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Park Regis, Auckland, New Zealand

With the Cricket World Cup and Chinese New Year happening the week I was to travel to Auckland decent, reasonably priced hotels were at a premium and so I ended up at a hotel on Queen Street called the Park Regis. But don’t start thinking that you’ll be staying at anything that looks like the … Continue reading Park Regis, Auckland, New Zealand

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The Grill, Auckland, New Zealand

On Tuesday there were six hungry people looking for a feed of meat and one of my colleagues had found a place that would not disappoint us. The Grill is a restaurant in the SKYCITY Grand Hotel in central Auckland.

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Elliott Stables, Auckland, New Zealand

A number of us were in Auckland for the week to run some training courses so we had the opportunity to eat at some new places. On Monday we went to Elliott Stables on Elliott Street just behind the Crowne Plaza hotel.

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Degree, Auckland, New Zealand

We headed to Degree on my suggestion that a decent steak was on offer.

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Mai Thai, Auckland, New Zealand

I’ve been to Mai Thai before… and it was good.

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Wangthai Restaurant, Auckland, New Zealand

After the “world’s most expensive beer” © we headed off to graze. We were thinking on Monsoon Poon, but went past Wangthai Restaurant with their “2005 Best Thai” award so thought we’d give it a go. The mistake had begun.

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Degree, Auckland, New Zealand

After having to mortgage my apartment to pay for the beer earlier on in the week, we decided to head off to the gaggle of restaurants close by to The Westin on the waterfront. We’d decided to start off with a couple of beers before moving onto getting something to eat. One beer became two, … Continue reading Degree, Auckland, New Zealand

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The Westin, Auckland, New Zealand

First time at the Westin in Auckland… Asked the cabbie on the way from the airport what the goss was and he said, that according to other travelers, it was a decent hotel. Arrive Sunday evening, its warmish and humid out there, and it was just on twilight, as we arrived… and driving upto the … Continue reading The Westin, Auckland, New Zealand

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It’s been a day of eating and drinking, across and between two countries

I’m off to New Zealand for a training course for a week, Auckland to be exact. So this morning started off in Melbourne, where I got up at an uncivilized 8am (for a Sunday) and ended up in my hotel in Auckland… and along the way I’ve had a heap of pretty good food. The … Continue reading It’s been a day of eating and drinking, across and between two countries

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Mai Thai, Auckland, New Zealand

I’d been to Mai Thai once before, but had forgotten to write a blog entry. I was in Auckland again during the week, so took the opportunity to stop by this restaurant again. My memory of my prior visit was that the food was quite yummy and reasonably well priced. Mai Thai is only a … Continue reading Mai Thai, Auckland, New Zealand

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Rice, Auckland, New Zealand

In this case Rice is a restaurant in the Auckland CBD, not the cereal 🙂 Rice is a really modern, Asian fusion restaurant on Federal Street in the Auckland CBD.

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