Each year at Taste of Auckland we have the pleasure of presenting a lineup of some of the most acclaimed and most exciting restaurants. Each of the following restaurants will be serving their signature dishes in tasting size servings so you can sample them and decide which restaurant you will dine at next. Dishes are generally 8, 10 or 12 Crowns (1 Crown = $1).
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with chef Des Harris
Located in the heart of Auckland’s Freeman’s Bay, Clooney is a partnership between restaurateur Tony Stewart and chef Desmond Harris. Chef Harris’ cuisine melds the tradition of classical cuisine with a contemporary approach to ingredients and techniques. Clooney’s dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.
with chefs Al Brown and Kyle Street
The perfect place to drop in and refuel. It’s chef Al Brown’s place and reflects perfectly his attitude towards food: in season, beautifully cooked, to be enjoyed with friends.
with chef Simon Gault
Euro is a melting pot of attitudes and philosophies that have been carefully blended to create a unique dining experience.
with chef Sergio Maglione
Toto's is a uniquely Italian restaurant whose inspiration lies in the south of Italy & the Amalfi Coast. At Toto's a great meal is not just about food and wine, it's an emotional experience.
with chefs Anton Leyland and Juan Balsani
Kermadec Fine epitomises elegant yet relaxed dining while gazing upon stunning harbour views. The wonderful sea life artwork on the checkerboard style white oak floor to the reflections of the standing lights encourage you to feel that you are surrounded by the ocean.
With chef Antonio Crisci
An inspired vineyard restaurant set on the lovely Waiheke Island, Poderi Crisci is the latest creation of talented restaurateur and chef Antonio Crisci.
with chef Nick Honeyman
After The Commons opened in Takapuna this August, North Shore foodies got very excited. Then they had to fight central Aucklander’s for a table! This is Chef Nick Honeyman’s restaurant where the innovative menu challenges diners pre-conceptions from entrée to dessert. It’s been buzzing since it opened and will be one to watch at Taste this year.
With chef Shane Yardley
Restaurant chef Shane Yardley, Simon’s protégé for over 17 years, and restaurant manager Vincent Rey lead the team of FISH with the knowledge and experience gathered working in international and national top eateries.
With chef Javier Carmona
Mexico Restaurant envelops everything that is fun, fresh and flavourful about Mexican street food and packages it in a bright, bubbly and trendy parcel. Head chef Javier, who has recently relocated here from Sydney is the brains behind their ingenious menus.
With Mandy Lusk
Mandy Lusk’s famed institution for city diners. We celebrate Vivace’s 20th anniversary with a contemporary take on the original menu from 1992.
More restaurants will be released soon! Please check back with us regularly for updates.
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