kingi (short for kingfish) is a restaurant that offers fresh, locally sourced food in thoughtful, approachable ways. Located just steps from The Hotel Britomart lobby on the ground floor of the heritage Masonic Building (which has been refurbished as part of The Hotel Britomart project), kingi introduces guests at the hotel to the city, and welcomes Aucklanders with an easy-going warmth that tells them it’s their place, too. Open for everything from early-morning coffee to drinks, snacks and fuller plates at night.
The restaurant is designed to be a place where people "can come and not spend the earth, where they can sit down for a glass of wine and olives one night and another night they might sit down for a longer meal. There’s no pressure, it’s a neighbourhood home away from home".
kingi is one of the newest restaurants that has opened in Britomart, and it's all thanks to the founders of the ever popular (and award-winning) eateries Orphans Kitchen and Daily Bread - Tom Hishon and Josh Helm.
Read more about the conception of Kingi, here. Britomart's Jeremy Hansen took a moment to speak to Tom Hishon and Josh Helm (the founders of kingi) about their history with food and wine and their hopes for their new venture.