Pasture restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2018

by Metro / 21 June, 2018
Winner, Best Drinks List.
Pasture's potato, seaweed and black truffle. Photo/Aaron McLean.

Pasture's potato, seaweed and black truffle. Photo/Aaron McLean.

Pasture restaurant review

Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Pasture in Parnell is a fine dining restaurant.

This little place hidden down an alleyway off Parnell’s main street has a reputation for some seriously boundary-pushing fine dining. Seating just 25 diners in understated Scandi-inspired surrounds, Pasture is the passion of Ed and Laura Verner, who are obsessed with foraging, fermenting and fire. Jars of weird and wonderful concoctions line the shelves in the open kitchen, which is dominated by an impressive open-fire brick hearth. Those lucky enough to nab a seat at the pass can observe all the action in the kitchen, as Ed and his small team of plaid-shirted chefs work their magic with ingredients. The 10-course menu, with optional extras, surprises at every turn, and the beverage pairings take each dish to new heights.

What it offers Dégustation dining only / Juice pairing / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Good for vegetarians / Craft beer selection
A favourite dish
Fresh plum with pickled spruce and wood-fired plum doughnuts with anise hyssop sugar
Awards Winner, Best Drinks List; Runner-up, Best Fine Dining; Finalist, Best Chef: Ed Verner
Hours Dinner Wed-Sun
Bookings Yes
Price $$$
Seats 25
Chef Ed Verner


pastureakl.com
235 Parnell Rd, Parnell
Ph 300-5077

See here for all of Metro's Top 50 Auckland restaurants for 2018

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