Italiano in zee capital

It goes without saying that Italian is one of my favourite cuisines. Even living in Italy for 6 months didn’t put me off; in fact I think I grew to love it even more. Pizza would be one of my favourite inventions ever (yes, even with pineapple); I love everything on the spectrum from fancy…

Brunching my way round Wellington CBD

One of the best things about living in Wellington is the absolute endless supply of yummy brunch places to visit. As a chronic sufferer of choice paralysis, I like to have a list at the ready – just to ensure I am well prepared in any brunch situation. My personal opinion is that brunching on…

Cafes in the inner city

Working in the CBD means I have ample opportunity to seek out various coffee spots and lunch at different cafes. Not all are good, but here are some that are certainly worth going to: Neo: being so close to where I work, my friends and I frequent Neo often for a) breakfast, b) coffee, c)…

Newtown, Wellington: so much to love!

Moving out to Newtown was one of the best decisions I have ever made while living in Wellington. Although it was an easy decision (because that is where my boyfriend was living) there have been very few times that I have regretted it – and all of those times occur when the weather is shite…

Asian fusion, get in my belly!

There are SO many delicious Asian places around town it would be hard to get through them all. I’ve made a wee note of some of my favourites (some more authentic than fusion) that I would recommend form the basis of any must-eat-at list! Apache’s slogan ‘When Hanoi met Paris’ is pretty accurate in this particular…

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…