Top Choice Cafe in Wellington


A Cuba St institution for caffeine-craving alternative types. Eggs any which way, pizza and super salads are cranked out of the itsy kitchen, along with Welly’s best milkshakes. Revolutionary memorabilia adorns the …
Top Choice Modern NZ in Wellington

Logan Brown

Deservedly touted as Wellington's best restaurant, Logan Brown oozes class without being overly formal. Its 1920s banking-chamber dining room is a stunner, as is the menu, which features such treats as Fiordland ven…
Top Choice Seafood in Wellington

Ortega Fish Shack

Mounted trout, salty portraits, marine-blue walls and Egyptian floor tiles cast a Mediterranean spell over Ortega – a magical spot for a seafood dinner. Fish comes many ways (roasted with laksa sauce; with mango chu…
Top Choice Fish & Chips in Wellington

Mt Vic Chippery

At this backwater fish shack it's fish and chips by numbers: 1. Choose your fish (from at least three varieties). 2. Choose your coating (beer batter, panko crumb, tempura…). 3. Choose your chips (five varieties!). …
Top Choice Modern NZ in Wellington


From breakfast (waffles, crumpets, granola) through lunch (sandwiches, fritters, soup) and into dinner (pizzas, pastas, big salads), Loretta has been winning leagues of fans with her classy, well-proportioned offeri…
Vegetarian in Wellington

Aunty Mena’s

The lightest and healthiest of Welly's noodle houses is Aunty Mena’s, a cheery cafe cranking out tasty vegie/vegan Malaysian and Chinese dishes to all comers. Easy-clean, overlit interior; kick-ass dumplings.
Fusion in Wellington


Well-oiled Chow is a stylish pan-Asian restaurant-cum-bar, popular with folk with a penchant for zingy food (curries, stir-fries, noodle salads and soups) in sociable surroundings, and creative cocktails. Daily deal…
Bakery in Wellington

Pandoro Panetteria

This consistent Italian bakery serves inexpensive deliciousness (cakes, pastries and various savoury, bready, scrolly, rolly things) along with smooth coffee in sit-down surrounds. There are a few bentwood chairs an…
American in Wellington

Sweet Mother’s Kitchen

Perpetually brimming with cool cats, Sweet Mother’s serves dubious but darn tasty takes on the Deep South, such as burritos, nachos, pulled-pork po’boys, jambalaya, jerk chicken and key lime pie. It’s cheap and cute…
Italian in Wellington


Authentic pizza, pasta and gnocchi make dining at this modern cucina a pleasure. The bianche (white) pizzas change things up a bit, as does the pizzaiolo – pizza of the week. Watch the cavalcade of Cuba St from a se…