Bethel Woods

Bethel Woods (73 The Terrace) Not a bad spot for a catch up with friends. Or a post-work drink. Or a quiz night. Actually, Bethel Woods has a fair bit going for it! It has a super cool buzz, with its southern American decor down pat, a cute rooftop bar upstairs, and plenty going on…

Fried Chicken

Who doesn’t love fried chicken? Like, seriously. Fried chicken done well is absolutely one of my favourite foods, but admittedly fried chicken done bad can be pretty rank. Around Wellington town I have scouted out some of my favourite places to find fried chicken, but I have always been slightly tentative about making it myself….

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…

Amigos

Amigos (Hardware Lane) Hardware Lane plays host to a few different restaurants, and a number of different cuisines. Amigos is located nearer the Lonsdale Street end of Hardware Lane, basically opposite Max on Hardware (see earlier post). Our waitress was lovely, she was always there when we needed her, but she wasn’t one of those…

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…

Soft Tacos with Mexican Fish (and all the garnishings)

After a recent fishing trip in Hawkes Bay, we returned to Wellington with a stack of fish. Fish and chips go down a treat, but after a few days of this I thought it would be nice to mix it up a bit. The core of this recipe is adapted from New Zealand’s very own…

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)…

Pan de Muerto

Pan de Muerto (82 Tory Street) Who said Mexican?! Yum, yet another Mexican restaurant to add to Wellington’s lineup. It’s big, spacious, and has a cliche but classy Mexican decor. The frozen margaritas are a must; order ’em by the jug I say! I think the meals are quite expensive (especially for Mexican) but the…

Depot Eatery

Depot Eatery (86 Federal Street) I was beyond excited when I was presented with an opportunity to visit this treasure of Al Browns. It was definitely my first experience at an oyster bar, and it was such a tasty experience that I know it won’t be  my last. Depot doesn’t take reservations, so when we arrived…