Hey rubber duckie get your ears on, as it looks like we’ve found us a Tomboy. Tomboy! The cutest, quaintest eatery in town, tucked into Marjoribanks St, in the hip hood of Mt Victoria in Wellington. Continue reading
Dillangers Brasserie and Bar, Midland Park, used to be the horrendous Soho Brown and is now the latest hip bar to hit Wellington’s CBD. It’s already going off with a bang. Same owners as Green Man (which is popular but unfortunately not taken my fancy) but this one has. It’s way more classier and a defo 4.5 star qualmark rating, even without a hotel! As Astoria is always busy, it’s a much needed and a good spot for a business breakfast or coffee meeting, lunch, dinner, drinks or nibbles. Their French chairs outside are gorgeous. Continue reading
Mojo is taking over the world! Let it be said that I think I have visited all the Mojos in NZ including Auckland, Dunedin and the new one in Market Lane Apartments in Welly. I even followed in Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown’s footsteps, after she officially opened the one in Xian, China (see blog post). Nothing mojoey gets past me. Now they have opened one up in the historic St James Theatre on Courtenay Place. Continue reading
On a recent Friday night, we were supposed to eat at the Cuba St night market, however I’m not sure how but we ended up at the former ‘Arirang’, now Mrs Kim’s Korean Kitchen on the corner of Ghuznee and Victoria Street but we did. It was the first time that our friends had tried Korean and they loved it. Continue reading
It was so exciting to take my besties to Hanging Ditch for a pre-dinner cocktail before our mini reunion. This place is in the funky Leeds Quarter next to Goldings Free Dive and opposite the WCF (Wellington Chocolate Factory). Continue reading
I’m slowly working myself through Nam-D’s menu. They do have a foodtruck in Tory St however my fave location is in Chunder Lane. Oops I mean Cable Car Lane, beside the new Countdown. Don’t be fooled. This hole in the wall packs a lot of punch and makes up for its weight in flavour, than space. It’s clean and vibrant and has an ever-changing menu. Continue reading
Will the real Slim Shady please stand up, please stand up! Slim Davey’s Friendly Neighbourhood saloon (a bit of a mouthful but quirky), reminds me of that Eminem song. This pub is next door to and owned by the boys from Ortega Fish Shack and Bar in Marjoribanks St. Mt Victorians are so lucky as this is yet another cool place in their hood with Five Boroughs, the Mt Vic Chippery and Capitol.
Vietnamese Saigon Grill Bar is next to Ombra on Cuba St. How super Cuba Dupa! This place was the former Orsini’s and has had a zillion name changes since then. I think this one will stay. Continue reading
Being able to sit on the balcony of the Seashore Cabaret in Petone on a gorgeous autumnal day was just bliss. Located above the Petone Rowing Club this new cafe belongs to the Maranui cafe family. It’s a gold mine and good fortune for the Petone-ites, Eastbourne-ites, Hutt chicks and Wellywoodians alike.
What an exciting few weeks. My recent discovery on the cafe scene was the Ekor bookshop and cafe. How spesh and quaint is this little place managed by bibliophile Niki Ward! It’s along from Caffe L’affare, and across the road from Moore Wilsons in College St.