Winner Winner Takapuna

Your new local Chicken Shop

Winner Winner Takapuna is a local, casual eatery specialising in fire-roasted and crispy Winner Winner fried chicken using only natural, free-range and nutritious ingredients, and serving them up in a warm, welcoming atmosphere that’s as passionate and down-to-earth as the food.

Winner Winner was born and proudly raised by a team of passionate foodies working in the hospitality industry in Hamilton East (where you can find the founding store). Designed to provide an easy option for healthy, fast, fresh meals for lunch (they open at 11am every day), dinners or in-between, that is inclusive of all food preferences and doesn’t scrimp on good vibes. The wholesome, eclectic, comfort-food-filled menu came together naturally to create the ultimate all-day eatery where everyone is welcome.

Chicken dinner
From the name, as you can imagine, Winner Winner specialises in fire-roasted and fried chicken. Their fire-roasted chicken is a standout on the menu – it’s slow-roasted in-store daily over volcanic coal until it’s cooked to perfection, and makes for a great shared meal. Paired with a fresh selection of daily salads and charred veggies that rotate to hero seasonal produce; indulgent sides including loaded fries, tater tots and mac’n’cheese, it’s the ultimate chicken dinner. Not to mention a slice of sweet homemade pie to round out the occasion! As for bevvies, you can’t go past the great mix of Garage Project beers, rotating New Zealand wines and a wide selection of non-alcoholic sodas, juices and kombucha.

Options for everyone
,Winner Winner is an inclusive space where friends and family can come together, no matter their preference (fried chicken fanatic or vegetarian) to share a meal with the people they love; so it’s pretty important that they have plenty of veg and vegan options on the menu. (Yes, they understand the irony as a chicken shop.) So our veggie friends don’t miss out on their specialty Winner Winner coating, a must-try dish is the fried mushrooms served with vegan mayo – definitely one not to be missed. 

Dine-in at theirs; take home to yours
Eat-in, grab a lunchtime takeaway, an afternoon slice of pie or a family dinner on the way home – Winner Winner has
you covered. They also offer online ordering for your takeaway chicken fix. The Takapuna team is dedicated to delivering authentic, real experiences in an atmosphere where people feel at home. They pride themselves on friendly, uncomplicated customer service, and providing a delicious, easy, relaxed dine-in or takeaway experience that includes wholesome options for all lifestyles.

Did we mention they cater too?
For those putting on a spread, Winner Winner also offers catering and can cater all sorts of events, from family gatherings to local business lunches and everything in-between, with all sorts of delicious treats – including their whole sweet pies. 

Our top picks from the menu


  • Chicken (Fire-roasted & Winner Winner fried):

Winner Winner’s fire-roasted chicken is brined then slowly fire-roasted in-house over volcanic coal until it’s cooked to perfection. Their fried chicken is buttermilk coated. Their chicken is always free-range, and they’d never have it any other way.


  • Burgers & Sandwiches:

Classic sandwiches, from the hot dipped fried chicken sando to the cheeseburger, are all crowd favourites and Winner Winner staples. They also run a rotating specials board that frequently sees a new sandwich or burger.


  • A bit on the side for sharing:

Something for everyone. Grab a side – you can choose from indulgent classics or healthy choices. Balance your treats with their daily selection of cabinet salads, always fresh, vegetarian and tailored to the season.


  • Sweet treats:

Life’s too short - eat the treats! Their sweet pies are made using the finest ingredients and served by the slice, all day, every day. 

16 Anzac Street, Takapuna

Issue 116 February 2021