Petone is the new Ponsonby!

I’ve always been a big fan of Petone. It holds fond memories for me.  40+ years ago, I used to hang out here with my Italian grandparents, Aunties and Uncles on their Friday briscola card night. Back then I didn’t speak Italian, but I just loved the social gatherings.. Look how Petone has blossomed since then. Continue reading

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Wassup Auckland!

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Craving a visit to Auckland CBD, I booked a solo flight on Labour weekend. As my foodie haunts list is huge, I had to narrow it down and plan logistically, so I could fit in as much as possible. Boy did I do well. Continue reading

Park Road Hottie!

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Park the car now in Park Road and checkout Park Kitchen. There’s a new hottie in town and it’s not Scarlett Johansson! This is a must stop, located opposite the Roxy in Miramar. Yes I’m back in the ‘burbs and as soon as I walked into this place, I was absolutely blown away by the decor and the fab use of space;they have two main separate dining areas, a retro lounge area and an alfresco area. And checkout the amazing bathrooms!  Continue reading

Gipsey Glamour in Glamis St

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My free-spirited foodie traveller friends and I agreed that we needed to roam like the gypsies, to the ‘burbs on our next group date night. So we headed to Gipsey Kitchen. By day a deli, by night tapas (Fridays only), this is a wee treasure without any crystal balls.

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Yummiest Yum Cha- Majestic- Wellington

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To experience a yum cha (translation ‘drink tea’) in Welly on a Sunday, is a must for friends or tourists. We’ve done the rounds of the various chinese establishments, however Majestic Restaurant on Courtenay Place continues to be our favourite. This time we had a Japanese friend join us and she was blown away with the quality, taste, service and experience.

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Come to pie heaven!

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How spoilt are we Wellingtonians to have so many amazing authentic French cafes on our doorstep. I have now discovered upon recommendation from some friends, that the taste of France gets even better 5km north of Greytown at Cafe Mirabelle. Blink and you will  miss it. It looks a little shabby on the outside, and you probably wouldn’t give it a second thought, however trust me. As soon as you open the door, you are in France. It’s kitsch, it’s quaint, and it’s the real McCoy bistro.

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Love crab? Baby get down to Crabshack!

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Located on Welly’s waterfront at the southern end of Shed 5 on Queen’s wharf, is where you’ll find yet another of Simon Gault’s seafood gems. Its nautical theme immediately sets the scene for a casual fun dining experience and that’s exactly what we had.

With a group of 10, celebrating a wedding, our table was reserved. What a bonus, no waiting and our fab day was capped off nicely with such amazing food and service.

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