We’ve all heard that old wives tale about the first meal of the day being the most important. Fact or fiction, we venture out most Sunday mornings constantly on the lookout for something unique and affordable.
Tapestry has built up a mighty reputation over the last few years for its fine cuisine made with regional produce. Apart from being one of the city’s most established and prestige restaurants in a world where the term icon is too readily applied, this is a lot more than a simple breakfast experience.
It’s open from 6am daily, with buffet dishes of organic bacon, grilled vine tomatoes, scrambled eggs, whitebait fritters, roast potatoes, baked beans and a wide selection of cold meats and exceptional cheeses. The compact buffet includes freshly-squeezed orange, tomato or kiwi fruit juices, yoghurt, smoothies, cereals, fresh and dried fruits, nuts and seeds along with manuka comb honey. The pastry-makers’ skills are evident with baskets of freshly baked croissants, pastries, muffins and assorted specialty breads and the finest preserves. Other delicacies include pancakes and maple syrup, a congee station and to savour all this you can choose a really good coffee or other hot beverages.
For fitness and health fanatics, an ingenious addition is the Pullman Fit buffet which brings balance, detox, and energy to the table. Think shots of kale and beetroot, coconut and carrot, bircher muesli, fresh fruits, quinoa and puffed amaranth, coconut and soya yoghurts, smoked salmon, cottage cheese, egg white and spinach scrambled eggs.
And the verdict? Tapestry leads the way with a new breakfast dining experience that leaves diners smiling. Care, freshness and quality ingredients are much in evidence making this one of Auckland’s best early morning meals. Restaurateurs trying to divine the secret of their breakfast success might want to start with a visit.
Menu: 9.5 | Cuisine: 9.5
Service: 8.5 | Décor: 8.5
Value for Money: 9.5
Words: Dennis and Rosamund Knill
09 353 1000 – All credit cards (2% surcharge)
Corner Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant, City
83 Symonds St, Auckland