Having eaten in many top restaurants around the world we were not expecting more than a good meal from Pure Tastes. Luckily we were one of only 4 tables tonight, and the service was also excellent. The entire experience was world class. I'd say this restaurant is one of the best in NZ and better than Kauri Cliffs restuarant nearby at $1600 a night (on a special) where we stayed recently.
I am a meat lover but I enjoyed the vegetables more on my plate than the meat, a real testament to the Chef. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Our ordered meals looked and tasted superb. We ordered sides but didn't eat much of them as the main meal was so good. Our 5 year olds meal was good, and kids are well catered for.
We had dessert in preference to our usual cheeseboard and were not disappointed.
While prices are on the high side for NZ (but very reasonable compared to US or international prices), they are well well worth it. I'd visit before this Chef is snapped up by a top US or EU establishment - he is that good.
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