A fixture in Auckland's dining landscape, this restaurant serves sublime food via a range of degustation menus that change season to season. Six-course, eight-course, nine-course, and plant-only menus can be matched with wines if you choose. Selections are designed around the best fresh produce, and the wine list is outstanding. Start with an amuse-bouche of king salmon, chorizo, and ricotta; follow it with chook (chicken) and egg, pea, mustard, and cheddar; and finish
with chocolate and beet. Merediths is intimate, fabulous, and always busy. It can be hard to get a table, with people booking months ahead.