Dishing it Out x Pilkingtons

Perched halfway up Shortland Street, among the commercial residents of the suit ridden rise, is the beautifully designed glass and white concrete exterior of Pilkingtons. Taking home at no. 41, an address they seem proud of, the team here definitely cater to the working professional clientele that take custom during lunch breaks and after work drinks. It's smart, with a stunning interior, and an incredible menu and wine list to match.

 

I almost couldn't fault this place, the service is chivalrous, courteous, and above all else, impeccably well mannered every step along the way. The interior spanning beneath the dangling golden hand blown bulbs, almost Ortolana-esque, was crafted by the hands at Cheshire architects. Light browns, soft textures, balanced out by floral and herbal patterns along the cushions and couches that surround you. Delicately set light brown tables present the well-constructed menu, and a carefully chosen, NZ dominated, wine list. A large floor to ceiling glass door spins you out onto the sprawling terrace, settling above the cream tiles amongst the fire and shrubbery, it's probably one of the better locations in the precinct for an after work vino.

 

You can choose among small, medium, or large-sized plates, and from the sides to complement a menu that can flexibly cover tapas style sharing, or a more traditional large meal each approach. There's always something for the vegetarians too, being vegan-friendly, but predominantly the menu centres around staple meats and styles. It's very European, touching on different stylistic fusion influences where they pick and choose.

 

I went for the wild boar ragout with thyme gnocchi, broad beans, swiss browns, and rocket pesto. The balance in texture between the punchy gnocchi and the meltingly soft chunks of boar allowed for the pesto and broad beans to compliment the flavour. I found myself lapping up the remaining sauce with what was left of my bread, chips, and gnocchi. Jay went for the vege option on the large menu, the puy lentils, served as a fricassee (minus the meat) with hazelnut and chestnut, allowing for crumbed crumbled cauliflower to add a crunchy texture compared to the soft portobello mushroom. Presentation was paramount. Recommendation goes to the lost opportunity of oysters, the Thai Raw Vegetable Salad, and the Kingfish Ceviche. I will definitely be returning with a fellow meat eater to explore the Lamb Rump and Beef Eye Fillet.

 

photo 3-1

 

Big shout out to the chefs, treating the process as an art form, they clearly take pride in their work and love what they do. It's evident by the mastery in their delicate craft, flavour sensations, textures, colours, aromas, all contributed to the overall experience. One the best meals I have had in some time. Complemented by a staggeringly well crafted wine list, we went for a chardy, but eyed up their merlot malbecs and other varietals. Or, if you’re in the mood, have a crack at one of their crafted cocktails. This place would be on the top of my list for a long boozy (yet pricey) lunch on a day off.

 

Pouring Stella Artois off the tap, the only fault I could think of was the sun beaming in left us in a stifling heat, the design however is so worth the warmth as Cheshire did a great job yet again. Put this one at the top of your list. Don’t expect a big feed, expect an art form served to the highest standard.

 

No. 41 Shortland Street, you can’t miss them.

 

photo 4-1

 

82 comments

  1. Willian 23 July, 2016 at 18:26 Reply

    Heymsfield SB, Allison DB, Vasselli JR, et al. Garcinia cambogia (hydroxycitric acid) as a potential antiobesity agent:
    a randomized controlled trial.

  2. Carey 24 July, 2016 at 08:27 Reply

    Subsequently of course you have the Garcinia Cambogia
    extract which has been found to be successful in appetite
    suppression and raising metabolism.

  3. newmannetworks.com 25 July, 2016 at 04:00 Reply

    I’m really inspired together with your writing
    talents and also with the layout for your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it your self?
    Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to
    look a great blog like this one today..

  4. Dale 25 July, 2016 at 04:12 Reply

    There is also medical literature that discusses in-depth
    about it pro-digestive qualities and ability to redress and treat bowel movement ailments
    and parasites (this is where the weight loss languaging might have
    started).

  5. Margarito 25 July, 2016 at 04:55 Reply

    Along with raising Serotonin levels, Garcinia Cambogia Extract with HCA also blocks the
    enzyme, from turning to fat Citrate Lyase, which prevents ingested sugar and carbs.

  6. Margot 25 July, 2016 at 05:21 Reply

    Hello it’s me, I am also visiting this web site daily, this web page is really nice and the users
    are in fact sharing pleasant thoughts.

  7. Cynthia 25 July, 2016 at 07:05 Reply

    Spot on with this write-up, I seriously believe that this web site needs a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be back again to
    read through more, thanks for the advice!

  8. Heidi 25 July, 2016 at 10:03 Reply

    Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your blog.
    You have some really good articles and I feel I would be a good asset.
    If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d
    really like to write some content for your blog in exchange for
    a link back to mine. Please blast me an email if interested.

