I didn't have time to read a review on tripadvisor for this restaurant but only took the recommendation of the hotel as we arrived in early evening in to Auckland. It was an easy stroll for us from the hotel as we had to take our mother in a wheel chair as she had a sore foot however it turned out to be a nice walk along the viaduct assisted with great weather. The Foodstore is located centrally on the viaduct and we were lucky enough to secure a table outside on the 'patio' of the restaurant near the footpath which was very pleasant and also near the water as it was a warm evening. Although possibly the only complaint for some maybe that the tables are very close to everyone the atmosphere is great and reminded me somewhat of Europe. The restaurant also has a very casual comfortable feel about it and the staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was fantastic. Yes it is perhaps a little more expensive but the quality and presentation of the food was excellent and well worth the money. As a group of 3 we decided to share both entrees and main courses so we could try a few different dishes. Again the quality of red wine to compliment the meal was excellent and was recommended by our waitress. In fact it was so good I shopped everywhere for it whilst on holidays in NZ and eventually bought some in Wellington.
The best thing about the restaurant was that all the food was local New Zealand produce and of very good quality so it made the dining experience on our first night in New Zealand even more special. Highly recommend the Foodstore for a special dining experience if you go to Auckland in NZ.
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