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Food & Wine Lifestyle April 14, 2017




If you had to suggest to someone a place with one of the best views of Auckland — where would you recommend?


Sky Tower perhaps, One Tree Hill maybe, or even Achilles Point? They are all strong favourites, but say you were after a view that offers something a little different. One that comes with all the comforts of the finest bistros and cafés in town. Where would you choose?


Without a doubt — you should be head to The Junction Eatery.



Located in Birkenhead’s main shopping precinct — it is an easy commute straight up Onewa Road, then left at the lights into Birkenhead Ave. Parking is plentiful and easy, either in the street outside or in the shopping mall opposite.


Custom-built and designed, and superbly positioned on the split-level ‘Wai Manawa’ viewing platform, The Junction Eatery opened about two months ago, under the auspices of the affable Chris Jones, who also owns the local Bungalo Café.


Chris, a hospitality guru is a dab-hand at setting up and running eateries that far exceed expectations, and The Junction Eatery is no exception.



Décor is urban and tasteful, in a sophisticated organic sort of way.


The split level interior sees Atomic coffee and cabinet food readily available in the downstairs area, while the upstairs part of the restaurant is for those wanting something a little more substantial, accompanied by a drink maybe from the well-stocked bar.


From here panoramic views across Hauraki Gulf are breathtaking, especially so on a fair weather day.


»From here panoramic views across Hauraki Gulf are breath-taking, especially so on a fair weather day.«


If you value good food prepared on the premises, by food professionals passionate about their craft, then The Junction Eatery will not disappoint: serving modern New Zealand food made from best quality local produce, menus are exciting and some of the dishes, deliciously unique.


A wine list created by the awesome Master of Wine, Rebecca Gibb, offers a concise and tantalising selection that is easy on the pocket, but ensures a fine dining experience.



Service is swift and courteous, Wi-Fi is freely available, and The Junction Eatery is open seven days from early till late.


Read more about The Junction Eatery or take a look at their delicious menus at, or better still, visit this fabulous new eatery in person. Oh, and if you are thinking of treating someone special on Mother’s Day — be sure to book. (You have been warned!)


Photos: Mona Fei


39 Birkenhead Ave, Birkenhead, Auckland

MOn-FrI: 7am-9pm, Sat-Sun: 8am-10pm

09 480 8111 |


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