Make a night out in Kingsland with pizza from Umu and a gig at The Portland Public House. Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

Neighbourhood Watch: Where To Eat, Shop & Visit In Kingsland

Kick it in Kingsland with live music, bargain buys and BYO or fine-dining restaurants

Garage Project's Cellar Door 
In this beer haven vessels are filled straight from 12 taps and there's Garage Project's range of bottles and cans to buy. You can bring your own vessels or growlers, plus plastic and glass flagons are available too. The team will also put together a tasting flight if you're after something new. 57 New North Rd, Kingsland

Portland Public House
A great spot to nurse a drink and watch the world go by or wait for a table at nearby Umu pizza. There are live music gigs on most weekends too. 463 New North Rd, Kingsland

14oz Jeans Outlet Store is a dreamland for denim bargains. Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

14oz Jeans Outlet Store
Hunt for some serious bargains in this denim dreamland. 
Brands include Neuw, Lee, Wrangler, Deus Ex Machina and Rollas. There's also t-shirts, a pre-loved rail and a small range of footwear on offer for low prices. 377 New North Rd, Kingsland

Floral artists Mark Antonia have a special retail space in Kingsland. Photo / Supplied

Mark Antonia Store 
Known for their stunning arrangements made from dried leaves and flowers, floral artists Mark Antonia have a retail space in Kingsland. Decorated in soft pink hues, you can browse their range of candles, fragrances, arrangements, wreaths, ceramics, homeware, vases and prints. 3B Central Road, Kingsland 

Funky Chika serves up fried chicken and good times. Photo / Babiche Martens

Discover the light, bright world of Kingsland's Chicka for signature fried chicken, a selection of Asian eats and good times. 509 New North Rd, Kingsland

Sacred Tattoo
If you're in for ink, head to Sacred Tattoo which has been in business since 1998. It gathers up the best tattoo talent from New Zealand and overseas under one roof. 521 New North Road in Kingsland

Atomic Cafe is an iconic Kingsland spot for coffee. Photo / Supplied

Atomic Cafe
The institutional coffee brand opened its roastery and cafe in Kingsland, sandwiched between New North Rd and the train line. The energetic joint continues to be a place of worship for espresso lovers in the city. 420c New North Rd, Kingsland

Papa's Pizza
This Kingsland favourite has been around for decades and we hope it stays that way. Its pizzas are made on wholemeal semolina bases, with one of the more interesting toppings being slow-cooked pork with jalapenos, coriander, brie and spinach. Add a side of arancini and/or polenta chips for good measure. 61 Sandringham Rd, Kingsland

Canton Cafe
This almost iconic Kingsland spot is known to get noisy and is great for big groups — order up plates of Chinese sizzling beef, bok choy and stir-fried noodles to share.477 New North Rd, Kingsland

Umu Pizza has proved a crowd hit with its fermented sourdough pizzas. Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

Umu Pizza
With staples of pizza and beerUmu was an absolute hit when it opened earlier this year. The signature bases are made from a fermented sourdough, so are light and delicious. 469 New North Rd, Kingsland

Mixt Design Store stocks only New Zealand made design objects and items. Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

Mixt Design Store
Mixt stocks only New Zealand made design and is a great place to hunt down a gift. You can find contemporary and locally made jewellery, design pieces and gifts, plus lighting and homewares. 504 New North Rd, Kingsland

Every time is a good time at this cosy and popular BYO Thai restaurant and takeaway nestled in the Kingsland shops. The tunes are easy, service quick and the food glorious and authentic. The green curry is a standout. 438 New North Rd, Kingsland

At homely Petra Shwarma everything is made from scratch. Photo / Babiche Martens

Petra Shwarma
Everything is made from scratch at this homely Middle Eastern restaurant. We can't go past the bowls of hot fava beans, which are slow-cooked and spiked with paprika, yoghurt, fresh chopped tomato, lemon juice and a generous lick of olive oil. 482 New North Rd, Kingsland

Citizen Park
An upbeat and bustling place for catching up with large groups or to watch a sports game on the big screen. There's a full American inspired menu to soak up a few drinks including crinkle cut fries, chicken wings, tacos and pork ribs. 424 New North Rd, Kingsland

The sweetest of treats line the cabinet at Bluebell's Cakery in Kingsland. Photo / Supplied

Bluebells Cakery 
Karla Goodwin has relocated her boutique Bluebells Cakery and cafe to a bigger space in Kingsland, where you’ll find her classic range of treats topped with buttery icing, as well as doughnuts and savoury snacks. 361 New North Rd, Kingsland

Phil's Kitchen
The setting says neighbourhood bistro, but the food is fine, modern and French. Chef Phil Clark, who worked under Michael Meredith, makes ambitious and delicious food and has secured a reputation for excellence in Kingsland. 479 New North Rd, Kingsland 

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