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Nick Honeyman


Executive Chef

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Nick Honeyman


Executive Chef

 

about nick

Born and raised in South Africa, Nick left at 18 to pursue a dream of becoming a world class chef with what he describes as "a burning passion for cooking".

Now Nick spends his time between New Zealand and France, recently opening a Classic French Bistro ParisButter in Auckland's Herne Bay whilst flying to the South of France for his seasonal restaurant Le Petit Leon. 

 
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Paris Butter


Nestled in the heart of Jervois Road, ParisButter serves classic French bistro fare prepared with deft hands and a few culinary twists. 

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Paris Butter


Nestled in the heart of Jervois Road, ParisButter serves classic French bistro fare prepared with deft hands and a few culinary twists. 

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Nestled in the heart of the Herne Bay, ParisButter is a charming neighborhood restaurant that puts a creative spin on refined, seasonal fare. Drawing flavors and inspiration from around the globe, Chef Nick Honeyman’s menu spotlights seasonal produce and local proteins. ParisButter also boasts a diverse and accessible wine list and original cocktails served in an eclectic array of glasses, tea cups and copper goblets. The space was designed by the very talented interior designer Olga Skorik.

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The Best Of New Zealand with Nick Honeyman


The Best Of New Zealand with Nick Honeyman


The Best of New Zealand with Nick Honeyman is a 8-part series which takes Nick on a culinary journey around New Zealand, sampling some of the best, freshest produce along the way. The series is a celebration of New Zealand’s fresh produce- Extra Virgin oil from Hawkes Bay, avocados from Bay Of Plenty, venison from Central Otago.  Nick made use of the raw ingredients he encountered, turning them into delectable dishes- that were healthy and memorable.

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Le Petit Léon Restaurant


Little Leon is situated in the charming village of St. Leon-sur-Vezere in the south of France and each year it delights it's loyal customers to new and captivating flavors.  

Le Petit Léon Restaurant


Little Leon is situated in the charming village of St. Leon-sur-Vezere in the south of France and each year it delights it's loyal customers to new and captivating flavors.  

Nick is a co-owner of Le Petit Leon which opens for only nine weeks every summer in the heart of St Leon sur Vezere in Dordogne, a small village in the south of France. Honeyman, an unfailing advocate of both New Zealand foods and local fresh produce will draw inspiration from the local markets when planning the restaurant’s menu. Le Petit Léon restaurant will be classic French bistro style with a New Zealand flair as Nick takes over some iconic kiwi ingredients. Le Petit Léon restaurant has been awarded an Excellence award on Trip Advisor.