The Grove Since its doors opened in 2004, The Grove has secured itself as one of Auckland’s top restaurants with a unique approach to both food and service. With a passion for and expertise in the industry, owners Michael and Annette Dearth have gained outstanding recognition for the creation of its fine dining oasis. Head chef, Benjamin Bayly has already experienced an illustrious career by landing senior chef roles at Michelin starred restaurants in London and France (The Ledbury & The Square, London: Restaurant Jean-Paul Jennet, France). Benjamin’s food is modern in style whilst using classic French cooking techniques. The Grove is very ingredient driven using organic and sustainable meats and seasonal fruits and vegetables. During Ben’s duration at The Grove, the restaurant has been awarded Supreme Winner of the Metro Audi Restaurant of the Year for 2010 & 2011. The Grove has also been a finalist in Cuisine Magazine’s Restaurant of the year from 2004-2011 and Winner of Cuisine Best Metropolitan Restaurant 2012.