Lone Star: Hearty Food in Good Sized Portions
This chain specialises in steaks, chicken dishes, ribs and fish dishes, all served in very generous portions. Service is good and the food tastes pretty good as well.
The Lone Star restaurant has been operating in NZ for some years now, and has hit on a very good formula, this place being very popular and very busy when we visited.
La Bella Italia: Authentic Italian
My cousin's favourite restaurant. It was started as a food importing business by an Italian family from near Sorrento and gradually the warehouse turned into a delicatessan and restaurant.
The food is very good, very authentic, the ambience is spot on, right down to handsome young Italian waiters asking if you would like dolce.
A touch on the pricey side mind - I was glad my cousin flashed her plastic.
Plenty of flair, a very pleasant experience.
Esplanade seafood restaurant: Good seafood
We stopped in here on a Sunday night and were treated to some decent seafood.
Unfortunately there were no oysters when we stopped in, but we had some mussels, squid, chowder and seafood wontons.
Decent at the price without being especially great.