Category: Eat & Drink

Review | Boxer Is An Experimental Bar Unlike Anything Else In Auckland

The intimate dining experience is a challenging, exhilarating addition to the world’s food scene. There is nothing like Boxer in Auckland and might not be anything like it on Earth (it’s hard to say for sure as we haven’t been able to check the rest …

Atelier Shu – Parnell’s enticing new patisserie

A beautiful, gallery-like patisserie has just opened in Parnell, and we’re already predicting many-a regular for its exquisite pastries and serene ambiance. Named Atelier Shu, it is located at 1 Faraday Street, a cool and contemporary area that’s only increasing in popularity and visitation. Denizen …

Parnell has some of the best pizza joints in town

As a bastion of Italian cuisine, the humble pizza’s hearty constitution never fails to delight both the eyes and the stomach. While there are many establishments serving up laudable renditions of arguably the greatest gift Italy ever gave the world, Denizen recently selected some of …

Parnell’s Oh Calcutta named one of the best Indian eateries in town

Who could resist the rich and varied flavours of India — from curries to dosa, street food snacks, biryanis, delicious bread-based dishes and so much more, when we feel like deeply comforting food that leaves a long-lasting feeling of satisfaction, it’s to the food of …

Parnell’s Non Solo Pizza voted Auckland’s Best Neighbourhood Eatery!

As voted by you in the 2021 Denizen Hospo Heroes, the winner of Auckland’s Best Neighbourhood Eatery is Parnell’s Non Solo Pizza! Since 1997, Parnell locals have flocked to Non Solo Pizza for its delicious Italian fare, convivial and welcoming atmosphere, and its ability to …

Parnell welcomes Va Bene

Va Bene has opened its doors to the neighbourhood. Bringing its own elevated take on the friendly charm of Parisian and Italian wine bars. Helmed by Parnell locals Esmeralda Kasmara (Bandung) and Brent Newdick (Aperitivo) along with friend and chef Paul Patterson, the trio all …

Pasture & Cibo named in Auckland’s Top 50 Restaurants For 2021

We are delighted to see two of our Parnell establishments Pasture and Cibo named in Viva’s first ever Top 50 Auckland Restaurants Awards as recently judged by Albert Cho and Jesse Mulligan. What was said about Pasture: Pasture is the Auckland restaurant most likely to …

Suburb spotlight: Why you should visit Parnell

There’s so much more to a city than its centre. The best way to uncover a destination’s hidden gems is to hit the suburbs. In this recent article by Stuff writer, Caryn Wilkinson she shines a spotlight on Parnell, looking at where the locals eat, …

A night to remember – Friday Night in Faraday

Friday February 26th was a night to remember for Faraday Street. The Faraday Street Festival was first down to be a happening thing in 2020 but was thwarted by Lockdown. In 2021 it looked likely that the same was about to occur and we were …

Tuitui Museum Bistro & Cafè now open in the Museum’s new South Atrium

Visitors to Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira now have the choice of sit-down bistro dining with the opening of Tuitui Museum Bistro & Café in the new Te Ao Mārama South Atrium. The renovated southern entrance marks the most significant change to the …

How does a suburb and its people bid adieu to not only a local icon, but an award-winning Auckland-wide institution?

If you head to the Antoine’s website, you’ll see this statement from Tony Astle himself: “We want to thank you all for the loyal support over the past 47 years, but the time has come for us to say good bye. You will all sincerely …

Rumi a hidden Parnell delight

Not only is Rumi the only Persian restaurant in Parnell, it is the only Persian restaurant in New Zealand! Lincoln Tan, the NZ Herald’s ethnic affairs reporter and dedicated foodie recently visited and introduces us to the world of hidden delights that is Rumi. It …