Spend a lot of time in the city centre? Treat yourself to a delicious lunch on Albert Street and know you're making a real difference by supporting businesses impacted by City Rail Link construction. And if you're Instagramming your meal while you're at it, be sure to use the hashtag #LoveAlbertStreet to spread the good word.
Thai Beef Salad, $14.50 | The Shakespeare, 61 Albert Street
120 years of history line the walls of The Shakespeare - it's the oldest working Micro-Brew Pub in New Zealand. The menu is crammed with pub classics done in style, and a range of award winning beer made behind the bar are a perfect accompaniment. Don't miss out on their Thai Beef Salad - Rare Beef on a Mesclun Salad with Sprouts, Coriander and Carrots and a Thai Dressing. It's delicious!
Le Piaf Baguette, $12.90 | Baguette & Co, 188 Quay Street
If you have a passion for French gastronomy and love French cheese and Mediterranean charcuterie, you are going to love Baguette & Co and their freshly baked baguettes filled with a large range of delicious toppings. They're a customer favourite and we can't go past the Le Piaf - Champagne ham, Brie Coeur De Lion & fig paste.
Cashew nut stir fry, from $12.90 | Thai Time, 11/35 Albert Street
For quick, authentic, affordable Thai food, you can't look past Thai Time. Combining authentic recipes with fresh local produce, they offer a wide variety of dishes to suit every taste. Their Cashew nut stir fry is truly delicious - choose between chicken, beef, pork or tofu options at $12.90 and prawns or mixed seafood options at $15.00.
HeaventScent Cubano toasted sandwich, $13 | HeaventScent Food Co., Saint Patricks Square
Choose between glazed ham, smoked free range chicken, pastrami or tomato & basil for this cuban style toasted sandwich from HeavenScent. Get it toasted and double the pleasure up by adding a side of chips for $18. It tastes as good as it looks!
Spaghetti bolognese, Gnocchi pesto and Arancini, $14.50 each | Da Vinci's Italian restaurant, 87 Albert Street
Da Vinci’s Italian Restaurant serves up traditional Italian dishes that embrace the richness and diversity of Italian cuisine. There are plenty of options to choose from, but make sure you try their arancini (risotto chicken balls and risotto walnut balls topped with parmesan, served with salad), as well as their spaghetti bolognese and the gnocchi pesto.
From now until mid-December, every time you spend at a business in the Albert Street area, you can enter into a fortnightly draw to win $500 worth of Albert Street vouchers! Click here for more info.