Saxon + Parole from New York's Bowery District via Moscow is one of the impressive new restaurants to open in the new precinct. The restaurant makes its debut on the second floor of Commercial Bay, in one of the tower’s premium spaces boasting breathtaking views of the Waitematā Harbour.
Renowned for its “Grilled Meats & Aquatic Delights” and its revered cocktail programme, Saxon + Parole are here to tantalise Auckland diners with the very best American restaurant food and drink.
Michelin-starred chef Brad Farmerie is at the helm, promising a menu inspired by the food, wine and cocktails served in New York, prepared with fresh, local ingredients and a distinctly New Zealand flair.
The Saxon + Parole menu will showcase elevated ingredients and techniques, presented in a comforting, honest and generous way - a feast for the eyes and soul. Locally-sourced meats and seafood are the stars of Farmerie’s menu, which includes an extensive raw bar selection, seafood towers, the award-winning Saxon Burger (made with 28-day dry aged beef) and grass- and grain-fed steaks served with bone-marrow bearnaise. For dessert, a seasonal American pie bar will be on display, with slices served with custom ice cream flavours.
And it doesn't stop there, the drinks offering at Saxon + Parole will also be outstanding. There’s a DIY Bloody Mary Bar on the weekends for brunch, a DIY martini trolley in The Martini Room, and a monthly cocktail membership program called the Cocktail Cabinet of Curiosities. House-made syrups, bitters, sodas and juices compliment the curated selection of artisanal spirits, including Parole whiskey, which is specially made for Saxon + Parole.
The dining room and bar have an upscale, modern aesthetic with Bauhausian graphic elements and rustic flourishes. The mezzanine space, situated directly above the main bar, seats 48 and is perfect for events, while the private Lorillard Room offers an intimate atmosphere with velvet upholstery, martini service, a record player for guests to use, and an eye-catching six-metre-high artwork.
Saxon + Parole joins Ghost Donkey, Liquorette and The Poni Room in the AvroKO portfolio of Auckland hospitality sites.