Every year, Metro Magazine releases their list of the 50 Top Restaurants in Auckland, and it’s the only time I go out to buy their magazine!
This list, determined by nine judge (restauranteurs and food writers), include some of the old favourites as well as new establishments that are less than a year old, which can be quite surprising for some!
This year’s Supreme Winner is Masu with Sidart winning Best Fine Dining, Clooney with Best Degustation, French Cafe with Best Service (no surprise there!) and Michael Dearth as Best Restauranteur! Sid Sahrawat from Sidart wins Best Chef and Gatlin Avery from Depot took the award for Best Personality.
Out of the 50 restaurants in this year’s list (see below), there are plenty on that I highly recommend and these include:
There were a few surprises in the list and I don’t understand how restaurants like Jervois Steak House and Botswana Butchery didn’t make it. Highly disappointing considering my love for Botswana Butchery which serves some of the best steaks in town.
The Metro Top 50 Restaurants and links to my previous blog entries:
Andiamo, Baduzzi, Bracu, Casita Miro, Cazador, Cibo, Clooney, Coco’s Cantina, Cocoro, DeBrett’s Kitchen, Depot, Ebisu, Eight.Two, Federal Delicatessen, Fish, Ima, Kazuya, Masu, Merediths, Moochowchow, Non Solo Pizza, O’Connell St Bistro, O’Sarracino, Orphans Kitchen, Ortolana, Ostro, Poderi Crisci, Ponsonby Rd Bistro, Rosie, Sake Bar 601, Sidart, Soto, Soul, SPQR, St Heliers Café & Bistro, Stafford Rd Wine Bar, Te Whau, The Blue Breeze Inn, The Commons, The Engine Room, The French Café, The Grill by Sean Connolly, The Grove, The Oyster Inn, The Refreshment Room, The Shed, Te Motu, The Sugar Club, The Tasting Shed, Tribeca and Vinnies