Cuisine announces annual list of top NZ restaurants for 2019

An extra eight restaurants will feature in Cuisine magazine’s annual Cuisine Good Food Guide this year, swelling the list to 108 restaurants for the first time.

Of the top 108, restaurants that have achieved the coveted ‘hats’ and the category winners will be announced during the Cuisine Good Food Awards on November 25 at cuisine.co.nz.

The awards acknowledge the very best restaurants and chefs nationwide. The resultant Cuisine Good Food Guide showcases outstanding places to eat and drink across the country.

This year Cuisine is refreshing its traditional awards, with the list of the top 108 to be split into hatted restaurants and an additional list of ‘ones to watch’ – restaurants that demonstrate a high standard and are definitely worth a visit.

Cuisine will also this year recognise the highest-achieving restaurants in 13 categories, including the highly coveted Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year awards, through a new digital awards format. Traditionally celebrated at an evening event, the awards will this year take place via online streaming at cuisine.co.nz on Monday, November 25.

Cuisine selects over 40 experts from around the country to determine the top list via anonymous judging throughout the year.

Now in their 15th year, the Cuisine Good Food Awards are the only nationwide restaurant awards programme of their kind, and are viewed globally as the authority on the dining scene in New Zealand.

Cuisine Good Food Guide Top 108 List 2019

  • Amano – Auckland
  • Amayjen – Manawatu
  • Amisfield Bistro – Central Otago
  • Antoine’s – Auckland
  • Aosta – Central Otago
  • Apéro – Auckland
  • Arbour – Blenheim
  • Atlas – Wellington
  • Baduzzi – Auckland
  • Bellamys by Logan Brown – Wellington
  • Bistronomy – Hawke’s Bay
  • Bistro Gentil – Central Otago
  • Black Barn – Hawke’s Bay
  • Black Estate – Canterbury
  • Botswana Butchery – Queenstown
  • Boulcott Street Bistro – Wellington
  • Bracu – Auckland
  • Capitol – Wellington
  • Cassia – Auckland
  • Cazador – Auckland
  • Chameleon – Wellington
  • Charley Noble – Wellington
  • Chillingworth Road – Canterbury
  • Cibo – Auckland
  • Coco’s Cantina – Auckland
  • Cocoro – Auckland
  • Cotto – Auckland
  • Craggy Range Restaurant – Hawke’s Bay
  • Cucina – Oamaru
  • Culprit – Auckland
  • Depot – Auckland
  • Dragons – Wellington
  • Egmont Street Eatery – Wellington
  • Elephant Hill – Hawke’s Bay
  • Euro – Auckland
  • Federal Delicatessen – Auckland
  • Field & Green – Wellington
  • Fishbone Bar & Grill – Queenstown
  • Fleurs Place – Moeraki
  • Gatherings – Canterbury
  • Gemmayze Street – Auckland
  • Giraffe – Auckland
  • Great India – Wellington
  • Gusto at the Grand – Auckland
  • Harbourside – Auckland
  • Harbour Society – Auckland
  • Hello Beasty – Auckland
  • Hiakai – Wellington
  • Hillside Kitchen & Cellar – Wellington
  • Hippopotamus – Wellington
  • Hopgood’s & Co – Nelson
  • Huami – Auckland
  • Hugo’s Bistro – Auckland
  • Inati – Canterbury
  • Kazuya – Auckland
  • Kika – Central Otago
  • Lillius – Auckland
  • Logan Brown – Wellington
  • Loretta – Wellington
  • Madame George – Auckland
  • Masu – Auckland
  • Mister D – Hawke’s Bay
  • Moiety – Dunedin
  • Nanam – Takapuna
  • Noble Rot – Wellington
  • No 7 Balmac – Dunedin
  • O’Connell St Bistro – Auckland
  • Ode Conscious Kitchen – Central Otago
  • Orphans Kitchen – Auckland
  • Ortega Fish Shack – Wellington
  • 1154 Pastaria – Wellington
  • Pacifica – Hawke’s Bay
  • Palate – Waikato
  • Paris Butter – Auckland
  • Pasta e Cuore – Auckland
  • Pasture – Auckland
  • Pegasus Bay – Canterbury
  • Pescatore – Christchurch
  • Phil’s Kitchen – Auckland
  • Ponsonby Road Bistro – Auckland
  • Prego – Auckland
  • Rata – Central Otago
  • Rita – Wellington
  • Riverstone Kitchen – Oamaru
  • Rothko – Matakana
  • Salty Pidgin – Wellington
  • Scotch Wine Bar – Blenheim
  • Shepherd – Wellington
  • Sherwood – Central Otago
  • Sidart – Auckland
  • Sid at the French Café – Auckland
  • Soul Bar & Bistro – Auckland
  • Spring Kitchen – Wellington
  • The Bicycle Thief – Canterbury
  • The Bistro – Taupo
  • The Engine Room – Auckland
  • The Grange – Auckland
  • The Grill by Sean Connolly – Auckland
  • The Grove – Auckland
  • The Hunting Lodge – Auckland
  • The Shed at Te Motu – Waiheke
  • The Tasting Shed – Auckland
  • Three Seven Two – Waiheke
  • Twenty-Seven Steps – Christchurch
  • Union Square – Wellington
  • Urban Oyster Bar & Eatery – Nelson
  • WBC – Wellington
  • White + Wong’s – Auckland

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Image: Amisfield Bistro