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Where to Have NZ Lamb for Lunch?

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While on our cruise in March I want to have lamb for a meal, probably lunch since none of our port calls stay late.  We will stop at Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland, and Bay of Islands.  Any recommendations? Thanks

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4 hours ago, patrickmoran said:

While on our cruise in March I want to have lamb for a meal, probably lunch since none of our port calls stay late.  We will stop at Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland, and Bay of Islands.  Any recommendations? Thanks

Lamb is usually served for a evening meal as it’s a heavy meal. for lunch you probably get some in a pub.

They usually have plenty of lamb on the ship ,it’s a staple of the locals. But unfortunately I found it not cooked very well on the ship. A little under cooked and chewy.

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Most restaurants will have a lamb option on the menu at lunch time.

For instance In Dunedin, opposite the Railway station is the Ironic cafe   http://www.Ironiccafebar.nz  

in the Octagon  (upstairs )Bacchus,  https://bacchusdunedin.co.nz  

also in the Octagon CBK https://cbk.nz/Dunedin 

Suggest you  check their menus nearer to your cruise, as menus my change for the summer.

 

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5 hours ago, Chiliburn said:

Lamb is usually served for a evening meal as it’s a heavy meal. for lunch you probably get some in a pub.

They usually have plenty of lamb on the ship ,it’s a staple of the locals. But unfortunately I found it not cooked very well on the ship. A little under cooked and chewy.


It may have been once , but locals almost have to take  out a mortgage on the house to buy it these days.

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15 minutes ago, Kiwi Kruzer said:


It may have been once , but locals almost have to take  out a mortgage on the house to buy it these days.

Especially loin chops.

 We visited some friends in Oklahoma a few years ago and I offered to buy a leg of kiwi lamb.They said  you won’t when you see the price. It was $US100 

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Your best bet would probably be Auckland as you will be docked downtown in the CBD. A big selection of leading restaurants will be within walking distance. If you google Auckland Restaurants look for Downtown and Viaduct area and most will have menus on line .

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Maybe it’s time to go back to mutton, lamb prices are crazy at the moment. Used to but a half lamb regularly now I’d need to sell a kidney to afford it.

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One of the food highlights of our recent 25 night cruise was indulging in lamb cutlets / rack of lamb a few times for dinner. They are far too expensive to buy at home. Over $50 for a single lamb rack. The lamb on the ship was delicious, beautifully cooked and very tender.

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18 hours ago, OzKiwiJJ said:

One of the food highlights of our recent 25 night cruise was indulging in lamb cutlets / rack of lamb a few times for dinner. They are far too expensive to buy at home. Over $50 for a single lamb rack. The lamb on the ship was delicious, beautifully cooked and very tender.

 

How much would a leg of lamb cost at a Sydney  supermarket?

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1 hour ago, erewhon said:

 

How much would a leg of lamb cost at a Sydney  supermarket?

Just got a leg of lamb from a supermarket chain called Woolworths for $12 a kilo on special.$31  (probably the drought)

 

 Who’s coming over for a lamb roast tonight?

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17 minutes ago, Chiliburn said:

Just got a leg of lamb from a supermarket chain called Woolworths for $12 a kilo on special.$31  (probably the drought)

 

 Who’s coming over for a lamb roast tonight?


Auckland supermarkets range from $16-18 per kilo for a leg of lamb......

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10 minutes ago, Kiwi Kruzer said:


Auckland supermarkets range from $16-18 per kilo for a leg of lamb......

That’s not that  expensive 

short lion chops here are $40 a kilo here .

 

still we have cheap food compared to a lot of places in the world.

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4 hours ago, Chiliburn said:

 

short lion chops here are $40 a kilo here .

 

 

 

WOW - you can get LION chops in Australia??? And I thought kangaroo meat was exotic!!!

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Paid about $10 a kg the other day. For leg.

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Is the lamb served on the ships actually local?  I'm thinking the lamb, and most other meats, served on Celebrity ships at least, are all packed frozen from the States.  Hopefully I'm wrong...

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5 hours ago, Barwick Cruiser said:

Is the lamb served on the ships actually local?  I'm thinking the lamb, and most other meats, served on Celebrity ships at least, are all packed frozen from the States.  Hopefully I'm wrong...

We were told that Aus/NZ is one area where they provision locally for meat and fruit and vegetables. 

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6 hours ago, Barwick Cruiser said:

Is the lamb served on the ships actually local?  I'm thinking the lamb, and most other meats, served on Celebrity ships at least, are all packed frozen from the States.  Hopefully I'm wrong...

 

1 hour ago, GUT2407 said:

We were told that Aus/NZ is one area where they provision locally for meat and fruit and vegetables. 


Some specialised meats may come from local sources, but most ships rely on provisions being packed and sent from Miami .  We were told that most of the beef is ArgentinIan.
 

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Kiwi Kruzer said:

 


Some specialised meats may come from local sources, but most ships rely on provisions being packed and sent from Miami .  We were told that most of the beef is ArgentinIan.
 

 

 

We were told that is true everywhere except Aus/NZ and one other location I cant recall at the moment.

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Pretty sure the lamb and salmon comes locally.

 I remember seeing a butcher truck a huge truck of potatoes being loaded in Tauranga.

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22 hours ago, Chiliburn said:

Just got a leg of lamb from a supermarket chain called Woolworths for $12 a kilo on special.$31  (probably the drought)

 

 

Paid $13.00 a kilogram  for leg of lamb last week. (Dunedin)

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36 minutes ago, erewhon said:

 

Paid $13.00 a kilogram  for leg of lamb last week. (Dunedin)

 With A bag of those delicious kiwi spuds it’s cheap eating.

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3 hours ago, GUT2407 said:

We were told that is true everywhere except Aus/NZ and one other location I cant recall at the moment.

 

2 hours ago, Chiliburn said:

Pretty sure the lamb and salmon comes locally.

 I remember seeing a butcher truck a huge truck of potatoes being loaded in Tauranga.

That's good to know!!  Makes sense considering the distance.  Wish they'd stock more NZ wines too...like they do for beer in Alaska.  Love those NZ Sauv Blancs!!

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42 minutes ago, Barwick Cruiser said:

 

That's good to know!!  Makes sense considering the distance.  Wish they'd stock more NZ wines too...like they do for beer in Alaska.  Love those NZ Sauv Blancs!!

The kiwi potatoes are as beautiful as the country .

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