Welcome to Smith & McKenzie Chophouse
Judged Best Restaurant By Hospitality New Zealand
Smith & McKenzie is designed as a tribute to the old New York steakhouse. Inside is a blend of industrial and modern themes combined with historical butchery elements.
The warm, industrial décor draws on themes from traditional butcher shops, through the use of warm wood, stainless steel, and butchers blocks.
The space succeeds in being simultaneously rustic, inviting, and luxurious with rich details. Interior details include an homage to a traditional "meat locker" interior with finished rimu planks covering part of the length of the upstairs wall, butcher blocks recessed into the bar, and vintage meat hooks that have been transformed into hanging lights above the restaurant bars. These features are offset against a towering steel back bar display and modern glass wine rack.
Quality steaks are a highlight of the contemporary menu. All of the steaks are sourced with great care to ensure your steak experience at Smith & McKenzie is second to none. We also offer several special occasion and function options including the Chefs Table dining experience and the private McKenzie room located on the mezzanine level.
Recognized on a national level, Smith & McKenzie has been a finalist in the HANZ awards in 2009, 2010 and received Best Restaurant and the Supreme Award for Excellence by Hospitality New Zealand 2011. Winner of the Fastest growing commercial and or retail consumer business in the Central North Island and ranked 13th over all at the Deloittes Fast 50 2011.