We are a wholly Aotearoa/New Zealand owned eatery offering an intimate dining experience with Aotearoa-inspired food and drinks. Chef Lorisse’s menu is deeply rooted in childhood memories of familiar and nostalgic kai, elevated through her culinary expertise.
Ani’s founder, Lorisse Vincent-Amor, opened the restaurant in honour of her late mother, Annette Sarah Vincent. Ani’s daughters, including Lorisse, developed culinary skills from a young age. Lorisse pursued formal culinary education and returned to New Zealand after gaining experience abroad, realising her dream with Ani’s opening in 2022.
Ani’s temporarily closed in 2022 but reopened in August 2023, offering enhanced food and beverage experiences.