    Regards!

  9. Ray 25 July, 2016 at 10:53 Reply

    Undeniably believe that which you said. Your favourite justification appeared to be at the internet the easiest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I definitely get annoyed even as other folks consider worries that they just don’t recognise about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also outlined
    out the whole thing without having side effect , other people can take a signal.
    Will likely be back to get more. Thank you

  10. Larae 25 July, 2016 at 11:10 Reply

    Hi, I do think this is a great website. I stumbledupon it ;) I may return yet again since i have book-marked it.

    Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  11. Dewey 25 July, 2016 at 12:14 Reply

    Good day I am so thrilled I found your weblog, I really found you by accident, while
    I was looking on Askjeeve for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say cheers for
    a marvelous post and a all round entertaining blog (I also
    love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all
    at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS
    feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more,
    Please do keep up the superb work.

  12. Corey 25 July, 2016 at 12:31 Reply

    Link exchange is nothing else except it is just placing the other person’s web site link on your page at proper place and
    other person will also do same in support of you.

  13. Clifton 25 July, 2016 at 15:07 Reply

    Dog owners can also download a 3 minute video that gives no-nonsense answers to typical dog behavior
    problems. This key role of a project manager
    is particularly critical for monitoring
    and controlling the project. So it is your obligation to teach your dog
    and use the training collar in the best possible and most appropriate manner.

  14. cachorro bull terrier 25 July, 2016 at 15:42 Reply

    Begin working with the dog by placing it within an appropriate collar and lead.
    This mentor will be a local graduate from ABC who will work with
    you for the final part of the course, which includes hands-on training.
    Playful – A playful dog will usually have a bended over pose with his rear in the air and a wagging tail implying “Let’s Play.

  15. cachorro border collie 25 July, 2016 at 16:29 Reply

    Dog lovers often adopt more dogs, and thus, will need more services down the road.

    You need to do a little reasearch and make some decisions.
    Hence, you may don the hat of a Trainer, a Coach, or even a
    Mentor.

  16. cachorro pequines 25 July, 2016 at 16:42 Reply

    One reputable school to look into is Animal Behavior College, a good online school.
    This will help your dog to relate with the name well and pay
    attention whenever it is called. To train your dog to sit is
    easier and the dog soon learns what you want.

  17. cachorro beagle 25 July, 2016 at 17:09 Reply

    Make sure that the punishment instantly follows the bad behavior or they will not know what they are in there for.

    This means that everyone in the house must follow
    the same training patterns and always remain consistent.
    Likewise, because of this, they are ready to listen and obey your
    commands.

  18. clash royale triche 25 July, 2016 at 17:24 Reply

    Heya і’m for the first time Һere. I сame across tɦiѕ board and I fіnd
    It rеally helpful & it helped me out ɑ lot.
    ӏ’m hoping to offer оne thіng Ƅack and help
    others such as yoս aided mе.

  19. Lettie 25 July, 2016 at 18:13 Reply

    The dog and its owner will go through a series of ‘tests” to show that the dog knows and can obey basic obedience commands such as sit, down, sit & stay, down & stay, and come. In short, in your dog training sessions you will have wired your dog to behave in the manner that you want. Your puppy training will probably be much more effective when you have a guided approach in your obedience program.

  20. cachorro pincher 25 July, 2016 at 20:12 Reply

    A dog who is trained by his own master can learn most of the basic commands associated
    with a well-trained animal, and will develop a basic
    understanding of the fundamentals of instruction. When you learn about how to approach dog training you’ll learn what realistic expectations are for certain dog breeds and ages.
    You just have to ensure that your dog is in fact interested in the dog training session and at the same time also follows
    everything that you are teaching him.

  21. Aleisha 25 July, 2016 at 21:03 Reply

    Do not allow your furry friend wander away because this is
    if this may cause problems. This should be no more than a firm rebuke and even a tap with something soft like a
    newspaper, which will convey your disappointment without actually hurting the animal.
    Have some toys available with you and you will have some real benefits from the lesson.

  22. cachorro yorkshire 25 July, 2016 at 22:09 Reply

    Rewards such as food, toys, and praise are liberally administered.
    The fee pays for two years and thereafter it is $30 yearly.

    They are known to love moving around and don’t sit still well.

  23. Harold 25 July, 2016 at 23:19 Reply

    To put it differently, instead of attempting to artificially mask hunger just like other products, Garcinia Cambogia extract helps to boost a general feeling of well being
    that helps those using it to be more in control of their
    eating habits.

