One of skycity’s great restaurants, and one of our favourite.
Make sure you get in early or am prepared to wait anything between 15min to 2hours for a seat.
The food is well worth the wait.
The lamb ribs are amazing and a must have! (Unfortunately it appears the multiple times we’ve had this has been irresistible and at present I cannot find a photo to post – will note to get a photo of it next time we’re there)
Burger Burger Ponsonby
4 Brown St, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011
Situated in the lively Ponsonby Central
Other branches in Newmarket and most recently Takapuna
Pulled pork burger
*pictures taken a while ago, menu may have changed by now*
(Entertainment book has a discount! Bonus!)
It’s that time of the year again! Early bird release of the entertainment book is out, and when you order now there’s bonus offers given to you additionally.
We have in the past 3 years bought entertainment books and have found it to be great to save money as well as have a bit of enjoyment. We use it often when we are out having dinner together as many of their offers are buy one get one frees. Even if your just out there to get coffee at your regular coffee shop you can take advantage of the deals. There are offers for dining, attraction entries and even hotel deals. You have until 1st June 2016 to use the deals, and you will find if you use it day to day you can get your $65 back very quickly.
Supporting entertainment books also mean you help your community fundraising, each book gives $13 to the organisation of your choice. This could be through schools, non-profit organisations etc and cannot be bought directly through entertainment books. Last year they started a digital membership which I found very handy, in the past we had the books and would always forget to use our vouchers and would only realise a few days after we had already gone to a particular place. This also left us with big books of unused vouchers at the end of the year (fun for the little ones to play with). Now that it’s available on your phone, meaning you and your family can all access it and are more likely to use your vouchers. (Up to 5 family members can have it on their phone and log-in as needed to use the vouchers)
I should add a side note though, 3 years ago when we first bought the books they were really great in getting deals, however with the introduction of grabone websites sometimes you need to do a bit of comparing around if you want an amazing deal. Though using the entertainment book means you are not too restricted on when you have to use it and what you have to use it for.
I thoroughly recommend buying this, go out and support your neighbourhood community groups! Whomever you want!
If you were wanting to know, we buy ours through the Burns unit here.
We buy the Auckland version but of course it is available in areas all over Australia and New Zealand.
Any other good deals out there to explore and try? Who did you support?
Teppan Dining Bowz
Little origami pieces are littered throughout the restaurant and in the dishes as decoration
5 Pah Road, Greenwoods corner, Epsom, Auckland Ph: 09-630-5413
Their website features their menu: http://j-food-service.com/bowz/
They showed us the entire piece of wagyu, so gorgeous. However the meal only includes only ~1/8 th of that piece.
On the pricer end $48-120+ for the teppanyaki dinner course.
A small sized restaurant with a delightful atmosphere, with lovely staff that spoke in Japanese making the dining experience more authentic. We enjoyed a lovely dinner there sitting by the teppanyaki hot plate, the seats around the hot plate were a little low (perhaps I’m a little short). Everything was decorated with oragami and carefully thought out.
The waitress offered to put my handbag in a nice wicker basket underneath the chair which was a nice touch since other places do not offer a place to put your belongings. This often means you put it onto a chair that may otherwise be occupied, or else you have to carry it in your lap whilst eating which would distract from the dining experience.
The food that you order is displayed beautifuly in front of you, whilst they perform and cook for you. They delicately arrange everything together to have a wonderful simple but full flavoured meal. Overall delicious and we will be going back!