As you would have heard Mimi Gilmour, Stephen Buckley and Adrian Chilton will open Burger Burger Fish Fish at Fortieth & Hurstmere (40 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna) on Friday, April 29.
The fit-out was designed in conjunction with Bureaux Architects & NY Art Dept and features 100 seats under a 200 square-metre mural of the sea, stretched across the ceiling. Half of the large space is designed as Burger Burger, with darkwood tabletops and signature navy blue, while the other half is Fish Fish, complete with lightwood tabletops and slat chairs. A sheltered exterior courtyard is also on offer for dining al fresco.
Fish Fish is an extension of the restaurant the team opened in Ponsonby Central earlier this year. Its menu will highlight the breadth of fresh seafood available in New Zealand. The menu will adapt to suit the conditions of the season, which means dishes will be continually introduced, from hearty seafood pastas through to delicate ceviches. An all-new range of menu items will be created using the restaurant’s coal-based BBQ, unique to the Takapuna location.
Burger Burger’s beloved menu of burgers, bunnaces and sides will be available alongside sumptuous desserts and an ice-cream bar. New menu items will launch with the new restaurant including Adult-only Spiders.
The beverage selection will be the largest yet and include boutique beers such as Garage Project, Liberty Brewing and Leigh Sawmill alongside Lion Red Swappa bottles; an organic-focused wine list with both new wineries from New Zealand and beyond as well as much-loved favourites like Te Mata and Milton; French champagne; cocktails and more. The team have plans to build this selection out even further after opening, introducing a digestif program, new cocktails and new wines and beers as they discover them.
To staff the big new venture, Mimi and team launched an innovative campaign called Jazzy Jobs. From mini documentaries designed to break hospitality industry stereotypes to back-of-bus branding, Jazzy Jobs aims to inspire young people into the industry and has already generated over 200 applicants since its recent launch.
Burger Burger Fish Fish Takapuna will open on Friday, April 29. The restaurant is located at Fortieth & Hurstmere, 40 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna and will be open from 11.30 a.m. – late, 7 days a week.