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…

Nelson: a slice of paradise

Nelson, you beauty. This little slice of paradise is known to be some of New Zealand’s finest and with basically all of my favourite things on offer, I couldn’t agree more. It was such an easy getaway from Wellington (Friday evening through to Sunday evening – Air New Zealand’s flight times are perfect) that I…

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…

Review: Precinct

  Having been a student in Dunedin for 5 years I thought I would be all over the cafes, restaurants and bars that existed. But man, time sure changes everything – and it hasn’t even been that long. I had heard of Vogel Street when I was a student, but there was nothing really happening…

Review: La Rumbla

  La Rumbla is a tapa style restaurant tucked away on the main street of Arrowtown. It is vibrant, modern and fun-feeling. The staff are all extremely knowledgeable about the food and drink which they are serving, which is always a good thing. My boyfriend and his family had always spoken so highly of La…