In 2012, soon to be Albatross founders, Ellie and Isla were enjoying a wine in a North Wharf bar in Auckland. Enjoying because they were both recent New Zealand residents again after stints in London - and because they were swinging from the egg chairs suspended from the ceiling, which are features of The Conservatory and which lend themselves very well to drinking wine.
Having both come from the international superyacht industry, Ellie was filling later arrival Isla in o
New Zealand's dining scene is always evolving and boasts a wide range of offerings, from cheap and cheerful to world class. Here in Auckland, there are countless options for eating and drinking out which keeps things exciting as there is always something new to try.
A quick skip and a hop up from the CBD and waterfront, Ponsonby Road is one of our favourite haunts - Alba HQ has been based in Ponsonby for the last two years and over that time we've sampled and sipped our way