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Wellington, New Zealand

Food and Drinks

Karaka Café

Māori cuisine in a cafe on the waterfront.

https://karakacafe.co.nz/about-us

2 Taranaki Street, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

Hiakai Restaurant

Māori Māori fine dining.

https://www.hiakai.co.nz/

40 Wallace St, Mount Cook, Wellington 6021, New Zealand

St. Johns Bar and Eatery

Nice spot adjacent to the waterfront with comfy outdoor seating

http://www.stjohnsbar.co.nz/

5 Cable St, Wellington, New Zealand

Rita

Changing menu of dishes using locally sourced ingredients

http://rita.co.nz/

89 Aro Street, Wellington 6021, New Zealand

Glass

Seriously good wine list.

https://www.glassrestaurant.co.nz/

Chews Ln, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Noble Rot

Good food and wine selections. One of Wellington’s best.

https://www.noblerot.co.nz/

6 Swan Lane, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Pizza Pomodoro

Excellent marinara pizza

https://www.pizzapomodoro.co.nz/

13 Leeds Street, Hannahs Warehouse - Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Tinakori Bistro

French inspired New Zealand cuisine.

https://www.tinakoribistro.co.nz/

328 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand

The Ramen Shop

Great noodles and broth in Welly.

http://theramenshop.co.nz/

191 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand

Hillside Kitchen and Cellar

Unique vegetarian restaurant with creative dishes made from locally sourced and foraged ingredients.

http://www.hillsidekitchen.co.nz/

241 Tinakori Road, Wellington, New Zealand

Loretta

One of Welly’s most popular spots. Salads are especially good.

https://www.loretta.net.nz/

181 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Leeds Street Bakery

Bread, scones, sweets, and the most amazing salted caramel cookies

http://www.leedsstbakery.co.nz/

14 Leeds St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Shepherd

Contemporary New Zealand fusion. Always something intriguing on the menu.

https://www.shepherdrestaurant.co.nz/

1/5 Eva Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Hippopotamus

High-end French restaurant worth a splurge.

https://www.qthotelsandresorts.com/wellington/eat-drink/hippopotamus/

In the QT Hotel at 90 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

KK Malaysian

Great cheap eats with vegetarian options.

http://www.kkmalaysian.co.nz/

54 Ghuznee Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Little Penang

Spicy, tasty, and affordable Malaysian street food.

https://m.facebook.com/LittlePenang/

40 Dixon St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Ombra

Venetian style restaurant and bar

https://www.ombra.co.nz/#

199 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Logan Brown

The place to get pāua ravioli

https://www.loganbrown.co.nz/

192 Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Chocolate Fish Cafe

Beautiful spot 15 minutes outside downtown right on the water at Evans Bay. Pāua Patty is a specialty.

https://www.chocolatefishcafe.co.nz/

100 Shelly Bay Rd, Wellington, New Zealand

Aunty Mena Vegetarian Café

Inexpensive Malaysian vegetarian food

https://www.facebook.com/Aunty-Mena-Vegetarian-Cafe-133064006760606/

167 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Fidel’s

Excellent coffee.

http://www.fidelscafe.com/

234 Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Flight Coffee Hangar

Beans roasted in house, cool, industrial atmosphere.

https://flightcoffee.co.nz/

119 Dixon Street, Te Aro | Entrance on Dixon St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Midnight Espresso

Another excellent caffeine joint.

178 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand

Aro Café

Coffee by day, bistro and spirits at night.

https://arocafe.co.nz/

90 Aro Street, Wellington 6021, New Zealand

Best Ugly Bagels

Montreal-style bagels with an excellent breakfast menu

https://www.bestugly.co.nz/

5 Swan Lane, Wellington, New Zealand

Marmite

Originally from Britain but now made in New Zealand. Required eating at breakfast.

https://marmite.co.nz/

Night Flower

Uber hip speakeasy

55 Ghuznee St, 2nd floor, Wellington, New Zealand

Hawthorn Lounge

One of the top cocktail bars in the city.

http://www.hawthornlounge.co.nz/

2/82 Tory Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Dirty Little Secret

Popular rooftop bar atop the Hope Gibbons building

https://dirtylittlesecret.co.nz/

7/11 Dixon St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Goldings Free Dive

Kitschy décor (Lots of Star Wars) and a good beer selection. Pizza from nearby Pomodoro is also available.

https://www.goldingsfreedive.co.nz/

14 Leeds St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Rogue and Vagabond

Great punk rock inspired bar with seriously good beer.

http://rogueandvagabond.co.nz/

18 Garrett St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Garage Project

Famous craft brewery with cellar door (tastings)

https://garageproject.co.nz/pages/aro-cellar-door

91 Aro Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Hanging Ditch

Unconventional bar with liquor bottles hanging by bungee cords.

https://www.facebook.com/HangingDitchNZ/timeline

14 Leeds Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011

Hashingo Zake

Japanese cult beer bar with rare selections from around the world.

http://hashigozake.co.nz/index.html

25 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Empire Cinema and Eatery

Art Deco style cinema in Island Bay

https://www.empirecinema.nz/

214 The Parade, Island Bay, New Zealand