Auckland restaurant rated ninth best in the world

Auckland fine dining favourite The Grove has been named the ninth best restaurant in the world and the best restaurant in New Zealand, according to the 2018 Travellers’ Choice Restaurants Awards from TripAdvisor.

“Millions of diners worldwide rely on TripAdvisor to discover their perfect culinary experience. The 2018 Travelers’ Choice restaurant winners are what diners consider the best-in-class, and we hope these leaders in hospitality will inspire others to try something new,” said Bertrand Jelensperger, senior vice-president for TripAdvisor Restaurants. “Food and dining experiences can often be the main highlight of any trip or an evening out. Luckily, diners can use this list to find the ideal eatery for any occasion – from formal to casual and everything in between.”

The Grove has been a proving ground for many of New Zealand’s top chefs. Michael Meredith served as head chef from 2004, Sid Sahrawat from 2009 and Ben Bayly from 2009. It was named the Best Fine Dining Establishment by Metro in 2017 and was awarded three hats by Cuisine.

Best Fine Dining Restaurants – World

  1. Au Crocodile, Strasbourg, France
  2. Martin Berasategui, Lasarte, Spain
  3. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
  4. Restaurant Sat Bains Nottingham, United Kingdom
  5. Restaurante Benazuza, Cancun, Mexico
  6. La Colombe, Constantia, South Africa
  7. TRB Hutong, Beijing, China
  8. Ristorante Villa Crespi, Orta San Giulio, Italy
  9. The Grove Auckland Central, New Zealand
  10. David’s Kitchen, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Best Fine Dining Restaurants – New Zealand

  1. The Grove, Auckland
  2. One Tree Grill, Auckland
  3. Hopgoods, Nelson
  4. Ortega Fish Shack, Wellington
  5. Jervois Steak House, Auckland
  6. Rata, Queenstown
  7. Logan Brown, Wellington
  8. Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant, Waiheke Island
  9. The Sugar Club, Auckland
  10. Masu, Auckland