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    Verve Licensed Cafe: Don't lose your nerve... get to Verve

    by ATXtraveler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    During our visit to Parnell, we stopped in to have a bite to eat. Although the village itself was not quite open at 8 in the morning, we were able to see a couple of cafes that were open. We noticed a big crowd at Verve, so we thought it must be good!

    Sarah and I had a croissant with ham, cheese and tomato, and it also came with some really great onion jam. The onions actually gave the sandwich a great taste, and we topped that off with some good expresso.

    Some of the others around us had rather large omelettes, which looked delicious and would be my recommended choice for the next one!

    Verve Restaurant, Parnell

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    Safran: Newmarket Area

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Nov 23, 2009

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    Safran is a Cafe/Restaurant/Bar. The cuisine was meditteranean in style and the service was excellent! The place does a $10 lunch which is excellent value.

    The restaurant/cafe is located in trendy Newmarket. Why not go there for a spot of open mall style shopping and then stop in at Safran for lunch.

    Safran Restaurant, Newmarket
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    INDIAN SPICE: Best North Indian Cuisine

    by kinjalnz15 Written Jun 3, 2007

    Voted by the best magazine as the best place to eat in metro magazine 2007 in Auckland.This place is THE best place to experience best of auckland eatry.This place is in a food court which speclize in asian and south east asian food. One of my best recommend is Indian Spice which speclize in best of north indian cuisine . This place is far better than any other indian cuisine place that i have visited. Do try this place ,its must if you are in auckland.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite dish at this indian spice is chicken tandoori and thikka malasa and this restaurant make its all cuisine in natural spices and best not like other indian restaurant in auckland which adds colour to look good but not taste, but this place is all traditional indain naturally and best of north indian cuisine.

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    Soul Bar and Restaurant: Soul Bar - Viaduct

    by kiwigal_1 Written Feb 3, 2007

    This restaurant is a pretty nice one. A good place to sit and watch the world go by on their outdoor seating area overlooking the Viaduct Basin. The food and NZ wine is really good.

    Favorite Dish: I would recommend any of the fish or lamb dishes.

    Rhianon at Soul Bar Richard at Soul Bar
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    Rikka: Rikka Restaurant - Newmarket

    by kiwigal_1 Written Aug 28, 2005

    This little gem of a restaurant is a must visit if you are into Japanese food. The decor is interestingly modern for a Japanese restaurant - kind of funky really - and the atmosphere and food are fabulous.

    Favorite Dish: We ordered something called ....Tenshin, damn I hate it when I can't remember... anyway it was this set menu of several dishes for two people. It included sashimi (which I love), sushi, tempura, sukiyaki, yakiniku cooked on a hot stone, edamame, salad, misu soup. We chose to wash it down with a few Kirin beers.

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    Arirang Korean BBQ Restaurant: BBQ by yourself!

    by morninglory Updated Dec 26, 2004

    Not so fancy restaurant..nevertheless good place to have your stomach filled.
    With gas stove placed on your table and cook the food (bbq)up to your liking. Not so practical for those who hate cooking! But hey, you know better if you cook on your own!

    Favorite Dish: BBQ beef and kimchi(pickled cabbage)

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    Kermadec: New Zealand Seafood Restaurant

    by kiwigal_1 Written Oct 21, 2004

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    The Kermadec is one of the best places in Auckland to go to to dine on fresh Seafood. There are two parts to the restaurant, a brasserie and a more formal restaurant. Bookings are recommended.

    The restaurant is located in the heart of the Viaduct Harbour and offers stunning views over the harbour at night.

    Favorite Dish: I have eaten the Snapper dish on one occasion and a Seafood Platter (for two) another time. Both were absolutely delicious! The service at this restaurant was very good and they have a little bar that you can wait in until your party arrives.

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    Orbit: SKY TOWER RESTAURANTS

    by kiwigal_1 Written Jul 14, 2004

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    Orbit Restaurant is one of the nicer places in Auckland to dine. My first and only trip here so far was when the lovely Stephanie came over to New Zealand from sunny California. We had a mini VT meeting at the Orbit Restaurant. If you are dining in the restaurant you get a free trip up the Sky Tower. The restaurant is revolving and offers fabulous views of Auckland City. The good thing was that the prices of the dishes were not hugely different from most Auckland restaurants so dining up the Sky Tower need not be an astronomically expensive experience.

    Favorite Dish: I enjoyed the Oyster entree. Cabernet Man picked some awesome wines to accompany our meals. The food, wine and company was really good! Reservations are recommended.

