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Three Seven Two restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2019

Three Seven Two is Metro Peugeot's Restaurant of the Year 2019 Best Destination Restaurant and Best New Restaurant winner.

Three Seven Two restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2019

Apr 30, 2019 Restaurants

Three Seven Two is the Metro Peugeot Restaurant of the Year 2019 Best Destination Restaurant and Best New Restaurant winner. To see a full rundown of all our winners, click here

Three Seven Two is named for the first three numbers of the Waiheke phone number, and it’s something of a metaphor for this cheerful beach spot, right across the road from Onetangi. It’s a sprawling space with a big dining room – terracotta tiles and blond wood chairs – along with a big outdoor area of long tables under white tablecloths. The menu, by the excellent Bronwen Laight, formerly of The Shed at Te Motu, is produce-driven and seasonal. It’s balanced and fresh – following the salt-heat-acid-fat model: a chargrilled wagyu tongue, say, served with potato, salsa verde and capers, or a slow-cooked lamb shoulder with butter beans, pecorino, rosemary and miso bagna cauda. Service is upbeat and helpful, and the place has been enthusiastically adopted by Waiheke locals, so you’d be wise to book ahead – though if you can’t get a table, there’s a very good bar menu too and a wine list with a decent range of wines from Waiheke and further afield.

What it offers: Shared-plate options / À la carte / Good for vegetarians / Outdoor dining / Takes large groups / Bar

A favourite dish: Stracciatella with apricots, fennel and sunflower seeds

Winner, Best Destination Restaurant
Winner, Best New Restaurant
Finalist, Supreme Award
Finalist, Best Chef: Bronwen Laight

Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue-Sun
Bookings: Yes
Price: $$
Chef: Bronwen Laight

21 The Strand
Ph 372-8846

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