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New Zealand Michelin Star restaurants

About New Zealand / February 28, 2021

Sidart_RestaurantThe following top 5 dining restaurants in Auckland have been voted by people’s choice 2013.

1. Sidart Restaurant

Address: Level 1 Three Lamps Plaza, Ponsonby, Auckland

Sidart restaurant is a formal dining experience created by Chef Sid Sahrawat. It is based in Ponsonby Auckland New Zealand. This restaurant does things very differently, but in a really good way. Sidart has won the gold dineout people’s choice awards 2103.

2. TATSUMI Modern Japanese Cuisine

TATSUMI_Japanese_CuisineAddress: Newmarket, Auckland

TATSUMI Modern Japanese Cuisine has a wonderful location and exquisite premises here in the popular suburb of Newmarket. The restaurant is located in the heart of Newmarket is TATSUMI. – Tatsumi provides unique blend of traditional flavors and modern cuisine.

3. The Grill

Address: SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Federal Street, Auckland

The Grill takes pride in offering you a comfortable, uncomplicated atmosphere.

The Grill use carefully selected Kiwi ingredients sourced locally from specially selected New Zealand suppliers.

The_Grill_skycitySo whether you’re looking for an informal lunch with friends or a stylish evening dinner with clients, The Grill is sure to meet your requirements.

4. Merediths Restaurant

Address: Mt Eden, Auckland

Merediths Restaurant won the restaurants of the year in 2013. Samoan chef Michael Meredith’s who runs the restaurant and is the head chef is famous for inventing new cooking methods and styles to New Zealand cuisine. Michael has worked at some of the best restaurants in New Zealand before starting his own place and he has won several awards. Merediths is very produce driven and focus on ingredients more.


5. The French Cafe

Address: Auckland

The French Cafe has long been one of Auckland’s best and most favorite restaurants.

Husband and wife Creghan Molloy Wright, Restaurant Manager, and Simon Wright, Executive Chef run the French cafe.

The experienced staff here is there to assist you with your food and wine choices and guide you through your dining experience. Wines offered to you are top wines from New Zealand, France and Australia.

Simon has trained in Europe’s top hotels and Michelin Star restaurants. The flavors are clean, precise and intense with an emphasis on fresh local product and seasonality.

The French Café has consistently been awarded for the fine dining experience that it so outstandingly offers.