Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017: The Grill by Sean Connolly

by Metro / 30 June, 2017

For the latest review, see the 2018 review of The Grill by Sean Connolly.

Photo/ Simon Young.

Photo/ Simon Young.

The Grill by Sean Connolly

Smart Dining

For all the New York-style pizza in this city, there are few traditional steak houses. Sean Connolly attempted to remedy that when he ushered The Grill into existence as part of a reality TV show. It was a fittingly American beginning, but five years later, The Grill feels distinctly Kiwi. A “steak library” is the core offering, best enjoyed with a full-bodied red from the 20-page wine list. Expect a side order of theatre with some dishes, like the steak tartare, which is tossed to your taste at the table by a besuited waiter, or the suckling pig, which is available most evenings. Kai moana is equally feast-worthy, with delicacies such as Pernod garlic-butter prawns and crayfish and chicken pies. Polished service rounds off a timeless dining experience.

A favourite dish
Suckling pig fritter, cabbage slaw and pecorino.

What it offers
Fixed-price meals / Free-range chicken and pork / Private room / Takes large groups / Bar / Special-occasion menus (eg Father’s
Day) / Pre-theatre menu / Sunday roasts from 6pm / BYO Mondays / Good craft beer selection

Hours—L Mon-Fri; D 7 days
Bookings—Yes
Price—$$$
Seats—110
Chef—Sean Connolly 

CENTRAL CITY
SkyCity Grand Hotel
90 Federal St
Ph 363-7067
skycityauckland.co.nz




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