Food & Drink
The 10 Best Cinnamon Buns In Auckland, As Chosen By You

There’s a lot to envy about the Nordic folk. Top World happiness rankings, cutting edge design, and ridiculous good looks—it…

Restaurants
All The Auckland Restaurants Open On Christmas Day 2021, So You Don’t Have To Cook

Christmas Day should be about relaxing and spending time with your loved ones, right? Though sometimes finding an Auckland…

Things To Do
18 Of The Best Places To Have An Epic Christmas Party In Auckland

Ho, ho, holy snowball…. December is here and it's time to get our Christmas party on. With freedom day upon us, we now have the…

Food & Drink
The 10 Best Gluten-Free Eateries In Auckland, According To You

Ten years ago no one knew what the word gluten even meant. These days every man and his dog has a gluten intolerance and nooooo it’s…

Restaurants
Auckland’s 50 Best Restaurants You Need To Try For 2021

When it comes to restaurants, us Aucklanders really are spoilt for choice. Whether you have a taste for the finer things in life and…

Food & Drink
Auckland’s 10 Best Fish And Chips To Get Hooked On, According To You

Fish and chips. They’re pretty much our national tucker. If your passionate votes are anything to go by, we’re sure this list…

Food & Drink
Takapuna’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafés And Where To Find Them

Takapuna is one of our fave suburbs, period. Not only is it home to one of the most popular beaches on the North Shore and a number of…

Food & Drink
10 Of The Best Doughnuts In Auckland, According To You

Doughnuts are having a moment—and that’s totally fine by us. Whether you like them dusted with sugar, oozing with chocolate…

Restaurants
10 Of The Best Vegan Restaurants In Auckland As Chosen By You

Good for you and for the planet, plant-based cuisine is more accessible and delicious than ever before. What was once a desperate struggle…

Food & Drink
Where To Find The Tastiest Level 3 Takeaways In Auckland

Whether it's a big ol' bowl of dumplings, a decent coffee and a slice of cake, or a juicy burger with all the trimmings, we're…

Food & Drink
10 Of The Best Burgers In Auckland As Chosen By You

There’s just nothing better than devouring a really good burger. It’s salty, it’s satisfying, it’s what hungry…

Restaurants
Ponsonby’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafes

When it comes to restaurants, bars and cafes, Ponsonby is a literal smorgasbord—in fact, this is one suburb where it's more about…

Local Escapes
Queenstown’s 12 Best Hotels

Deciding where to stay when you’re on holiday isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. Where will you rest your weary head after a…

Restaurants
Hamilton’s Best Restaurants To Eat Your Way Around

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

Food & Drink
Parnell’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafes And Where To Find Them

For a night out feeling fancy, a sweet pick-me-up or a tasty bite to get you through your day, Parnell won’t disappoint as…

Food & Drink
Christchurch’s 50 Best Restaurants You Should Try In 2021

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

Food & Drink
BurgerFuel Has Just Dropped A Fiery New Fried Chicken Burger

Let's be real, going without our BurgerFuel fix these past lockdowns was not easy. Let's face it, no homemade feed hit the spot…

Restaurants
Restaurant Month 2021’s Most Fun, Inventive And Excellent Value For Money Menus

Great food at a great price? That, my friend, is the way to an Aucklander’s heart. Restaurant Month is officially here for 2021,…

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

We all know Newmarket as an incredible shopping destination, but what about its many epic eateries? From Peruvian tacos and schnitzels the…

Food & Drink
7 Of The Best Coffee Joints In Hamilton

There are many interesting and unique cafes scattered around Hamilton... hidden down side alleys, plonked amidst industrial zones, and…

Food & Drink
The Winner Of The Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover Has Been Announced

There’s no denying that winter is now well and truly upon us, but rather than focus on how damn cold we are, it’s time for some…

Local Escapes
12 Of The Best Restaurants In Queenstown To Add To Your Dining Bucket List

When it comes to eating out, Queenstown’s constantly evolving gastronomy scene is one to watch, and of course, enjoy. Whether…

Local Escapes
12 Of The Best Restaurants In Queenstown In 2021

When it comes to eating out, Queenstown’s constantly evolving gastronomy scene is one to watch, and of course, enjoy. Whether…

Restaurants
30 Of The Best Cheap Eats In Auckland For You To Load Up On

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…

Local Escapes
7 Rad Things To Do At Night In Queenstown

The sun may be setting, but things are just kicking off in Queenstown. As soon as the day turns to night, the city lights up with…

What's On
A Boozy Bottomless Brunch Party Dedicated To Lady Gaga Is Hitting Auckland This Winter

Are you gaga about a good bottomless brunch? Well then, how about brunch AND Lady Gaga? While she may not be literally present, The Lula Inn…

