North Wharf is the perfect place to go for a bright and leisurely brunch, with all-day sun and a great view of the waterfront. Wander up and down the wharf, and take your pick of eateries and bars - there’s something to suit all tastes.
Wynyard Pavilion is one of the new kids on the block at North Wharf. Take a seat inside or find a table in the al fresco courtyard, and peruse the menu. All the brunch classics you could hope for are available, whether you crave a french toast, eggs benedict, breakfast burgers or the mandatory big breakfast. Top it all off with a delicious smoothie or even their bloody mary made with bacon infused vodka!
Situated near the beginning of North Wharf, it would be a mistake to bypass North Park and its eclectic decor. North Park’s menu offers the familiar fry-ups and avocado on toast, but some brunch items have a twist. For the more virtuous among us, a breakfast salad with fruit and mesclun could be an option - although it is hard to look past the indulgent French toasted burger, complete with ice cream.
Feriza’s Kitchen Gozleme and Bar is an ode to Turkish home cooking and wholesome food. Feriza’s classy decor, with its rich colours and metallic accents, makes the ideal backdrop for that Instagram brunch shot. From the all-day menu, you can choose from traditional Ottoman dishes, like gözleme and lamb saganaki, or Turkish takes on well-known brunch dishes. Smashed avocado gets a makeover, adding goat’s feta, radish, and melody tomatoes - with Turkish pide taking the place of sourdough toast.
Southern European cuisine and Mediterranean hospitality are on show at Pescado. The menu is built around fresh New Zealand ingredients, and in-house baking. Mediterranean touches are dotted throughout the brunch dishes - corn fritters are served with pipirrana (a Spanish salad) and baked chorizo provides a punch in the Spanish Breakfast. Gluten-free diners are well catered for, with the sufficiently sized full breakfast.
If you're feeling like a lighter brunch, Rushworth cafe is the place for you. Visit the cabinet for a quick takeaway bacon and egg bene roll, or order from their menu for options such as eggs on toast, bircher muesli and toasted bagels.