Monthly Archives: July 2015

Rusty Tractor

Trying to kill some time before our flight and there is not a lot to do when it is wet and windy.  Even though both Mr Wasabi and I were not hungry we decided to pop into the Rusty Tractor … Continue reading

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Alfresco’s Revisited

I cannot visit Paihia without making a visit to my ‘local’ Alfresco’s in Paihia, serving up good decent casual food in a nice casual bar environment.

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Kapai Ice Cream & Espresso

Who would say ‘no’ to ice cream? certainly not Mr Wasabi.    Kapai Ice Cream & Espresso serves up delicious Kapiti ice cream which are known as one of New Zealands premium ice creams, which are fairly creamy rather than … Continue reading

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Duke of Marlborough Revisited

The Duke of Marlborough is one of our favourite restaurants  when we visit Paihia/Russel.   As you may know, it is New Zealands oldest pub, sporting great alfresco dining with view to suit and more seating inside for those not … Continue reading

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Provenir – The best restaurant in Paihia

Provenir was originally named Pure Tastes, which is the restaurant within the Paihia Beach Resort.  It overlooks the Paihia waterfront which makes dining even more enjoyable during the longer summer evenings when you can actually enjoy the views as you … Continue reading

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Wookpecker Hill

Woodpecker Hill has been on my go try  list for some time since I had heard about them a few months ago when they opened up.   Serving  a selection of fusion cuisine leaning more towards Thai flavours.     … Continue reading

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Burger Burger

I have heard Burger Burger is one of the better burger joints in Auckland.  Having  had this place on my go to list for some time and never had the opportunity to go, I thought I would make an effort … Continue reading

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Yum Cha @ Sunworld

It has been a while since we had some decent yum cha in Auckland and Mr Wasabi suggested we should go to Sun World which is our favourite yum cha place in Auckland as the food quality is not only … Continue reading

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Kohi Beach Cafe

Sometimes I find it very hard to find a place in which Mr Wasabi would approve of for brunch where it served more interesting things other than eggs. I bit my tongue and suggested we go to Cafe on Kohi, … Continue reading

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Gina’s Italian Kitchen

If you are looking for some Italian cuisine in a quiet setting, on a Friday or Saturday evening, then do not bother about going to this place.   One of my cousins who is getting married had her Hen’s party … Continue reading

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