Monday, April 25, 2011

Fisher House Cafe Restaurant and Bar, Auckland

Fisher House Cafe Restaurant and Bar is a favourite venue for wedding receptions and private functions. My partner and his mother went there a few times, but it was closed for private wedding receptions. This time, we were lucky that it wasn't closed for any private functions or wedding receptions.

Fisher House was built in 1962 by Sir Woolf and Lady Fisher on their 177 acre racing stud farm back then. It was the original stud homestead which played host to those of the great and good during the 1960s and 1970s. This includes the visits from Queen Elizabeth II, Price Charles and others where the photos are being displayed in the Fisher House. Sir Woolf was also one of the founder of kiwi company Fisher and Paykel.

Fisher House had been refurbished with minimal changes to its original features. It's amazing to see that this house was being built with entertainment in mind whereby as you entered the house, you will be at the grand lobby with a nice curving staircase in front and a garden terrace behind it. There's also a billiard room, cosy study room, intimate drawing room, large dining room and a fully equipped bar being built in this house. From that, you know that the importance of quality lifestyles had been adopted in this house back then.

Alright, back to the restaurant now. Since it was quite a sunny day, we chose to sit indoor at the large dining room which was located just next to the bar.

As usual, we shared our food among the three of us. For the starter, we ordered the chicken liver parfait, fruit chutney, cornichons and toasted sourdough. The chicken liver parfait was very rich and creamy that makes it goes really well with the fruit chutney. In fact, I personally feels that it taste better with the combination of fruit chutney. :)

Then, we ordered a BBQ chicken thigh open sandwich with char grilled vegetables, paprika and lime mayo as one of the main. Another main that we ordered was the beer battered fish and chips served with Asian coleslaw and dill mayonnaise. Instead of chips, we requested to change it to duck fat wedges. Both the main are yummy, and I enjoyed it a lot especially the duck fat wedges! Yum, yum!

Fisher House Cafe Restaurant and Bar
117 Kerwyn Ave
Auckland 2013
New Zealand

Phone: 09 271 1066

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