Mantra

By PHILIP CHANDLER Guess who came to dinner? When popular Arrowtown Indian restaurant Mantra reopened late last month, its first customers were well-known former regulars Christine Lady Hill and her hubby Sir Michael Hill. They’re pictured with new owner Saroj Kumar, who...

Fishbone back in business

By GUY WILLIAMS A long-time staple of Queenstown’s dining scene’s about to emerge from a brief hibernation. Seafood restaurant Fishbone’s reopening on Thursday after a Covid-induced pause in trading. Owner Darren Lovell closed the Beach Street eatery last August, opening in its...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A popular Arrowtown restaurateur’s put her business on the market as she’s done her dash. Shammi Sandhu’s had the town’s only Indian restaurant, Mantra, since 2006, but has been in local hospitality since ‘94, when she opened Queenstown’s former...
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