Local Escapes
Lil Red Is The Hidden Spot That’s Just Popped Up In Queenstown For The Winter Season

Queenstown has a new pop-up on its culinary menu and we’re crossing our fingers (and toes) that this cosy restaurant will extend its…

Restaurants
Good Dog Bad Dog Has Brought Their Fully Loaded Hot Dogs To South Auckland

Loaded hot dogs will always have a place in our hearts. So naturally, when we heard Good Dog Bad Dog has opened up a new space beyond the…

Restaurants
Meet Bar Magda, Auckland’s Hottest New Underground Bar And Bistro

Meet Magda—a speakeasy-style bar and bistro that is guaranteed to steal your heart, captivate your taste buds and tantalise your…

What's On
An Epic Raclette Pop Up Is Hitting Auckland This Bastille Celebration Week

Is there any better way to embrace the colder days than with shed loads of cheese? We think not. This winter, we’re in luck, as Le…

Bars & Pubs
Party Venues In Auckland That Are Actually Good

Whether you’re planning a big birthday or a special shindig, only the best will do. Because we’re about nothing but the…

Restaurants
Where To Eat In Auckland On A Sunday Night

Sunday, a.k.a. the most anti-social night of the week. The only thing worse than staying in on Sunday is being lumped with the…

News
Our Beloved Hospo Industry Is Struggling, Here’s How You Can Help

The hospitality industry is struggling, but not because of the reasons you probably think. While many venues are enjoying an unprecedented…

Food & Drink
The Best Fried Chicken In Auckland To Crunch Your Way Through

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

Food & Drink
The 8 Best American Food Joints In Auckland You’ll Need To Loosen Your Belt For

Y’all can’t deny that American food has wriggled its soul and belly-filling way into our Kiwi lives. From low ‘n slow…

Restaurants
Introducing Va Bene, The Cool New Eatery Serving Up A Slice Of Warm European Charm In Parnell

Va Bene is an Italian term meaning 'goes well' and we have to say, Parnell's newest restaurant is definitely living up to its…

Getting The Gig
How Designer Gerrick Numan of Millé Is Shaping The Spaces We Love To Be In

Gerrick Numan is the director of Millé—a hospitality design studio that’s proving an absolute force to be reckoned with.…

Food & Drink
5 Of The Best Birria Taco Joints In Auckland

If the words ‘Birria Tacos’ have piqued your interest, you’re not alone. The juicy tacos have been making…

Restaurants
MOGLY Is The Epic New Bar And Eatery Bringing Seriously Good Vibes To Ormiston

From milkshakes to margaritas, burgers to bao—MOGLY Bar And Eatery is bringing a whole lotta deliciousness to the South Auckland…

Getting The Gig
Everybody Eats Founder Nick Loosley On His Mission To End Food Poverty In NZ

Nobody wants to waste food, but it inevitably ends up happening all across New Zealand. At the same time, food insecurity is a major concern…

Restaurants
Bali Nights Is Ponsonby’s Hot New Indonesian Eatery Serving Up A Slice Of Paradise

Ponsonby is about as far from the beaches and jungles of Bali as you can get—unless, that is, you find yourself visiting Bali Nights,…

What's On
Dine Under The Stars In These Epic Igloos That Have Just Popped Up In Central Wellington

Ah, winter. That delightful season when jammies and slippers become a fashion statement, social outings become rarer than a blood supermoon,…

Local Escapes
Waiheke’s Epic Winter Wine And Dine Deal Is Back For 2021 So Fire Up The Group Chat

Grab the gang (and your snuggliest coat) and head across the water to Waiheke Island aka home to some of Auckland's best wineries and…

Restaurants
What’s Open This Queen’s Birthday In Auckland

Queen's Birthday weekend has arrived which means three days of rest, relaxation and feasting are on the cards. While some places close…

Restaurants
Beach Club Orakei Is Auckland’s Hot New Eatery Serving Up Pure Summer Vibes

The summer months may be behind us, but one Auckland eatery that is celebrating summer all year long is Beach Club. A destination spot that…

Dunedin
Dunedin’s 15 Best Restaurants For You To Eat Your Way Around

Dunedin has long been known as the home of the humble cheese roll, a delicacy that oozes cheesy oniony goodness and is best served with…

Dunedin
The Best Restaurants In Dunedin For You To Eat Your Way Around

Dunedin has long been known as the home of the humble cheese roll, a delicacy that oozes cheesy oniony goodness and is best served with…

Restaurants
The Best Restaurants And Cafes In West Auckland

We all know Auckland has a fantastic range of cafés and restaurants, but not all the great eateries are based in Auckland’s CBD…

Getting The Gig
Bowl And Arrow Co-Founder Leisha Rae On Building A Healthy Fast-Food Empire

Leisha Rae makes up the sweet 1/2 of Bowl & Arrow with her bestie and partner in crime, Hannah Bryan. After meeting at a cafe Leisha was…

