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Euro, Auckland, North Island

Shed 22
Princes Wharf
Auckland , North Island
New Zealand
Tel: 64 9 309 9866's insider take:

A fashiony, sophisticated crowd throngs this culinary hot spot, set right on the swanky harbor-front complex of Princes Wharf (home to the Hilton). Euro is the joint creation of two Auckland über-chefs, Shane Yardley and Simon Gault (the latter worked as Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's personal chef), and diners can watch them at work while perching on Philippe Starck bar stools in the evenings. The seasonal, Med-influenced menu includes appetizers like crab and shrimp baked in a wood-fired oven and served with a dollop of jalapeño crème fraîche; and tempura oysters with a three-onion sauce. Some of the best main courses are cooked on the kitchen's wood-fired rotisserie grill—like pan-seared rabbit loin with kidney pie and kumara (sweet potato) puree. The service is as polished as the superyachts moored just past the outdoor tables.

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