Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017: The Engine Room

For the latest review, see the 2018 review of The Engine Room.

The Engine Room

Neighbourhood Bistro—Contemporary

Consistent, welcoming and serving good food with flair: The Engine Room epitomises what a neighbourhood restaurant ought to be. There’s seafood and steak, and menu staples such as light-as-air twice-baked goats’ cheese soufflé and churros with thick liquid dark chocolate. This is a smart yet comforting restaurant, not only for classics done well, but for polish and reliability, thanks to the sure hands of long-time owners Carl Koppenhagen (in the kitchen) and Natalia Schamroth (out front). A Top 50 stalwart, this sweet spot is a deservedly popular fixture not only with northside locals but on Auckland’s wider dining scene.

A favourite dish
Scotch fillet with chips and dressed rocket leaves.

What it offers
Free-range chicken and/or pork / Craft beer selection

Hours—L Fri; D Tue-Sat
Bookings—Yes
Price—$$
Seats—80
Chef—Carl Koppenhagen

NORTHCOTE POINT
115 Queen St
Ph 480-9502
engineroom.net.nz 


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