Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017: The Grove

by Metro / 30 June, 2017

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WINNER- Best Fine-Dining Restaurant

For the latest review, see the 2018 review of The Grove.

Photo/ Simon Young.

The Grove

Fine Dining

You could be forgiven for assuming that because this gem of a restaurant has been around far longer than some of the new stars in Auckland dining, it’ll feel predictable. Thrillingly, you couldn’t be further from the truth. An evening at Auckland’s best fine-dining restaurant is a journey of exceptional culinary creativity and skill. Each dish is artfully constructed, texture is addressed beautifully, and flavours — both big and those that are quieter — are each given the opportunity to sing. The service is impeccable: there is a feeling that nothing is too much trouble. Very carefully curated, Michael Dearth’s incredible wine list is one to lose yourself in. Experience The Grove and we defy you not to be excited by food, again and again and again.

A favourite dish
Terrine of honey bugs (a species of slipper lobster), goats’ cheese and tarragon with a ripe-tomato consommé.

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

Hours—L Thu & Fri; D Mon-Sat
Bookings—Yes
Price—$$$
Seats—80
Chef—Ben Bayly, executive chef, Josh Barlow, head chef

CENTRAL CITY
St Patrick’s Square
Wyndham St
Ph 368-4129
thegroverestaurant.co.nz

 


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