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 us I’m sure you will agree with their selections.

Breakfast and beyond
Cali Press
Health-skewed menu with a focus on cold-pressed juices, housemade vegan ‘mylks’, smoothies and a delicious selection of bowls, salads, sandwiches and organic toast with toppers to kick off your day.
Simon & Lee
Brunch favourites with a modern Korean bent. Think eggs Benedict with kimchi, bibimbap and fried chicken.
Winona Forever
Cafe with an all-day menu and bakery with a fully-stocked cabinet of delicious treats, salads and pastries.
Modern New Zealand restaurant fare with a menu that focuses on locally grown produce, delicate flavours and classics with a twist.
Goodness Gracious
This popular drop-in is all about bagels (and great coffee).
Domain and Ayr
Relaxed cafe fare, organic coffee and a variety of cabinet food.

Long lunching
Non Solo Pizza
The recently renovated courtyard provides the perfect setting to enjoy simply delicious Italian favourites.
This stalwart is serving up contemporary Asian fusion.

Quench your thirst
Euro-Latin dining bar offering an enticing line-up of drinks and some of the best tapas-style bar food in town.
Pineapple on Parnell
An intimate setting with a touch of eclectic character, ideal for a cosy drink with friends. If you’re lucky enough to be there on a night the piano is in use, you’ll be treated to some beautiful live music.
Snugly situated in front of award-winning restaurant Pasture, newcomer Boxer offers just 11 seats for discerning drinkers to enjoy a bar experience like no other.

Dinner time
The Golden Nest at Woodpecker Hill
A revamp of Parnell favourite Woodpecker Hill, The Golden Nest offers fun and fresh Japanese and Korean flavours alongside bao, steamed buns and dumplings.
Casual dine-in and takeaway Malaysian fare.
Flavoursome modern Korean and traditional Korean barbecue.
A delightful iteration of Greek cuisine where seasonal produce meets traditional Aegean flavours and cooking methods.
Sustainability-focused, farm to table degustation.
Offering Chinese fusion and Sichuan flavours with dumplings, small share dishes and larger main dishes.

A full list of the dishes Denizen’s recommends at each location is available here.

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