Zool Zool

Zool Zool

After an afternoon paddleboarding, we were ravenous so I thought this a good time to check out Mt Eden newcomer Zool Zool. And am very glad we did. Zool Zool a great space with a lively atmosphere and  super-friendly staff. It’s a new venture by Kazuya Yamauchi and Toru Hirae from Kazuya and Soi with […]

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Cepage Wine Bar

Cepage Wine Bar

Cepage is a French wine bar created by the same owners of the Black Hoof restaurant which specialises in Spanish food.  While Black Hoof is a restaurant and bar, Cepage is promoted as a wine bar which offers French cheese and simple meals to accompany the wine. The setting is perfect – in Vulcan lane […]

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Some of our favourites for 2014

Some of our favourites for 2014

Well here we are on Christmas Eve and we thought we’d do a quick roundup of our eating for the year. 2014 has been great for affordable dining with more and more restaurants falling into our price bracket – sign of the times! Once again we enjoyed judging on Metro’s Cheap Eats special and once […]

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Chinoiserie

Chinoiserie

Chinoiserie may only have been open a short while,  but word has spread throughout the foodie world about this outstanding new “on trend” casual bar and eatery with a Taiwanese twist. Located in suburban Mt Albert, Chinoiserie is the creation of the team from L’Oeuf which is located next door.  Chinoiserie describes itself as a […]

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Uncle Man’s

Uncle Man’s

Having just come back from a media famil in KL where I ate myself stupid, I was desperate for some Nasi Lemak and had heard of a newish place called Uncle Man’s on K-Road. How can you resist a place with that name? After a quick cheeky drink at the newly opened Apero across the […]

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Hog Heaven

Hog Heaven

Every once in awhile along comes a restaurant that does one thing well. Put simply, Hog Heaven is the place to go for smoked meat meals.  Billing itself as a Louisiana Smokehouse, I can attest that they offer lots of smoked meats – pork, beef brisket, beef cheek, and even turkey drumsticks! I visited Hog […]

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