We would like to thank Paul Keane for his kind words in this glowing review of The Local.

“All of us savour the opportunity to indulge in some really good seafood.
Strangely, there are few really good such restaurants in New Zealand, in fact we tend to lock them away in remote locations and whilst popular in their own environments, are often unheard of by the wider community. The Restaurant to which I refer is “The Local” (sea.food.eat.it). Located in the heart of Waihekes Oneroa Village.

It’s not your traditional restaurant, they serve the delicious and fresh daily snapper in paper, but also offer a wide and excellent range of range of wines and you can buy a jug of Tiger Beer and receive free chips to supplement the real sea food on the menu. You don’t need to dress up, but you will not be disappointed in the environment which balances its food with a jolly good view, and bookings are not required. It’s operated by a not so young Sara and Simon, and I get the feeling that they are contemplating expanding the brand into Auckland.

It’s not often that I promote new environments, but when something touches you which is traditional but exciting, why not exposé them to our wider community.
Retailing is not just about selling goods, but ensuring what we sell is the best we can produce, and with a personality that generates enthusiasm. “The Local” has all of this and more. I wish them well in bringing the offer to Auckland if they decide to do so, and potentially giving a wider demographic the opportunity of participating.”

Read the full article here: https://www.rcg.co.nz/insight/enjoyment-discovery