The engaging synergy between this back on form city hotel and its adjacent restaurant is demonstrated in the use of classy, local fresh produce that’s better than it’s ever been.
Value for Money
Cordis has a mighty reputation for its hospitality and for its fine food. Home to Eight and one of the city’s most frequented restaurants, on offer is a culinary journey with a buffet package that delivers clever innovative fare tempered by a reassuring sense of food that works. With eight open style interactive kitchens each with their own work station and chefs and a menu that’s dependent on you. Leading the way are dishes from India, Italy, Japan, China, local seafood, New York grill, salads and dessert.
Awaiting the grill are cuts of eye fillet, sirloin, lamb rump, wild pork, kangaroo, alpaca, wagyu flat iron and much more. The Indian spice route has offerings of vaguely westernised tandoor dishes, chutney’s, yogurts and naan breads. From the Japanese kitchen the sashimi and sushi are unstoppable. Passion and intensity lurks with an impressive selection of fresh fish, crustacean and shellfish.
Nothing can be more appetising than a freshly baked pizza or a generous helping of pasta with traditional sauces, and if your taste buds are hankering for more variation you can navigate your way through dim sum, noodles and crispy meat dishes. And for those that have booked a berth at the artisan salad bar the spread of ingredients theatrically presented will not disappoint. And while the savour fare will most likely ground you don’t pass up on desserts. They come with a lightness of touch and with plenty of calories.
In keeping with the theme, the wines are as interesting as the food with a heavy hitting selection of local and imported labels from a solid wine list.
And the verdict? While the menu demands a price mid-week $109pp, weekends $129pp, there’s no better place to sate your appetite. Behind these doors makes for an unpretentious dining experience with some of Auckland’s most exciting food, and proof that good food never goes out of style.
Eight: Cordis Hotel | Licenced, lunch & dinner 7 days