I love this wee café/restaurant perfectly situated on the corner of Cambridge Terrace and Marjoribanks Street. It’s very Parisian and the people watching is out of this world. Step inside with me. Continue reading
Being an obsessed foodie, I was delighted to learn about this wee hidden gem in our Left Bank alleyway off Cuba St. When I say hidden, I mean hidden so I’ll set you the challenge and you have fun with it. Continue reading
What a fabulous makeover is the new Two Grey brasserie and bar, (a clever jeu de mots with the location; 2 Grey St) which catches a few people out. If you say the old Arizona, people will get it. This place just buzzes all day long as the Wellingtonian foodies flock to frequent it. The black New York tiles are stunning as are the hanging pendant lights and stunning grey, duck-egg blue, white and yellow interior . It’s very European; elegant and classy. I love the mix of booth seating along with separate small tables with chairs as well as larger tables with stools for groups or those who prefer to sit up higher. Continue reading
I’d read and heard good reviews about Comes and Goes, so being competitive as I am, I wanted to check it out pronto. After a tough Sunday hill walk we arrived bang-on noon. There were people milling outside the door so my empty stomach and heart was in my mouth, as I was concerned there was a queue. Foodietraveller and her hubby do not wait. Sadly we were told the wait was 40 mins for a table, however I suggested we’d be happy sitting on the bar stools, so our host obliged. We also had a great view of the busy, open kitchen. Continue reading
Set within a white Victorian villa, good ‘ole Boulcott Bistro is still alive and well and is one of Welly’s great dining institutions. The décor is stunning. We both have a soft spot for BSB as it’s always consistent with great food and service, and it’s a five star dining experience without the pricetag. As it’s on the outskirts of the CBD you tend to forget about it, however we visit at least annually and I’d love to visit more in future. Continue reading
Shepherd Restaurant in Hannahs Laneway, Wellington is the combined talent of Masterchefs Shepherd Elliott (Leeds Street Bakery, Ti Kouka ) and Sean Golding (Golding’s Free Dive). On our first visit here we fell in love and voted this as our best dining experience in 2016. Sensational. Continue reading
Pravda translates to ‘the truth’ and is one of Wellington’s iconic institutions. It was part of Simon Gault’s restaurant group however is no longer, yet the high standards have been sustained. I come here at least weekly or twice-weekly for client meetings and I never tire of it. The staff know me and take good care of me, especially Glen. When you’re welcomed so warmly, why would you go anywhere else. I always bump into someone I know there too which adds to the experience.
Oh Floriditas how I love thee. I have never, ever had a bad meal, or bad service here in all my visits. I have an undying, inexplicable love for this place; for its food, its opulence, European ambiance, fab Supreme coffee and consistency in service. Continue reading