Good, honest food; Franziska.

If you’ve been to the amazing Cicio Cacio in Newtown, Franziska in Seatoun then opened, followed by Bastardo in Tory St. They are all so different, you wouldn’t have any idea they are related. Continue reading

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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

No ambulances here!

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St John’s Bar and restaurant is the bomb location on a nice sunny Welly day. Check out the blue sky in my photo for proof that Summer did arrive albeit very late this year. They have outside tables, umbrellas and a cool grass area with bean bags and this place caters for the old and young alike. Continue reading

Under the vine leaves

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I’m making good use of my entertainment card and recently returned for a Sunday brunch to Hopgarden in Mt Victoria. Nestled on the city fringe, this light, airy, garden-patio bar adorned with grapevines is a hidden gem. It’s elegant and relaxing. Continue reading

Melbourne foodie/travel tips!

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6th visit to Melbourne and this time blogging was my purpose, with a wee spot of shopping and sightseeing thrown in for good measure. My eatathon will be one I won’t forget quickly and has set the scene for future visits.

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Hola Basque

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Basque on Courtenay Place has been on my foodietraveller list for awhile now. I recently chose here to catchup with two gorgeous blonde friends. As soon as you enter it’s alive and buzzy with such a cool, young vibe. Strangers beside you become your besties instantly. It took us back to our youth.

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Hidden Havana

Hidden in Wigan St, is one of Wellington’s best kept secrets. When dining/drinking here, you forget you’re in Wellington. This is so unique.  And big sorry peeps, I’m not sure what happened to my awesome photos but trust me on this one, and stay with me on this culinary journey.  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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