There’s something about Ruby…whether it’s their menu, which features all of Vietnamese cuisine’s smash hits, plus some interesting twists and local adaptations. Or their wine list, which is fantastically good or the staff whose full-time energy vibe is contagious.
Jesse Mulligan recently visited Parnell’s new Asian Ruby and found himself quite excited. He loved the “boat fish”, which is a bowl of bright turmeric-coloured tarakihi, served on rice noodles. As well as the papaya salad which he thought was fantastic.
There’s also an outdoor area, which should be tried while it’s still 20C in the evening, and if you close your eyes, you can almost imagine you’re in Saigon.
311 Parnell Road
+64 9 300 6454
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