Mark Limacher and his old mate and chef buddy Peter Collins can’t help it – they just love fresh seafood, and getting "up close and personal” with it. So reuniting behind the stove at their new restaurant Ortega Fish Shack is like back to the good old days at Roxburgh Bistro and Bastille, with many of the same kitchen crew. Their background adds creative flair to their menu, sharing attitudes about creating great food without being too cheffy – Ortega’s imaginative flavour combos, quirky relaxed decor and slick yet professional service have won rave reviews. For Mark, Ortega continues the family partnerships that are so vital to him: his daughter Anna and son-in-law Davey run front of house. It almost goes without saying they source the freshest of New Zealand’s ingredients from some of the country’s best producers, and couple them with interpretations designed to bring your palate an experience it will remember. This is food anyone passionate about sharing good food with your friends and family can do.