Woodpecker Hill (Permanently Closed)


Ph: 09 309 5055

196 Parnell Road
Parnell, 1052 NZ
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Opening Hours

SUN 12:00pm - 12:00am
MON 12:00pm - 12:00am
TUE 12:00pm - 12:00am
WED 12:00pm - 12:00am
THU 12:00pm - 12:00am
FRI 12:00pm - 12:00am
SAT 12:00pm - 12:00am

The Details

  • American
  • South-East Asian
Need to Know
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
  • Late Night

Woodpecker Hill Parnell

The Verdict

Although we’re still unable to fathom how he does it, chef Che Barrington (The Blue Breeze Inn and Chop Chop), has yet again reeled us in with his incredible cooking. Parnell’s Woodpecker Hill is one of the best restaurants in Auckland.

Dubbed as an ‘Oriental Smokehouse and Whiskey Works’, Woodpecker Hill combines Eastern flavours with Western techniques (14-hour smoked lemongrass brisket, anyone?), and all the dishes are made for sharing—except the sticky black rice and honeycomb, you’re going to want to devour one of those solo.

Woodpecker Hill has also started their own whiskey distillery (yep, they’re pretty much winning the hospitality game). However, if you’re not too fond of the peaty spirit, their cocktail, wine, and craft beer list is seriously impressive (good luck with sticking to just one tipple). 

Image credit: Woodpecker Hill

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