Opawa Wine Best Drinks List

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Large, lively and re­laxed, Charley No­ble has that buzz fac­tor that’s pre­req­ui­site for a good night out. Housed in a re­fur­bished wa­ter­front her­itage build­ing, the long, open room with soar­ing stud and floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows has an in­dus­trial qual­ity, with a mix of booth, ban­quette and high bench seat­ing over­look­ing the open kitchen. The menu is big on sim­ple, rus­tic, Euro­pean-in­flu­enced food – beau­ti­fully rich, aro­matic crab and prawn bisque with brandy cream im­pressed re­cently, as did a dish of pap­pardelle with a chunky duck ragu. The easy-to-nav­i­gate wine list has depth and flair, and the sea­sonal cock­tail list is se­ri­ously tempt­ing – how about an Em­ber­house, made with house-smoked rum, black trea­cle and orange bit­ters, or per­haps you’re more in the mood for a sug­arplum bram­ble? Aper­i­tifs and di­ges­tifs are also well rep­re­sented, and there are some great Kiwi craft beers and ciders, cov­er­ing a range of styles and re­gions. 1 Post Of­fice Square, City, ph: 04-282 0205, charleyno­ Lunch Mon-fri, din­ner 7 days; shared plates $14-$56

Good food, good drink, good fun



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