Restaurants

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 Cafe in Wellington

Fidel’s

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 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

Loretta

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…
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…
Fusion in Wellington

Chow

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…
Italian in Wellington

Ombra

This Venetian-style bacaro (taverna) dishes up mouth-watering Italian fare in warm, uptempo surrounds. Assess the on-trend distressed interior while sipping an aperitif, then share tasty morsels like arancino (fried…
Cafe in Wellington

Havana Coffee Works

Continuing Wellington's unwavering obsession with all things Cuba, this fantastical roastery and 'First Class' coffee lounge offers a step backwards and forwards in time, with its invented history and contemporary a…
Pizza in Wellington

Pizza Pomodoro

Pomodoro's Massimo is so serious about his wood-fired pizza he's a member of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, founded to protect and promote real pizza (his mozzarella is imported direct from Napoli). Dine …
French in Wellington

Jano Bistro

Unexpected little Jano crops up on a bleak, windy stretch of Willis St – a small yellow 1880s cottage with a herb garden out the front and buckets of charm inside. Shuffle past the fireplace and up the stairs to the…