A few months ago, I had the pleasure of visiting ‘Wellington on a plate’ which is Wellington’s version of our Crave SIFF. This post is long over due, but hopefully it sets the scene for ...
New Zealand brings back a lot of fond memories. Not everyone knows this, but I’m actually a Kiwi. I was born and bred in Otahuhu but came to Sydney when I was six (queue kiwi ...
One restaurant I really found intriguing was the Bodhi Tree, a Burmese restaurant. Luckily the restaurant is a mere 10 minutes walk from our hotel and is tiny, fitting around 15 tables and I’m charmed by its orange walls and Burmese menus, within 30 minutes all of the tables are packed and the restaurant is buzzing.
Before coming to New Zealand I really only had two intentions, to eat at Fleur’s Place and to eat at Nin’s Bin. Let’s just say I have a pretty one track mind when it comes to food! I knew that NZ had a good reputation for seafood and after seeing Not Quite Nigella’s post on Nin’s Bin, I immediately put it down as a stop on our epic road trip.
A worn out by a day of driving in New Zealand we decide to take a local recommendation and keep it simple with Pizza at The Cow. Stepping inside I’m immediately charmed by the exposed ceilings, the booths tucked along the walls and the sight of the open fireplace and we decide to relax and eat in rather than take away as per our original intentions.
Fleur’s Place is perched at the far end of Moeraki, and even the official website has the address as ‘At the Old Jetty’. We ended up driving around Moeraki twice before realising that we’d been staring at the restaurant all along, which in the end is exactly what Fleur wanted to create, a restaurant that didn’t jar with its settings.
The second and final part of my two-part series of our eats in New Zealand’s beautiful South Island is a burger battle! In the ring we have the newly found (i.e. we just found it) Red Star Luxury Burgers challenging the old favourite Fergburger for the title of EST’s Burger Champion of New Zealand.
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