With more bars, restaurants, and cafes per capita than New York City, Hipster Patrick was spoiled for choice when dining out on his visit to Wellington. Here is a look at a few of the restaurants that shouldn’t be missed.
Duke Carvell’s is one of Wellington’s hidden gems. Swan Lane, in the Cuba precinct, is where you will find this much loved and celebrated eatery. Open for brunch, lunch, then late into the night for dinner and drinks. The evening menu is a selection of smaller tapas dishes which, combined, form a palate of tastes and encourages a very social and communal dining experience.
6 Swan Lane
Logan Brown [pictured above and below. Photos by Nicola Edmonds]
Experience everything you would expect from a leading fine dining restaurant, minus the pretension. Housed in a stunning 1920s banking chamber, Logan Brown is charming without the fuss. Staff pride themselves on knowing a thing or two about what they serve and the menu revolves around fresh local produce, innovation and an extensive list of local and imported wines. Check out the bar – it’s also a saltwater fish tank!
192 Cuba Street
Boulcott St Bistro
Experience a Wellington institution at Boulcott Street Bistro. The food is award-winning, the atmosphere is busy and the service is exceptional.
99 Boulcott Street
Floriditas [pictured at top and below. Photos by Nicola Edmonds]
Floriditas has the old world charm of a stylish and comfortable Parisian cafe/restaurant. Set in the midst of Cuba Street, Floriditas is a relaxed and casual cafe/restaurant with staff that take pleasure in presenting a seasonal menu of simple and delicious food sourced from the finest suppliers both local and around New Zealand.
161 Cuba Street