Escape the chilly winter weather and sit down to a delicious hearty meal at one of the many exciting eateries in Wynyard Quarter. Here are our top picks to know about.
Golden Kumara Gnocchi, $28 | The Good George Brewery | 1 Jellicoe St
Originally a brewery based in Hamilton, The Good George has brought its top-quality brews and welcoming vibes to the heart of the city. Not just known for their drinks, The Good George boasts an impressive food menu that is perfect for cold winter days. The golden kumara gnocchi is bursting with flavour, coming with a black truffle and wild mushroom sauce, broccolini, crisp garlic, and sage.
Caldo De Mar, $24 | Ceviche Bar by Besos Latinos | 132 Halsey Street
If you are wanting a hearty and full-flavoured meal that takes you to Latin America in just one bite, then look no further than Besos Latinos. With Latin American cuisine that focuses on seafood, fitting for its Wynyard Quarter waterside location, a great winter dish to try is the Caldo De Mar. It’s a delicious and hot seafood stew that is filled with fish, clams, mussels, king prawn, kumara, chorizo and topped with cream. It's even better paired with a glass of crisp white wine.
Southern Flame Pizza | The Conservatory | E1/17 Jellicoe St
Get out of the cold and into The Conservatory - the world’s first “living bar” - filled with walls of living plants that provide an oasis from blustery winter days. The Conservatory is also known for their famous 18 inch pizzas, topped with the finest and freshest ingredients. The Southern Flame pizza comes with free-range Cajun chicken, caramelised onions, roasted capsicum, finished off with sour cream. Share with a gang of friends and family before heading off to the cinemas.
Jambalaya, $28 | Miss Clawdy | T6/12 Jellicoe St
Derived from Central and Southern American cuisine with its name based on the New Orleans single “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”, Miss Clawdy's dishes will transport you to soul food heaven. The iconic Jambalaya here is made with cajun chicken, chorizo sausage, prawns, rice, the holy trinity of spices and a rich tomato sauce. Try it with one of the selected Southern cocktails, like the Miss Clawdy Punch or the Chilli Margarita, both coming in 500ml jugs.
Beef Nachos, $20.90 | North Park | 37-49 Jellicoe Street
Complete with beautiful views of the water, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and most importantly appetising comfort food, North Park should be next on your list of dinner destinations. One dish they are known for is their beef nachos, loaded with aged cheddar, kidney beans, jalapeños, tomato salsa, sour cream, and spiced avocado. Dig into the Mexican goodness whilst sipping on a couple of beers and warm yourself up from the inside out. There is also a vegetarian option where kidney beans are the star of the show, topped with all the same toppings as the beef nachos plus a dollop of chimichurri.
Slow-cooked Beef Brisket, $34 | Wynyard Pavilion |17 Jellicoe St
On a cold winter’s evening, slow cooked beef brisket at Wynyard Pavilion is a fantastic comfort food choice. With caramelised kumara, fried pickles, and habanero mustard, all paired perfectly with the richness of the meat, the beef brisket is finely balanced and completely satisfying.
The North Wharf Platter, $120.90 | Market Galley, Auckland Fish Market | 22 Jellicoe St
Located inside Auckland Fish Market, Market Galley is no stranger to serving high-quality and mouth-watering seafood dishes. This is exemplified through The North Wharf Platter. Feeding six people, the platter consists of fresh oysters, beer battered fish and oysters, salt and pepper squid, crispy prawns, breaded mussels, and chips, among other delectable goodness. Get your seafood fix for the evening and soak up the lively atmosphere of the Auckland Fish Market.