Auckland’s latest waterfront gastro-pub has just opened its doors, and it’s not to be missed.
Meet The Brit, a brand spanking new social hall in the heart of Britomart. Transforming the former space which housed the Northern Steamship, space boasts a relaxed vibe, natural stone textures and subtle nautical features which compliment the building’s heritage. Brought to us by The Nourish Group, we have group director Richard Sigley to thank for Auckland’s latest hotspot.
“We felt downtown Auckland lacked a pub venue where people can come together, in small or large groups, to enjoy great food in a relaxed and modern setting, “ says Richard. “As a result, The Brit was born, It’s been built literally, and figuratively, around the notion of sociability. The result is a great pub that we hope Aucklanders and visitors to the city alike will come to know and love.”
The menu, designed by legendary executive chef Gareth Stewart features a little something for everyone.
Our top pick is the smashed wagyu burger. Encased in a brioche bun packed with American cheese, pickles and a sweet blend of mouth-watering sauces, it’s spectacularly unforgettable. Pro tip: level up with loaded hand-cut chips, we recommend the parmesan and truffle.
Or opt for one of their sprawling stone baked ’footlong’ pizzas. Spice up your slice and give The Burning Man pizza a try which boasts hot tomato sauce, jalapeño, spicy salami, bacon and mozzarella. That’s hot.
The snacks and share plates component of the menu is also worth a look. Think grilled chilli chicken nachos, fried calamari, crunchy ‘Brit Hot’ fried chicken and lettuce cup tacos. Yum.
While you’re at it, pair your feasting with a cocktail or two. Give the Cuban Coffee cocktail a try. Featuring spiced rum, Baileys, butterscotch, maple and espresso, it’s not one to be missed. Or, cool off with The Brit spritz, a cool concoction featuring a blend of Gin, Martini Bianco, cucumber, lemon and soda.
Open now, whether you’re in for a cold one, nightcap or nibble, The Brit has you covered.
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