New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean that consists of 2 main islands. These two islands are marked by glaciation and volcanism. It is a developed country and has a market economy. This high income economy has high ranks in education, health, economic freedom and quality of life. Pacific rim has been described as national cuisine of New Zealand that has inspiration from Europe, Asia and Polynesia. Popular dishes of New Zealand include salmon, lamb, crayfish, whitebait, dredge oyster and scallops. There are many fine restaurants. Some of them are mentioned below.
10 ) Roots Restaurant
Roots Restaurant is located at 8 London St, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand. The restaurant offer European, New Zealand, International and vegetarian friendly cuisine with gluten free options. Seasonal degustation menus crafted from quality ingredients (which are sourced from local and biodynamic farms, restaurant’s extensive garden and small producers) are offered. Broccoli, peking duck, celeriac, truffle, oyster and wild onion are it’s some of the spring’s ingredients as menu changes with every season. The restaurant serves five days a week: Tuesday to Saturday. The time on Saturday and Friday is 12 – 2:30PM, 6 – 9PM. the rest days operating hours are 6 – 9PM.
9 ) Palate
Palate restaurant is located at 20 Alma St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand. The restaurant is modern and stylish establishment that serves New Zealand’s cuisine in its window-filled space overlooking woods and the Waikato river. The Palate was awarded as the Best Regional Restaurant in New Zealand in the Cuisine NZ Restaurant of the Year Awards 2011 and 2012. The restaurant served six days a week. The time on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday is 5:30PM – 3AM. The time on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is 11:30AM – 3AM.
8 ) New Zealand Supreme Gourmet House
New Zealand Supreme Gourmet House is located at 1225 Amohau St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand. The specialty of this restaurant is Chinese and Asian cuisines. The meal is served at lunch and dinner. The other features include takeout, comfortable seating, wheelchair accessible and much more. The overall surrounding is relaxed and suitable for the families with children. The restaurant serves seven days a week. The operating hours are 11:00 – 2:00PM, 5:00 – 8:30PM.
7 ) Skyline Queenstown
Skyline Queenstown is located on Brecon St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand. The restaurant specialty is fantastic food along with Maori cultural performance and a luge. The menu of the restaurant is inspired by iconic New Zealand cuisine and has international influence. There is something for every taste bud. For dinner, you can have a variety of bread, soup, laksa, pasta, salads, sushi, grilled dishes, flame rotisserie, vegetarian dishes and delicious desserts. The restaurant serves meal seven days a week within the timing of 9AM – 11PM.
6 ) Depot
Depot is located at 86 Federal St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand. The restaurant offers energetic and creative dishes in its relaxed surroundings. You can have European, seafood and New Zealand dishes with gluten free options. The meal is served at breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. Grilled oyster, kingfish sashimi, tutua and mahurangi are some of the items offered at dinner. The restaurant serves seven days a week within the time if 7AM – 11PM.
5 ) Dutch Delight
Dutch Delight is located at 3 Birkenhead Avenue, North Shore 0626, New Zealand, New Zealand. The restaurant specialty is European cuisine. From the main menu, you can have a variety of starters, snacks, traditional pancakes, Savoury pancakes, flavorful entrées, desserts and drinks. Bacon or ham eggs, diabetic pancakes, shalick, beef burger, chicken satay burger, crispy noodle chicken salad and Caribbean style chicken salad are some of the items offered in its main menu. The restaurant serves six days a week, from Tuesday to Sunday. The time on Sunday is 9AM – 9PM. The rest days’ operating hours are 10AM – 10PM.
4 ) Public Kitchen and Bar
Public Kitchen and Bar is located at Ground Floor, Steamer Wharf, Beach Street, Queenstown New Zealand, New Zealand. The restaurant specialty is New Zealand’s cuisine with perfect taste. The restaurant features include reservation, outdoor seating, wait staff, high chair available and alcoholic drinks. Squid rings, oyster, marinated Whitestone feta, smoked cod croquettes and lamb kofta are some of the items offered in its main menu. The restaurant serves seven days a week within the time of 11AM – 11PM.
3 ) Hippopotamus Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Hippopotamus Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is located at Museum Hotel 90 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand. The restaurant specialty is French, European and New Zealand cuisines with gluten free options. The restaurant offerings are comprised of breakfast, lunch, early evening dining, dinner menu, dessert menu, fine wine and high tea. Gratin dauphinois, petite salade, pomme de terre rôtie and Ratatouille are some of the items from its main menu. The restaurant serves seven days a week. Monday, Tuesday time is 6:30 – 10:30AM, 12 – 2PM, 6 – 10PM. From Wednesday to Friday, operating hours are 6:30 – 10:30AM, 12 – 4:30PM, 6 – 10PM. However, the time on Saturday and Sunday is 7 – 11AM, 2 – 4:30PM, 6 – 10PM.
2 ) Whitebait
Whitebait is located at G04/1 Clyde Quay Wharf, Te Aro, Wellington 6001, New Zealand. It is high-ceiling and modern establishment that has a focus on sophisticated preparation of local seafood. The specialty of the restaurant is seafood, Mediterranean, European and New Zealand dishes with gluten free options. The restaurant has been awarded with good food Awards in 2016. Leigh snapper and cloudy bay ceviche, ora king salmon cured in Sauvignon Blanc, market fish crudo and paramata piper boquerones are some of the items served in the main menu. The restaurant serves seven days a week. From Tuesday to Friday the time is 11:30AM – 2:30PM, 5:30 – 11PM. The rest days time is 5:30 – 11PM.
1 ) Loretta
Loretta is located at 181 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand. It is an open and stylish restaurant that serves pizza, brunch and global dishes. The meal is served at breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Pasta, soup, pork, salads, mushrooms, chicken dishes, fish, beef, lamb, cheesecakes and ice cream are some of the items offered at dinner. The meal is served six days a week. Saturday and Sunday’s timings are 8AM – 10PM. The rest days’ time is 7AM – 10PM.