Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is arguably the country’s best regional art gallery. Presenting contemporary – often experimental –...
Underneath a regulation Irish pub, the grungy Basement is the best place in town to catch up-and-coming live acts, broadly sheltering...
Empire Tea & Coffee
A perfectly evolved Kiwi tearoom with china plates nailed to the walls and a sunny courtyard. Tasty sandwiches, salads, lasagne and...
Lonely Planet review
A good option (one of the only ones, actually) for those who prefer top shelf to Tui, and electronica to ’80s rock. Inside a former theatre, the design is all mirrors, silk drapes and art-nouveau wallpaper; the tables outside afford puffing and people-watching. Jazz Fridays; DJs Saturdays.