Restaurants

Top Choice Contemporary in Wellington

Logan Brown

Deservedly ranked among Wellington's best restaurants, Logan Brown oozes class without being overly formal. Its 1920s banking-chamber dining room is a neoclassical stunner – a fitting complement to the produce-drive…
Top Choice Seafood in Wellington

Whitebait

Neutral colours and gauzy screens set an upmarket tone for this top-rated seafood restaurant. All the fish is sustainably sourced and deftly prepared, with a scattering of quality non-fishy options rounding out the …
Top Choice French in Wellington

Noble Rot

Noble Rot thinks of itself as a wine bar, but this cosy nook serves some of Wellington's best food, too. A French influence pervades the menu (charcuterie, duck parfait, smoked-cheese souffle, slow-cooked lamb), alo…
Top Choice Contemporary in Wellington

Shepherd

This good Shepherd leads the way with on-trend contemporary cuisine, guiding its eager flock through fusion flavours, unusual produce and pickled accompaniments. A long bar on one side and an open kitchen on the oth…
Top Choice Cafe in Wellington

Loretta

From breakfast (waffles, crumpets, cereal) through lunch (sandwiches, fritters, soup) and into dinner (pizzas, roast chicken, schnitzel), Loretta has won leagues of fans with her classy, well-proportioned offerings …
Cafe in Wellington

Fidel’s

A Cuba St institution for caffeine-craving alternative types, Fidel's cranks out eggs any which way, pizza and super salads from its itsy kitchen, along with Welly’s best milkshakes. Revolutionary memorabilia adorns…
British in Wellington

Field & Green

'European soul food' is their slogan, but it's the best of British that dominates here, including Red Leicester scones, Welsh rarebit, kedgeree, fish-finger sarnies, bacon butties with HP sauce and pan-fried pork ch…
Fusion in Wellington

WBC

At the Wholesale Boot Company (wonder why they use the acronym?), flavours from Thailand, China and Japan punctuate a menu filled with the best of NZ produce, including freshly shucked oysters and clams (served raw,…
Malaysian in Wellington

Little Penang

Among a bunch of great Malaysian diners, Little Penang steals the show with its fresh-flavoured, fiery street food. Order a nasi lemak with the good eggy, nutty, saucy stuff; or go for the bargain $9 roti bread with…
Cafe in Wellington

Prefab

A big industrial-minimalist space houses the city's slickest espresso bar and roastery, owned by long-time Wellington caffeine fiends. Beautiful house-baked bread features on a menu of flavourful, well-executed offe…