Eating

  • Kika Tapas-style Italian in Wanaka winning well-deserved praise.
  • Bistronomy Finely judged seasonal tasting menus at Napier’s rising star.
  • Noble Rot French-Kiwi medley within a chic Wellington wine bar.
  • Riverstone Kitchen Smashing brunch, locally sourced meat and splendid gardens in Oamaru.
  • Pegasus Bay The pick of the Waipara Valley winery restaurants.
  • Cassia Sophisticated Indian in Auckland, washed down with craft beer and gins.

Meals with Views

  • Cable Bay Food as sublime as the views at this highly acclaimed Waiheke Island restaurant.
  • Oyster Cove Sea views from floor-to-ceiling windows at a swish restaurant in Southland's oyster capital.
  • Charlotte's Kitchen Perched on Paihia's main pier and bedecked in Kiwiana.
  • Lake Matheson Cafe Sigh over the mountainscape while tasting pizzas, risottos or just a coffee.
  • Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar Hilltop views while you feast on Stewart Island crayfish and salmon.
  • Parua Bay Tavern Grab a seat on the deck of this friendly pub in Whangarei Heads.
  • Gables Historic waterfront property with maritime views and top-notch local produce.