Auckland, New Zealand

Al Brown's much-loved eatery and oyster bar is open from 7am until late seven days a week. It’s a relaxed 'elbows on table kind of place’ filled with delicious smells wafting off the charcoal grill and the sound of big groups who’ve delved liberally into the wine list. Despite references to popular culture such as Anzac caramel slices, Brown’s handling of in-season ingredients is deceptively sophisticated. Think bone marrow spread on crostini with sharp shallot salad and kingfish sashimi with oyster cream. They don’t accept bookings, so arrive early or be prepared to wait.

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86 Federal Street, Central Business District, Auckland, 1010