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Bloom Cupcakes – Velvet

Birkenhead Finally got a chance to try Bloom cupcakes after hearing great things about them. They have different flavours available each day and only limited cupcakes are made. Don’t worry when they are sold out, you can always order online via their online shop! They deliver within Auckland or you can pick up directly. Bloom … 

 

Whittaker’s Artisan Collection – CHOCOLATES!

Hawke’s Bay Braeburn Apple with Vanilla in white chocolate Whittaker’s chocolates. Initially world famous in New Zealand but after all those ads on TV with Nigella Lawson I’m sure EVERYONE knows what Whittaker’s are – chocolates that make you look AND sound sexy. So maybe a bit late to write a review but for the … 

 

Ruan Thai

Mission Bay I was expecting great things from this place. Being in Mission Bay for a number of years I would have thought their food is above average. I was wrong. To start with, my virgin strawberry mule did not look or taste like it had any strawberry syrup in it, let alone real strawberries. … 

 

Volaré Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

The Gardens – Manurewa We were taken upstairs to be seated but table was right next to the air con vent and speakers so we asked to change tables and that was without problems. Perhaps the waitresses need a little bit of training though. Twice they missed our 2nd drinks orders, maybe too busy but … 

 

Sharaku Japanese Restaurant

Auckland – Bottom of Queen Street This restaurant has been around for many many years. They’ve changed owners but the quality and taste has not changed. It’s kinda hidden inside a mall-like building, where the building entrance is next to a souvenir shop and Pandoro on Queen Street. One problem is parking. It’s damn difficult … 

 

Best choc chip cookies ever!

Marks and Spencer If you love cookies you cannot miss these gems. You wouldn’t believe how soft and buttery they are that they literally melt in your mouth…until you put one in. And then you can’t stop eating them. They are THAT good. There are different “flavours” from Marks and Spencer. Just remember, the key … 

 

Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

Christchurch We found this place via TripAdvisor while in Christchurch. Make sure you make reservations as they were really busy on Thursday evening when we went. It’s located a short walk from CBD. We enjoyed our mains and dessert was equally amazing. Prices are a bit on the steep side but it’s definitely worth to … 

 

The Saucy Chef on St Andrew

Invercargill I absolutely enjoyed my meal here. Service was great and they’ve made something that appears as simple as the chicken schnitzel with secret gravy so delicious, that you just want to keep going back for more! The schnitzel was tender, and OMG the gravy…where do I begin? It was just full of flavours with … 

 

Fresh Cafe

High Street – Auckland CBD So being a “sweetie” myself of course the appropriate second review is on dessert. Stumbled upon this cafe on High Street on a Friday night after dinner. We were attracted by the colourful mouth-watering pictures of their dessert on the menu outside. So in we go. We were immediately greeted … 

 

White & Wong’s

Viaduct Basin – Auckland This Asian fusion restaurant is my new favourite! Prices can be on the high side if you compare it to traditional Asian restaurants, however you just cannot beat the food quality and service you can get here. My friends and I came here for lunch during the week and the place …