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The Verve guide to dining and shopping locally…

The Corner

604 Remuera Rd, Remuera
09 283 0377
thecornerremuera.co.nz

 

The Corner, appropriately situated on the corner of Remuera and Upland roads, is a modern neighbourhood local. 

 

Their philosophy is simplicity done right – good food, an extensive drinks menu and great atmosphere, propelled with its gorgeous fit out, daily specials and events and the most friendly staff in the area.

 

It is the type of place where you can pop in for a quick after work drink, settle in for a meal by their open fire, or prop yourself up on one of the bar stools to enjoy an afternoon with family and friends. There is live music on a Sunday, a legendary Tuesday night pub quiz and it is the place to be for live sporting events in the Eastern Bays. Be sure to reserve a spot for the big games and meets, the Corner will be showing the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Melbourne Cup. 

 

They have a huge range of beers on tap, an extensive yet refined wine list and delicious cocktails on offer.

 

The food menu is equally as impressive. It boasts not one but three platters, a range of sharing plates (we highly recommend the karaage chicken – it’s perfectly tender and epically crispy) and there is a main for everyone; from poke bowls to burgers, and desserts that you just can’t say ‘no’ to.  There is also a menu for kids, complete with an activity sheet to keep them busy.

 

The Corner masters the art of a modern twist on the classic pub, and has everything that you want in a venue and more. Plus, they can accommodate all bookings, from a romantic dinner to large corporate functions. Get in touch on 09 283 0377.

Pronto Eatery

Ascot Office Park, 93-95 Ascot Avenue, Remuera
09 529 0838
prontoeatery.com

Pronto Eatery provides exceptional casual service in a relaxing environment.

 

Boasting an alfresco dining area surrounded by tall palm trees, complete with a fully stocked bar, Pronto’s karaage chicken and eggs benedict with truffle hollandaise are to die for.

 

It is a family owned business and owner Ken Toyota was also nominated as one of the top five restaurant personality of the year in 2017 when he managed Azabu in Ponsonby, so you know you are in good hands. Pronto works with local suppliers and stocks a wide array of delectable drinks. It also has a great outdoor dining area for events and functions where the sun perpetually seems to be shining. Happy hours are Thursdays and Fridays between 4pm-6pm.

Shahi Remuera

09 523 5496
610 Remuera Rd, Remuera
shahi.co.nz

Welcome to Shahi Restaurant, Upland Road, Remuera where you will enjoy fresh, delicious food infused with the flavours of India.

 

Since 1989, Shahi has been at the forefront of the Indian food scene in Auckland. They are renowned for consistent, outstanding food and superb professional service.

 

Shahi is also known for its exceptional service and food in Remuera. Whether dining in the restaurant, or at home, their team of talented chefs create meals which are authentic, sumptuous, healthy and unique. Also available  are gift vouchers for your loved ones. We are licensed, BYO (wine only), takeaway and delivery options available.

Le Bistro des Gourmets

237 Parnell Rd, Parnell
09 374 3938
lebistrodesgourmets.co.nz

The European cobbled streets that lead you to the authentic, traditional French restaurant instantly give you a Parisian feel. Welcome to Le Bistro des Gourmets where you will be greeted by a qualified and experienced French team.

 

There is wine tasting every month (set menu + wine matching) with a presentation by the sommelier for each wine. The menu is fresh and seasonal and changes every two months depending on the local produce. The restaurant is also available for functions and wine clubs. For a truly divine experience of authentic French service, wines and gastronomy, head to Le Bistro des Gourmets on 237 Parnell road, Parnell.

Morell Bistro

morell.co.nz
09 600 3259
91 – 95 Upland Rd, Remuera
bookings@morell.co.nz

 

Remuera’s Morell Bistro is the perfect destination for a casual drink and snack, a family birthday or a special date.

 

Situated on the corner of Upland and Benson Roads, the doors of Morell open wide in genuine welcome. Owner operators Daniel and Sarah Morini are all about creating fresh, delicious, high-quality food served with a generous helping of warm hospitality.

 

Morell offers a one-course lunch with a glass of wine or beer for $25 from Thursday to Sunday, regular wine tastings and happy hour from 4-6pm Tuesday to Sunday.

