Category: European

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Late Night Diner

After visiting Late Night Diner on Ponsonby Road for supper recently, I have developed a taste for red lights and dimly lit alleyways. Late Night Diner has proven to be an exciting development for Auckland’s after-hours dining scene, where previously the offerings were few and the calibre poor. Stepping into...

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Food Truck Garage

Third time lucky!  I was thwarted from trying out Mike Van de Elzen’s newest eatery due to filming at the restaurant.  My persistence was rewarded at a recent lunch when I joined the throngs of punters enjoying his healthy version of “fast food”. This really is fast food with a...

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Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar

Crust is a relatively new addition to the Auckland (and Hamilton) pizza scene. It is a member of a company based in Australia and claims to offer”gourmet” pizzas.  We were keen to find something different  – and hopefully better – than the more well-known pizza delivery companies, so we headed to...

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Big J’s Takeaways

I knew that Big J’s must be something different than your average burger bar when colleague May-Lee Wong mentioned that she wanted to check this place out, too!  Yes, this is a takeaway, but there are a couple of tables available to eat in, so I figured that Big J’s...

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Il Buco

Il Buco has been a much-awarded cheapeats restaurant for many years. How it has eluded our reviews until now is a mystery! The team at Il Buco makes traditional thin-crust pizza and sells it by the slice ($6). The pizza is partially cooked, and you can choose to either have...

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Velvet Burger

Sometimes what a person really, really wants is a really, really good burger. Not from a chain outlet but from a specialist maker.I asked our colleague May-Lee Wong for her recommendation, and she said to head to Fort Street to Velvet Burger.Fort Street is going through a transformation both business-wise...

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