Review: Pronto Burgers

Pronto Burgers and Cafe (Shop 7/1 Marine Parade, Tower 2) Every town needs a local burger joint, and the one at the Mount exceeds all expectations. It is in a prime location, it’s cheap and it’s delicious. Regularly featuring on TripAdvisor’s best “cheap eats’ it was somewhere that I knew I needed to get to,…

Review: Coco’s Bar and Grill

Coco’s Bar and Grill (18 Willeston Street) Oh Wellington CBD area is in SUCH need of a local haunt. I was excited to see Bruhaus close (it was so dark and dingy feeling, just not my cup of tea) and had such high hopes for its successor. Coco’s changed the decor a bit, vamped up…

Goldmine

Goldmine (171 Willis Street) Prepare yourself for a somewhat mixed review. I think my high expectations are what let me down, because overall I suppose you could say the place was pretty good. Owned by the masters at Lamason, Goldmine is yet another CBD venture that has recently opened its doors. It has a very…

Kobe (Millbrook Resort)

Kobe (Millbrook Resort, Malaghans Road) Millbrook Resort is such a perfect getaway. With everything from golf courses (yes, plural), tennis courts, cafes and restaurants, a gym and pool, function facilities – it really is a one-stop shop. Although I haven’t spent much time there other than at the gym, tennis court and driving range, I can…

Cafe Hanoi

Cafe Hanoi (Commerce Street) Cafe Hanoi is in a great location; tucked away in the Excelsior Building right down in the heart of Britomart. It’s extremely inconspicuous; it would be too easy to walk straight past and not realise you had done so, if not for the Cafe Hanoi sign on the front door. It’s…

La Bella Italia

La Bella Italia (10 Nevis Street, Petone) Yum, yum, yum, this place has the goods! People had told me that it was a good place to visit out in Petone, but I never really paid any attention until we spontaneously decided to go. This place is seriously awesome! It was like a big Italian warehouse,…

Wellington on a Plate 2017

Wellington on a Plate 2017: boy that sure rolled around fast. This year, my focus was more on burgers than the events, although I did make a trip to Jano to experience their Dine Menu (as the Festival Dish winners last year, it felt rude not to!). Below is a brief summary of the eight…

Rata

Rata (43 Ballarat Street, Queenstown) Over the last year or so, I have developed a real appreciation for fine dining. I love the opportunity to eat food that I know has been put together by people with the knowledge and flair needed to create really interesting and well balanced food. Good chefs have a knack…

Orleans

There are just so many dining options in Auckland nowadays, that I have to make a real effort to eat somewhere new each time I visit else I would never even make a dent on the ever-growing culinary scene (I think I barely do anyway!). Orleans is located just moments from Queen’s Wharf and Queen…

Café Polo

Café Polo (82 – 84 Rotherham Terrace, Miramar) All I knew of Café Polo was that it was supposed to have great bacon and eggs. A visit to Weta Workshop (which is incredible by the way) provided the perfect excuse to eat out this way, and I am so glad we did. I had to…