New Regent Street’s Shop Eight is a little bit special; cosily placed on the historic street, and with an interior fitout entirely furnished with beautiful furniture and objects created from salvaged earthquake materials by Rekindle, the eatery and wine bar is something of a unique heritage spot for the city.
Stroll off the elegant Spanish Mission-style street and into their establishment and you’re standing in one of the city’s few dedicated wine bars, with most of their carefully curated selection of exclusive New Zealand wines falling into either the organic, natural or sustainably produced range. (Don’t worry, hopheads: they’ve got 10 craft beers available, as well.) It’s the perfect warm, welcoming space to enjoy a relaxing drink and watch the world go by before heading upstairs to check out your dining options. And what options they are: though their kitchen may be small, it packs a powerful punch with an ever-evolving range of tasty sharing plates, each adhering to their philosophy of creating a local, simple but diverse and intriguing menu. You might come across tea-cured salmon with gin cucumber, pink onions and labne, or lemon sable with rhubarb, citrus curd, mascarpone … round up a big crew for your booking, because you’ll inevitably find you want to try some of everything!
8 New Regent Street
027 450 8047