The Rees - True South

We Recommend

Queenstown
Eat
True South Dining Room
Sasso
Fish Bone
Kappa
La Rumbla – Arrowtown
Coffee
Vudu
Joes Garage
Drink
Eichardts

Auckland
Stay
Langham Hotel
Eat
O’Connell St Bistro
Prego
Canton Café – Chinese
Apero
French Cafe

Rotorua
Stay
Hamurana Lodge

Wellington
Stay
Bolton Hotel
Eat
Arbitrageur
Logan Brown
Ombra – Italian
Coffee
Cellar-vate
La Farre

Christchurch
Stay
The George
Eat
Pescatore
Sagio da Vino
Canterbury Cheesemongers

Moeraki/Oamaru
Eat
Fleurs Place (Moeraki)
Riverstone Kitchen (Oamaru)

Dunedin
Stay
St Clair Beach Resort
Eat
Two Chefs Bistro
Ironic Café – great kidneys
Visit
Farmers Market at the train station (Saturday mornings)
Otago Peninsula – albatross colony, penguins, sea lions, seals

Melbourne
Stay
Langham
Eat
Attica
MoVida
Bistro Guillaume
Vue de Monde
Flower Drum
Melbourne Wine Room
Jaques Reymond
MoMo
Pearl
Becco
Drink
1806
Der Raum
Baroq House

New York
Eat
Public
WD – 50
Musket Room

Los Angeles
Eat
Mozza, West Hollywood
Bazaar, West Hollywood
Animal, West Hollywood
Tar & Roses, Santa Monica
Gjelina, Venice

Shanghai
Stay
Le Royal Meridien Hotel
Langham
Eat
Jean George
Baker and Spice (real NZ style coffee and baked goods)
Spicy Moment Hunan Restaurant
Lost Heaven (Mekong Mountain cuisine)
Drink
The House of Blues and Jazz (smoky but cool)
The Long Bar Waldorf Astoria – very 20’s and very cool!!(look out for F Scott Fitzgerald and Greta Garbot)
Visit
The Urban Museum

Hong Kong
Stay
Peninsula Hotel
Eat
Lin Heung Tea House (traditional Dim Sum)
Yok Lok (great BBQ goose and pork)
Tim Ho Wan (go to the original – best pork buns in the world)
Lung King Hin (3 star Chinese)
Under The Bridge Spicy Crab (down and dirty but best seafood in Hong Kong)
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (handmade noodles & Xiao Long Bao)
Mi-Ne Sushi
Drink
Salon de Ning – “opium den”, very cool
Coffee
Fuel (New Zealand style)

Bangkok
Stay
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers
Drink
Maggie Choos – cool!

Singapore
Stay
Fullerton Hotel
Eat
Zam Zam – Arab
Longbeach- crabs
Din Tai Fung – dumplings
Iggy’s – serious dining
Gourmet Corner – street food
Jade Palace – Chinese food
Drink
Fullerton Hotel Roof Tops
Coffee
Artistry (New Zealand style)

Tokyo
Stay
Intercontinental Tokyo Bay
Eat
Muzutani – sushi
Sawada – sushi
Tenko – traditional tempura
Den
Visit
Tsukiji Fish Market

Mumbai
Stay
Intercontinental Marine Parade
Eat
Krishna (crabs)
Ziya
Khyber

Delhi
Stay
The Imperial Hotel
Eat
The Spice Room

Sao Paulo
Eat
D.O.M – Alex Atala
Copenhagen
Eat
Geranium – 20 course vegetarian tasting menu

London
Eat
Fat Duck
Arbitus (offal)
Assaggi – owners are from Sardinia, the food is amazing!

San Sebastian
Arzak (3 star Basque food)

Barcelona
Cal Pep (Tapas – get there early)
Hofmann (1 star with a great cooking school)

Sant Pol de Mar (An hour north by train from Barcelona along the coast – if you want a day out this is it!)
Sant Pau

Madrid
Ramon Freixa (famous chef)

Girona
Celler de Can Roca Family run business ( 3 brothers – chef, pastry and sommelier). Very serious food
80km north of Barcelona – worth the drive!!! 48 pages of white wine and 50+ of red
Venice
Bistrot de Venise – old fashioned in a good way, ancient Venetian cuisine
Antica Carbonera – just down from Bistrot de Venise
Algiubagio – rated no 1 on Tripadvisor – amazing food and service

Mantua
Locanda Degli Artisti – divine place, great rustic food with finesse

Lucca
Antica Droghera – good, honest locals place
Villa Bongi (15 min drive outside of Lucca) – you need to go if you are in the area
La Tana del Boia – perfect panini and local sandwiches

Florence
Cafe Perseo – Bellini with fresh hand-squeezed peach juice – great service and right on the square – best Gelati in Italy

Pienza
Trattoria da Fiorella – rustic, amazing food and so cheap

Orvieto
Clandestino – friendly bar with lots of free snacks
Trattoria del Moro – rustic, tasty food – cheap

San Pietro in Valle
Hora Media – a world class place in the middle of nowhere.  Beautiful food in an old cellar under the monastery

Visso
Trattoria Richetta – simple, rustic, cheap – pickled green tomatoes and black olives sprinkled with ground salvia flowers

Civitavecchia
La Buffone – a locals place, best pizza in Italy

Rome
Baccanale – roast porchetta in focaccia – wrapped in paper, a tasty and cheap snack to wander around the Campo di Fiore
Cafe di Rienzo – in the Pantheon Square – expensive but great coffee, old fashioned decor and service – wonderful
Ditta Trinchetti – a wonderful discovery in Trastevere, great decor – food is interesting and tasty and very affordable
Ak Bar – a fabulous bohemian place with eclectic decor and young friendly staff – a very ‘happening’ place. Food was exactly as ‘mama’ would make it.  Very cheap.
La Pergola – probably the most expensive place to eat in Italy, but spectacular!