Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 08:12 PM

I can imagine Peter Gordon's Dine is everything people who don't live in Auckland think they hate about the place. Dark wood paneling, leather beasts of chairs, marble bullnosed bar, huge opulant chandelaires it's really not difficult to imagine pot-bellied, cigar smoking mogels impressing volumptious blondes . This place is an updated slice of the eighties with naughties sophistication.

Recently voted as Auckland's Top Restaurant, we thought we'd check it out as Jo's going-away-lunch.