By Lauren Jade Hill
In its coastal setting with verdant surrounding landscape, Auckland is a city in which the cuisine is driven by exceptional local produce that’s defined by the seasons. But as one of New Zealand’s most exciting hubs, it also benefits from the culinary creativity that comes from international influence and a hunger for world-class dining experiences. Showcasing this creative spirit and the pride taken in the seasonal produce of New Zealand, these are the seven best restaurants in Auckland.
Serving modern New Zealand cuisine with French influence, The Grove is celebrated for its degustation menus of fine dining plates that showcase the season’s best produce. With the focus placed on finding the freshest local ingredients throughout the year the menu changes continuously but diners can expect specialties like terrine of honey bugs and ripe tomatoes with fennel and tarragon, and Mooloolaba king prawns with samphire.