Auckland has some amazing restaurants for locals and tourists alike to dine in. The Metro Top 50 Awards celebrate the excellence of Auckland’s dining scene. There were over 100 contenders for the awards, but the panel eventually managed to refine it down to a list of 50. Finalists were announced in early April and not only were there category awards, but there would also be one supreme winner (just like in Game of Thrones, am I right?) decided by Pat Nourse. He is the first international executive judge, and creative director of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, and he was an editor for Gourmet Traveller for 14 years where he edited the magazine’s restaurant guide. The list of winners is way too long to start praising every restaurant, so we’re picking out some of our favourite ResDiary restaurants that have really pulled it out of the bag.