Annabelles

409-411 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers
info@annabelles.co.nz
09 575 5239
annabelles.co.nz

 

Annabelles restaurant, located in St. Heliers, has been a popular family-owned and operated dining spot since it opened over 22 years ago. They pride themselves on their friendly, hospitable atmosphere which leads to a satisfying dining experience.

 

The seafront restaurant features plenty of window seats with views of the sea and Rangitoto to complement your experience. The interior of the restaurant is worth admiring as well, with stacked-stone walls that add to the seafront theme.

 

Annabelles’ menu features local seafood and is predominantly European. Their whole menu emphasises fresh, seasonal choices.

 

Annabelles serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, so any time of the day is a good time to visit. Some of their popular dishes include slow-roasted duck with wild mushroom, green peas, spinach risotto and truffle oil; Hawke’s Bay beef fillet served with duck fat chips and crispy carrots; and West Coast New Zealand whitebait fritters. Their flavours are varied and able to satisfy any mood.

 

Their wine menu is extensive and sure to please.

 

Annabelles is the winner of the 2006-2019 NZ Beef & Lamb Excellence Award, so it is certain that whatever meat you order will be of the highest quality.

 

It can be an intimate setting between two friends or a fun space for groups to get together. It’s perfect for a celebration or simply appreciating a meal composed of local ingredients.

Roskilde

09 478 1614
616 remuera Rd, Remuera (Opposite Domino’s)

 

Roskilde is a charming, eclectic store in the heart of Upland Road shops.

 

Gorgeous collection of gifts for all year round. Visit us in store to see our collection of silk and pashmina scarves, exquisite jewellery, leather handbags, hides, candles, homeware and many more one-of-a kind collectibles.

 

If you need a gift it’s definitely the place to go and select something special.

Luxe Body

228 Orakei Rd, Remuera
0800 Luxe Body
luxebody.co.nz

Luxe Body is led by a qualified nurse with more than 25 years of extensive medical and appearance medicine experience.

 

Director Sarah Simpson founded Luxe Body on the principle that beauty enhancement begins within. As a result, Luxe Body offers a comprehensive selection of treatments to enrich the natural beauty of every client.

 

The team’s combined experience in appearance medicine, beauty and skin provides a well-rounded approach to the individual care of every client.  Luxe Body aims to deliver a high level of customer service, aftercare and customised programs for each client.   They believe in using appearance medicine to provide a natural enhancement, and combining specialised skin treatments to gain flawless skin.  Each product that is brought into the salon is personally tested for its results and hence the results of clients.

 

The Luxe Body space has been designed as home away from home, a place of rest, relaxation but also one where the clients’ needs are heard.   Not one client is the same, therefore each client’s needs are customised.

Rags & Romance

260 Onehunga mall Rd, Onehunga  
Shop 5/319 Remuera Mall, Remuera
ragsandromance.co.nz

It’s full steam ahead for one of Auckland’s best-named—and best-stocked—boutiques, Rags & Romance, with the grand opening of their brand new store in Remuera. The much-loved, pre-loved and new women’s fashion and accessories store is to split into two entities: the current Onehunga branch becoming an outlet store bursting with beautiful bargains; and the Remuera branch which will concentrate on new season styles.

 

Owner Marianne Shirley is raring to go.

 

“It’s a unique shopping experience,” says the boss, “with customers able to choose from labels such as Rogue Linen, Angel Lace, the Italian designs of Lilliano for those special occasions, and the iconic possum merino knitwear brand, Koru. Australian label Queen of Everything has always been one of our best-sellers, and don’t miss Conte’s European range of pantihose and tights for everyday and evening.”

 

Rags & Romance is also a proud supporter of Women’s Refuge, with their Onehunga store serving as a collection point for “good quality” women’s and children’s clothing.

 

“Buy it, wear it, and when you’re over it, bring it in for us to sell on their behalf,” beams Marianne.

 

But it’s not just about the clothing—Rags & Romance is a stockist of the gorgeous Surmanti whose natural and organic range includes the likes of bath and spa salts, candles, diffusers and aromatherapy kits.

 

“It’s what gives our stores their wonderfully inviting scent,” adds Marianne.

 

So head on down to Remuera to see—and smell—it for yourself!