Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017: Siostra

Siostra

Neighbourhood Bistro—Contemporary

Back in 2014, much-admired hospitality sisters Esther and Beki Lamb created a home-away-from-home for hungry Grey Lynners, where the chairs had backs (rejoice!) and the plates were mismatched. Beki left Auckland earlier this year, but with David Bach on the pans, it’s still a rustic affair: the sort of food your dream self would whip up with a basket of market produce, after leafing through a shelf of worship-worthy cookbooks. The seasonally driven menu changes often, but when the ingredients are available, start with veal sweetbreads with aioli for dipping. They’re fried to perfection and partner well with a full-bodied red; a Guigal Côtes du Rhône, perhaps? You’ll be quickly guided to the appropriate match from the well-curated wine list. With the details taken care of and the service informal, you get the feeling good nights start at Siostra.

A favourite dish
Crumbed veal sweetbreads and aioli.

What it offers
Shared-plate options / Burger night on Tuesdays, $15pp / Private room /Good for vegetarians / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Bar / Craft beer selection / Happy hour daily 4-6pm / Good for kids / Good outdoor seating / Takes large groups

Hours— L Fri; D Tue-Sat
Bookings—Yes
Price—$$
Seats—70
Chef—David Bach

 

GREY LYNN
472 Richmond Rd
Ph 360-6207
siostra.co.nz

 


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