There’s no denying it – Kiwis love their food!
So, when we put out the call for New Zealanders to vote for their favourite local restaurant, thousands of nominations came flooding in.
Now we’ve whittled it down to just five from across the country to compete in the brand new series My Restaurant Rules.
With each restaurant represented by a team of two, the chef and front of house manager, the contestants will take turns cooking for the four other teams and the judges – all in the hopes of taking home the $100,000 prize and the honour of being the very first My Restaurant Rules champions.
It’s a cooking competition like no other and the stakes are higher than ever – not only are they battling for the prize money, but they’re putting their livelihood on the line to prove their restaurant is best!
Heading the judging table are internationally renowned chefs and restaurateurs Colin Fassnidge (My Kitchen Rules) and Judith Tabron, tasting their way through the team’s culinary delights in the hopes of discovering New Zealand’s best hidden gem.
With their restaurants open to the public and the pressure of cooking a three-course meal for a full house – which team will crumble, and which team will be told their restaurant rules?