Origine is a trendy new French bistro located on the second floor of Commercial Bay Mall in Auckland. Concepted by renowned restaurateurs Ben Bayly and Chris Martin, alongside their wives…the restaurant has impressed Aucklanders since it opened last year.
Situated in the former Saxo + Parole, the beautiful 150-seater restaurant looks out onto the Waitematā waterfront through floor-to-ceiling glass windows – making it a superb romantic meal this summer. Plus, it exhibits a chic cocktail bar upstairs called Le Bar, which is an excellent place to enjoy a couple of drinks.
Origine focuses on serving lunch and dinner, using French-influenced techniques combined with New Zealand produce – offering visitors the most unique French dining experience in the heart of Auckland. Enjoy a classic French food affair with a Kiwi twist, from snacks to diverse seafoods, mains and desserts.
Highlights include entrees such as French Onion Soup and Tarte Fine Aux Escargots, which is a snail dish topped with herb butter. Mains from seafood like Oysters and King prawns, to Cloudy Bay Clams, Woodfire Duck Breast, and Steak Hache, to name a few.
Complement your chosen dishes with a shared platter like the Charcuterie consisting of Jambon de Bayonne, saucisson sec, pork rillette, duck liver parfait, bread and other condiments. Diners could also pay $115 per person for the 5-course Menu Découverte featuring two snacks, seafood, a starter, a main and a dessert.
Definitely, your meal isn’t complete without adding a French champagne, wine or signature cocktail with a twist from the extensive drinks menu. A taste of France you just can’t miss!
No wonder Origine in Auckland has received a 5-star review rating from customers. Certainly, perfect for the upcoming valentines day celebrations or a quiet birthday meal against the backdrop of a stunning seaside sunset.
📍Commercial Bay Level 2/172 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010