12 February 2018

The Little District is a new concept restaurant, and considered the first micro-precinct of it's type in Auckland. Three fabulous offerings under one roof, we really couldn't have asked for much more!

The Little District offers food and drink from three specialty outlets:
– The Municipal Coffee Company
– The Parklane Dispensary
– Market Square Kitchen

All three menus caught our eye, and although we only dabbled in the Market Square Kitchen space, we’ve already planned a return visit for breaky.

On arrival, my daughter and I were impressed with how gorgeous the layout and vibe of the space was. Having recently returned from LA, the first impression was it was very reminiscent of the industrial chic vibe of many of the places there.

Having a café, bar and a restaurant in one space means it is perfect for a catch up with friends for either a quick drink or a longer evening spent over some shared platters and excellent wood-fired pizzas.

As neither of us were in a pizza mood we decided to order the garlic pizza bread to start with – rosemary & roasted garlic, served with a spiced hummus dip. It arrived quickly and was a very generous size. It was golden brown and the hummus was just the right amount of spice to give it a little kick without being overbearing. It would easily be enough for three people to share as an entrée.

We followed this with the chicken pasta for myself and the beef burger and fries for my daughter.

Both dishes arrived quickly and were again very generous portion sizes.

My smoked chicken fettuccine with wood roasted capsicums and marinated artichokes was full of sizeable chicken chunks and just enough cream sauce so that it wasn’t smothered.

We decided to share a dessert as by that point there is no way we could have eaten an entire one each. At $12 each the desserts would be a perfect way to end a night of shopping or after a movie date.

We went with the “Chocolate Heaven’ which indeed lived up to its name.

Whittaker’s dark chocolate delice, berry sauce, white chocolate puree & caramel crumble.

Beautifully presented and a rich decadent end to our evening.

Our servers throughout the evening were just attentive and service was fast and efficient. I will definitely be returning to try the pizza with friends sometime soon.

Wendy Lester
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