By Dan Levin
The world is a fantastic place to be, especially with top food adventures to experience. Each culture offers an exquisite taste, new foods, exotic delicacies or basic food stalls from your favourite vendors. New Zealand has it all when foodies feel the craving coming on for either a specific taste, craving or thirst quencher. The views are breathtaking in New Zealand to boot, the perfect surrounding to any meal. Taking a look at some of the best food experiences in New Zealand may just lead you to try something new and perhaps even lead to unknown destinations.
Orbit 360 Dining
The incredible views of Auckland make any meal seem magnificent but the incredible view from 360 makes the entire dining experience one for the books. Situated high in the sky, the fine dining restaurant boasts views over the majestic vision of Auckland. The brasserie offers a 360 degree viewing of the city and the food is as sensational as the vision below. Situated atop Auckland’s Sky Tower, the dining floor rotates once every hour to facilitate for new viewings. The food is local so flavours from the land down under can really be appreciated.
Sidart – Auckland
Sidart, an Indian cuisine fine dining restaurant uses local ingredients for an authentic taste indigenous to New Zealand. Home to one of the top regarded chefs in the country, Sid Sahrawat, has created an exclusive menu visitors seek; “The Chefs Table” where they are able to sample all the truly original flavours of New Zealand, creating the ultimate must taste for any tourist.
The chef slash owner slash artist has kept his menu innovative, creating art on a plate for all Instagram foodies to appreciate. The famous chef has been celebrated in a number of magazines since the birth of his restaurant way back in 2009. His success story is one that cannot be missed when seeking the flavours of a much celebrated nation.
Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Restaurant
The breath taking views on route to New Zealand’s famous restaurant is something to behold and certainly adds flavour to any plate. Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar is situated high above the mountainous town, boasting lunch views to onlookers. The restaurant is especially ideal for visitors in holiday season. Booking can be made to enjoy a 4 course buffet lunch or an impressive 6 course buffet dinner over Christmas and New Year.
Christchurch Casino – The Grand Café
The ever popular land based casino establishment holds some of the finest foods under New Zealand’s sky. Christchurch is home to one of the most popular casinos in the world. Tourists can stop at a number of the available restaurants homed in the establishment, however they would be wise to experience true NZ tastes provided at one of the buffets held at The Grand Café.
Visitors have boasted the breakfast buffet as well as the dinner menu offers a selection of flavours from across the world. The carvery is famous as that alone holds the true NZ food experience. Be sure to seek out the ‘Premium Offers’ section in the menu, visitors will walk away full and full of the taste that is New Zealand.
Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise
If sailing into the sunset is what your idea of perfect dining is, then opting to view the sites offered by the Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise is the ideal dining experience for you. The 2.5 hour long trip includes a 3 course dinner with views to match the exotic tastes of the menu. The menu selection can be requested before boarding but the food always remains as one of the best food experiences in New Zealand.
Every city in New Zealand can be appreciated and each one offers a unique dining experience. No matter where about a visitor may find themselves, there is bound to be a true taste of New Zealand lurking about every corner. Explore the tastes of New Zealand and enjoy different food experiences to make memories.
Sky Tower image courtesy eatnewzealand.nz
Christ Church The Grand Café image courtesy of bestawards.co.nz
Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar image courtesy of ingnitearchitects.com
Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise image courtesy of mustdonewzealand.co.nz
Sidart images courtesy of sidart.co.nz