Pescatore has an established reputation for innovative cuisine. It even boasts a mention in the New York Times. It has an elegant ambience equal to a superb menu offering—the star of which is the 10-course Evolution degustation menu featuring Canterbury lamb, Akaroa salmon, Golden Bay crab, and scallops. Pescatore is a pricey option, but it’s popular with local foodies, and the chance to sit back and enjoy a myriad of tastes cleverly matched with award-winning wines is too good to pass up. The service is very attentive.