Be greeted by this cute cartoon character when you enter
What exactly is New Zealand food? I've read some where that its about quality ingredients but I think it is simply featuring best local ingredients from various parts of NZ.Kia ora is a Māori language greeting which has entered New Zealand English. It means literally "be well/healthy" and is translated as an informal "hi" .
Curiosity led me to this restaurant, one of the very few places that brand themselves as selling NZ cuisine. This is actually a branch that is opened only in September this year by Lone Star Cafe, an established restaurant in NZ. It has now 21 branches all over NZ.
Some vegetable sticks as starters (complimentary from restaurant)Even though the cuisine is similar to Australian style, I would say one will not be disappointed with the quality of food here.
Try it and you will know why it has always been the star dish of it's main restaurant Lone Star back in NZ.
This entree size was so big that it can be a man's main course. Good for sharing between 3-4 if you plan to try other dishes.
The chunky ribs are sweet,not too tough, and have some fats that literally melts not in your mouth but in your fingers. This is not that kind of lean spare ribs with little meat but those that are meaty enough to tempt you to just grab one and tear off the meat.
Cajun Kingfish Slider (2 pieces) and New Zealand Beef and Venison Slider (1 piece)
The original, and now world famous, New Zealand hot sauce, made from locally grown organic chilies, and named after the local town.