Takapuna is home to a brand spanking new eatery that’s shore to please. Say hello to Centro, the modern eatery that’s fast become the talk of the town.
It is brought to us by dream team Mathieu Berlandeir, Sun Parce, Manny Satisfied and Jonathan Cole. A step inside this new gem will have you faced with a sleek space, expertly crafted from top to bottom. With a glowing front-of-house cabinet, you won’t be able to stop yourself from taking a peek at the awesomeness inside.
With an ultra-modern menu inspired by a dream team of various cultural backgrounds, you’ll find there’s a little something for everyone on the extensive menu. It boasts a wide range of modern Kiwi classics infused with touches of Korean cuisine.
Jono’s top pick is the fried chicken, and it’s not difficult to see why. Elaborately sprawled across a wooden board, the giant helping is as stunning as it is delicious. Starring Korean fried chicken, crunchy gluten-free waffles, peanuts, pickled kohlrabi, radish, drizzled with tangy sweet and sour sauce, you don’t want to miss this beast.
Or opt for the insane kimchi arancini balls. Just think, with three moorish servings of fiery red cabbage, brocollini, caramelised kumara all encased in an agria potato nest, these bad boys are definitely one for the ‘gram.
To not let you know abao the pork bao buns would be an absolute foodie crime. Just think heavenly pork belly, crackling, Korean coleslaw encased in a bao drizzled in a drool-worthy hoisin sauce. They’re so good you won’t be able to stop at just one! And, with a serving size of four per board, you don’t have to!
Perhaps the most picturesque salad in town, you don’t want to miss the chicken salad. Because it’s all about the dressing, this gem is accompanied by a wicked corn and cauliflower puree to top off an exceptional slow cooked chicken breast. This brilliant dish that’s sure to bring food envy to all.
Thirsty? You definitely will be after a glance at their gorgeous range of house smoothies. From the super-food sensation the green goddess to the enchanting vibrant blue bomb, you’re going to want to have your cameras at the ready.
Just when we think it couldn’t get any better, Centro also doubles as a bakery! With fresh loaves, slices and other sweet treats daily, there’s no doubt this is your new one-stop sweet spot on the daily hustle.
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