Dreamt up in a café in Paris and formulated on a bar stool in the heart of Auckland City, Annabel’s is the life-long dream of childhood friends Henry and Oliver. It is the modern day rendezvous, welcoming all walks of life — those who appreciate the art of conversations at the bottles.
The philosophy at Annabel’s is to create a neighbourhood atmosphere that is centred on experimenting with and enjoying great value for money wines from around the world. As there are only two types of wine drinkers, the insecure and the very insecure, the Annabel’s team will strive to make the experience relaxed and uncomplicated. The program will change from season to season. A small selection of the wines will be familiar to most people with the remainder being wines that showcase different styles, grape varieties and flavours from around the world.
Annabel’s menu offers simple and classic favourites that have been tried and tested for generations. The menu created by chef Maia Atvars, sous chef of Depot Eatery, includes Spanish-cured meats sliced to order, cheese by the gram, and other delicatessen goods, all served in a casual setting. Each dish is complemented by Annabel’s first pressing olive oil, available by the bottle for $20.
Annabel’s is a neighbourhood wine bar, where the owners Oliver and Henry have created a modern take on an age-old concept, celebrating their two favourite things; a drink and a snack.
Neighbourhood Wine Bar
277 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland