Ms Clawdy (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)
We never knew this place until one night me and my wife were strolling down Jellicoe St on the North Wharf looking for some good food. We saw this restaurant packed with people so we were intrigued and checked out what’s in there, we had a quick nosy and looked at their menu and surprised to see Creole style cuisine which is quite rare in Auckland.
With that amount of people and unusual cuisine we were convinced to dine in there. At first I thought we will be waiting for long but that did not happen, we were lucky there was a table for two that was empty. They immediately gave the menu, served some complimentary popcorn and we ordered some drinks.
Wife got ordered the 42 Below Vanilla Infused Vodka, Briottet Creme de Mure, Fresh Lemon and Homemade Wild Berry Iced Tea (NZ$14.5).
and I ordered the Crafty Beggars Pale Ale (NZ$8.50). I was surprised the beer was good, it was refreshing and it’s very easy to drink, I like its light flavours perfect for any spicy food.
We then ordered some Pop-corn Shrimp with Shredded Iceberg and Mandarin Mayo Po’ boy (NZ$11.00), we liked it specially the bread which reminds me of the Philippine pandesal.
We then tried all of their soft tacos, first was filled with Pulled Pork with Green Apple, Pickled Cabbage Slaw and Micro Coriander (NZ$7.00) which my wife gave 10/10 rating and
Next was the Grilled Fish with Pico de Gallo & Shredded Iceberg (NZ$7.00), I love this one.
another one which is filled with Grilled Chicken with Avocado Mousse and Corn Salsa (NZ$7.00) which I preferred rather than the pulled pork.
Then we ordered our mains, first up was this fall of the bone tender Braised Beef Short Ribs with Louisiana Bourbon Barbecue Sauce ($22.00), its so tasty but not overpowering.
Then we have some Ya Ya Gumbo with Prawns, Chicken, Crab, Okra & Andouille sausage ($19.50), the picture does not do justice on this wonderful and mildly spicy dish.
and Finally some Jambalaya with Shrimp, Andouille Sausage and Chicken with Crayfish and Bourbon Butter (NZ$22.00). This dish went well with the beer it is spicy but not really hot that it burns your tongue.
Overall we loved the place, food is amazing and the ambiance inside was really cosy, I love the hanging native lamps which sets the good mood in the place. Definitely we will go back here and will enjoy the other dishes we still haven’t tried.
T6/12 Jellicoe St,
North Wharf, Auckland CBD
09 969 6986