Waterfront shenanigans and game night eats

I’m not going to lie; in terms of eating, the area down by the waterfront tends to be pretty average. The majority of it is over-priced, crowded and terrible value for money. The sport loving gal that I am means that over time I have worked my way around a fair few of the restaurants…

Welly’s fine-dining scene

Fine dining would definitely be one of my favourite dining experiences. I love dressing up, I love myself a good degustation or wine pairing and I love the refined techniques and flavours I expect to receive when I at at a place like that. Wellington, as New Zealand’s culinary capital, offers a fair range of…

Weekend getaway: Martinborough

  Martinborough is Wellington’s little slice of paradise. Located just over the Rimutaka Ranges, it only takes about 1 hour 15 minutes to get there but honestly feels like its worlds away. The climates are dramatically different; Martinborough’s dry heat means it is perfect for growing grapes – vineyards are therefore plentiful. Martinborough makes for…

Garage Project Yum Cha

This WOAP event would have to be one of the most highly sought after events, and after missing out on tickets last year there was no way that there was going to be a repeat of that. At least, not if I could help it. Our group was all on board and ready at the…

Welly’s best cheap eats

When you like to eat out as much as I do, life sure can get expensive. It is always nice to have a few places that won’t break the bank up one’s sleeve, and thankfully Wellington being a culinary playground means it lends itself to more than just a few delicious cheap options. Stealing the…

Hannah’s lane-way: Welly’s fave lane-way!

I love lane-ways. Forever and always I have adored exploring the wee alleys and lane-ways of Melbourne, and in the past few years some of Wellington’s lane-ways have finally become the place to be, rather than somewhere to avoid. The best lane-way in Wellington is undeniably the Eva St/Leeds St/Hannah’s factory precinct area, where this…

Newtown: a melting pot of delicious cuisine

These days Newtown is such a playground for good food and drink. I love that so many of my favourite places to eat and drink in Wellington are actually in Newtown, just a short walk away. Seeming Newtown manages to cover such an extraordinary array of cuisines, I have listed some of my favourite restaurants…

Coffee with a side of cake

For a suburb that is actually pretty small, Newtown sure knows how to put up a good brew. Add a sweet treat to that and you’ll find me a very happy customer. Here are some of my favourites: People’s Coffee – 12 Constable Street Minimalist atmosphere and some of Wellington’s finest baristas. Coffee-wise, it is fair-trade…

Review: No 7 Balmac

This little gem sits up on Maori Hill, slightly out of the centre city. The menu has all of the classics (bacon and eggs, french toast, smashed avocado etc) at prices maybe a few dollars more than what you would expect, but with flavours that make the prices palatable. It is pretty big and has…

Review: The Bunker

I love fine dining. I think that across New Zealand, fine dining as a concept has lost favour slightly – in recent years, sharing plates have definitely become more trendy. However, in my opinion there is something special about silver service that is hard to beat – especially because it is usually accompanied by top…