NZ Fashion Week Designers Share Their Hottest Dinner Spots

Make your next meal a fashionable one with these top dinner picks

Cotto. Photo / Fiona Goodall

Cotto
“We hit it up for the first time a few weeks ago, and it truly lived up to the hype. The gnocchi is my current favourite, I’m hoping we can make it for post-show celebrations this week.”
— Rachel Easting and Anjali Stewart, Twenty-seven Names

SPQR / NSP
“It’s a toss up between SPQR or NSP. Both of these iconic eateries never fail to impress. Great places to feel at home and enjoy exceptional cuisine.”
— Elisabeth and Neville Findlay, Zambesi

Azabu
“Azabu in Ponsonby. Are you kidding me? Probably the best food in Auckland. Blows my mind every time and the bill is always better than we expected too. Good atmosphere and music, great attentive staff, cool bar with Asahi Black Beer! And the best cocktails ever.”
— Marc Moore, Stolen Girlfriend’s Club

Janken Japanese
“I’m a foodie so have a few faves which vary in style. Janken Japanese on Jervois Road does a tasty seafood curry on udon noodles. Serve wtih a sublime hard-to-find lime-infused sake. Baduzzi does yummy crayfish ravioli in sage butter. Cibo in Parnell has long done the best whitebait 25 years.”
— Adrian Hailwood

Amano. Photo / Fiona Goodall

Amano
“Such an amazing spacious spot to bring together a group of friends over seasonal produce!”
— Wynn Crawshaw, Wynn Hamlyn

Le Garde-Manger
“I’m really enjoying Le Garde-Manger at the moment. There is a sneaky little courtyard, great table service and very good French onion soup. Also Apero. This owner-operated restaurant has an incredible curated wine list, beautiful presentation and a genuine love, philosophy and passion for food.”
— Lela Jacobs

Nol Bu Ne
Some friends introduced us to this cheap and cheerful Korean spot on Wellesley Street a few months ago and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. Go for the dolsot bibimbap.
— Rachel Mills

Orphan’s Kitchen
Because...it feels like you’re at home but being treated to an amazing meal with a beautiful wine selection.
— Juliette Hogan

 

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