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This is a preview of the full content of our New Zealand’s Best app.

Please consider downloading this app to support small independent publishing and because:

  • All content is designed for mobile devices and works best there.
  • Detailed in-app maps will help you find sites using your device’s GPS.
  • The app works offline (one time upgrade required on Android versions).
  • All advertising (only present on Android versions) can be removed.

The app will also allow you to:

  • Add custom locations to the app map (your hotel…).
  • Create your own list of favourites as you browse.
  • Search the entire contents using a fast and simple text-search tool.
  • Make one-click phone calls (on phones).
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Seafood Appetizer

New Zealand has developed a strong foodie scene of late, and with the abundance of fresh produce, local meats and seafood, there are excellent restaurants throughout the country, particularly in the big cities.

Immigration has produced a local fusion of international styles that has been dubbed “Modern NZ”, meaning an inventive mix of everywhere.

Many Kiwis avidly watch view MasterChef New Zealand and MasterChef Australia and can be demanding diners when heading out to top-class restaurants.

Cafe or Restaurant?

This is somewhat fuzzy in New Zealand. Places that may be considered as a cafe during the day - and even have the word cafe in their name - may well turn into a town’s top restaurant at night. Don’t forget to check out our Cafes & Pubs page.

Meals & Prices at-a-glance

At-a-glance information has been provided for all eating options in this app with codes in the subtitles of each entry:

  • b = breakfast
  • l = lunch
  • d = dinner
  • $ = main dishes mostly under $15
  • $$ = main dishes mostly $15–30
  • $$$ = main dishes mostly over $30
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Trip Advisor list New Zealand’s Best Restaurants

Restaurant Hub

First Table Will get you 50% off your food bill if you book the participating restaurant’s first lunch or dinner table.

Michelin Star Restaurants in Auckland

Eat, Drink & Enjoy Auckland

Eat, Drink & Enjoy Christchurch

Eat & Drink Queenstown

Eat, Drink & Ents Wellington

Martinborough Hotel

1882 classic right on The Square (b,l,d; $$)

Postmasters Cottage Cafe

Local produce & history (b,l,d; $$)

Redcliff Cafe

Try local venison here (d; $$$)

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Charles Haynes