  24. Gavin 25 July, 2016 at 23:23 Reply

    If you are look to figure out the exciting breakthrough made in the recent times pertaining to
    remedies for weight loss ideally here is the top class merchandise, Dr
    Garcinia Cambogia.

  25. Corina 25 July, 2016 at 23:33 Reply

    The results were pretty much from day one, the biggest effect I saw was in the kind of food I desired and, although I was less hungry and
    ate meals that are slightly smaller the impact on my noshing.

  26. cachorro bulldog 25 July, 2016 at 23:33 Reply

    Personal protection is a relevant issue in everyday life.
    The Penn Foster Career School is accredited by the
    Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools and also the
    Distance Education and Training Council. Correct your dog’s range of motion using quite short snaps with the
    lead which yank sharply and abruptly back against his energy.

  27. Kristin 25 July, 2016 at 23:36 Reply

    Fortunately Dr. Oz and team were able to find an alternative location where the
    TARR INC employees had pulled away to. While there Dr.
    Oz was not let inside and a representative of the business
    can be seen and heard telling Dr. Oz that they weren’t permitted to use their likenesses for the goal of A delightful irony to say the least, his show.

  28. Kraig 25 July, 2016 at 23:36 Reply

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your
    blog and wanted to say that I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope
    you write again soon!

  29. Eliza 25 July, 2016 at 23:39 Reply

    Its not my first time to go to see this web page, i am browsing this web
    page dailly and obtain pleasant facts from here everyday.

  30. Bradley 25 July, 2016 at 23:51 Reply

    While there aren’t any studies that show that garcinia would
    be harmful during pregnancy, we would rather have you discontinue all nutritional
    supplements except for those your doctor suggests you take and be careful.

  31. cachorro sharpei 26 July, 2016 at 00:02 Reply

    You need to be able to deal with this type of dog owners, and to let them know how
    the process works. If they do a little something really
    good, even if you did not request they undertake it,
    make certain you reward your dog for doing it someway. Department of
    Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section, ‘ADA Revised
    Requirements: Service Animals.

  32. Dotty 26 July, 2016 at 00:05 Reply

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say
    that I have truly loved browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing for your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  33. Anonymous 26 July, 2016 at 01:00 Reply

    Сome on, you know that you think of the bathroom as
    a place oof comfort. As a consequence, the ceiling fan blades will moove the
    hot air flow hоverihɡ neɑrby the roοf and force it downwards
    in djrection off tһe person bеⅼow, specifiсally where it is wanted.
    To do thiѕ, you need to follow a set off steps for ϲompleting the taѕk.

  34. Anonymous 26 July, 2016 at 01:05 Reply

    I am really loving the theme/design of your site. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues?
    A small number of my blog visitors have complained about my blog not working correctly in Explorer but
    looks great in Safari. Do you have any ideas to help fix this issue?

  35. http://factsgrabber.com 26 July, 2016 at 03:07 Reply

    Greetings I am so excited I found your blog, I really found you by mistake, while
    I was researching on Aol for something else, Nonetheless
    I am here now and would just like to say thank
    you for a incredible post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the
    theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at
    the moment but I have book-marked it and also added in your
    RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do
    keep up the superb work.

  36. Cyril 26 July, 2016 at 04:19 Reply

    Good way of telling, and nice post to get facts on the
    topic of my presentation subject, which i am going to present in academy.

  37. Original Stitch 26 July, 2016 at 04:54 Reply

    オリジナルスティッチと言うサイトでは数億通りのシャツのデザインを作ることが可能です。オーダーシャツと言うと実際の店舗に出向いてオーダーすることが必須のような雰囲気ですが、このサイトではWeb上で全てがオーダーでき、配送料も約400円となっています。人気雑誌にも取り上げられている知名度をぐんぐん上げている数万人が利用するサービスです。

  38. Darwin 26 July, 2016 at 04:59 Reply

    eval(ez_write_tag([[336,280],’brighthub_com-box-1′]));
    . If you are ever thinking of owing a dog as a
    pet, then it is of prime importance that it receives proper dog training Nashville.
    Do you want to start train your dog properly and listen to all your commands.

  39. Paulette 26 July, 2016 at 08:11 Reply

    A useful waay to start training a dog, is tto take advantage
    of these natural habits as a basis forr fast and successful house training.

    Evidently this cannot be accomplished with live birds and animals, so dummnies are used, each off these come in many different varying shapes,
    colors, materials, and sizes. Sessions involve a number of pet owbers
    and they are conducted in specific outside locations.

  40. Gladys 26 July, 2016 at 09:06 Reply

    More so, giving treats after every attempt may program you dog to think that he is entitled to a treat after any attempt and it may
    cause problems when the training is over. Aggressive behaviors such as kicking or pinching may be reduced or
    even eliminated, and the children begin to interact and form relationships with others.
    As a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, it will be your job to conduct
    the test and decide whether the dog passes or needs more work.

