Coffee and Drinks in New Zealand On each of my three city stops in New Zealand I found a profusion of excellent cafes coupled with very good restaurant coffee. In Auckland, the excellent Allpress was an obvious stop on my journey. Allpress is of course served in the excellent Castello in Edinburgh, so it was …

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Pasture I’d only heard about Pasture around 21 hours before I arrived at their door while searching for a review as I dined at Cazador. I’d not read anything about it other than a mention that it was a bright new thing (from back when it opened in 2016) so I wasn’t quite sure what …

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Cazador Having had a slightly mixed time with some of Auckland’s most lauded restaurants, I felt compelled to give a couple of places that were praised but not quite to such high levels a try. First of these was Cazador, a one-hat restaurant on Dominion Road specialising in local game. Dominion Road is more generally …

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Auckland Night Markets After the amazing assault on the senses of the markets of Seoul and the food centres of Singapore, I haven’t really been checking out much in the way of street food options figuring that I’d likely be a little underwhelmed by even the best Aussie and Kiwi versions. However, after a week …

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Cocoro My second visit to one of New Zealand’s four three-hat restaurants allowed me the opportunity to write five numbers in an opening sentence. Modern Japanese place Cocoro had recently been voted the best restaurant in New Zealand. I snagged a Friday lunchtime table to check it out. In a quiet street behind the main …

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