Spoiled for Choice
It is often said there is no luxury like the luxury of choice. At One Saint Stephens, choices will abound. Whether it is where you dine, where you go for your morning walk, where you buy that special gift, or where you head off for in the weekend, everything is so close.
Less than five minutes away, the helipad at Mechanics Bay may as well be in your backyard. Pop across to Waiheke, up to Kauri Cliffs for a round of golf or down to Huka Lodge for an overnight or weekend escape.
Whether spending the day cruising the harbour, heading out game fishing or spending a few nights at sea, connecting to the water starts at one of four nearby marinas.
Offering berths up to 115 metres Silo Marina is located close by in Wynyard Quarter. Westhaven and Viaduct Marinas offer more modest-sized berths in an equally central location. Orakei Marina provides easy access to additional berths, just eight minutes from One Saint Stephens. The Outboard Boating Club is also fewer than ten minutes away.
Parnell is well known for its restaurant district. Fine dining, high end casual and cosy bistros, along with a diverse range of cultural options, are all an easy stroll from One Saint Stephens. Here are some of the standouts:
Situated in the heart of Parnell, Non Solo Pizza is an Auckland institution known for serving up some of the best authentic Italian cuisine this side of Milan. Sip an aperitif in the garden bar, dine al fresco, or enjoy your delicious meal in the elegant dining room.
A small independent restaurant that curates and presents delicious, innovative food and unique drinks. With only 20 seats in total, every meal is an intimate, unforgettable world-class experience.
Nestled away in a former chocolate factory, Cibo is one of Auckland’s best kept secrets. For more than 20 years it has been among Auckland’s top restaurants, with its slightly bohemian take on fine dining.
In that time, it has been one of the favourite haunts for those “in the know”. Outrageous rumours are initiated over champagne, business deals are sealed with a 50-year-old cognac or a cleansing ale.
A quiet stroll on a sunny morning will take you past a seemingly endless selection of cafés, with several among the very best in Auckland.
Across from the Cathedral, the aroma of morning baking will beckon you to Pandoro Panetteria. Grab a croissant and a coffee to kickstart your day, then head back to your balcony to take in the spectacular view. Other notables include Winona Forever, Rosie, Goodness Gracious and The Foundation, all great for catching up with friends and sharing the news of the day.
MARKETS & SHOPPING
Parnell Market is now established as one of the best in the city. Operating on Saturday mornings in the Blind Foundation precinct, dozens of stalls offer everything from vegetables taken from the field that morning to artisan cheeses to prepared meals from an authentic Austrian kitchen. Great for just wandering around, also great for catching up with friends and acquaintances.
Parnell has long been one of Auckland’s premier shopping destinations. Its high-end boutiques and showrooms offer fashion, jewellery, antiques and homewares, with many of the brands not available elsewhere in the city.
Parnell is the heart of Auckland’s art scene, with galleries that represent many of New Zealand’s leading artists as well as rising stars. Overseas artists also feature, and openings and auctions draw some of the city’s leading collectors. The International Art Centre, Jonathan Grant, Artis, Parnell Gallery and Black Door Gallery are all notable, complemented by galleries representing a single artist.