World-class Dining

“Auckland’s subtropical climate, Polynesian culture, unpolluted waters and cosmopolitan buzz have combined to create a world-class dining scene,” according to the Guardian’s food writer Kevin Gould. Gould is particularly taken with Peter Gordon’s “two, gorgeous slick joints” Dine, in the SkyCity Grand Hotel, and Bellotta, which he describes as “the loungiest, sexiest, flirtiest tapas bar ever”. “[Auckland] is blessed with a first-class eating and drinking scene that makes our own seem smug and flat,” Gould writes. “Prego, an Auckland institution has an all-New Zealand wine list to die for, delicate pizzas and seafood pastas, juicy and olive-oily grilled fish, equally well-oiled service, happy punters, and prices that make those in London restaurants laughable.”


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Mancunians Queue for Brunch at Federal

Mancunians Queue for Brunch at Federal

Five years ago, New Zealander Jon Perry and Portuguese Claudio Ribeiro co-founded the Antipodean coffee bar, Federal in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. A second café has recently opened in the city’s Deansgate…