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    Sapor Noodle House: Best tasting, honest Chinese food in Auckland

    by Lalee Written Jun 2, 2004

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    I knew this place had to be good as I constantly see people crowded around the front door trying to get in. It took 3 attempts for me to finally eat there as everytime I went they were full. A regular stop for us, we constantly take friends here and overseas guests. Although the place is no classy joint and it reminds you of a typical Asian cafe, the food is without hesitation - the BEST Chinese food in Auckland. Everything is cooked fresh to order and the quality is superb. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. The servings are generous and well priced from $8.00 - $13.00 roughly. If you order the whole blue cod that's a bit more expensive but worth it. Every person I have taken here has come back with more friends. The food here blows Canton in Kingsland out of the water. Reservations are essential if you want a table. Many a time we have just had to order takeaway as we didn't book. Located next to Balmoral Drycleaners you will see the duck and roast pork in the window. The client mix is virtually all Asian and luckily the serving staff all speak English. As soon as you sit down you are served a glass of hot Chinese tea and the menus are already on the table. Service is quick and efficient.
    Try the Chinese food here and you will probably order your Chinese takeaways from here as well.

    Favorite Dish: The sweet and sour pork is fantastic, flavoursome and not full of batter like other Chinese restaurants.
    Not on the menu is the deep fried spicy squid - yummy scrummy.
    Yellow chives with different meats - my favourite vegetable dish, really healthy.
    Steamed or deep fried blue cod
    Soya chicken, succulant and yummy
    green beans with minced pork, deep fried marinated red bean chicken and lemon chicken.
    A friend ordered a bowl of soup just for her and it was huge, enough to feed 6 people for around $5.00.

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    Al Camino Restaurant.: Good food at good prices.

    by worldkiwi Written Sep 9, 2003

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    Al Camino restaurant is situated in the northern satellite town of Whangaparaoa, about 40 minutes drive from the city centre (outside rush hour). The restaurant is small and popular, so it would pay to book on weekends. Greek food is the specialty, but the dishes are generally a fusion of eastern mediterranean food.

    Favorite Dish: Anything!

    Al Camino Restaurant

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    Puhoi Valley Cheese - Cafe.: Cheese please!

    by worldkiwi Updated Jul 17, 2003

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    Puhoi Valley Cheeses started out as a cheese factory, sourcing and producing locally. Situated in a steep, forested valley, about 40-50 minutes drive north of Auckland, there is now a lovely cafe there too. From inside you can watch the cheese makers at work through large glass windows. I did wonder how the cheesemakers felt with people gawking at them! The cafe serves a la carte and buffet and is aimed to the light lunch market with a European/Pacific Rim menu. The highlight is the "Cheese Bar" where you can taste the cheeses themselves and buy if you wish.

    Favorite Dish: The food is delicious and most dishes include some Puhoi Valley cheeses of course. Try the feijoa wine (pineapple guava is another name for this fruit). It's scrummy on a sunny spring day sitting in the sun on the cafe terrace.

    Puhoi Valley Cheeses, north of Auckland
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    Stanmore Cottage Cafe and Restaurant.: Fine food off the beaten track...

    by worldkiwi Written Jul 17, 2003

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    Stanmore Cottage is an historic building in Stanmore Bay - part of the urban Whangaparaoa area. Locals know all about it, but for visitors this place is a bit off the beaten trail. If you're in the area and looking for fine food in nice surroundings then this is a definite place to head for.
    The menu has a northern European influence, and the restaurant has received national awards for its food.

    Stanmore Cottage business card
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    Ponsonby Area

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Mar 25, 2003

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    The Ponsonby area of Auckland has some GREAT eating establishments.

    My favourites are: ONE RED DOG (151 Ponsonby Rd ph,360 1068) which is an Italian style place

    MASALA (168 Ponsonby Rd ph,378 4500) which is an Indian restaurant

    TUATARA (198 Ponsonby Rd ph,360-0098), which is a very trendy eatery and cool bar.

    ATOMIC CAFE (121 Ponsonby Rd) SIERRA COFFEE (1 Blake Rd) make their own blends.

    CAFE CEZANNE (296 Ponsonby Rd) attracts mainly students and budget breakfasters.

    Other favourites include EXPRESSO LOVE (265 Ponsonby Rd) and the classically themed SPQR (150 Ponsonby Road, ph 360 1710). BYZANTIUM (80 Ponsonby Rd, ph 376 3695) has delicious vegetarian fare - try the blueberry pancakes at the weekends.

    For more information on what to see and do in Ponsonby click on the link: http://www.ponsonbyroad.co.nz/ponsonbyroad/index.htm

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    The Bog - Parnell

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Mar 25, 2003

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    The Bog is where I went for my last St Patricks Day on March 17th. It is a friendly pub on Parnell Road in the heart of Parnell. It is a good place to have lunch or dinner or just go for a drink. They often have live entertainment on the weekends.

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    Zarbo - Newmarket

    by kiwigal_1 Written Mar 25, 2003

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    This is a trendy Delicatessan style cafe located in the back streets of Newmarket. It is a popular spot for brunch on Saturday or Sunday. They also have a shop which sells delicious condiments and sauces amongst other things which make great gifts!

    Favorite Dish: It is all very yummy!

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