Vietnamese, Thai or Laos?

Tonight peeps we headed out to the burbs, meeting half way between Upper Hutt and Wellington with friends in Petone. Only a slightly 6 year overdue catchup! K Sing was their restaurant suggestion. We’d never heard of it, so bottle in wine in hand, table booked, we were good to go. Continue reading

Hot stuff baby tonight!

I was so excited to go out mid-week with hubby and let someone else slave over a hot kitchen. Hot Sauce is a funky, edgy cocktail bar/Asian tapas restaurant, adjacent to the QT hotel (formerly Museum Hotel).  It definitely exceeded my expectations. Continue reading

Matterhorn reincarnated!

After an emotional week, it was great to have a lovely gals dinner out at the new Italian hotspot – Monte Cervino (translates to The Matterhorn).  The name deliberately chosen by the ex owners of Matterhorn. Very clever.  With my online booking in place, we were good to go. I’d only heard fab feedback, and being an Italian passport holder, my expectations were high. Continue reading

Le Samourai

Oui Oui, another leetle French place has sprung up in Welly. This time quite unexpectedly down Courtenay Place end of town, under Chow on Tory St; le Samourai. Chow owners continue to build their empire. Their inspiration came from a French film of the same name and they’ve replicated the fitout as per the film as well. Continue reading

Austrian Welly deli

Third visit but first review as the food was always very good, but the service appalling. I had boycotted my local along with other Brooklynites for 2 years because of the rude lady that used to work there. What a difference, now she’s gone. Obviously the menu has since changed. Read on to find out. Continue reading

In need of a Brazilian?!

The former Osteria del Toro is now Welly’s first ever Brazilian Churrascaria. No it has nothing to do with churros! It’s traditional, authentic Gaucho cuisine; Portuguese BBQ. The décor inside is pretty much the same as the former Osteria del Toro, and is still extremely elegant and plush in its surroundings.  Continue reading

Staying alive!

I’m so pleased Tinakori Bistro was salvaged from shutting down. What a survivor as it’s been around for donkeys. We hadn’t been here for donkeys either. The décor hasn’t changed but boy the menu and cuisine has. French is our ultimate fave and especially a treat for my birthday. Continue reading

The Old Quarter

The former Malaysian Satay Kajang has reopened as a new Vietnamese restaurant on Dixon Street; The Old Quarter. What another Vietnamese restaurant in Welly you say but clapping your hands of course, and not complaining.  Continue reading

Cured by San Antonio, Texas

Our final night in darling San Antonio and we finished with a bang. Thanks to my trusty foodie research advisor friend Ronda, she recommended Cured at Pearl, as being the numero uno place to dine at. So we were taken on an amazing gastronomic journey and this was one of our Texan highlights. Continue reading

Papa Satay House

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Papa Satay now has a second restaurant in Allen Street, just off Courtenay Place in the CBD. Their original one is doing very well in the burbs of Johnsonville. As a Malaysian cuisine fan, I was inspired to organise a cheap and cheerful girls night out. Continue reading