About Us

OWNER OPERATORS Daniel & Sarah Morini

OWNER OPERATORS Daniel & Sarah Morini


We are an owned operated modern bistro set in on the leafy corner of Upland & Benson Road Remuera.

Daniel & Sarah Morini (owners) meet in 2009 at SPQR, Sarah front of house manager, Daniel head chef.

They fell in love

over their love for well executed simple food, quality ingredients and warm NZ hospitality. Morell is the”restaurant” dream

for this seasoned hospitality couple. Both have worked for exceptional local & worldwide chefs and restauranteurs

including Neil Perry, Peter Gordon, Frank Chek, Mark Wallbank, Simon Gault & Chris Rupe.

At Morell we understand that kai is much more than food. It’s about whanau (family and friends) and oranga (health &

wellbeing) ….How we source our ingredients matters because we are proud kaitiaki, guardians of our land. Our menu

created by owner/chef Daniel from Maori/Italian decent shows you where we come from and where we are going.

Always inspired by our roots of our “familia” and maanakitanga, the Maori tradition of hospitality. everything we do is

presented to you with aroha care & pride.