Brunch at Sofitel’s Le Jardin Grill

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Ooh la la, what a great deal. $49 pperson for Beaujolais Nouveau brunch, all you can eat, excluding drink. Plus quality food and service to boot, in plush surroundings. Get yourselves to the newly re-opened Jardin Grill, Sofitel Wellington on a weekend, in Bolton Street. It’s amazing. Continue reading

David Jones cafe

We all loved Kirks, but I also really love its replacement; David Jones. More-so because we beat the Aucklanders to something for a change!. It’s a huge magnet for the city as well. There’s just something international and classy about it, and it exudes great energy. David Jones stores in Aussie are complimented with lovely cafes to match. Ours isn’t quite there yet, but has oodles of potential.

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Baby Baby!

I was in my element in this funky Auckland Thai/Vietnamese Asian-fusion eatery/cocktail bar in Ponsonby- Mekong Baby. The décor is amazing and is different depending on what nook and cranny you sit in. If you’re looking for something a little more intimate, they have the Opium Den (ok!), the S &M room (ok- no wait I think that says Ms. M’s room!) and the Mekong Room. The food and service here above all that is outstanding. Continue reading

Traditional Vietnamese in Welly

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Thanh Giong Pho definitely has a ‘thang’ going on and a vietnamese one at that! A good acronym for ease of pronunciation could be TGP. Located in Chews Lane, it was a little slow to take off six months ago but is now flying high. The owner and staff are just so delightful, accommodating and passionate about food and service. I swear I have never met an awful Vietnamese person. Continue reading

WTF: What the foodtruck?!

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Wellington is so spoiled with its frenzy of foodtrucks popping up everywhere. No sooner do I turn my back and boom a new one arrives in my midst. Outside Moore Wilson Fresh, two foodie trucksters get to showcase their wares on a rotational basis. There is also the permanent Chookwagon located upstairs in the carpark. Since visiting, Meatballers and EatStreet replaced Fat PoBoys and the French Crepe foodtruck. And this week The Greek FoodTruck has joined the food pod party. Plus The Moustache Milk & Cookie Foodtruck in Marion St has just hit Welly, temporarily from Auckland. Fancy a freshly baked bacon choc chip cookie with your gourmet shake or coffee? Apparently us Wellingtonians are more adventurous than the Jaffas, so go on and be a devil!

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