Relative newcomers Maranui and Spruce Goose might get the views and the queues, but Elements is still quietly serving brunch and lunch to Lyall Bay locals. The menu is hearty yet sophisticated, offering goat’s‑cheese soufflé and a salad of balsamic roast pear, fig, baby spinach and smoked brinza cheese, as well as old-school breakfast standards such as kedgeree or lamb’s fry with bacon. It’s busy at weekends, and the service can get a bit shambolic, so if you want to make the best of their cuisine, try visiting for dinner (which they serve on the first Friday of every month).
Address: 144 Onepu Road, Lyall Bay
Phone: 04 939 1292
Open: Mon–Fri 7.30am–4pm, Sat–Sun 8.30am–5pm. Dinner 1st Fri of each month 5.30–late[/info]