Go East to Rotorino

Hamilton and Hare recommends: Rotorino
It happened because we love The Dock Kitchen - that we ended up at Rotorino, we're not claiming our love brought it into being.  Stevie Parle (the man behind The Dock Kitchen) has left behind his offering of world cuisine and focussed on Italian for his Eastern outpost.  Here you will meet gnudi, gnocchi's long lost cousin, and you will be happy that the relative was discovered.  You'll also find a good number of new but actually old things that make this restaurant worth the trip and not just another neighbourhood Italian.  The restaurant is housed in a former bank, takes reservations but also has a long table for walk-ins and is reasonable priced if not portionally indulgent.