In our series looking at new openings around Auckland, Belinda Nash checks out a new foodie haven out west.
As Auckland spreads its wings as a cosmopolitan city beyond its central walls, so too does its clever contemporary urban design. The places and spaces that have stolen our hearts in Wynyard Quarter, Britomart, City Works Depot, Federal Street, Ponsonby Central and The Streetfood Collective now have a new home at The Brickworks in New Lynn, West Auckland
The refurbished lane features a brick facade, with bricks sourced from one of New Zealand's oldest bakeries in Hastings, and abuts our country's oldest shopping mall, LynnMall, which dates back more than 50 years. Celebrity chef Ray McVinnie officially opened The Brickworks dining lane this week with the ringing of a symbolic lunch bell.
In keeping with Aucklanders' eclectic taste and zest for variety, The Brickworks is host to a sumptuous line up of Auckland's most popular eateries. The list includes gastronomic delights such as Vietnamese kitchen HanSan, gastro bar Goode Brothers, barista faves Shaky Isles, ever-popular Wagamama, wood-fired pizzas from Cleaver & Co., sushi bar Meso, and Bodrum bringing modern fusion Turkish and Greek cuisine.
Locals have cause to celebrate too with the opening of Auckland's first Reading Cinemas at LynnMall in mid-November, boasting an eight-screen cinema complex and ending New Lynn residents' 14-year cinema absence.
I live at LynnMall Shopping Centre, 3058 Great North Road, New Lynn, Auckland
- Belinda Nash is the editor of NZ Girl