Sure, a restaurant named FISH doesn’t leave a lot of unanswered questions over the type of food it serves.
The Hilton’s signature restaurant, perched on the end of Princess Wharf with arguably Tāmaki Makaurau best views of Waitematā Harbour, has garnered a reputation for many things during its 11 year run: stand-out service, an exceptional wine list and of course, that million dollar view out from the Northern tip of Princes Wharf to the Hauraki Gulf and back to the city skyline.
But most of all, it’s got a rep for serving up some of the city’s finest kaimoana ever since it first was opened by celeb-chef Simon Gault back in 2011.
Now, after months of closures throughout level 3 and beyond, the waterfront eatery has reopened with a refreshed menu and two internationally acclaimed chefs at the helm.
Multi award-winning, Al Brown-trained chef Des Harris (ex-Hunting Lodge, Clooney, Logan Brown) has taken over as the hotel’s new Culinary Director, putting his particularly inventive cooking style front and centre of the reinvention. The new Executive Chef is Aussie Josh Seeds, who has spent the last couple of years working in hotel kitchens from London to Japan.
There are, of course, plenty of non-seafood options for those eaters who can’t think of anything worse than an oyster straight out of the ocean. The new menu boasts pork belly, cheeses, cauliflower and lamb rack. But its the deceptively simple, straight-from-the-water flavours of the seafood that are set to make this spot shine again. Go soon, while the weather is still turning it on.
FISH can be found at 147 Quay Street in Auckland’s CBD. It’s open 6.30am – late from Monday – Friday, and 7am – late on Saturday and Sunday.
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