You have to try this place because it really is excellent - especially if you're like me and decide that lunch out means you don't have to cook dinner. The Parnell is easy to find, right on Parnell Road, beside Oh Calcutta and opposite the wine shop. Easy parking - last Wednesday lunchtime Olga found parking directly outside and so it's definitely on her list of favourites too.
They used to run Black Sugar in Mission Bay and we were quite delighted to rediscover them a week or two ago quite by chance. They are currently doing a lunch `special' which includes a glass of wine and if you don't like imbibing at lunchtime you can opt for fruit juice. The choice of dishes is impressive - Pork Belly, Lamb Shanks, Chicken Skewers with Risotto, Fish and all beautifully cooked and presented. Try it!