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Stephanie Holmes reviews a temporary beach retreat nestled in the heart of the CBD.
Freeman and Grey covers all the food basics in a 100 year old building.
An above-average dining experience in a cutely-decorated space, with just a few complaints from our reviewer.
Ponsonby's new Foxtrot Parlour feels like it's always been there, effortlessly blending in and attracting loyal clientele from the word go.
There has been lots of chat about the revamped Victoria Park Market and we turn up half expecting to find it all up and running. No such luck - there are several restaurants, bars and cafes and a smattering of shops - but the prospects are exciting and the market website has next April as completion time.
Gearing up for the first swim of the summer, first we need some sustenance. We head away from the hustle and bustle of the new Commons complex and Hurstmere Rd's bounty of bars and cafes. We want something a bit more secluded and have heard about Latin Larder's sunny courtyard further on.
Ponsonby's Tin Soldier is the perfect place to share plates with some like-minded foodie mates, says Ben Rogers.
Mt Eden's Bowmans Restaurant is a classy establishment at night and by day it takes on a new identity as the stylish cafe Next Door. Located within the same premises as the restaurant, Next Door takes on all the sophisticated stylistic touches of Bowmans, with glossy floors and dark wooden accents.
The newly opened Ponsonby Central complex is now home to the reincarnation of Dante's Pizzeria Napoletana.
Auckland institution Verona has become a favourite with its friendly welcome, interesting menu and affordable prices.
This place is a one-stop shop for foodies and with better service could easily become a favourite, says our reviewer.
University students show patisserie talent
It was lights, camera, pastry at AUT University's Piko Restaurant yesterday as 36 patisserie students showed off their skills in an annual showcase.
REVIEW: The name doesn't scream falafel but this establishment is a real little gem.
Takapuna's Zomer has a certain sunny charm, but could do better, writes Maureen Marriner.
Unflappable staff and satisfying food and coffee make Shore Rd Cafe a great eating-out option.
Top chefs plan dazzling festival dishes
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Victoria Park is set to transform into a foodie paradise for Taste 2012 and Aucklanders can now start drooling over the menus.
Occam hits all the right spots with swift service and tasty food.
While Parnell's Little Espresso Room is a good choice for the hungry, there's room for improvement.
Urban Soul is housed in a light and airy space with delicious food.
Viaduct bar scoops top hospitality prize
Viaduct hotspot Soul Bar scoops a top industry award and its owner gets special recognition.
Federal & Wolfe is so proud of its organic, free-range ingredients, it lists its local suppliers as part of the large menu on the outside wall.
Motorcycles take pride of place in Shed Five where the revving atmosphere compliments the delicious food.
Auckland's Sale St Bar has beaten more than 130 contenders to take its place in the finals of a nationwide wild food challenge.
A selection of Auckland's best chefs will tantalise tastebuds at the Taste of Auckland festival this year.
Libertine's cool building lends it plenty of atmosphere - and it serves up top-notch meals.
Attentive customer service and tasty treats will make one-time customers return to Penelope Cafe, says Kate Mead.
Saturday brunch is the perfect excuse to sample one of the 100 Auckland restaurant month special menus at this Britomart hotspot.
Top chefs from around the country will put their culinary skills to the test at the New Zealand Culinary Fare later this month.
The Commons brings town to Takapuna and deserves its place in the sun.
Unpretentious menu is world class
An Auckland restaurant with an "unpretentious" menu has taken the top trophy in Cuisine magazine's 2012 Restaurant of the Year Awards.
A high-tea vibe combined with a great savoury menu makes Florentine Tearoom more than what it seems, says Kate Mead.
Comfort food rules at Birkenhead's Tongue and Groove cafe, says Maureen Marriner.
The ASB Showgrounds have once again put on a delicious Auckland Food Show to satisfy lovers of fine food and drink.
Top chef Nic Watt is returning home to Auckland to open a restaurant on Federal St.
The group behind one of Auckland's new restaurants are planning a major refurbishment at waterfront eatery Harbourside.
The race is on among New Zealand restaurants to create the ultimate wild food dish - and hungry Aucklanders will help pick the winner.
Getting carried away in tasty delights is the order of the day at Tin Soldier, writes Maureen Marriner.
Judges chow down on New Zealand's best
Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but in a pie contest you'd think the judging would be better determined by the belly.
Judges prepare to chow down on pastry
The Bakels Supreme Pie Awards judges have the lip-smacking task this week of evaluating the record 4500 pies, from 444 bakeries and cafes.
Little 107 is possibly one of those cafes you've passed by a number of times while on your way to your usual Ponsonby Rd brunch stop.
Celebrity chefs announce special menus they plan to deliver for Auckland Restaurant Month.
Bird on a Wire do solely free-range rotisserie chickens in a block of small eateries where takeaways make up much of the trade.
You know a cafe is good when people brave sitting outside in the cold because those are the only tables left. We walk into Teed St Larder at just the right time and nab a table down the back.
Masterchef winner Chelsea Winter doesn't like trifle, and would come over all silly in Jamie Oliver's presence.
Marketing exec on top in battle of Aucklanders
She stayed calm and collected through 16 weeks of culinary challenges but Aucklander Chelsea Winter finally broke down when she was announced the winner of MasterChef 2012.
Who will win tonight's MasterChef battle?
OPINION: MasterChef is as much about cooking as The Sopranos was about waste management.
The good food speaks for itself at this Takapuna lakeside cafe.
Some of the biggest names in food are coming together to celebrate the local restaurant scene.
Mexico, the newest, coolest kid on the trendy Britomart scene is a new favourite - provided you can get in the door.
Wannabes line up as season finale looms
The all-Auckland final four are still battling it out on telly screens every Tuesday night, but applications are already being sought for the next series of MasterChef New Zealand.