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Posted by Website Admin on November 26, 2019

New Zealand's Best Restaurants

The country's best restaurants for 2019 have been announced. Judged by 40 food and drink professionals, the Cuisine Good Food Awards are the equivalent of the New Zealand-dining Oscars. 

Here’s the Auckland winners for 2019 featuring some perennial favourites, others' relative newcomers.

Cuisine Restaurant of the Year:  Sidart - Auckland 

Three Hat awardees:
Pasture -  Parnell
Cocoro - Ponsonby
Sidart - Ponsonby

Two Hat awardees: 
Apero - Karangahape Rd
Baduzzi - North Wharf
Cassia - Fort Lane
Cazador - Dominion Rd, Mt Roskill
Kazuya - Newton
Lillius - Grafton
Sid at the French Cafe - Newton
The Engine Room - Birkenhead
The Grill by Sean Connolly - Federal St, SkyCity
The Grove - Wyndham Street, City

Traveling further afield? Here are the judge’s picks for the best restaurants across New Zealand:

Palate - Hamilton

The Bistro - Taupo

Pacifica - Napier 
Bistronomy - Napier
Craggy Range Restaurant - Hawkes Bay
Elephant Hill - Hawkes Bay
Logan Brown - Wellington 
Hiakai - Wellington 
Shepherd - Wellington 
Boulcott Street Bistro - Wellington 
Shepherd - Wellington
Capitol - Wellington
Pescatore - Christchurch
Rata - Queenstown
Sherwood - Queenstown
Amisfield Bistro - Otago

Fleurs Place – Moeraki
Gatherings – Canterbury
Hopgood’s & Co – Nelson

Inati – Canterbury
Moiety – Dunedin
No 7 Balmac – Dunedin
Pegasus Bay – Canterbury
Riverstone Kitchen – Oamaru
Scotch Wine Bar – Blenheim
The Bicycle Thief – Canterbury

These restaurants are at the top of the New Zealand food chain in an industry which prides itself on creativity, friendly service and top-notch cuisine. When visiting Auckland, walk with us for the latest food finds and popular places. We show where the locals go on our Taste Auckland Food Tour, a moving feast of fun, food and good times.


Image credit: Sidart