Top choice thai in Auckland

Image by Brett Atkinson Lonely Planet

Hot in both senses of the word, this super-fashionable restaurant focuses on the fiery cuisine of the Isaan and Lanna regions of northern Thailand. The menu is conveniently sorted from least to most spicy and split into smaller and larger dishes for sharing. Be sure to order the soft-shell crab.

Its Thai-style Bloody Mary cocktails and eggy noodle dishes for weekend brunch are a revitalising combo after a big night elsewhere along the Ponsonby strip.