XuXu Dumpling Bar

XuXu Dumpling Bar (Corner of Galway and Commerce Streets) Talk about a secret little hideaway. This place is in such a central location, yet it is such an easy place to miss. Right across the road from the Britomart Train Station, it makes for not just a delicious stop, but a convenient stop – especially…

The Old Quarter

The Old Quarter (39 Dixon Street) As a massive lover of Mr Go’s and Chow, I was always destined to be a fan of The Old Quarter. Named after the Old Quarter in Hanoi, the menu is exciting, innovative and certainly ‘modern’ Vietnamese. The chef has come from 16 years at Chow, so you can…

Gili Trawangan

Getting to Gili T (as it’s more fondly known) is pretty easy, even if it feels time consuming. Most places you visit in Bali assume that visiting the Gili islands will be on your itinerary somewhere, and can suggest, and even organise, your means of transport. Our hostel in Canggu organised ours. It was pretty…

The Barrio Brothers

The Barrio Brothers (100 Maunganui Road) A festive wee spot in the heart of Mt Maunganui, The Barrio Brothers serves up some delicious food and clearly has a good time doing it. The staff are all super friendly; they all seem to love working there! There is also so many of them working at any given…

La Boca Loca

La Boca Loca (19 Park Road, Miramar) Mexican is always a bit of fun, and La Boca Loca is no different. Located out of the CBD, I was more than happy to escape to Miramar in order to try somewhere new. With plenty of on street parking, it’s not even a pain if you have…

J & M Cocktail Bar

J & M Cocktail Bar (1 Angel Place) Our adventure to J & M occurred entirely by accident, but was one of the highlights of our trip! Whilst we were waiting for a table to become free at Jamie’s Italian, we ambled around looking for somewhere that we could indulge in a cheeky drink. The…

O Bar and Dining

O Bar and Dining (Level 47 Australia Square, 264 George Street) Admittedly I did not eat here, we only came here for drinks. And admittedly I did not partake in the consumption of alcoholic beverages – rather I was just drinking mocktails. But by golly, these were delicious! The O Bar can only be described as…

Mexico

      Mexico (41 Dixon Street) This place rocks; every time is a guaranteed good time. The menu is fun, fresh and exciting, and the atmosphere is exactly the same – if not better. Choose your drink: the margarita menu has something for everyone (I kid you not, there is at least 10 different flavours)…

Matterhorn

Matterhorn (106 Cuba Street) Matterhorn screams sophistication and elegance. Arrive through the long mystical tunnel, and choose to enter the bar or the restaurant. It spreads far and wide, and even has a cute little courtyard. The drinks menu is exquisite; from the pages and pages of cocktails to the enormous arrays of whiskeys, ports and other spirits….

A bite-size piece of WOAP!

This time last year I was relatively new to Wellington and when WOAP 2015 came about I was seriously caught off guard. So many events to go, not many tickets left and even less money to fund the situation. But this year I was ready. By the time tickets came on sale I had already…