While visiting New Zealand’s first city, it is safe to say that connoisseurs will fall in love with Wellington’s culinary treasures that are hard to miss. Heaven for epicures with an appetite for culinary adventure, Wellington is famed for its great coffee and food. With a blend of culture, heritage, arts and entertainment, the Windy City has a lot to offer to travellers.
The World on a Salver
Embark on a food tour in Wellington and enjoy a delicious range of local and famed multicultural foods from premium chocolate to exclusive Maori Hangi meals. Renowned for its flourishing cafe scene, there are more than 300 cafés throughout the city, reputedly more per capita than New York City. Offering cuisines from around the world – Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Lebanese, Vietnamese and Mexican among others – you name it and supreme authentic food is served on a platter. Malaysian food is surprisingly popular, and widely available. Satay Palace is the perfect place to sample light on the pocket Malay food that leaves your taste buds hungry for more.
Taste the Flavour of Wellington
New Zealand is known for one of the best sea food restaurants around the world. The Ortega Fish Shack, which you can drive to after a long day of taking in Wellington’s geographical splendour, will leave you spellbound. Vegetarians need not be disappointed as they can savour the amazing Italian flavours offered at Fratelli nestled on Blair Street.
The best mode to take in the sights of this city is by doing as the locals do. Hop into a Hertz car rental and drive around town enjoying the aroma of coffee and freshly baked goodies along the way. A quick ride to Cuba Street offers a slice of bohemia and boutique shopping along with some of the best coffee at Floriditas. One can conveniently dump all their baggage in the top of the range 4WD rental and walk into Muse on Allen or Two Souls Bistro for a supreme menu of European food whenever hunger strikes. Logan Brown Restaurant is another gorgeous gem serving French, British and European food. Locals swear by their food and drink options, making it the most popular resto-bar in town.
New Zealand’s capital is home to a legendary coffee culture. The four winners of New Zealand’s best restaurant in the last five years are also located in the city. Along with a never ending appetite for new cafes, restaurants, bars and celebrated favourites, Wellington has all the ingredients of a true culinary capital.