Roast duck on a truck with a view

La Rotisserie du CanardFried potatoes in duck fat

I’d read and heard so much about this food truck which also parks itself on Tinakori Road, on Friday nights. Our lovely Sunday morning walk was complemented by a lunch stop at the Harbourside Markets. Geez it was busy. Nudging myself gently through the crowd, I headed (well aimed fast!) towards La Rotisserie du Canard (Canard with a silent‘d’).

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Will Charlie pay the bill?

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Will Charlie pay your bill?

Charlie Bill’s Fine Food Bistro is in one of Welly’s upmarket suburbs of Thorndon. My husband chose this venue and it was definitely a surprise, as I was expecting to eat somewhere in the CBD. We tend to (not intentionally), neglect places that are nestled in the ‘burbs. We have been only once before and really enjoyed it but it just kinda slipped off our radar.

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Lovely Loretta; new kid on the block- Wellington

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I was so excited to return to Loretta in Cuba Street, this time for brunch. I had dinner there when it first opened, and my woodfired roast chook with lemon and rosemary was the pick of the bunch. The boys enjoyed their schnitzel and the fish was tasty. I was surprised that hubby chose the pate as he didn’t realise it was artichoke with olive and almonds, however it was delicious. The New York baked cheesecake got the thumbs up also. Our bottle of red was really good and the wine list is extensive.

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