Commercial Bay, Auckland
A truly New Zealand restaurant and a concept straight from the heart. Award winning New Zealand Chef Ben Bayly and Front of House professional Chris Martin are proud to be bringing the very best of New Zealand hospitality to the Auckland CBD at Commercial Bay.
Our name, Ahi, translates literally from Te Reo Māori to mean Fire. A nod to the kitchen and also to the passion that drives us, to deliver an experience for our customers that is second to none.
Fine dining quality meets laid back sophistication in an unrivalled location.
The Grounds is a modern family eatery nestled amongst five acres of lush urban park in the beautiful Waitakeres. People come from all over Auckland to discover premium Kiwi cuisine, gorgeous wine and down-to-earth service. It’s an experience worth traveling for.
The Grounds was created by two West Auckland family men who know their way around a kitchen – Mike Shatura and Ben Bayly. Our seasonal menus have a distinctly local flavour, with most of our produce being sourced from Waitakere suppliers to create meals that feel like home—but taste like the work of two of New Zealand’s best chefs.
Aosta, in the North of Italy, is an alpine valley with a defined four seasons, flora, fauna and soils very similar to Central Otago. Aosta and Central Otago both lie on the 45th parallel, and the synergies between the regions terroirs are striking.
The cuisine of Aosta is inspired by the cooking techniques of Northern Italy, paired with ingredients carefully selected from growers, breeders, suppliers and wine grown on the land around Central Otago and Arrowtown.