KOL (pronounced ‘coal’ and inspired by the same word) is a bar and eatery, serving innovative cocktails alongside an extensive champagne, wine, and beverage list. That drinks list is complemented by a selection of tandoor-inspired snacks and dishes primarily cooked over fire, using the best New Zealand produce with an Indian influence. Located in an iconic villa on the corner of Ponsonby Road and Hepburn Street, Ponsonby, KOL is independently owned and operated by restauranteurs Sid & Chand Sahrawat who also run modern Indian restaurant Cassia and relaxed fine dining restaurant, Sid at The French Café. KOL’s ‘fire’ element and food menu take their inspiration from the Indian chula. An old form of cooking with firewood over a mud or clay stove, it pays homage to a traditional way of cooking over fire.
$50 & OVER
EDLP Three Course Lunch Menu
This May, during Eat, Drink, Love Ponsonby (4–28 May), KOL is offering a very special three course lunch (Fridays to Sundays) for $55.
The menu includes:
Smoked fish tostada starter,
Either the tandoori grilled chicken saffron with burnt onion raita
tender spiced lamb ribs with date puree for the main,
Something deliciously sweet for dessert.