Ostro Bar and Brasserie
Set in the Seafarers Building this NZ brasserie is a place unrivalled in the central city. A large open space, including a massive bar area that services the main restaurant and the outdoor space, command the room. The view is, well, amazing. Huge glass doors that concertina to frame the restaurant are on the harbour side, leading out to a narrow but long balcony that will seat tables of two for a truly outdoors and relaxing experience. A raw bar and open kitchen provides diners with plenty of entertainment if they tire of the view (though we think this is unlikely!).
Ostro, with food directed by Josh Emett, is the latest eatery/bar from the same people who brought you Tyler Street Garage, Ebisu and Fukoku. Emett focuses the food on being modern and produce-driven, as well as classic brasserie dishes such as bone-in scotch fillet.
Make sure you head on down soon to experience that view for yourself!