pork Knuckle was so light, juicy and crispy - and when I thought it couldn’t be any better, the coco shrimp onion dip brought the whole dish to perfection. Even the Ash Coated Bistro Venison was cooked so well, but more importantly, it wasn’t even gamey! The Hot Ladle Chowder was obviously well thought out, with great combination of flavours and would definitely recommend this to make your whole selection of foods more ‘wet’. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the salmon but that was really good as well! It wasn’t dry and over cooked like at most places so if you’re a fellow salmon lover, give this a try as well. The service was exceptional with such friendly and caring staff. If you can get through the Lincoln Rd rush hour madness, there’s plenty of parking and a great meal awaiting.
Excellent service from start to finish. Menu is an interesting mix of fusion food that would have you torn over which to pick, and you at the table having food envy of each other’s once the food arrives. Tasty interesting flavours, tender meat and interesting ingredients will have me back for sure! Lastly, don’t forget about the dessert! Totally worth it! You will get a “life” sample menu of all the desserts. A pre-warning, it will not be an easy choice with the range on offer.