Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017: Cibo
For the latest review, see the 2018 review of Cibo.
Smart Dining—Contemporary/Asian fusion
Cibo has been there, tucked away in an old chocolate factory, for years, and it’s well loved by many for myriad reasons, starting with the service. It is a sweet anomaly of a restaurant, decorated with black hand mirrors, cherry- blossom wallpaper and elaborate light fittings. It defies trends and remains popular because a meal here is a throwback to old-world charm and generosity. This is a place where the staff open doors for you, and it doesn’t feel forced. Chef Kate Fay is still turning out beautiful dishes that fuse flavours from many different nations, the wine list is still extensive and well considered, and yet it’s the people and the feeling of warmth, familiarity and fun they bring that keeps us coming back.
A favourite dish
The mountainous pavlova with salted caramel and toffee nut brittle.
What it offers
Set menu option / Dégustation option / Express lunch, available until 4pm / Good for vegetarians / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Good seating outside / Takes large groups / Bar / Craft beer selection
Hours—L Mon-Fri; D Mon-Sat
Winner, Peugeot People’s Choice Award for Auckland’s Favourite Dish: Fry-pan brownie, raspberries, raspberry marshmallows, butterscotch raspberry ripple ice cream
91 St Georges Bay Rd
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