The Orient – Penrose, Auckland

What a find this place is, it’s fantastic in fact.

Tucked in the grounds of One Tree Hill College, you head left in the car park to their designated spots and walk over about 50 metres under a couple of magnificent tress.

I’ve now been about three times and have had the best experience.  The coffee is great (free if you take it with a lunch deal).  It appears to be an Asian Fusion type cafe/restaurant.  Whatever you order it appeals – simple.

My typical lunch of late is the Sweet and Sour Chicken accompanied by the long black for only $15.  The portion size of the meal is BIG, I have thought of asking for it in a takeaway dish, to do just that, the leftovers that is.  It is a real struggle to get through this delicious and brilliantly presented meal.

Friendly staff and brilliant atmosphere to match – what more does anyone want.

Overall score: 10/10 – excellence at its finest – in fact I might call in today for lunch once again. The Orient is on Instagram, check them out to see some amazing food in its purest presentation form – bravo.

453 Great South Rd, Penrose, Auckland – 09 525 1536