Category: Featured

The fire inside: eating at Auckland’s most remarkable restaurant

Simon Wilson from the Spin Off recently dined at Pasture, the restaurant that cooks with fire and fermentation and a very singular vision. His verdict… It was very fine. Was it perfect? No. But then, perfection isn’t in the dish, despite what chefs might think. …

WIN an Everdure Cube by Heston Blumenthal!

All you need to do is come to The Parnell Waiters’ Race on the 12th November and register at the Parnell tent! Winner must be on sight to win the prize when the draw takes place after the final race. Watch below how this portable …

On your marks, ready, set, WAIT!

The Parnell Waiters’ Race Returns Sunday 12 November. The Parnell hospitality sector has once again challenged all Auckland restaurants in a well-respected international event that acknowledges the profession of waiters. Kicking off at 11.00am in Fraser Park Parnell, waiters will race against each other in …

New Family-Friendly Bistro opens in Parnell

Looking for a relaxed mid-week meal with friends? The recently opened Next Door Bistro offers just that. This casual family-friendly eatery is open for lunch, dinner, coffee and cocktails; the menu celebrates classic bistro fare with an elegant edge. Harriet Johnstone from the Denizen visited …

Have you Heard the news?!

Welcome to the Heard Park Mini-Market Series. Two boutique markets with two unique offerings. Paws in Parnell, first Sunday of every month, 10am-1pm starting October 1st and Baker & Bloom third Friday of every month, 1.30pm-5.30pm starting October 20th. The boutique markets provide nothing the …

Parnell Artweek 2017, get hands on with ‘Handmade in Parnell’

This year, experience art in an array of forms and be delighted with the number of world class galleries all within easy walking distance. Artweek in Parnell is Saturday 14th October this year, and promises to be a visual, experiential and textural delight! Feed the …

Bowl and Arrow brings its beloved smoothie bowls to Parnell

One of Auckland’s finest smoothie bowl suppliers has extended its reach writes Harriet Johnstone of Denizen. Setting up shop in Parnell, the new Bowl and Arrow is in good company sitting alongside Simon & Lee and Goodness Gracious. A calm, industrial space with well-picked floral …

Here’s $3,000 to spend on your interior this spring, thanks to PARNELL!

For years, Parnell has been branded as the unofficial design destination of Auckland. Parnell offers more than 50 home décor outlets filled with a huge range of exclusive international and local designs with styles to surprise and delight you, Parnell is without doubt Auckland’s hub …

Simon and Lee – it’s finger licking good

New kids on the block Simon & Lee have developed quite a following and are finding themselves being loved by the public and press alike. Denizen recently rated them as one of the best places in Auckland to get your fix of fried chicken. You …

Bishop Selwyn Chapel shortlisted for 2017 World Architecture Awards

After winning at the 2017 Auckland Architecture Awards the Bishop Selwyn Chapel, Holy Trinity Cathedral, by Fearon Hay Architects has gone on to be shortlisted for the 2017 World Architecture Awards in the category of  Religion at the Festival in Berlin in September this year. Fearon …

My Food Bag launches heat & eat meals

Home delivery service My Food Bag has launched its first range of heat and eat meals. The company, which now delivers more than one million meals each month, announced on the 12th of July that it will be offering full meals that can be popped …

Goodness Gracious 2.0 — our favourite bagel spot opens in Parnell

The uptown bagel joint that garnered a loyal following before the doors even opened in Eden Terrace back in 2014 has spread its doughy-wings and flown East with a new ‘cross-town bagel spot’, and Goodness Gracious, it’s good writes Clara Jane from Denizen. Located in …