North Shore Times : January 8th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 15 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 8, 2013 Plume, the vineyard restaurant, a 'must visit' destination on any Matakana wine or food journey and the perfect setting for that special day! Plume, proudly the house of For current opening hours please call or visit www.plumerestaurant.co.nz 49a Sharp Road, Telephone: 09 422 7915 firstname.lastname@example.org "Cellar door tastings and delicious French-themed fare" Cuisine Magazine. Plume, a 2011 & 2012 Cuisine recommended New Zealand restaurant 5091819AA 30 card dec players who attend our learn to play days running from 10am to 5pm Mon to Fri throughout the holidays. Jump in any time! Get the kids off the couch and out socialising! Redzeed Specialises in card games & collectible miniature games ckstoallnewp FREE 453 Lake Road, Takapuna Behind Dick Smith Electronics, off Byron Ave • Phone 09 486 6580 Verbena Bar & Bistro Phone 483 9571 6 Birkdale Road, Verrans corner, Birkenhead (Opposite Birkenhead Bus Depot) Now open from 10am Fridays & Saturdays for Brunch/Lunch 4998444AD Waitemata Golf Club Devonport Easy Walking, Friendly Atmosphere MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL NO JOINING FEE GET 13 MONTHS SUBSCRIPTION FROM ONLY $1150** incl. GST Plus Join before January 31st 2013 INCLUDES All Match Fees & Levies * normal conditions apply ** time payment options available Go to www.waitematagolf.co.nz OR Phone 445 8716 ext.4 4896101AH 4622869AH BIRKENHEAD RSA Recreation Drive. Ph.418 2424 Fri 11th Stage Talk Sat 12th David Curtis Duo* Fri 18th Kane Steves* Sat 19th Kavalliers* Fri 25th Karaoke Sat 26th D'Starlights* * Note Cover Charge To Non Birkenhead RSA members ********* RESTAURANT Lunch Wed-Friday 12-2pm Dinner Wed-Sunday from 5.30 Friday Nights Carvery fr $11.50 *****Special Deal***** Wed, Thurs, Sunday 5.30-6.30pm Early Bird Two Courses for $11.50 Affiliated Club Members & Guests Welcome www.birkenheadrsa.com Time out Advertising Feature View our latest edition online at www.northshoretimes.co.nz Local hotspot changing with the tides Tapas temptation: The inviting bar area is spacious with plenty of comfortable seating to enjoy the tapas and bar menus. Dining Options: The restaurant still has the option of a separate dining area with an impressive evening dinner menu. Keeping up with the times Verbena Bar and Bistro on Birkdale Road has made several changes since the popu- lar bar opened to the public six years ago. Formerly a well known fine dining spot, the popular bar has already undergone a grand transformation into a more casual bar and bistro. While the full din- ing experience is still available in the quiet restaurant area, locals can now enjoy a drink in the comfortable, inviting bar area with a range of delicious snacks and small plates available from the menu. Keeping new ideas flowing, Verbena Bar and Bistro is now open for brunch/lunch from 10am on Fridays and Saturdays. Diners will be delighted with the bar s selection of popular breakfast options to choose from including French toast, a grilled breakfast and eggs ben- edict to name just a few, all cooked using free range eggs and only the finest of ingredients. With a good selection of starters, small plates and lunch items also to choose from, you will cer- tainly be spoilt for choice. Still a popular place for locals to dine, Ver- bena Bar and Bistro boasts an impressive dinner menu which will certainly exceed your fine dining expectations. From succulent pork belly, to tender braised lamb, the menu has something for everyone. The dessert menu is also a popular feature at Ver- bena, with a wide range of mouth watering sweet dishes including spiced apple crumble and a soft centred chocolate pud- ding. Enjoying a sunny out- door garden area -- per- fect for those long sum- mer evenings, Verbena Bar and Bistro is also a boutique wedding venue with the capacity to seat up to 50 people for for- mal, or 100 people for informal dining. The beautifully landscaped garden is certainly the most magical place for your special day with views that stretch to Auckland s Whenuapai and beyond. The local hotspot also has a daily specials menu that is worth chec- king out, with nightly discounts available on a selection of the bistro s popular dishes. Located at 6 Birkdale Road, Verrans Corner, Birkenhead, Verbena Bar and Restaurant is open from 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, and now also from 10am Friday and Saturday mornings. For more information phone 483 9571. Explore Waiheke Island If you want a memorable day trip or relaxing hol- iday this summer, jump on board a SeaLink ferry and explore the beautiful Waiheke Island. One of the world s top destinations, the island is best known for it s stunning scenery and beaches, vibrant com- munity, world class wineries, olive oils and restaurants. There s no better way to get there than with SeaLink. They run a no- fuss, reliable service and go the extra mile to ensure you have a relax- ing trip. The passenger and car ferry service can take you there from Half Moon Bay every day of the week. If you are clo- ser to downtown Auck- land, you can also ferry from Wynyard Quarter on Friday nights, Satur- days and Sundays. Taking your own car with SeaLink avoids the hassle of parking -- just drive onto the ferry and straight off to explore Waiheke from the comfort of your own car. If you are a foot pass- enger from Half Moon Bay, then jump on the SeaLink shuttle and join the Waiheke Highlights Tour that leaves twice a day from Kennedy Point ferry terminal. Or if you leave from downtown Auckland, call SeaLink to organise a pick up from Matiatia wharf. The bus tour is a per- fect way to get your bear- ings and check out what Waiheke has to offer in a 90 minute loop around the western half of the island. If you catch the morning tour you can get off anywhere to enjoy walks, beaches, shopping and cafes on route and rejoin later on the after- noon tour. Step away from the ordinary this holiday season and take in the sights and sounds of this unique holiday desti- nation. Book online for a discount! Visit www. sealink.co.nz. for more information or call 0800 372 200.
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