May 2, 2019 Restaurants
The Blue Breeze Inn is a finalist in the Metro Peugeot Restaurant of the Year 2019 awards for Best Casual Restaurant. To see a full rundown of all our winners, click here.
The Blue Breeze Inn is a fun option for a casual lunch or social dinner in Ponsonby. It has a large outdoor area with a variety of seating options, the service is friendly and efficient, and the food is bold and flavoursome Asian fusion with enough quirks to keep things interesting. Chef Che Barrington has a good knack for nailing the hot/sour/salty/sweet flavour balance – the smoked tofu salad with herbs and sesame and black vinegar dressing is a highlight. The Blue Breeze Inn is standing the test of time for a reason: you’ll always have a good time here. Whether on the street-side balcony, or inside around the Tiki bar, it’s likely to be busy, loud and fun.
What it offers: Private dining / Shared-plate options / Takes large bookings / Outdoor dining / Bar
A favourite dish: Stir-fried market fish with pickled mustard greens, school prawns, coriander and chilli
Hours L D 7 days
Chef Che Barrington
146 Ponsonby Rd