At Origine we’re passionate about sharing our love of French cuisine & culture. Inspired by the techniques, seasonality and terrior of France. French cuisine has been a major inspiration for Chef Ben Bayly who spent 4 years in his 20s in France travelling and working in the French regions: Haute-Savoie, Jura & Paris. Ben learned from masters how to extract flavour and get the best out of ingredients. For us the French are the originators of fine cuisine. They’ve served Kings and Queens, opened the first restaurants, turned cooks into chefs and taken the idea of eating to live, to one of living to eat. So we’ve gone back to our roots and created a modern French brasserie that meets phenomenal New Zealand produce and laidback service – to bring you an entirely unique French Kiwi dining experience. Origine is open for lunch & dinner, 7 days a week from midday.