Meat Fish Wine Auckland has arrived. A stylish new restaurant that is bound to make a big impact on Auckland’s dining scene. The venue and décor are a gentle reflection of modern Aotearoa; supported by an expansive wine list and dishes that taste so good, they will have you coming back time and again.
Located on the corner of O’Connell and Chancery Street just a stone’s throw from De Bretts, this beautiful heritage building (dating back to 1924), has been transformed into a charming, beautifully appointed dining establishment.
An inviting bar area welcomes you in, and an open plan kitchen with adjoining chef’s table is perfect for small yet special occasions. Cosy nooks and crannies give privacy when needed, and are perfect for those important business lunches. The restaurant area basks beneath an impressive chandelier – cleverly constructed from more than 2,000 wine glasses that have been arranged in the shape of a hei matau (Maori fish hook). Genius touches are many – as evidenced in the David Bromley paintings that adorn the walls, the amazing hand basin in the unisex bathroom area, hand-made crockery, intriguing copper signage, copper piping and so much more.
“We had a clear vision of what we wanted,” says CEO Andrew Cameron. “A clean, open space that was both welcoming and striking. A venue that as soon as you walked in, you knew this was the place you wanted to be, with plenty of reasons that make you want to stay.”
The wine list kicks off with more than 600 bottles to choose from, making it one of most extensive in New Zealand. New wines are featured each month with more than 40 available by the glass in both the restaurant and at the bar. If you’re not sure what to choose, a knowledgeable and friendly sommelier can suggest something tasty to try.
The management team is also distinctly Kiwi. Executive chef David Schofield (twice a winner of New Zealand Chef of the Year) hails from Wellington – after gaining extensive international experience, he is is relishing being able to share his passion for local produce. General manager, the agreeable Hira Mokomoko (ex Ce la Vi, Singapore) is already raising the bar of the Auckland dining scene.
Items on Meat Fish Wine’s menu are honest and familiar, dishes we all recognise, the quality of the produce being paramount, the goal being to deliver an exceptional dining experience from start to finish. With a selection of foods and wine that consistently knock your socks off, this newcomer to Auckland’s restaurant scene tick’s all the boxes.