Tastes of Wellington that will leave you hungry for more
From excellent eateries to the people behind the plates, find out why Wellington's burgeoning food scene makes the city one of the best places to eat and drink in NZ.
- May 2018
8am: Breakfast at Olive
Start the day in the best way possible: with a lavish eggs Benedict and your choice of brekky cocktail at Olive.
10am: Stop at the Museum of New Zealand/Te Papa Tongarewa
The national museum, features an enormous permanent collection to check out, including the awesome earthquake house, at Te Papa.
12pm: Lunch at Prefab
Enter this light-filled, rustic-style hall and be assailed by the aroma of fresh, house-made pastries and breads at Prefab. On the rotating menu, think laden seasonal salads, home-style pies and lavish sandwiches – all complemented nicely by a glass of local wine. There’s also a “bottomless” coffee option on offer, made from house-roasted beans.
2pm: Walk it off
Take in panoramic views of the city, harbour and suburbs from Mount Victoria lookout, the end point of a 25-minute trek through bushland from the mountain’s base.
3pm: Visit the Weta Workshop,
A 45-minute tour of Weta Workshop gives you a behind-the-scenes look at award-winning creative design and effects, from outstanding work on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies to The Chronicles of Narnia and Godzilla.
6pm: Relax at the waterfront
Back in the city, recline on beanbags at Karaka Café with a New Zealand-brewed beer or cider in hand and take in the view over the waterfront lagoon.
8pm: Enjoy a leisurely dinner at Havana Bar
Begin a sweet, smoky and spicy food journey with a cocktail and classic Spanish bites in the bar at Havana. Move across to the vibrant restaurant for the tasty tapas menu and dine alongside zealous chefs at work in the open kitchen.
11pm: Wander along Courtenay Place
After dinner, Courtenay Place is the plate to go for bars, clubs and late-night dining options in the heart of Wellington’s nightlife.