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Jun 25, 2015 Restaurants

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Corner Jellicoe St and Fish Lane, North Wharf. Ph 309-9339,
Lunch & dinner 7 days. $$

Runner-up, Chef of the Year, Ben Bayly / Finalist, Peugeot People’s Choice award for Auckland’s favourite dish: maltagliati with duck & porcini ragu


The best restaurant in the Wynyard Quarter by a country mile offers exquisitely cooked and presented rustic Italian-American food — and if that seems like a contradiction in terms, you really should check it out.

Executive chef Ben Bayly presents a menu of beautiful pastas and other dishes, while restaurateur Michael Dearth has organised a seductively engaging wine list and rustled up a floor crew who exude charm and bustling efficiency. A great spot for lunch, express or leisurely, and in the evening, a delightfully intimate dinner-date destination.

A favourite dish: maltagliati with duck & porcini ragu, buttercup & pickled walnuts (presented above by host Veronica Sant).


5 Spoons

Shared-plate options
Fixed-price meals
Good for vegetarians
Good seating outside
Takes large groups
Craft beer selection
Good for kids
Bookings not usually taken


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