Although the space is large, Ampersand is filled to the brim with brunchers and lunchers. The restaurant doesn't take reservations for lunch so I put our names down on the 30 minute wait list. It was the first time I had been to the newly constructed Orakei Village so I was happy to have a wander around the boutique stores that fill up the little complex.
|Iced Chocolate - $5.50, Spicy Chai Latte - $5.00, Hot Chocolate - $5.00|
|Sourdough and burnt butter - $3.90|
|Smoked Trevally and Potato Omelette - $19.00|
|Benedict with Bacon - $19.00|
|Colombian Corn Cake - $19.00|
|Fresh Pasta Stuffed with Sweet Potato - $22.00|
|Caramel Slice - $4.90|
|Ampersand 'Snickers' Bar - $15.00|
Ampersand is a nice space to catch up with friends. Based on my visit, some of the dishes could use a tad more seasoning but the stuffed pasta is just perfect.
Ampersand Eatery can be found at Orakei Village, 228 Orakei Road, Auckland.