  41. cachorro maltes 26 July, 2016 at 09:16 Reply

    If you are unable to get adequate information about dog training centers through reference then internet might be
    your best alternate choice. It’s not enough just to feed and
    keep shelter for your dog you also need to train them.
    This price will vary depending on payment method chosen.

  42. cachorro basset 26 July, 2016 at 13:08 Reply

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of employing a Shock Collar
    to train Your Pup. Dogs are social animals with a high intelligence level.

    Secrets To Dog Training was formerly known as Sit – Stay – Fetch and it has been just about the most well-known online dog training programs for
    almost 4 years.

  43. Dieter 26 July, 2016 at 13:48 Reply

    Magnificent beat ! I wish to apprentice while you
    amend your web site, how could i subscribe for a blog web site?
    The account helped me a acceptable deal.
    I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear concept

  44. Graciela 26 July, 2016 at 20:04 Reply

    The results demonstrated that subjects who took HCA with potassium
    and calcium were demonstrated to have increased thermogenesis, increased bone density, increased metabolism, increased energy, increased serotonin levels, decreased hunger, and total reduced body weight.

  45. Claribel 26 July, 2016 at 23:31 Reply

    Coleen did comprise a solid exercise routine and diet along with the garcinia cambogia supplements and
    actually discovered how it checked her appetite.

  46. Mahalia 26 July, 2016 at 23:43 Reply

    This can be quite damaging for your furniture as the holes they leave can be numerous in numbers.

    Endorsed membership is the second level of membership,
    and requires a higher level of proficiency and experience.
    When it comes to dog and training, these personalities
    should be observed before the actual training could begin.

  47. 子供 ワキガ 27 July, 2016 at 00:23 Reply

    みんな、こんにちわ。この記事拝見しました。自分のサイトでは、ワキ臭しゅじゅつについてタクサン更新しています。腋臭の解決には、毎日の気遣いと手術などがゆうこうです。でも、わきがはいつものケアでも好転する女性の方々もいます。でも臭いがかなりのにんげんはスプレーを使ってもわきがが取れない女の子もいます。そういった時はワキ臭手術が有効なのですが、手術をしたからと言って臭いがなくなる訳ではありません。危険性についても情報発信してます。また、わきがは遺伝すると言われています。なので自分の子供がワキガ臭になる、またすでに実のこどもが腋臭がするという心配を持っている親がいます。そういったお義父さんにもしっかりとケア出来るように、こどもでも使える腋臭デオドラントの紹介、また、日々のケアについても解説しています。ワキ臭は病気ですが、日々のケアによってもかいけつ出来る可能性がありますので、しっかりと意識して取り組んで欲しいと思います。

  48. cachorro pastor alemao 27 July, 2016 at 00:36 Reply

    Move your hands across his head, back, stomach and legs,
    and give him reinforcement when he responds appropriately.
    Article Source: is a successful author and dog lover.
    These are some of the easy ways on how to train a dog easily.

  49. watch movie online 27 July, 2016 at 01:34 Reply

    Download Captain America Civil War Movie Online Handle as many balls in the film is
    a difficult task, and the Russo brothers have become excellent circus jugglers.
    The selection is somewhat limited but they seem to be growing over time.
    If it’s a TV series you want to watch, you can select individual episodes,
    which is nice.

  50. Farmacia 27 July, 2016 at 03:56 Reply

    Excellent blog here! Also your website loads up very fast!

    What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
    I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours
    lol

  51. cachorro boxer 27 July, 2016 at 05:33 Reply

    Before we go into the ABC of dog learning it is important to first look into the definition of the learning
    process itself. You’ve got the crate and you’ve got the puppy you can now start to learn how crate training a puppy will improve your life and your puppy’s
    life. ll feel like you have more control over their
    actions with a little help from the Dog Trainer Norwich.

  52. Claudio 27 July, 2016 at 05:51 Reply

    He said Dr. Oz should have warned the audience they could get injured while trying the home remedy if they had pre-existing
    medical conditions like he did.

  53. umschau 27 July, 2016 at 06:00 Reply

    I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get got an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come more formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside
    case you shield this hike.

  54. sms scheduler on google play 27 July, 2016 at 09:51 Reply

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long
    as I provide credit and sources back to your website?
    My blog is in the exact same niche as yours and my users would definitely benefit from
    some of the information you present here. Please let me
    know if this ok with you. Thank you!

  55. wedding flip flops poem 27 July, 2016 at 11:16 Reply

    I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get got an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this hike.

Leave a reply

Recommended for You