Review: Mister D

Mister D (7 Tennyson Street, Napier) Mister D has been famous in the area for quite a while now, particularly for its donuts. It was one of the first places in Hawke’s Bay to start selling cinnamon donuts where you inject your flavour of choice with a syringe. Being such a novelty, it caught on…

Review: Rita

Rita (89 Aro Street) Visiting the Aro Valley always leaves me pleasantly surprised. There are a number of cute little shops there, ranging from the video shop to the bakery, to the Garage Project Brewery and now to Rita. Rita is brought to us by the lovelies from Nikau Café, and so naturally I went…

Review: The Crab Shack

The Crab Shack (5 Queen’s Wharf) I can see the entrance to the Crab Shack from my desk, and I am always envious of the people who go there for a sunny lunch and spend the afternoon sipping on ciders outside.  For me, it is definitely a place I think of when it is sunny…

The Fork & Tap

The Fork and Tap (51 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown) A cosy little pub in the corner of Arrowtown, how could you go wrong? Everywhere needs somewhere warm to go after a day on the slopes and The Fork and Tap has a pretty good name for itself. Live music each Wednesday night, a massive blackboard with…

Ubud

Ubud had been described to me as Bali’s food capital, so I was pretty enthused to be going there. We were staying in an Air BnB about a 20 minute walk from town, and without scooters it made getting around sometimes inconvenient. We did our best though; and I managed to eat at some pretty…

Plum Cafe

Plum Cafe (103 Cuba Street) One of the few cafes and restaurants on Cuba Street that doesn’t specialise in a particular cuisine, rather it has a focus on producing classic Western food with a side of class. It has a decadent cabinet, a yummy menu, and a kitchen that rivals the size of your broom…

Fujiyama Teppanyaki

Fujiyama Teppanyaki (36 – 38 Taranaki Street) A dining experience like no other. I had never done teppanyaki before, and all I’d heard about it was that they throw food at you so be ready to catch! Fujiyama is on lower Taranaki Street and I have walked past it many a time. When my Mum…

Bran, carrot and walnut muffins

These tasty delights are very easy to whip up and are perfect for those last minute guests. I usually have carrots on hand, and so the only thing I need to make sure I have on hand are bran and walnuts (which is a given if I’ve made muesli in recent weeks). Collect 2 c…

Sterling Woodfire Eatery & Bar

Sterling (101 The Terrace) The owners of Wellington’s Park Hotel made a good decision when they invited the owners of Egmont Street Eatery (everything to do with Egmont Street Eatery is always a good decision!) to operate Sterling, a modern bar and restaurant located on The Terrace, exactly where The Pub used to reside. It’s modern…

Tommy Millions

Tommy Millions (101 Courtenay Place and 142 Featherston Street) Most Wellingtonians have ventured to Tommy Millions after a night out ($5 pieces the size of your face – seems like even more of a bargain after a few drinks too!) and some have even made the trip back sober – both of which are equally…