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Reviews from the last few weeks...

The Tasting Shed (Auckland)

"A stellar start to our meal was the fried cauliflower with a crunchy, lightly spiced coating and a soy and sesame mayonnaise. The 11-year-old was hoovering them up so fast I barely got one past my lips. Charred zucchini and patty pan squash were pleasingly caramelised and juicy while the light gremolata dressing and toasted almonds provided a welcome roundedness to the dish. Roasted potatoes with feta and cumin was always going to be a winner, but the highlights were the larger dishes." Full review here - Cuisine, Ginny Grant, 8th February 2019

 


 

The Birdwood (Christchurch)

"I have to say however, that the dish of the night, ordered by my fellow diner, was freshly caught Akaroa flounder, baked whole with salsa verde, soft herbs, buttered new potatoes, fennel and lemon salad. Cooked to perfection, moist, juicy, flaking easily from the bone and full of freshness, one forkful and I was in love and will return for my own plate (which I won’t share). From the beautiful accents of the discreet European staff, to the spoon-licking, perfectly balanced tiramisu, The Birdwood has a lot to say, without saying too much at all." Full review here - Cuisine, Jax Hamilton, 14 December 2018

 


 

Hello Beasty (Auckland)

"Pot-stickers? Definitely. The pork mince was juicy and chunky and their little wrappered bottoms nice and crisp ($17 for six). The fusion thing means a menu that starts with tteokbokki and finishes with baked meringue and rosewater cream. Get your kimchi, katsu and Kaipara lamb shoulder here. No, really, get the lamb ($36)." Full review here - NZ Herald, Jesse Mulligan, 8 December 2018