Highwater Eatery



Wednesday11:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Thursday11:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Friday11:30 am – 11:00 pm.

Saturday10:00 am – 11:00 pm.

Sunday10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

54 Cuba Street

04-210 4420

A play on the saying; “come hell or highwater” (meaning determination while also being a subtle reference to climate change), Highwater Eatery sits right where the water level used to be on Cuba Street in the early days. This new eatery combines its efforts of sustainability with celebrating the good times - meaning you can eat and drink and have a great time with the knowledge that you're supporting the use of local produce, ethically raised meat and an organically focussed wine list. Head chef Alric Hansen ensures the food is to a tip-top quality in choosing the best product and by making it all in-house. Salmon is smoked and bacon is cured in-house, and sausages (try duck and prune!) are made by hand, which are all delivered by friendly, competent waitstaff.

Covering all bases, Highwater Eatery is open for breakfast and lunch six days a week, and dinner four nights a week, meaning you can pop by for your croissant and coffee in the morning, or sit in for a quality breakfast (no eggs benedict on the menu here!), come back for a lush lunch at midday, and then meet your workmates for a drink and snack from the bar in the evening. Whether it’s a work do, a date night, a family gathering or an outing with a friend, Highwater Eatery is the type of place where hours can pass without you realising, and with tasty quality food, Parrotdog beer on tap, a neat selection of organically focussed wine list, and Rich coffee all on offer, it’s no wonder people find it hard to leave here.

Cleverly designed with half the space occupied by happy eaters and drinkers beside exposed brick and low-hanging bulbs, and the other half by the hard-working chefs bent over their creations in the open-plan kitchen, this eatery is all elegant laid-back charm.

Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs & Supplied.

54 Cuba Street

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