In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat and stay at in every country of the world!
This week we visit: New Zealand
New Zealand used to have a reputation for not being the finest destination in the world when it comes to fine dining. This has changed over the years and New Zealand has become a destination for those who wish great food done in a mostly unpretentious way. The following are some of the best restaurants in New Zealand.
The French Café in Auckland has been around for a long time but it has truly flourished under new management. It is now run by wife and husband Creghan Molloy Wright and Simon Wright. Together, they have launched the restaurant to new heights with a very well thought-out menu and hospitality to match.
Herzog Restaurant is located in Blenheim, South Island and it is a perfect combo of winery and restaurant. Hans and Therese Herzog established this estate in 1990s and have since made it a premiere destination for fans of great wine and dining. The dishes they serve come from all over the world, perfectly complementing the incredible wines that Herzog’s produce.
Logan Brown in Wellington is located in a converted 1920s bank, featuring a high-ceiling octagonal space that is simply staggering. The owners are very conscious of the environment and humane animal treatment and they only serve dishes made from ingredients from eco farms and fish obtained through sustainable methods. They offer a wide variety of dishes and dining experiences.
Huka Lodge in Taupo, North Island is part of a retreat from the 1920s which offers a very luxurious stay and atmosphere that is so very New Zealand. The restaurant sits on the riverside and overlooks the river which then turns into Huka Falls. The restaurant is headed by Michel Louws who trained in Netherlands and who was once named one of 10 most promising chefs in the world. The cuisine is combination Kiwi and French and always delicious.