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What’s On In Wellington In 2024

Arts and culture capital of Aotearoa, Te Whanganui-a-Tara is packed with an epic lineup of things to do.

Auckland

Where To Eat, Drink, Shop And Explore At Ponsonby Central

Ponsonby Central has long been renowned as a vibrant precinct. Its eclectic restaurants and bars serve up everything from…

Christchurch

Where To Find The Best Cheap Eats In Christchurch For 2024

If there’s anything better than great food, it’s great food that’s cheap. On those nights when the fridge is empty and the…

Travel

All Of The Best Restaurants In Bali According To Our Travel Editor

Those that have been to Bali enough will know that the foodie scene here has absolutely skyrocketed over the last few years.

Restaurants

Auckland’s Best New Restaurant Openings Of 2024 You Need To Know About

We live for new openings (especially the kind that involves food) and know you do, too. Fortunately, Auckland is the city that just keeps on…

Travel

The Best Bagels In New York To Devour In 2024

Bagels are a classic Big Apple staple. While you can probably find a bagel on the menu of every corner deli, here are our top favourite…

Restaurants

The Best Restaurants In Melbourne, 2024 Edition

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining in Melbourne. The city is a melting pot of cuisines and influences, not to…

Food & Drink

The Feed | The New Zealand Food News You Need To Know

Roll up, roll up. It’s time for this week’s New Zealand food news. Hot off the press (or should we say, toastie…

Restaurants

The Best Restaurants In Auckland Right Now (Updated 2024)

At Urban List, we've spent a lot of time thinking about what makes the difference between a good restaurant and Tāmaki Makaurau…

North America

New York’s Best Restaurants You Need To Book A Table At In 2024

Craving pasta? Burgers? Chinese? No matter what your cuisine preferences are, you’re guaranteed to find it there, which makes it the…

Food & Drink

The Best Cafes In Ponsonby Right Now

From chic patisseries and pretty pink ice cream parlours to boujee burger joints, Ponsonby's got it all.

Restaurants

The Best Italian Restaurants In Auckland For 2024

Dive into Urban List's top picks for the best Italian restaurants in Auckland.

Restaurants

33 Of The Best Restaurants In Dunedin

A bijou city it may be, but Ōtepoti Dunedin knows how to punch above its weight when it comes to culinary genius per capita.

Things To Do

25 Rad Workshops In Auckland Where You Can Learn A New Skill

A bunch of workshops have popped up all over Auckland with every kind of class imaginable.

Markets & Food Events

The Best Markets In Auckland For 2024

There is something ultra-relaxing about markets. Maybe it’s the fact that you can slowly peruse the stalls without needing to rush…

Travel

10 Of The Best Hawaii Restaurants To Book In 2024

If you’ve never been to Hawaii, your knowledge of its culinary landscape might reasonably be limited to the humble poke bowl. 

Food & Drink

What’s Open In Auckland This Easter Long Weekend

Easter is upon us and a long weekend of resting and feasting awaits. Take this holiday as a chance to go out to get your wine and dine on…

Travel

20 Fiji Restaurants You Need To Add To Your Bucket List

 From fresh to fried for the gods. Whatever you're in the mood for, Fiji's got you.

Things To Do

Onehunga | The Best Restaurants, Cafes, Bars And Things To Do In This Rad Auckland Suburb

It's official—Onehunga is one of Auckland's most hip albeit underrated suburbs. Studded with historic buildings and delightful…

Travel

The Best Tokyo Restaurants You Need To Try In 2024

Maybe you’d prefer fluffy clouds of kakigori melting in your mouth or a succulent piece of tonkatsu.

Bakeries & Delis

Auckland’s Best Hot Cross Buns For Easter 2024

Chocolate may get most of the attention at Easter, but it isn't the only treat we're coveting once the season for bunnies, eggs and…

Travel

11 London Restaurants You Need To Book A Table At In 2024

London is a veritable revolving door of imaginative restaurateurs with deep pockets.

