Restaurants in New Zealand

Getty Images

Connecticut expatriate Michael Dearth has a great reputation in Auckland's culinary scene, and for good reason—he made a name for himself at fine-dining... Read More

Black Barn is many things: winery, summer concert venue, modern Kiwi art gallery, restaurant, local farmers’ market, and lodging. What makes it... Read More

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... Read More

One of Queenstown’s hottest tables, is an easy walk for dinner. Dishes include a range of superior steaks, venison, and lamb, as well as seafood... Read More

A modern restaurant with sweeping vistas across the gulf. Read More

Probably New Zealand’s most beloved chef, Al Brown is warm and welcoming—and his restaurants are imbued with these magical attributes as well, a good... Read More

In a former waterfront warehouse complete with kauri pillars and roughed-up concrete, Ebisu has become a fixture for its very fine take on clever,... Read More

The view alone is worth the detour: outdoor tables overlook a glassy pool, down past the rows of grapevines, and out to a thin ribbon of blue sea. It... Read More

Peter Thornley's menu is an effortless mix of traditional and contemporary New Zealand. Read More

New Zealanders are obsessed with their coffee—they’ll discuss it more readily than they’ll ever broach a conversation about politics. And while the... Read More

Decadent, divine, and quite possibly keeping the country’s dairy industry afloat with the kitchen’s demand for the creamiest butter for their meltingly... Read More

Little Bird Unbakery was the game-changer that kickstarted the local raw-food movement. Starting out in warehouse garage, the brand’s explosive success... Read More

Martin has a goatee and a winking, genial gruffness. His restaurant occupies the glass-walled dining room of a 126-year-old yacht club. The room is tidy... Read More

Michael Meredith opened his tasting-menu-only restaurant nine years ago. The chef has long been ahead of the curve—bearing bold tattoos before they... Read More

Exquisitely crafted sweets and desserts are created and served in equally sublime surrounds at Milse, a must-visit for any patry lover. Enter this... Read More

Vegetables grown on-site, and a great view of the Hauraki Gulf. Read More

This new Britomart eatery has spectacular furnishings by Nat Cheshire (a design hero to those in the know) and Nick McCaw, with exposed beams, handmade... Read More

Prepare to be wowed by the beautiful decor as well as the food—everything here is perfectly executed. The third café opened by husband-and-wife team... Read More

Ortolana was onto sophisticated garden-to-table fare long before it became a full-blown trend. With their chef Jo Pearson, café innovators Scott Brown... Read More

Pinot Noir wine and locally sourced food in a garden setting. Read More

Owned by style shapers, the Hip Group, this chic café just north of the Harbour Bridge is the ideal spot to watch seaside Auckland come to life.... Read More

Craggy Range Winery’s restaurant has a wood-fired oven turning out great roasted meats. Read More

There are very good reasons why the French Café continues to win awards and the hearts of diners. Consistently elegant and refined, this temple to... Read More

With sky-high views overlooking the harbour and sparkly city, the Sugar Club could run the risk of being a special-occasion-only dining experience. But... Read More

Back To Top