Restaurateurs of the Year: Che Barrington & Mark Wallbank
You could excuse chef Che Barrington and restaurateur Mark Wallbank for having been a little distracted of late, opening Woodpecker Hill in Parnell while also running The Blue Breeze Inn and Chop Chop across the road, but it’s not necessary because if there is any distraction it doesn’t show.
Moochowchow is the finest Thai restaurant in Auckland, where the sharp, sweet, fresh and stimulating flavours bounce off each other in dish after dish. The service is impeccable, there’s lots of great stuff to drink, and the room itself — well, look at that beautiful wall. Very cool.
A favourite dish: hot, sour & salty salad of wild mushrooms, roasted chilli, shallots & coriander.
Good for vegetarians
Takes large groups
Craft beer selection