Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017: Soul Bar & Bistro

by Metro / 30 June, 2017

For the latest review, see the 2018 review of Soul Bar and Bistro.

Photo/ Lauren Matthews.

Photo/ Lauren Matthews.

Soul Bar & Bistro

Smart Dining

Soul’s timeless appeal is in its large, marina-side deck, lined with luxuriant hanging baskets that surely must require their own dedicated gardener. As such, it’s easy to miss the newly renovated interior, inspired by the aesthetic of a tasteful superyacht, which is muted but sumptuous. Restaurateur par excellence Judith Tabron is at the helm, ensuring a consistent standard of calm, starched-tableclothed service. Gavin Doyle’s menu is fit for purpose: heavy on seafood and raw fish, a touch retro, and featuring crowd-pleasing meat and poultry mains. Soul is a place to come when you have an expense account and a client to woo over oysters, or for a celebratory lunch.

A favourite dish
Whole flounder, capers, lemon, parsley and macona almonds.

What it offers
Good seating outside / Shared-plate options / Free-range chicken and pork / Takes large groups / Bar / Fixed-price meals / Bar / Craft beer selection

Hours—L D 7 days
Bookings—Yes
Price—$$
Seats—200 lunch, 120 dinner
Chef—Gavin Doyle

WATERFRONT
Viaduct Harbour
Ph 356-7249
soulbar.co.nz


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