Wellington Region


Logan Brown

When it comes to spending hard-earned dollars, nothing matters more…

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Graze Wine Bar

Low waste, buying local, slow fish, second hand - that’s the ethos…

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Monique Fiso is a prize-winning storyteller, in text and on the…

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First there was Nikau Café - a daytime place with significant…

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It's hard to find great staff, harder still out of town. And here…

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Bellamys by Logan Brown

One does not dine here on the spur of the moment. Security dictates…

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Boulcott Street Bistro

After more than 25 years, this bistro is still serving some of the…

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Capitol Restaurant

Co-owner and chef Tom Hutchison gives the big thumbs-down to ego in…

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Charley Noble

Attention to detail is the key to this big, buzzy restaurant's…

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Concord Bistro & Bar

There’s a lot to like about the old Lido. The address itself, for a…

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Field & Green

“European Soul Food” is what chef and co-owner Laura Greenfield says…

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Day in, day out, seven days a week from morning until night,…

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Highwater Eatery

Head chef Alric Hansen and co-owner Ben Farrant have achieved the…

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Hillside Kitchen

Owner Asher Boote made Hillside meatless five years ago. The proof of…

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Jano Bistro

Chef Pierre-Alain Fenoux and partner/co-owner Diana Goh took over…

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You may remember Margot in her previous incarnation as Bar Mason. Big…

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Ortega Fish Shack

Welcome to the world of gills-to-fin cookery, courtesy of staunch…

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Here at Shepherd Elliott’s eponymous spot, everything has an…

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Start planning your best-ever New Zealand culinary adventures and visit any one of our Cuisine Destinations for a deliciously good time. Our Cuisine Good Food Guide assessors have done the work for you so that you can explore and understand the unique flavours of Aotearoa. 

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Cuisine Good Food Guide Hatted Restaurants

Resilience, innovation and exceptional dining experiences are the hallmarks of this past year’s Cuisine Good Food Awards, with a commitment to excellence within the New Zealand hospitality industry.

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Cuisine Good Food Guide Category Winners

Discover the best restaurants, chefs and innovators of the year across New Zealand’s culinary scene. From Restaurant of the Year to Regional, Metropolitan and Rising Talent, meet the award-winners shaping the future of dining out.

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Cuisine Good Food Guide Destinations

Start planning your best-ever culinary adventures with Cuisine’s Good Food Guide Destinations. From casual to high-end global tastes to wineries that deliver a great menu or favourites we return to again and again, you are guaranteed a deliciously good time.

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