Ortega Fish Shack

WELLINGTON. It’s no wonder that Ortega is busy most nights; the food is excellent without being too fancy, the drinks…

Oikos Hellenic Cuisine

WELLINGTON. With fairy lights sparkling, Greek lettering on the whitewashed wall and a jovial atmosphere, Oikos…

Loretta

WELLINGTON. Loretta, born from the partnership that brought Floriditas to Wellington, is now fully under the management…

Havana Bar & Restaurant

WELLINGTON. Two brightly painted, original workers’ cottages – tucked away around the corner from the roar of Cuba…

Egmont St Eatery

WELLINGTON. You wouldn’t expect a converted carpark hidden down a lane to be sleek and welcoming but, hot damn, they’ve…

Union Square

Wairarapa. Under the new guardianship of Adam and Nicola Newell this iconic restaurant and pub has had a spruce up,…

Pinocchio

Wairarapa. With Elly Ansell out front looking after diners and husband Paul in the kitchen, this Martinborough bistro…

1154 Pastaria

WELLINGTON. While everybody has heard of pizzerias, the concept of a dedicated pastaria is fairly novel, to…

Bastardo

WELLINGTON. After Bastardo opened in Tory Street in June last year, its first few menus took inspiration from the…

Pomelo Kitchen & Bar

WELLINGTON. A few days before I dine at Pomelo Kitchen & Bar, I bump into a Singaporean friend who lives near Oriental…