The Halcyon restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2018

by Metro / 21 June, 2018
The Halcyon is now closed.

The Halcyon is a new endeavour from the trio behind Ponsonby Road Bistro. Photo/Todd Eyre.

The Halcyon is now closed

The Halcyon restaurant review

Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant The Halcyon on Jervois Road in Herne Bay is vibrant with relaxed food. 

Situated on a well-known Herne Bay corner soaked in sun and saturated in colour, The Halcyon is the latest endeavour from Sarah Conway, Melissa Morrow and Blair Russell, the trio behind Ponsonby Road Bistro. In the hands of such seasoned professionals you know you can rely on the important things: a varied menu stacked with international flavours, a well-considered drinks menu and service that is friendly, warm and gracious. Moving away from the formality of the PRB, the food here is more relaxed and colourfully plated to suit the vibrant interior – the best way to enjoy it is to try a bit of everything. Whether grazing on spiced-fish tacos or haloumi, hazelnuts and honey in the afternoon sun, or enjoying a hefty charred scotch fillet with a glass of red by the blazing back-room fire, The Halcyon has you covered.

What it offers Shared-plate options / Good for vegetarians / Good seating outside / Takes large groups /
Craft beer selection / Good for kids

A favourite dish Falafel with hummus, spinach, cucumber, black olives, radishes, feta and pistachios
Awards Runner-up, Restaurateur of the Year: Sarah Conway, Melissa Morrow, Blair Russell (Joint); 
Finalist, Best New Fit-out
Hours Lunch Fri, Dinner Tues-Sat
Bookings Yes

Price $$
Seats 80
Chef Sarah Conway


thehalcyon.co.nz
194 Jervois Rd, Herne Bay
Ph 378-7811

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

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