Quality Hotel Lincoln Green
159 Lincoln Road
Phone: (64) 9 8387006
Fax: (64) 9 8374447
Ragu Kitchen and Wine Bar is a contemporary restaurant with an impressive selection of wines. Nestled in the Point Chevalier neighborhood, the brick walls, wooden floors,high ceilings and soft lightings give it a warm earthy glow that is very appealing. During day the dining room has a children's corner filled with toys and high stools which is later transformed into a cozy place for dinners. Relish the delish food and fabulous wines along with family and friends at this inviting eatery for a memorable dining experience.
An old villa at the residential end of Jervois Road is home to the Empress Garden, which has been serving great meals to locals and others in the know for more than two decades. While traditional, the décor is light and refreshing--pale green walls contrast with red Chinese lanterns and everything is clean and tidy. The menu featuring classic Chinese cuisine is pages long. Special dishes such as Peking Duck need to be ordered in advance. The wine list is short but adequate, or you may bring your own wine. They also serve plenty of green tea.
The Gables Tavern and Grill is a popular and friendly local pub with a quiz night on Tuesday, live jazz on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, live rugby on the big screen on Friday, gaming machines and a TAB for sports betting. The menu in the restaurant has good variety for a pub. Of course, you can get a steak or a burger, but they also do things like lamb shanks braised in red wine and garlic and chicken curry. Main meals include fries and a salad.
After undergoing a stunning renovation, Andiamo's interior in black and taupe tones now oozes sophistication. An impressive bar and lounge area is welcoming and the restaurant very comfortably appointed. For dinner try the Seared Rare Tuna with Cress and Crab Mayonnaise, followed by Lamb Shanks or Penne Pasta with Roasted Vegetables and Feta Cream. Dinner is served from 11p when you can have "breakfast" or even an Eye Fillet Steak.
This is not the most chic part of town, but there's plenty of local style within Occam. The staff is friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is welcoming. Pavement seating is available, though large windows bring the outside "in" during the summer. A (gas) log fire keeps the place cozy in winter. A large blackboard menu offers daily specials around a Mediterranean theme, including vegetarian options. A satisfying all-day breakfast is served until 6pm. The tea and coffee are good, and Occam is also fully licensed with a separate raised bar area, complete with backgammon board and magazines.
Multiple awards attest to the quality of Vinnies. A light, spacious dining area is set off by starched white tablecloths and the smart dress of the waiting staff. There is a private dining room, a bar, and dining outside is possible in the warmer months. Innovative European food is the order of the day. Start with Vanilla-cured Marlborough salmon. The lamb shanks are a perennial favourite with frequent diners. Finish your meal with dessert or cheese if you can! The wine selection is outstanding.
Escape to the charm of Allely House, situated on the Selaks vineyard estate. The veranda overlooks gardens and vineyards, where visitors can work up an appetite playing pétanque, croquet, volleyball, or even horseshoe tossing. On Sundays, sit back and enjoy live music. Also available for private functions, Allely House hosts many weddings and corporate events. Buffets or set menus can be arranged for groups. A broad range of regional wines is offered.
They perch here on the Rock all day long--something good must be happening here. The decor is clean, light and minimalist. The ceiling pays homage to ripple ridge beam cladding, and is reflected in the silver chrome tables and chairs. Wooden seats prevail, and you can sit kerbside if you wish. All-day breakfast is served and includes some old favorites such as fruit salad and yoghurt or a Gannet Rock complete grill. Lunch dishes include seafood chowder and South Island whitebait fritter and salad.
Consistently good and always busy, Shahi Cafe is an established Auckland institution. Occupying two levels in a tiny building, it is always filled with happy diners and regulars waiting on takeaway meals. However, once you start eating, cramped quickly becomes comfortable. The Shahi chefs serve their own interpretations of mostly traditional, Northern Indian dishes. The Shahi Makhani is a smooth, creamy Butter Chicken, a delicious treat. The Shahi is strictly bring your own wine only, and a small beverage selection is available at very reasonable prices.
Come here for great food and coffee and a friendly comfortable atmosphere. The ocean colors of Fusion bring a relaxed but creative ambiance and reminds us of our proximity to the sea. You can sit street side, inside near the old central fireplace or in the rear deck and garden area complete with children's sandpit. Examples from the eclectic menu include a breakfast omelet of fresh herbs and free-range eggs or for lunch, a Thai beef salad. Fully licensed, there is a good selection of wines available.
Café Cezanne is the archetypal Ponsonby coffee spot, featuring footpath dining, and an eclectic assortment of customers, plying in and out all day long. Brightly painted murals and interesting reading material add to the picture. Healthy foods have never looked as good or tasted better than at Café Cezanne. Samples from the menu include seafood chowder and Penne pasta with venison sausage. Some decadent desserts have been thrown in for good measure. Wash them down with an excellent coffee.
Mekong Neua Thai Restaurant is tucked away in the arty suburb of Kingsland, not far from the central city. They serve a mix of dishes from North East Thailand and Laos, which are rich and creamy and rarely disappoint. The restaurant is licensed, with a small list of wines and beers on offer. You may bring your own wine. Always friendly, the staff at Mekong Neua welcome new patrons and will quickly make you a regular! The restaurant opens daily at 5:30 p.m.