SOUL BAR & BISTRO
Soul caters expertly to the well-heeled clientele it seeks to attract. The ambience at its waterfront location is one of the best in Auckland, with entertainment value provided by a bar that attracts those simply wanting a drink and the opportunity to take in the vibrant Viaduct Harbour activity from a spacious deck, as well as a beautifully stylish, more formal interior dining area. The service is professional, efficient and knowledgeable, from servers who have a long history at Soul. The drinks list is extensive, and while old favourites are retained on the menu, there is innovation too, with beer-battered tarakihi with Persian-style potato salad sitting side by side with roasted hapuku, crayfish ravioli and chickweed, and Hawke’s Bay lamb rack with fig anchoïade.
Cnr Lower Hobson St and Customs St West, 09 356 7249, soulbar.co.nz Lunch & dinner 7 days; mains $28-$56
Stalwart serving topnotch IN BRIEF food in an exciting spot