Review: Provisions of Arrowtown

Provisions sits just on the outskirts from the centre of town and is somewhere that we walk past on an extremely frequent basis. Time after time we used to comment “oh we must go there” but we always ended up forgetting about it when it came time to eat, finding ourselves somewhere on the main…

Review: Yonder

Crisp winter days and chilly nights means that my intake of hot chocolates increases somewhat over the winter season, especially when in Queenstown. Unlike Wellington where the winter wind would probably freeze your core, a still day in Queenstown is an inviting one to want to sit outside. Our time at Yonder sat in this…

Review: 1154

I never knew Wellington was missing a quick’n’easy, tasty and cheap pastaria but now that it’s arrived I couldn’t be happier. It is set up to be shared dining, so there are a lots of large tables and just a few smaller ones. Everything is very reasonably priced, none of the pasta dishes are over…

Review: Mixture Eatery

The first great thing about Mixture Eatery is its location. Although it’s technically still on the main road of Mount Maunganui, it is a few blocks down from the epicentre, as well as being away from the hub of activity that exists at the bottom of the Mount. This makes it easy to get to,…

Review: The Rising Tide

With my ever-growing interest in craft beer, I was enthused to hear that there was a brewery just down the road (how had I not heard about this before?!) with a dumpling house on site. We headed down late Sunday afternoon for a bite and a brew, and I was somewhat impressed by the sheer…

Review: The Apple Shed Cafe

After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing we decided on The Apple Shed Cafe for dinner. We had set out to Mapua Wharf relatively non-fussy about what we ate, which meant we really struggled to make a choice as there were lots of options – live music vs. waterfront views vs. slightly cheaper menu… the…

Review: Fat Tui

What a better way to end a morning’s stroll through the Abel Tasman National Park than to finish with a hearty burger at The Fat Tui. It’s located right at the entrance to the park, and when it’s open (after 12pm) it is very well sign-posted. The set up is simple; a food-truck with a…

Review: Jester House Cafe

Our friends and I had both scouted recommendations for when we were in Nelson and when comparing notes we saw that Jester’s was on both of our lists. Ironically, we had both been told excitedly about the ‘tame eels’. Slightly tentative about these tame eels, we decided to check the place out for lunch as…

Review: DeVille Cafe

  When an old friend from Nelson suggested brunch at DeVilles, I knew that it wouldn’t just be because it was dog-friendly. Pup in tow, we lined up in the already growing queue to place our orders. Fortunately DeVilles is massive; with a huge outdoor seating area it would be an absolute hit during the…

Review: Alto Cafe

As a student without a car, Mornington wasn’t  really somewhere that I would venture to all that often. I made it up to Rosyln, for the Friday Bakery and the odd event at Luna but Alto Cafe was just that little bit further, meaning that it was omitted from my mix. Alto Cafe had loads…