First meal after landing in Auckland city. We waited for over an hour and apparently they don’t accept reservation neither. Their oyster is quite fresh and juicy. The fish burger is really tasty but it is quite tiny. The steak is ok and the pasta tasted terrible to me.
This is my first ever one star review given to a restaurant on Zomato and will probably be the only one. I also work in this industry and wouldn't be harshly critical for no reason towards hardworking people even if I get just an average service. However this time I really felt my blood boiling. What really ruined our experience was the way we were treated by one of the hostess. Once we asked for a table we moved close to the front door since our table was being set up. As we were stepping away from the main door pathway she SHOUTED at us “can you step away?!”. That really threw me off! I took a deep breath to let it go, since this was our anniversary and didn’t want to ruin this occasion by having and argument with her. Even though the food and table service were fantastic I couldn’t think about anything else other than writing this review to describe her rude attitude once we were done with our meal. Maybe she mistook us for regular tourists who are completely clueless to what goes around on their surroundings. On the other hand, we have no complaints regarding the table service nor the food we were served. Our waiter was extremely helpful, friendly and efficient, giving us great suggestions on what we should get as an entree and side dishes. Our table was close to the kitchen, it was trully amazing to see how concentrated and committed each team member were on their positions, you could clearly tell they are passionate about their jobs. This was clearly reflected on the quality of the food served. Our squid linguini was superb, clams were definitely fresh and the thinly sliced pastrami on top of it gave a surprising twist to the whole dish. Potato skins are to die for, a delicate crispy layer outside and soft texture inside along with thin slices of manchego gives you an uplifting feeling on your taste buds. These are not ordinaries deep fried potatoes, definitely worth trying them. If it wasn't for the unpleasant initial service would easily give 4 or 5 stars.
Hands down my favourite restaurant! It doesn’t matter what you order, you know it’s going to be great. Never in 1000 years would I normally order and eat bone marrow but it is the first thing I order every time I visit. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff too!