Category: Eat & Drink

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 …

Carnival has made its way to Parnell!

Hold on to your caiprahinas…Carnival has made its way to Sweet Affairs in Parnell. A bottomless, all-dancing, dining experience served up by Auckland’s A-list samba dancers, International DJ & Sweet affairs. Arrive at 5.45pm to get stuck into two hours of sangria. The Sweet Affairs …

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 …

Faraday Street Festival is back!

Get excited as Parnell is getting it’s own Street Festival! It’s back on the agenda after being so rudely disrupted by the lockdown. Yep, The Faraday Street Festival is a pop-up event you need on your to-do list, stat. If free admission isn’t enough to …

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 …

La Cigale voted best weekend Market in Auckland!

Congratulations La Cigale, the results are in and it’s official! As recently published by Denizen, the results for their inaugural Everyday Heroes saw thousands of votes cast in support of local businesses, with the aim of shining a light on the people and places whose …

Cibo kicks off the festive season with a delicious new Christmas menu

Planning your Christmas booking? You need not look any further than award-winning Parnell restaurant Cibo. Cibo has served its elegant, seasonal fare to us all for over 20 years, and this coming Christmas is no different. For group bookings, the menu is available as a …

Unmissable Krug Champagne and Pasture food event

This November, award-winning Parnell restaurant Pasture is to be the scene of a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Held in collaboration with Krug Champagne, the evening is a celebration of the fact that renowned chef and Pasture owner Ed Verner has just been announced as New Zealand’s …

From world-class degustations to ground-breaking bars

Parnell has become quite the culinary destination in recent years. From some of the best brunch in town to world-class degustations and ground-breaking bars. Below is a list Denizen recently published letting us in on their favourite places to wine and dine in Parnell.  Like …

Iconic Auckland Eats in Parnell

Launched by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), Iconic Auckland Eats aims to support the hospitality industry and showcase Auckland’s diverse food story. Iconic Auckland Eats is 100 Iconic Auckland Eats and 100 Auckland food stories. All eats are awarded by Aucklanders and can …