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ILE DE FRANCE

[Photographs: David Straight] Further evidence of life in Newmarket. For years, we never ate here and then, a few months ago, we started coming over more and more – there’s Basque Kitchen of course, and then friends introduced us to Ile de France. From the outside, it looks like one of those classically clichéd French […]

FARO

[Photographs by David Straight] There’s something quite appealing about cooking your own dinner, particularly when you get to do it while sitting on a red throne. Faro is a traditional Korean BBQ restaurant, huge and mostly empty. It shouldn’t be. There’s a small barbecue in the middle of the table, and an extractor tube that whisks […]

EMPRESS GARDEN

[Photographs: David Straight] This is the kind of place you might not know about until you’ve lived in Auckland for a few years. It’s in a pretty old villa and it looks like the kind of “Chinese” restaurant that you went to in the 16980s, and which just happens to serve the best Peking duck […]

CAZADOR

[Pictures: David Straight] We’ve since reviewed Cazador again – see here for the new review. Vegetarians need not apply. Cazador’s Iranian-born owner Tony Lolaiy is a keen hunter, so the restaurant is festooned with the taxidermied animals he’s caught over the years. There are a couple of deer heads in the front room, a few trout; […]

SATYA

[Pictures: David Straight] The dahi puri! The dahi puri! This is why people come to Satya. Well, partly. They’re an addictive appetiser, a bland ball of mashed potato and chickpea atop a crisp chickpea cracker, doused in yoghurt, tamarind chutney and fresh coriander. They’re really good, and sometimes you can eat an entire plate ($8.95 for […]