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Topic # 123203 28-Jun-2013 09:32
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My dear Geekzone friends, wife and I are going to be tourists in Auckland for a week in the end of august, would love tips on good places to go spoil ourselves.

What are your favorite places to go eat in Auckland?




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  Reply # 846575 28-Jun-2013 09:35
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  Reply # 846576 28-Jun-2013 09:35
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Always enjoy the Mexican Cafe, upstairs at 67 Victoria St West always entertaining and good food

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  Reply # 846579 28-Jun-2013 09:39
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When money is no object:

* The French Cafe, on Symonds St, CBD - and seriously, money had better not be an object if you eat here
* Totara, on SH17, Albany

If you just want some nice food and are passing through:

* Bian Sushi, Symonds St
* Betsia Kebabs, Symonds St




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  Reply # 846580 28-Jun-2013 09:39
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Tuihana Cafe, Dominion Road.

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  Reply # 846581 28-Jun-2013 09:39
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+1 for The French Cafe, on Symonds St,

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Reply # 846582 28-Jun-2013 09:41
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scottjpalmer: Tuihana Cafe, Dominion Road.


You have to check this place out as well

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  Reply # 846584 28-Jun-2013 09:43
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  Reply # 846589 28-Jun-2013 09:54
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Midnight Express - http://www.cafemidnightexpress.co.nz/

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irst time I went, was to catch up with Mauricio (during one of his visits) and a few others, loved it, and have returned a number of times :)

Usually get the meat based set menu.... drooling at the thought of it now...





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  Reply # 846590 28-Jun-2013 09:56
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IMA in Fort Street.  Went last night.  AMAZING food and atmosphere.

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  Reply # 846592 28-Jun-2013 09:59
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I have always enjoyed Wildfire at Princes Wharf.

Gotta love meat though.





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  Reply # 846595 28-Jun-2013 10:04
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Went to Soul last time I was there and it was fantastic. Great atmosphere.

Also went to Ponsonby Rd Bistro a while ago when my cousin worked there. That place is also fantastic!



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  Reply # 846599 28-Jun-2013 10:16
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johnr: Blue stone room

http://www.thebluestoneroom.co.nz/home.aspx


That looks like an experience and from reviews it looks like good food too :)






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  Reply # 846600 28-Jun-2013 10:18
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SaltyNZ: When money is no object:

* The French Cafe, on Symonds St, CBD - and seriously, money had better not be an object if you eat here
* Totara, on SH17, Albany

If you just want some nice food and are passing through:

* Bian Sushi, Symonds St
* Betsia Kebabs, Symonds St


Thanks, that was many good suggestions. Totara looks like a nice place, and The French Cafe as well.

You should come to Oslo for dinner sometime, that will make anything in NZ look affordable.




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  Reply # 846602 28-Jun-2013 10:19
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Hop on the boat for a day trip to Waiheke if you get good weather.

Te Whau Vineyard Restaurant is really good (lunches), as is Cable Bay. Oyster Inn over there is making a lot of noise and I hear good reports. Wai Kitchen for a great café. The owners of that also have Toru in Ponsonby Central, where you will find other good eats.

It is a kind of expensive day trip (ferry tickets will be $70+ for two of you), but if you are being a tourist, you should see it.

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  Reply # 846605 28-Jun-2013 10:22
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Mexico I think it's called, on the north shore. Sort of communal dining, and it tasted awesome.

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