Food & Drink

The Best Gluten-Free Eateries In Auckland Right Now

We’ve looked high and low and we’ve scouted the best places to eat if you’re gluten free—because there’s no…

Cafes

The Best Dog-Friendly Cafes In Auckland For The Ultimate Pooch Date

They say that dogs are like their owners—who’s to say your pooch isn’t also partial to a low-fat puppaccino and a catchup…

Food & Drink

The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants And Bars In Auckland

Show your pup some love and reward them for being a good boy or girl at these dog-loving establishments.

Food & Drink

The Best Vegan And Vegetarian Restaurants And Cafes In Auckland

Forget everything you thought you knew about vegan and vegetarian food. Far from its can-o’-chickpea origins, vegan fare is now…

Food & Drink

8 Of The Best Wineries And Vineyards To Sample In Martinborough

We've rounded up the best wineries in New Zealand's beloved wine region, Martinborough, so you can sip on top-notch vino all day…

Food & Drink

The Best Cafes In Christchurch To Tick Off In 2024

Turns out The Garden City isn’t just about botanicals—it’s also one helluva foodie scene.

What's On

What’s On In Christchurch In 2024

Whether you love getting amongst the arts or prefer to eat your way around town, Ōtautahi’s got something for you. Here are the…

Cafes

The Best Cafes In Melbourne For 2024

Melbourne/Naarm is home to some of the best cafes in the world—the standard we set is replicated all over, it's no surprise…

Restaurants

The Best Thai Restaurants In Auckland For 2024

From table-bending BYO banquets to Pad Thai in your pjs, we've got you covered with our pick of the best Thai restaurants in Auckland.

Food & Drink

The Best Ice Cream And Gelato Shops In Auckland, 2024 Edition

I scream, you scream... well, you know how it goes. Whether it's fresh and fruity or rich and chocolatey, in a cone, on a stick or in a…

Restaurants

The Most Romantic Restaurants In Auckland To Impress Your Date At

If you’re looking to woo someone special, celebrate a milestone or perhaps even pop a special question, our handpicked list of the…

Restaurants

15 Of The Best Restaurants In Hamilton To Eat Your Way Around

Whatever the occasion or vibe, Kirikiriroa Hamilton’s buzzing restaurant scene has it all. Whether you’re after a…

Food & Drink

Where To Wine, Dine And Treat Your Lover In Auckland This Valentine’s Day

Hello lovers, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so if you haven’t made plans yet, you'd better hustle.

Food & Drink

The Best Restaurants In Christchurch To Eat Your Way Around In 2024

So you're looking for somewhere to eat in Ōtautahi Christchurch? The Garden City is enough lucky to have so many choice restaurants…

Food & Drink

Where To Eat In Auckland This Waitangi Day 2024

If you’re sticking around Tāmaki Makaurau this Waitangi Day—Tuesday 6 February to be exact—you’ll be…

Gifts

20 Of The Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas To Upgrade Your Lover’s Life

Upgrade everything from picnic dates to love-making with these great gifts.

Things To Do

The Best Places For Strawberry Picking In Auckland

‘Tis the season to soak up those gorgeous summer vibes while plundering your local strawberry patch for bucket-loads of strawberries,…

Local Escapes

8 Of The Best Day Trips From Auckland You Need To Tick Off In 2024

Here are eight epic day trips from Auckland for you to tick off one by one.

Restaurants

50 Of The Best Restaurants In Wellington To Tick Off In 2024

New Zealand's cool capital is known for it’s huge food scene. We may be a teeeeny bit biased, but we reckon it's got some of…

Food & Drink

14 Of The Best Coromandel Restaurants And Cafes That Should Be On Your List

Here are the best cafes and restaurants to wrap your mouth around in The Coromandel.

