This Science Themed Eatery In Auckland Provides IG-Worthy Dishes

Recently, the entire M2 team took a trip short to the North Shore for a celebratory lunch. We were hosted by The Lab, an eatery that combines freaking delicious food with a twist of science that grammers won’t be able to help themselves but to take flatlays on chairs… like me. Drinks are served in beakers, water in self standing test tubes and ludicrous looking burgers are stacked on top of each other.

A range of “Small Experiments” were shared amongst all of us and disappeared pretty quickly… metaphorically clawing each other for the last prawn, calamari and halloumi.

The broccoli and cauliflower with grilled haloumi, roasted pine nuts and sumac ($16)
Herbed lamb meatballs with the lab’s special sauce ($16); Crispy calamari with sumac aioli and lemon wedges ($13); Pan-fried garlic butter prawns with dipping sauce ($15); Selection of homemade dips (sundried tomato, hummus, tzatziki with bread ($12.50)

From the “Independent Discovery” section, everyone ordered either the Blue moon burger ($21) or the Daddy and me burger; a hefty lamb and bacon burger with red onions, cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce and gherkin served with fries and a mini burger stacked on top of it (23.50). For someone who’s feeling ravenous and more often than not left hungry after a meal, this American sized portion should suffice.

I had the eye fillet which came with roasted veges and the best damn creamy mushroom sauce that I’ve ever tasted ($32). Cooked to perfection, this definitely makes the top 5 list of steaks that I’ve had. Better than most hoity-toity establishments pervading the hospitality industry these days, I’m often left a touch disappointed after the hype and anticipation. The Lab is low key, casual and it’s not trying to be something that they’re not. The price point is reasonable, service is great and I can promise that you won’t be disappointed by the steak.

Chocolate mousse parfait ($15)
Oreo cheesecake ($15)

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