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JLL leases space in Law Society building to Meat Fish Wine

Top Melbourne restaurant opening Auckland outlet



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​A historic building in Auckland’s O’Connell Street will soon be home to an outlet of the Melbourne restaurant and wine bar Meat Fish Wine, opening at the end of June. 

JLL retail leasing and food and beverage broker Anthony Barton says the owners, Apples + Pears Entertainment Group, liked the Auckland District Law Society building’s location and character. 

The ground floor restaurant space was previously occupied by Su Kho Thai and is undergoing a major refurbishment. 

“It’s a great building in a central location and the fact that O’Connell Street is now pedestrianised just adds to the appeal. 

“In the last five years, the area around O’Connell Street, Fort Street and Fort Lane has had a real lift. These streets are all shared space now, making them much more pleasant for pedestrians. 

“This building is in the right part of town for the high end market. The location will be convenient for downtown office workers and guests of city hotels,” Barton says. 

Meat Fish Wine will be led by Executive Chef David Schofield and will use the best of local produce combined with ingredient-focused cooking to create a dynamic, seasonally driven menu.

David Schofield started his career in the late 80's in his hometown of Wellington. 

David's culinary adventures have taken him from London to the South of France and a few stops in between working with Michelin-rated chefs and learning in one, two and three-Michelin star kitchens. 

David's style would best be described as honest and straightforward with seasonal produce taking centre-stage. He loves sweet and sour and hot and cold pairings as well as matching flavours from different cuisines.

David has represented New Zealand in several international culinary competitions, gaining gold and silver medals and setting records that still stand today.  

The menu at Meat Fish Wine will change frequently and be based on what’s fresh and delicious from premium New Zealand providers. A majority of what is used in the kitchen is grown locally, then lovingly prepared to perfection by the Meat Fish Wine team.

Barton says not many people know that the building has a rooftop area, which the new tenants are interested in using as a bar. 

Meat Fish Wine will have a bar area with one of the largest wine lists in New Zealand, with more than 600 approachable and premium wines from New Zealand and around the world. A changing selection will be available to try by the glass in the bar or restaurant.

Meat Fish Wine opened in Melbourne in February 2015.  This will be the Apples + Pears Group’s first and flagship restaurant in New Zealand. Established in 2007, Apples + Pears Entertainment Group also runs the award winning Melbourne restaurants Red Spice Road, Red Spice QV and Burma Lane. 

Contact for further information on Meat Fish Wine.