Author: Lynn

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Special Review: Cassia ( Modern Indian )

Before you say it, no it’s not quite a Cheap Eat but we’re going to review it anyway because since it’s a small plates scene it’s one of the few places in Auckland  where you can sample something by a five star chef for anything close to a Cheap Eats...

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Bird on a Wire

Bird on a Wire is the answer to those times when we want homestyle food but don’t have time to cook. Located just down from KFC on Ponsonby Road, Bird on a Wire offers the polar opposite of the franchise’s menu: think free range rotisserie chicken, homestyle salads, gourmet sandwiches,...

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Bedford Soda and Liquor

Bedford Soda and Liquor champions the latest fashion in food – meatballs.  On their own, with sauce, in a sandwich or in a slider, you can order your meatballs the way you like them. Bedford is located on the Richmond Road side of the bustling Ponsonby Central complex. The crisp...

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Tulay’s Kitchen

Looking for falafel worth crossing town for?  Look no further! I had read that Tulay’s were among the best in Auckland, and being a lover of Middle Eastern and Turkish food, that was all I needed to know to seek them out. Some of the best Cheapeats restaurants are located...

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Burger Burger

Burger Burger is getting rave reviews and packing in the punters, and for good reason.  This latest addition to  Ponsonby Central is offering burgers worth crossing town for. I visited one weekday lunchtime and the restaurant was packed, with not one seat to spare.  Just as well that I was...

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Mr Zhou’s Dumplings – Revisited

A visit to the renovated Mr Zhou’s Restaurant: We have been overdue to visit the renovated Mr Zhou’s Dumplings. I didn’t recognise the revamped layout from the original takeaways fit out.  Instead of the big counter and only a couple of tables,  there are now over 10 tables, nicely spaced,...

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