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Commercial Bay High-Profile Auckland Precinct Set To Transform Waterfront Dining

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ringing together the largest concentration of high quality retail, food and beverage offerings in the city – including an expansive food hall, luxury hotel and the striking new PwC Tower – Commercial Bay promises to be the most transformational project Auckland has ever seen. Work on the internationallyinspired development, including Harbour Eats, the Level Two food hall with stunning harbour views and design, started three years ago when development owners Precinct Properties enlisted New York-based AvroKO Hospitality Group along with Auckland-based Izzard Design to bring their vision for Commercial Bay alive. “Commercial Bay will shake up the hospitality scene and Harbour Eats, designed by AvroKO, has reimagined the food hall experience which promises to be a magnet for foodies,” says Precinct Properties CEO Scott Pritchard. Headlining AvroKO’s debut at Commercial Bay’s Level Six hospitality space are international favourites Ghost Donkey and The Poni Room, both tipped to open at the end of March; and the group’s flagship restaurant Saxon

+ Parole along with cocktail bar Liquorette will be ready for the crowds in May.

“Good design is sustainable and incorporates quality long-lasting products, where bad design is wasteful.”

Stellar Chef Line Up Matt Lambert, the Kiwiborn, New York-based chef of Musket Roof fame joins Commercial Bay’s stellar line-up with The Lodge Bar. An impressive turnout of leading local chefs, local favourites and emerging talent are definitely among the mix as well. For several years now, Izzard Design has been taking hospitality venues in New Zealand to a whole new level by changing the way people experience dining: Recent acclaimed projects include the Newmarket Westfield Rooftop, The Goodside and Auckland Fish Market. The rooftop bar at the Four Points Sheraton Auckland, The Churchill, is another head turner from Izzard Design – and secured a Finalist nod at the Australasian Eat Drink Design Awards 2019.    “Hospitality operators used to simply open a restaurant and do their thing,” Izzard says. “But I don’t think that’s enough anymore. Customers

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– Paul Izzard

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