Food & Drink

The Best Bottomless Brunch Spots In Auckland Right Now

Ahhh brunch, the perfect blend of breakfast and lunch we just can’t get enough of, which is lucky because the brunch game is strong in…

Restaurants

The Best Indian Restaurants In Auckland Right Now

From creamy kormas and crispy pakora to dry fire-breathing curries and fluffy biryani, here are the best Indian restaurants in…

Food & Drink

Sundays Is Queenstown’s Epic New Eatery And Drink(ery) Housed In An Historic Church

Enter, Queenstown’s newest hospitality destination SUNDAYS, a character-filled eatery and drink(ery) in a stunning church building…

Bars & Pubs

Auckland’s Best Rooftop Bars To Watch Day Turn To Night

We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again: rooftop bars are the shiz. What’s not to love about sitting sky-high, sipping…

Food & Drink

14 Of The Best Restaurants In Queenstown And Glenorchy

We’ve done the research and know the must-visit restaurants in QT, so read on for the best restaurants in Queenstown.

Restaurants

The Best Japanese Restaurants In Auckland | 2024 Edition

We love Japanese food an awful lot here at the Urban List. And who’s to blame us? From sushi to sashimi to sake, Japanese cuisine…

Food & Drink

What’s Open In Auckland On Boxing Day, New Year’s Day And Summer Holidays

Whether you’re diving into the mad scramble that is Boxing Day sales, you’re after a top tier refuel mid beach day, or…

Food & Drink

14 Of The Best Restaurants And Cafes In Rotorua

Rotorua is a foodie haven, from boujee fine dining to delectable cheap eats spotlighting local and international cuisines.  

Restaurants

The Best Korean Restaurants In Auckland

While Korean food may not be on your radar, it totally should be. If you love big, bold flavours, an abundance of free side-dishes and are…

Food & Drink

The Best High Teas In Auckland, 2024 Edition

What better way to treat yourself than enjoying one of Auckland’s best high teas? Let’s face it, it’s nice to feel that…

Food & Drink

Where To Eat In Auckland On Christmas Day 2023 So You Don’t Have To Cook

Christmas Day should be about relaxing and spending time with your loved ones, right? So this year, why not ditch the home-based…

Food & Drink

12 Of The Best Fish And Chips In Auckland To Get Hooked On

Fish and chips. They’re pretty much our national tucker. Here are our picks for the best fish and chips shops in Auckland.

Food & Drink

What’s Open This Labour Day In Auckland

There's nothing quite as good as a long weekend, and this one is no exception. With the weather warming up, there's no need to head…

Food & Drink

The Best Wynyard Quarter Restaurants, Cafes And Bars

With its top-notch eateries and unrivalled views of the Waitematā Harbour, Wynyard Quarter is one of Tāmaki Makaurau…

Food & Drink

Newmarket’s Best Restaurants And Cafes You Need To Try, Stat

From Peruvian tacos and schnitzels the size of your face, to perfect coffee and cocktails in bongs (for reals!), this suburb certainly has…

Food & Drink

14 Of The Best Cafes In New Plymouth For A Banging Brunch

Here are the best cafes in New Plymouth, for brunch and beyond. 

Things To Do

11 Of The Best Things To Do In New Plymouth

A town in the shadow of an incredible picture-perfect volcano, and with a mix of art and adventure on offer, New Plymouth makes for a great…

Food & Drink

12 Of The Best Restaurants In New Plymouth And Where To Find Them

Between scaling Mt Taranaki and hitting the mountain bike tracks around Lake Mangamahoe, surfing up a storm or soaking up the art,…

Food & Drink

The Best Viaduct Restaurants And Bars Auckland Has To Offer

For tasty kai with bangin' views, make a beeline for the Auckland Viaduct. 

Food & Drink

The Best Mac ‘N’ Cheese Dishes In Auckland

There really is no combination more drool-worthy than an oozy serving of good ol’ mac ’n’ cheese. 

What's On

The Best Music Festivals In NZ You Need To Experience In 2023 And 2024

Get amped up for the most wonderful time of the year. We’re talkin’ New Zealand’s festival season. Across the country,…

Things To Do

The Best Christmas Party Venues In Auckland For 2023

Ho, ho, holy snowball…. December is nearly here and it's time to get our Christmas party on. Is it just us, or did this year…

Food & Drink

Wellington Restaurants Open On Christmas Day 2023 So You Don’t Have To Cook

We've found the most appetising Christmas day eats in town, so you can sit back, relax, and scrap the tradition of stressful…

Food & Drink

Where To Load Up On Auckland’s Absolute Best Schnitzels

There's something about the humble schnitzel that never fails to satisfy. Perhaps it's the crispy golden crumb on the outside, or…

Things To Do

The Best Things To Do With Dad This Father’s Day In Auckland 2023

Father’s Day is just around the corner (3 September if you’re wondering) and while not all of us have a father we almost…

Food & Drink

13 Of The Best Cafes In Hamilton

Hamilton’s cafe scene is growing, with plenty of great coffee, local produce and quirky spots.

