Blue Breeze Inn
Mark Wallbank’s passion for Asian flavors shines at Blue Breeze, which sits on a corner of hip Ponsonby Rd. Wallbank is behind a clutch of the city’s most successful restaurants, all of which are innovative and always ahead of the game. He also owns next door’s Chop Chop, MooChowChow http://www.moochowchow.co.nz/ (just up the road in a converted villa), and Woodpecker Hill https://woodpeckerhill.co.nz/, in posh Parnell. The former chef started his career cooking for politicians at the Beehive in Wellington, the country’s capital, worked at the Ivy in London, and did a turn as a judge on cooking show MasterChef New Zealand.