Food & Drink
Auckland’s Best Vegetarian Pizza For You To Load Up On

Mmmmmm pizza. A hug in carb form, it’s pretty hard to mess up but some do it better than all the rest, especially when it comes to…

Food & Drink
5 Of The Best Restaurants For Vegans In Hawke’s Bay

It’s not always straightforward being vegan. When you’re not cooking at home, it can be tricky to find somewhere that will cater…

Food & Drink
Here’s Where To Find The Best High Tea In Auckland

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…

Local Escapes
9 Of The Best Hotels In Wellington

Our fine capital is home to some fantastic hotels for all kinds of visitors looking for all kinds of getaways. Whether you’re…

Food & Drink
Here’s Where To Find The Best High Tea In Auckland

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…

Restaurants
Daphnes Taverna Is Serving Up A Legit Greek Feast In The Heart Of Ponsonby

Like so many other destinations on our travel bucket list, Greece is currently off the cards... unless, that is, you pay a visit to…

Food & Drink
Auckland’s Best Basque Cheesecakes For You To Hunt Down

It's official: Basque cheesecake is definitely having a moment here in Auckland. If you haven't been introduced to this insanely…

Restaurants
The Best Degustation Feeds In Auckland

Ah, the mighty degustation. Not only is it a chance to sample the crème de la crème of a restaurant’s dishes, it’s…

What's On
Eat, Drink, Play Is The Brand New Festival Coming To Wellington This May

From 6-16 May, the capital’s fave eateries and bars will be putting food and entertainment at centre stage as part of a brand new…

Restaurants
50 Of The Best Restaurants In Auckland In 2021

When it comes to restaurants, us Aucklanders really are spoilt for choice. Whether you have a taste for the finer things in life and…

Restaurants
Ghost Street Is Britomart’s Hottest New Chinese Subterranean Restaurant

Ever wanted to visit China to sink your teeth into their culinary delights? As COVID is putting a hold on that, we’ve found the next…

What's On
Eat Drink Love Ponsonby Is Back For 2021 So Here Are The Best Deals You Need To Devour

There’s a lot to love about Ponsonby. Top-notch boutiques and eateries as well as a constant parade of pocket-sized pups make this…

What's On
9 Rad Mother’s Day Ideas To Surprise Mum With In Auckland For 2021

We think you'll agree when we say that mums should be treated to nothing but the absolute best come Mother's Day, which if you…

What's On
This Boujee Wellington Restaurant Has Just Reopened With An Epic Line Up Of High Teas

After taking some time out in 2020, the luxurious, two-hatted Hippopotamus Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is back in full swing and ready to…

Food & Drink
Where To Eat Out In Auckland On Anzac Monday 2021

This year Anzac Day falls on a Sunday, meaning that Monday 26 April is a public holiday (which we'll hereby refer to as 'Anzac…

Markets & Food Events
Yotam Ottolenghi Has Just Served Up New Dates For His Australian And New Zealand Live Tour

Yotam Ottolenghi, author, chef, restaurateur and the friendly father of the global culinary scene, has announced new dates for his live…

Food & Drink
From Bottomless Beers And Cocktails To Crispy Schnitzels, Get Around This Epic Feast With Your Crew

If you and your mates like to keep your plates full and drinks flowing, then we’ve found the ultimate feast perfect for your next…

Recipes
Recipe: A Simple, Boozy Vodka Pasta That’ll Steal The Show At Your Next Dinner Party

Cooking with booze can sometimes seem like a technique reserved for the pro's, though depending on the dish it can be far easier…

What's On
Get Ready To Gorge, Xuxu Is Dropping All You Can Eat Dumplings For $30

Loosen those belts and fire up those appetites, our friends over at Xuxu Dumpling Bar have brought back their epic all-you-can-eat…

Bars & Pubs
11 Of The Best Urban Bars In Hawke’s Bay

When it comes to whipping up mouth-watering kai and creating world-class wine, Hawke’s Bay definitely deserves a standing ovation.…

What's On
Shake Up Your Taste Buds With A Visit To Gochu’s Epic Once-A-Month Test Kitchen

Auckland, we've just discovered an epic new dining experience you need to know about, and it happens to involve one of our favourite…

Restaurants
Where To Eat In Auckland On A Monday Night

Monday, a.k.a. the most hated day of the week. Statistically speaking, more people are in a crap mood on a Monday than on any other day (OK,…

Wellington
50 Of The Best Restaurants In Wellington In 2021

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

What's On
A 10 Week Schnitzel Festival Has Just Kicked Off In Auckland

Fact: Schnitzel is a staple part of our diet and life without this iconic, golden, crispy pub meal would be truly ordinary. Here to remind…

