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Posted by Website Admin on January 08, 2020

Auckland’s Best Beef and Lamb

New Zealand is renowned for its world-class meat and a question we often get asked is ‘which Auckland restaurants serve up the best beef and lamb?’ The New Zealand Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards have been announced for 2019. The Gold Plate award recognises the city chefs transforming tender meat cuts into lip-smacking fine cuisine.

As a taster, imagine waterfront bistro Giraffe’s eye-fillet steak served with beetroot, shiitake mushrooms, hollandaise and duck fat chips.  Or their rack of lamb accompanied by kumara toast, lamb croquette, mint sauce, and mountain yoghurt.

If you’re a meat lover, look for the restaurants displaying the Beef and Lamb Excellence Award gold plate on their wall.  It’s here you can expect tasty, skillfully composed and superbly presented beef and lamb dishes.

Auckland Beef and Lamb Excellence Winners for 2019

Cibo Parnell - Parnell

Soljans Estate Winery - Kumeu

Knights on Albert, Stamford Plaza Hotel  - Central Auckland

MASU - Central Auckland

21 Days Bar & Brasserie - Browns Bay

Annabelles - St Helliers

Giraffe - Central Auckland

Manly Bar & Grill - Whangaparaoa

The Square, Novotel Auckland - Airport Auckland

Mr Toms - Ponsonby

Queen's Head Bar & Eatery, Four Points by Sheraton - Central Auckland

Oyster and Chop - Central Auckland

Vineyard Cafe, Villa Maria Estate - South Auckland

Regatta Bar & Eatery - Takapuna 

Jervois Steakhouse - Herne Bay

Pilkingtons - Central Auckland

Ampersand Eatery - Central Auckland

Bracu - Bombay

Black Cottage Cafe - Coatesville 

Rothko - Matakana

Plume Restaurant - Matakana

Casita Miro - Waiheke Island

Cable Bay Vineyards - Waiheke Island 

The Archive Bar & Bistro - Waiheke Island

Tantalus Estate - Waiheke Island 

Our Taste Auckland walking tour includes recommendations on the top spots to eat, shop and go. So bon appetite and put your best foot forward as our small-group or private walking tours are the best place to start.

Source: Restaurant Hub Dec'19