Upstairs in Hotel DeBrett at the house bar you will find Ming, friendly cocktail waiter and all round super star.
Morgan Burrett, Travel show presenter extraordinaire had filmed there the day before and as my dear friend pointed out it would be rude not to pay him a visit. So we did.
The bar, as has the rest of the hotel kept a lot of it’s original features which to be honest is a rarity in New Zealand. The lift is like standing inside a giant glitter ball and the bar although simple has an Art Deco charm, I felt really at home sat on tall stools at the bar here.
The restaurant I loved, walking though it reminded me of Venice and the waterways and streets with bridges and windows protruding above.
Ming took us on a cocktail journey intersecting little stories of his past in Cambodia, his wife whilst making sure we didn’t miss out on essential liquors and some amazing maraschino cherries.
This bar is a must visit if you are anywhere near Auckland, I had a magical evening, filled with any cocktail I desired from a knowledgeable bartender, a well thought through platter to line the stomach and great stories.