About Us

NOTE RE PANDEMIC: With strict regulations regarding personal isolation and potential operational changes to printing and our mailing house, we are currently a digital e-zine publication with limited special print editions during the year.

The foodservice industry is a cornerstone of the New Zealand economy with an annual turnover of over $6 billion, employing over 100,000 workers. It is visited by 340,000 diners each week and serves another 1.15 million takeaway customers.

With information at a premium, Restaurant & Cafe gives up-to-date news, feature stories and relevant editorial commentary on the industry. Restaurants and cafes have the leading share of the foodservice industry market with half of the sales occurring at these types of businesses and while the New Zealand economy continues to have difficulties, the challenges facing operators are being tackled by them through marketing initiatives, menu assessments, and innovative technology.

Restaurant & Cafe delivers strong editorial from its team of knowledgeable vibrant writers in a format that is lively, easy to read and informative, always conscious of being a cost-effective media solution for advertisers.

The changing market during COVID-19 has placed the hospitality industry in a very challenging position, as restauranteurs, suppliers, distributors and quick service food outlet providers look to pivot their businesses to remain viable in this "new normal". The team at Restaurant & Cafe magazine are here to support and provide up-to-date information and the latest news and information about the industry as we all navigate through this fluid and ever-changing business environment.

NOTE RE PANDEMIC: With strict regulations regarding personal isolation and potential operational changes to printing and our mailing house, we are currently a digital publication with limited special print editions during the year.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have news, views or an opinion that you would like to share. Email editor@reviewmags.com or call us.

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Restaurant & Cafe magazine is one of a stable of magazines published by Review Publishing Co Ltd, one of New Zealand's oldest privately owned publishers (est 1923).

The other titles in the stable include:

Our History

For almost a century, Review Publishing Co (est 1923), New Zealand’s leading business-to-business publisher, has been a media and marketing solutions provider to industry sectors offering in-depth, insightful coverage from an experienced team of food writers and editors. The Review team has for the past 30 years been involved in the marketing, event management and social media campaigns of many of its advertising clients and brands.

Under the ownership of Peter Mitchell since 1973, Review Publishing is a wholly New Zealand-owned family business, with four family members working in the business. The stable of business-to-business magazines includes HOTEL, SupermarketNews, Restaurant & Café, AgedPlus, F&B Tech, Apparel and its b2c digital magazine Fennec & Friends.

The b2b publications are a one-stop resource for each business sector and provide the basis for market insights and a thorough understanding of each sector that the team works in. The company is led by Managing Director, Tania Walters, who has a 35-year career in food marketing, publishing and events, has also been a food and beverage innovation judge across many events spanning her career. Backed by a 14-strong team of professional writers, marketers, photographers, videographers, designers and graphics, this pool of talent has worked with blue-chip multinationals as well as emerging brands.

With a wealth of industry knowledge across foodservice, retail and hospitality, the Review Team has been well placed over many years to assist with launching brands, building existing brand extensions, event management, social media and marketing campaigns into new sectors or countries. The team pride itself on its ongoing relationships with brands that span decades.

Though based in New Zealand the team have run Australian or Australasian campaigns for many brands, they have an excellent network in Australia and have two team members dedicated to that market. All digital campaigns are run out of New Zealand, but we have a strong network for event management in Australia, along with an extensive distribution network and relationships. The entire stable of magazines is distributed in Australia and the Pacific as well as the wider global audience. Review Publishing is proud to partner through marketing and media partnerships for a wide range of digital, social marketing and events, including food exhibitions across the world.

Review Publishing is a longtime partner with industry associations internationally across FMCG, foodservice, hotel, aged care, fashion/accessories, and food & beverage manufacturing and technology.