2018 Participant: Table 188

Bay of Plenty

Needless to say, Bay of Plenty chefs have access to the very best seafood. Here you can buy kai moana as soon as it arrives at the wharf. Te Puke is the world’s kiwifruit capital, with the vast majority of our famous export crop grown here. Avocados also flourish in the warm conditions and fertile soil, and berry farms burst into life each summer so you can ‘pick your own’ straight from the bush.

This region hosts numerous outdoor festivals and events, and gourmet food markets have become a part of this scene. Sample international street food and handmade edibles while listening to live music and relaxing with friends. The Bay of Plenty has a wide range of top-class restaurants and casual eateries, and our main shopping and dining precincts are never too far from the water’s edge. This is the perfect place to indulge your taste buds.

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Table 188 Kitchen & Bar boasts a modern contemporary dining experience located in Palmerston North. The small boutique eatery has very quickly acquired a large following in the region. At Table 188 you can enjoy intimate dining areas, a bar and an alfresco summer outdoor courtyard, along with a seasonal menu based on ingredients sourced from local farmers, suppliers and butchers to ensure the highest quality food.


CHEF | Ryan Marshall

Head Chef and Co-owner Ryan is an award winning chef, receiving the Manawatu Chef of the Year Award in 2013 and 2014. Brought up on a farm in the Rangitikei and having worked around the North Island for 10 years gives Ryan a broad knowledge of the hospitality Industry. He strives on providing the whole dining experience at Table 188, serving modern European food with a classical twist and unique flair puts them out and in with the best.