Auckland eatery Ortolana has been named in the world’s top 50 restaurants by global affairs and culture magazine Monocle.
Hipgroup’s garden-to-table eatery is located in Britomart, Auckland and came in at number 21 on the international magazine’s Top 50 Restaurant Awards.
“The whole team is completely stoked and there were a few celebratory champagnes after hearing the news,” said Ortolana head chef Gavin Doyle.
“This award recognises the work of an incredibly talented and passionate crew who do their best to offer a world-class dining experience to our customers each and every day.”
The all-day restaurant has a European-inspired menu that includes handmade pasta dishes and a focus on using fresh, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Much of the produce used in the kitchen comes from parent company Hipgroup’s own farm at Kumeu.