New Zealand is a beautiful country that is filled with thousands of tourist places, beaches and sceneries. The country is not only famous for its tourist destinations and chocolates, but also for their culinary wonders. New Zealand is an island country that is home to varieties of cuisines from all over the world. From the plating to the taste of the dish, the country has mastered the art of culinary skills. From bistros to fine dining restaurants, New Zealand has it all for you. Let’s check out the top 10 fine dining restaurants that you ought to visit the next time you’re visiting the country.
Paris Butter – Innovation with French food
This famous French restaurant is located in Auckland, New Zealand. The innovative ides by the French chef Nick Honeyman is beautifully crafted and plated on your table. The restaurant is themed around French delicacies, with the infusion of local ingredients. The place is elegant and serves local wines, Home-made cocktails and many more beverages. It is also famous for serving the best coffee in town, with a croissant. The cost is INR 2100-4500 for two people. However, the timings of this place is slightly different from the others, make sure to check before visiting.
Racket bar, Britomart
Britomart is a transport hub in Auckland, New Zealand and has become a night-time destination from the last five year. Racket bar is an excellent dining restaurant that serves all kinds of alcohol from around the world. The place does not fail to catch the by-passers eye amidst the dark alley. With a chic atmosphere and a homely ambience, it is the best suited for night time parties and hangouts.
Number three on our list is Kazuya that is popular for their fusion foods. An amalgam of the European and Japanese food, with octopus and duck delicacies, salmon and over 30 different varieties of vegetables attracts thousands of customers daily. The average cost for two is INR 3691-6546.
One Tree Grill, Auckland
Are you tired of fusion and international foods? The One tree grill serves you he best native foods of New Zealand. With local furniture and a cosy ambience, this place is a soothing soul-driven experience for all the localities as well as foreigners. They use fresh ingredient to prepare food from scratch. Their Pork belly, Eye fillet and Scallops are a must-try. The place is reasonably priced between INR 1184-2716. On weekdays they’re open post 5:30 pm and weekends from 11:30 pm, with Sunday being an off.
Elephant Hill Winery & Restaurant, Haumoana, New Zealand
this restaurant offers a breath-taking view from their destination. With the best world-class wines and classic European cuisine, they provide a marvellous ambience and taste that attracts customers from all over the world. The ambience also consists of activities like wine tasting, lodging and sightseeing. Although a bit pricey, the stay and dining feels like paradise on earth.
The Shed te Motu, Auckland
It is considered as one of the must-visit places in New Zealand. The ambience is located amidst the fresh farms and wine yards. They provide an experience of sitting at the lap of nature and enjoying your favourite foods. The Shed te Motu features local foods and makes use of locally grown, fresh, organic fruits and vegetables to cook a delicious meal for their customers. The wine tasting activity also helps the restaurant stand out from the others. Their Chicken parfait, Eel and with beetroot nudi and Lamb shoulder are a must-try. The price is reasonable on the pockets and costs INR 627-1671 for two.
Curry Heaven, Wellington
Are you an Indian visitor who misses the taste of curry and Indian food on your palates? Then worry not, because New Zealand is also home to great Indian restaurants. Curry Heaven is among them that specializes in authentic Indian food. The restaurant has won awards for their taste, ambience and customer service, so there is no doubt in their diligence to serving people. Most authentic Indian food like curries, naan, lassi and varieties of meat are served in this place. The aura and ambience are top-notch and even better than restaurants in India. Their most recommended dishes are palak paneer and butter chicken. They cost INR 2571-3100 for two people and open for lunch, evening snacks and dinner.
Twenty Seven Step, Christchurch Central
It is a cosy, fine dining and eatery that is home for a variety of local dishes in the country. Although it is not considered as one of the top-notch fine dining restaurants in the country, their service and quality of food can put any restaurants in fierce competitions. They serve authentic countryside foods, with ‘fish of the day’ being their signature dish and attraction to customers. Their Leek and cauliflower soup and v are the most recommended items of the menu. The average cost for two is INR 1960-2730 and are open from late at 5 pm, till midnight.
The Thistle Inn, Wellington
It is a perfect place for dining, which follows a contemporary style of decor, ambience, and even the food served. They serve dishes like pudding, lamb delicacies and even the classic bread and butter. One of the best features of their customer satisfaction is the free meals offered on your birthdays. It goes easy on the pockets with INR 766-1600, the average for two. The restaurant is open half days, from 10 am to 1 pm, except on Sunday’s.
Logan Brown, Wellington
This restaurant is considered as one of the best places among all restaurants that serve native food in New Zealand. The incredibly cosy atmosphere and the best flare for native cooking is an option no one can rule out. A small party or a chit chat with your friends, or a fancy date, this place serves all purposes. Their Panna cotta and Black lime feijoa oysters are the most recommended on the menu, with the average cost being INR 1184-6964 for two.