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“Absolutely Superb”
Review of Merediths

Merediths
Ranked #162 of 2,354 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International, New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 5 April 2012

From start to end the menu was truly excellent with well matched wine and a lovely experience from the moment we arrived. The service was just right and the food well thought out and brilliantly presented. I can't recommend this restaurant enough for a meal to remember.

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Thank mcnz
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

We went to Merediths on Saturday evening for their degustation menu and we were not disappointed. The menu was varied, interesting and cleverly designed....and the execution of each dish was superb. What was particularly enjoyable was the order in which each course was served - we didnt have 2 rich / heavy courses together - they interspersed the richer courses with lighter ones so that at no stage did we feel totally bloated. The staff were excellent , attentive and yet discreet. Thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Michael Meredith is a genius with food. His food combinations are out there, but absolutely superb. Service is definitely less smooth than at The French Cafe, but the food is just so exciting. His beetroot macaroon is one of my favourite things - they should add them as an extra optional platter so I could have more than one!

I would consider this Auckland's top restaurant for the food - if they can polish up the service slightly it would be top overall by a country mile. My only beef is they are now degustation only - the trendy new thing but I don't have a huge appetite and am struggling to finish by the end. Luckily I have a separate dessert tummy, because the desserts are truly wonderful. I would like to see them go back to a la carte during the week.

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Thank SharonAuckland
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

Totally lives up to the hype, and indeed surpasses it. A fantastic example of innovative, fresh, unique NZ cuisine. The beetroot macaroon heralds the taste sensations to follow. The service is personal, effective and polished. Just so madly exciting.

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Thank MJMCD67
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

We went here for a splurge, and it was well worth it. The restaurant doesn't look much from outside, but the inside is exquisitely monochromatic, presumably so as not to distract from the food. The degustation menu was well worth every penny. Each course was a new wonder, and all were beautifully cooked and beautifully presented. I wouldn't necessarily have chosen all of them from a menu, but all were interesting combinations of taste and texture. Since we have just moved to NZ from Europe, we didn't want the set wine pairings (which were mostly European), so the sommelier chose NZ wines for us to try with each course instead, and these were all fabulous too. We came out feeling satisfied and well fed, but not stuffed. Waiting staff were attentive but not obtrusive, full marks to them.

Only slight quibble - they could do with more toilet facilities, as there was a bit of a queue forming towards the end of the evening as people prepared to leave.

Highly recommended if you want a special occasion, but it's not cheap.

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Thank Outinthemiddaysun
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