Food & Drink
Get Excited, Two Epic Foodie Brands Just Dropped A Fiery New Collab

Start salivating. Two of your favourite foodie brands have teamed up to turn up the heat and bring us the ultimate fiery burger…

Restaurants
Bars, Cafes And Restaurants Open This Long Easter Weekend In Auckland

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…

Food & Drink
12 Of Auckland’s Best Waffle Dishes

Waffles are one of those magical foods that can be eaten any time, anywhere (just ask Eleven, right Stranger Things fans?). Whether…

News
Avast Me Hearties, Award-Winning SF Bar Smuggler’s Cove Is Popping Up In Auckland This Weekend

A year ago, the world as we knew it changed. Our home became our office and the walks to the local supermarket became the new ‘going…

Restaurants
Pici On K’ Road Will Make All Your Pasta Dreams Come True

Get your slurp on, a new pasta joint has landed on K’Road and it’s pasta-tively delicious! (we had to). Proving that simple…

Restaurants
Meet Ada, A New Italian Eatery Nestled Into Auckland’s Most Unique Boutique Hotel

We don’t know about you, but nowadays our bucket list is less to do with where to travel and more to do with where to fill our face…

Career
Get Behind These 8 Female Foodies Who Are Totally Killing It In Auckland

It's International Women’s Day, so we’ve been exploring confidence and success, and you need look no further than the…

Restaurants
Mighty Hotdog, The Cult Food Truck Fave, Has Just Set Up Permanent Digs In The CBD

Hot diggity dawg, A new Korean hot dog joint has opened in Chancery Square, and they’re dishing out some seriously delicious…

News
Fire Up The Group Chat, A Massive Street Party Is Coming To Parnell This Friday

Ain’t no party like a street party—get ready for Parnell’s very own street festival filled with groovy tunes, good vibes,…

Restaurants
Red Snapper Is The New Fish ‘N’ Chip Shop That’s Just Landed In Point Chev So Fill Your Face

Here at Urban List we love bringing you all the new eats in town, so we couldn’t contain our excitement when we found Red…

Restaurants
Meet Candela, The New Spanish Wine Bar And Eatery Shaking Up K’ Road

Now more than ever we want to hop on a plane and fly to Spain to sink our teeth into their culinary delights, and while we know we…

Restaurants
Impress Your Date At One Of Auckland’s Most Romantic Restaurants

Ah, romance. There’s nothing quite like it. Cosying up to your main squeeze, cuddles, sneaky smooches and an intimate dinner for two…

U:L By You
Grab A Slice, These Are Auckland’s Absolute Best Pizza Joints

Put down that kale smoothie and get your loose pants on. Despite what most of our news feeds may suggest, there's a reason why the…

Things To Do
7 Reasons Why You Need To Rally The Crew And Head To This Bustling Auckland Rooftop

Are you and the crew craving something new for your next night out? There’s no better time to take things to the next level and try…

What's On
Where To Wine, Dine And Entertain Your Lover In Auckland This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is on the way, and love is well and truly in the air. This is the one day of the year where romantic expectations are at…

Local Escapes
15 Epic Things To Do In Waiheke That Aren’t Drinking Wine

Don’t get us wrong—we love wine as much as the next person, and with Waiheke's famed vineyards scattered all over the…

Restaurants
The Best Italian Restaurants In Auckland You’ll Need To Unbuckle Your Belt For

La Bella Italia! Sophia Loren once famously said ‘Everything you see I owe to pasta’ and we at Urban List couldn’t…

Restaurants
Meet East, An Epic New Plant-Based Eatery Serving Up Vegetarian Fare In Style

Who said plant-based eating had to be boring? We think not. Gone are the days of salads and mushroom burgers being the only plant-based…

Restaurants
Eat Your Fill Of The Bottomless Meat And Cheese Boards This German Spot Is Dishing Up

If you didn’t get your fix of charcuterie boards piled with endless amounts of gourmet meats and cheeses over the holiday period…

Restaurants
Big News, Mark Wahlberg’s Burger Chain Is Opening In New Zealand This Year

In a move that possibly no one saw coming—but then, it is 2021 and anything is possible—Mark Wahlberg is bringing his brassy…

News
Rosé Sangrias At The Ready, An Epic Mexican Bottomless Brunch Is Coming To Queenstown

We’re all well acquainted with the bottomless brunch concept—it’s not quite breakfast, not quite lunch but it is the…

Food & Drink
Crunch Through 7 Of Auckland’s Best Cannoli

Oh cannoli, what did we ever do to deserve you? The Italians truly knew what they were doing when creating these sweet little parcels of…

Restaurants
Feast Your Eyes On Australia And NZ’s Most Beautiful New Restaurants Of 2020

These days, it’s not enough for a restaurant to have a deliciously creative menu, a talented kitchen crew and the freshest local…