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You may only be a few minutes from the city, but Ziffs has a knack for making you feel a world away.
The Auction House
Open for breakfast through to dinner, expect tasty tapas, a wide range of mains, funky cocktails, an expansive NZ wine list and frequent live music events in the spacious, modern courtyard that often play into the night.
This restaurant has managed to keep the best of Southland hospitality, food and drink at its core for 55 years.
Named for Buster Crabb, a Royal Navy frogman who inspired the James Bond character, this is the place for a bit of mystery, intrigue and great food.