Amano I had been given a strong tip that I should check out Amano, an Italian in Auckland’s Britomart neighbourhood. When the advice came from a Frenchman telling me through gritted teeth that their Italian bakery – part of the restaurant’s operation – does the best baguettes in the city, much to his chagrin, I …

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Cassia I’ve been keeping a vague eye on Edinburgh restaurant openings in my absence with the arrival of the Mumbai Diners’ Club one I’m particularly keen to try upon my return. I’ve been missing Indian food so tried to seek out somewhere good to sample some in Auckland. Cassia had just been recognised as the …

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Ramen Lab I found myself in possession of a lot of conflicting advice about where does the best ramen in Auckland. This was hardly surprising as ramen is often a source of considerable debate. I eventually settled upon giving Ramen Lab a look not least because it meant I had to head somewhere fresh in …

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Clooney Having had my first three hat experience at the sublime Attica, I wasn’t quite sure what my second would hold. With bookings secured at three of New Zealand’s four restaurants with the three hat designation, my first stop was at Clooney, an Auckland restaurant with a strong reputation for showcasing the local larder. Upon …

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That’s Amore Auckland! Having safely landed and checked into my apartment for the week, I was in need of something inexpensive and substantial so I resolved to find as good pizza as the environs afforded. I quickly hit upon That’s Amore which was just a short stroll away. Promising Neapolitan style pizzas alongside the odd …

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