LOOP: A NZ first
Loop is a new restaurant in Kingsland Auckland. Tthey opened last night.
So what? A new place opens up all the time. But this place is different. Kingsland is the new “Grey Lynn” of Auckland, what Ponsoby was years ago. Its young and its the place to be. The Kingsland shops are just across from Eden Park, the famous rugby ground, and on the train line to West Auckland. Kingsland has shaken off its old run down image as trendy eateries and pubs open up.
Loop is interesting to me because owners Craig and Hayley are big advocates of the whole. local food low carb high fat approach. So the menu reflects this. They have yummy options fro the LCHF lifestyle, with vegetarian, and gluten free options as well. All the food is locally and seasonally sourced. They avoid using industrial seed oils for cooking, which are a major bonus.
I went along to the opening night last night and ate up. The Canapes menu is above – yum yum. Its good whole fresh, food with local ingredients, well prepared and beautifully presented. I was eating food with soul. My favourite – the oil poached lamb.
As far as I know this is New Zealand and Auckland’s first sit down restaurant with this approach. OK we are a niche group right now, but let the commercial success begin. Let’s support these guys in getting the message into the wider world.
Loop ww page here
Disclosure: I have no relationship with the owners of this restaurant. I just love what they are doing and wish them every success.