Auck­land's New Trendy Din­ing Precinct

In­ner city, el­e­vated din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence takes in­spi­ra­tion from in­ter­na­tional din­ing des­ti­na­tions

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Queen’s Rise, a new laneway-style din­ing precinct boast­ing world-class de­sign, im­pres­sive am­bi­ence and worldly cui­sine is at the iconic fa­cade of 125 Queen Street, in­tro­duc­ing an ex­cit­ing and unique col­lec­tion of eater­ies to Auck­land’s CBD.

Tucked be­hind a New York Times Square style bill­board on Auck­land’s most fa­mous street, Queen’s Rise brings to­gether 11 of the best Auck­land in­de­pen­dent hos­pi­tal­ity spe­cial­ists and restau­ra­teurs who are known for cre­at­ing in­no­va­tive and au­then­tic din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.

Kerry Woods of Win­ton, de­vel­op­ment man­ager for Queen’s Rise, says that the open­ing of the new din­ing precinct has been some­thing they have been work­ing to­wards for a long time. “It was very im­por­tant to us to cre­ate an un­ri­valled hos­pi­tal­ity of­fer­ing that would be a first in the Auck­land mar­ket, so we took our time and were care­ful to en­sure Queen’s Rise had the right mix of in­de­pen­dent oper­a­tors that we knew would de­liver an ex­cep­tional over­all ex­pe­ri­ence. We are ex­tremely happy with the group we have brought on board!”

In­tro­duc­ing Low­brow, the baby brother to the suc­cess­ful con­tem­po­rary yum cha restau­rant, Cul­prit. Un­der­stated yet quirky, Low­brow will serve what they call ‘good food’ to those who are af­ter a quick meal and re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment. Low­brow dishes up

fresh and sea­sonal food with an edge, com­ple­mented by nat­u­ral wine and be­spoke cock­tails.

Also in the mix is Grace, a culi­nary twist on ele­gant yet af­ford­able din­ing that uses clean flavours and New Zealand sourced pro­duce. A theatre kitchen and bar will be the prom­i­nent fea­ture in the com­pact yet clev­erly ap­pointed din­ing room.

An­other ma­jor high­light will be Ot­toman Mezze Lounge, a Turk­ish in­spired con­cept brought to life by top restau­ra­teur Alex Isik from the Nazar Group. The laid­back lounge will bring tra­di­tional Turk­ish dishes and an em­pha­sis on shared eat­ing along­side a hand-picked wine, craft beer and bou­tique whisky menu.

Round­ing out the in­cred­i­ble se­lec­tion is Ital­ian cui­sine at Dante’s Pizze­ria, Nour­ish Pod - the orig­i­nal Acai bowl dealers, po­tato joint and wa­ter­ing hole, Po­tato & Me, as well as fresh and healthy op­tions from

Poke Bar, tra­di­tional Chi­nese dim sum and dumplings at Panda Town, clever takes on Don­buri from Tokyo Loco Bowl, guilt-free good­ness at Jar Story and deli style sand­wiches from Dolly Bird.

Draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the bustling din­ing precincts of Aus­trala­sia, Europe and New York, Queen’s Rise is a so­phis­ti­cated laneway that in­cor­po­rates high qual­ity fin­ishes, fea­ture light­ing, mo­saic tiling and strong at­ten­tion to de­tail through­out.

“New Zealand is jump­ing on board with the ris­ing trend of mod­ern din­ing precincts, pop­u­lar in metropoli­tan ar­eas across the globe. Con­sumers are in­creas­ingly drawn to ca­sual yet classy eater­ies com­bin­ing con­tem­po­rary ar­chi­tec­ture with a re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment which is what we wanted to re­flect with Queen’s Rise,” says Woods.

Queen’s Rise will be open for all-day ser­vice, seven days a week and will cater to in­ner city crowds in search of the lat­est in food and bev­er­age.

Low­brow will serve what they call ‘good food' to those who are af­ter a quick meal and re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment at Auck­land's Queens Rise.

Dante's Pizze­ria is one of Auck­land's best slices and prides them­selves on serv­ing the real pizza Napo­le­tana.

At Nour­ish Pod healthy eats like av­o­cado on toast are part of theof­fer­ing along with acai bowls.

Ot­toman Mezze Lounge

Po­tato & Me

Grace is a culi­nary twist on ele­gant yet af­ford­able din­ing that uses clean flavours and New Zealand sourced pro­duce like lo­cal oys­ters.

Poke bowls are ex­cit­ing and colour­ful at Poke Bar, part of Auck­land's new­est food precinct Queens Rise.

Panda Town serves up Chi­nese style buns that look like pan­das.

Panda Town

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