Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017:Euro

by Metro / 30 June, 2017

Photo/ Anna Kidman

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Euro

Smart Dining—Contemporary

Euro does exactly what a waterfront bistro catering to mostly corporate clients should do: serve flawless steak and seafood in softly furnished and carpeted surrounds. There are really special things here, like the classically trained career waiters — some of whom you’d call part of the furniture if they weren’t so vivacious — who wear starched white aprons and know the food and wine menus back to front. No service detail is overlooked, no curveball too great. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, Gareth Stewart innovates while retaining the timeless Euro style with surprising deconstructions, like the beef tartare with its dehydrated kumara in place of toast points. They’re keeping with the times with a thoughtful separate vegetarian à la carte menu, too. This could be lazy, crowd-pleasing food. It isn’t — Euro simply delivers exceptional quality every single time.

A favourite dish
Fried chicken, brown butter mash, red cabbage slaw and chicken gravy.

What it offers
Shared-plate options / Good for vegetarians / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Bar / Good seating outside / Takes large groups / Vegetarian à la carte menu

Hours—L D 7 days
Bookings—Yes
Price—$$$
Seats—120
Chef—Gareth Stewart, executive chef; Adam Rickett, head chef

 

WATERFRONT
Shed 22
Princes Wharf
Ph 309-9866
eurobar.co.nz

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Click below for each restaurant's review 

Amano
Apero
Artwok
Augustus Bistro
Azabu
Baduzzi
Beirut
Cafe hanoi
Casita Miro
Cassia
Cazador
Cibo
Clooney
Cocoro
Coco's Cantina
Culprit
Depot
Ebisu
Federal Delicatessen
Gemmazye St
Gusto at the Grand
Ima
Kazuya
Masu
Merediths
Molten
MooChowChow
O'Connell Street Bistro
Orphans Kitchen
Ortolana
Paris Butter
Pasta & Cuore
Pasture
Ponsonby Road Bistro
Rosie
Saan
Sidart
Siostra
Soul Bar & Bistro
Spacca
Blue Breeze Inn
The Engine Room
The French Cafe
The Grill by Sean Connolly
The Grove
The Oyster Inn
The Shed, Te Motu
The Tasting Shed
Woodpecker Hill

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