Year Old Steakhouse Permanently Closes

photo credit: Saxon + Parole

Another high-end restaurant is leaving Auckland's redeveloped waterfront.

Recently opened Saxon + Parole is blaming its closure on New Zealand's border restriction, with the announcement of its closure coming soon after Euro's statement that it would permanently close after 22 years.

Euro's former owner, Leo Molloy, said it was once a trend-setting establishment but lost its charm as its clientele moved on. Molloy warned that the closures of well-known, high-end restaurants were just the tip of the iceberg.

Last weekend, New York-based Avroko Hospitality confirmed the closure of Saxon + Parole, a steakhouse which only opened last year.

The restaurant held a prime position in the Commercial Bay mall, with views of the harbour and Quay Street Ferry Terminal from the dining room.

Saxon + Parole had specialised in fine wine, venison and wagyu, as well as its eye-catching seafood tower.

Avroko said it became impossible to continue operating Saxon + Parole due to management in New York, US.

Its executive chef was New York-based Brad Farmerie, but Logan Coath led the local operation.