Woodpecker Hill restaurant review
Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Woodpecker Hill is an American/Southeast Asian barbecue bistro in Parnell.
When Auckland’s colder months set in, there are few places better to rug up than smokehouse-cum-ski chalet Woodpecker Hill, where you’re beckoned in by the warmth of an enormous American-made smoker for an unforgettable dinner. If executive chef Che Barrington’s menu of Southeast Asian flavours initially seems familiar, think again. Unlike at the other restaurants he co-owns with Mark Wallbank, dishes like fatty (in a good way) slow-cooked beef short ribs and juicy barbecue lamb are enhanced by the pleasing intensity of chilli and aromatics, and suddenly what sounds like something you’ve heard before feels all brand new.
What it offers Shared-plate options / Fixed-price meals (on Sundays and with large group bookings) /Good for vegetarians / Takes large groups / Craft beer selection / Good for kids
A favourite dish Barbecue lamb curry, pickled garlic, shallots, ginger, lemongrass and dry spices
Hours Lunch and dinner 7 days
Chefs Che Barrington, executive chef
196 Parnell Rd, Parnell