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Onslow is the culmination of Josh Emett's culinary journey from London to New York and back to Aotearoa. A landmark Auckland address steeped in history, Onslow references the Old World but is decidedly modern; a sophisticated yet relaxed restaurant that celebrates New Zealand’s exceptional provenance.


Josh has been a chef for 30 years and his pedigree comes with impeccable credentials, having worked in London, New York, Los Angeles and Melbourne for Gordon Ramsay. In New Zealand he became a well-known face on television as a MasterChef New Zealand judge.

Helen has loved cooking from an early age and undertook an evening course at the French Culinary Institute when she lived in New York while working for Merrill Lynch. For Helen finally owning a restaurant is something she once thought would only be a dream.

Onslow - a timeless restaurant steeped in history - symbolises Josh and Helen’s New Zealand and British roots and culture, with a landmark Auckland city address.

Leading the kitchen team and working closely alongside Josh is executive chef Glen File. Glen grew up in Gisborne and has a resume stacked with some of the best restaurants including head chef at 2 hatted restaurant Baduzzi in Auckland and award-winning Boulcott St Bistro in Wellington. 

Glen is classically trained, having studied at Hamilton Polytechnic in his younger years and brings a wealth of knowledge, passion and leadership to our team at Onslow.