Food & Drink

Where To Sip On The Best Hot Chocolates In Auckland

Nothing cheers us up more on a cold day (any day, to be fair) than wrapping our mitts around a mug of hot chocolate. This sweet elixir is as…

Restaurants

50 Of The Best Cheap Eats In Auckland

Whether payday is a distant memory or you simply don’t want to spend your life savings on a meal, don’t go running for those…

Food & Drink

The Best Cafes In Invercargill For A Real Taste Of Southland

Get schooled up with this list of Invercargill’s best cafes right now.

Markets & Food Events

Here’s Where To Find The Best Markets In Hamilton

There’s nothing better than strolling through a buzzing market with a coffee in-hand and a basket jam-packed with fresh produce and…

Food & Drink

Restaurant Month 2023’s Best Menus At $30, $45 And $55+

The centrepiece of Auckland’s food events is officially back on the radar: Restaurant Month is here. We’ve never been so…

Food & Drink

20 Of The Best Pies In Auckland Right Now

As Kiwis, a love of pies is practically in our DNA. These hearty pastries have been keeping us fuelled for generations and are the perfect…

What's On

Takapuna Winter Lights Is Back For 2023 Bigger And Better Than Ever

Takapuna Winter Lights will be lighting up the shore over four nights this July as part of the Elemental AKL festival and this year promises…

Restaurants

Auckland Fave Ada Is Undergoing A Delicious New Māori Kai-Inspired Chapter

Auckland institution Ada unleashes an epic indigenous-inspired menu under the leadership of a new head and sous chef.

Food & Drink

The Best Wineries And Vineyards On Waiheke Island

Wineries are a field that Waiheke have got down pat and it’d be criminal to leave without visiting one. Here’s a list of the…

Food & Drink

11 Of The Best Restaurants In Waiheke To Add To Your Foodie Hit List

Waiheke Island. A magical getaway, a wine-lover’s paradise, the perfect wedding destination... and a next-level foodie scene. Here are…

Things To Do

Devonport | The Best Things To Eat, Drink And Do In This Charming North Shore Village

Could Devonport be Auckland's most charming suburb? Its old-fashioned villas, picturesque gardens and character buildings are straight…

What's On

The Best Matariki Public Holiday Events In Tāmaki Makaurau And Around Aotearoa In 2023

Matariki a.k.a. Māori New Year is just around the corner (Friday 14 July to be exact). A time of reflection and new beginnings,…

North America

Gather Your Crew, Here’s Why LA Needs To Top Your Must-Visit List

It’s easy to write off Los Angeles as a short stopover on the way to your final destination but we’re here to convince you…

Food & Drink

Catch Up With Your Crew At These Must-Visit Spots On Karangahape Road

Ahhh Karangahape Road. One of the most vibrant, creative, and bangin’ precincts in all of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Food & Drink

The Best Fried Chicken In Auckland, 2023 Edition

If we could only eat one dish for the rest of our lives, there's a good chance it'd be fried chicken.

Food & Drink

The Best Cinnamon Buns In Auckland And Where To Find Them

Get ready for the sticky fingers, doughy bellies and warm fuzzies, as you eat your way through our list of Auckland’s best cinnamon…

Food & Drink

The Best Late-Night Desserts In Auckland

Skip dinner altogether and go straight into a sugar-glazed euphoria.

Food & Drink

8 Of The Best Sunday Roasts In Auckland Right Now

​What’s a Sunday without a roast? We’re talking juicy, succulent pieces of meat drowned in gravy, paired with crispy,…