213 Cuba Street Dunlop Terrace, Wellington, NZ, 6011
- Phone: (64) 4 3852153
- Fax: (64) 4 3828873x
This venue has an eclectic range of food that will satisfy most tastes. Situated on the lower level of the historic Old Bank Arcade, Mezzini's is an ideal place to take a breath between shops or simply savour a taste of yesteryear in one of Wellington's landmark buildings. Open for breakfast, all day snacks, lunch or simply a glass of wine. Lunches are reasonably priced and include Italian style pasta, gourmet focaccia and sandwiches. The wine bar selection is extensive. This spot opens at 7a daily.
Well-known Wellington priest and culinary expert, Father Des Britten, recommends it any time. The dark wood interior, crowded tables, waiters in white aprons, split-levels and indoor and outdoor seating are reminiscent of a classic Paris bistro. Attracts mainly a professional crowd. Lunch and dinner meals include a good range of flavorsome grills and salads. Beautifully baked goodies, to eat in or takeaway, are also produced. Licensed. Open from Monday to Friday from 7.30am.
Stylish cafe serving excellent coffee to both corporate clients and those with time to leisurely read the paper. Strong coffee will get your day off to a good start, accompany it at lunch with Italian style snacks such as panini and foccacia, muffins and rolls. Decor is understated and contemporary and the big windows open onto the paved street making it a pleasantly breezy place on a summer's day.
This top-class restaurant, situated in an 1870s colonial house, exudes an intimate, relaxed and friendly ambience. Spacious but intimate dining and bar facilities are offered, as well as an attic room suitable for small private functions. The distinguished à la carte menu features fresh seasonal foods with a French influence. Delicious main entrees such as 'Pan Roasted Fillet Steak with Pomme Frites' and 'Bearnaise Sauce' are available. There is a quality wine list and full bar. Evening seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For specific timings check the website or call ahead.
This restaurant , located inside the Intercontinental Wellington, sets the standard for fine meals, relaxed dining, truly impeccable service, fabulous food presentation and attention to detail. Chameleon is a good spot for families, wining and dining clients, or simply a quick afternoon tea or coffee. Enjoy the airy, spacious feel created by floor to ceiling windows and mellow wood and autumn shades. At Chameleon varied menus are available featuring something new and exotic almost everyday. Light lunches include everyone's favorite Caesar Salad and fish and meat preparations. Their extensive wine list includes fine labels taht make great accompaniments with your meal. Check website for further details.
Dockside is a quality seafood restaurant, in a converted wooden warehouse. It is uniquely positioned on the waterfront for relaxed indoor and outdoor dining. It is crowded on Friday nights with after-work drinkers. Try the fresh seafood like salmon and whitebait cooked to perfection with New Zealand flair. The restaurant also has a well-stocked bar and an excellent New Zealand-focused wine list.
Shed 5 is a stylish upmarket seafood restaurant and bar situated in a painstakingly restored wharf woodshed built in 1888. Enjoy the seascapes from the big windows and the spacious wood surroundings. There is a formal dining section frequented by corporate types, a café, bar and outdoor waterfront seating. The extensive menu and quality cooking, with an emphasis on New Zealand seafood, is highly regarded. Fabulous Thai Fishcakes and seasonal whitebait are treats not to be missed.
Sip on some delightful cocktail or sink into some scrumptious lunch or a light tapas meal at Concrete Bar & Restaurant. Situated right in the heart of the Central Business District, the scenic beauty around the venue contributes to the relaxed atmosphere. Drop in for a rejuvenating after-work drink or anytime throughout the day for a power-lunch or meal. Whichever your reason, the Concrete Bar & Restaurant is just about the perfect place to unwind. The restaurant is open on weekdays from 11:30am till late.
This established stylish inner city cafe on a busy intersection near Civic Square is always full. Perhaps because of its low-key decor, attractive bar, and pleasant indoor and outdoor seating. It is frequented by a varied crowd including students, families, suits, travellers, and other city dwellers who appreciate the reasonably priced lunches, wine by the bottle or glass, affordable all day snacks, mellow music and central location. From Thursdays to Fridays, this spot opens at 7:30a, while on weekends it opens at 9a.
This two story Malaysian espresso restaurant has a reputation for great food at reasonable prices. Wooden floors, exposed concrete walls painted a warm yellow, wood and brick characterize this casual but stylish restaurant. It is a great place for outdoor dining on the balcony over busy Willis Street on a balmy evening. Serves a range of Malaysian favorites such Coconut rice: Nasi Kandar and some interesting and less well known dishes like Goat Curry.
For a taste of the throbbing music scene of Wellington, head to the Ruby Lounge. This lively and vibrant bar/lounge promises to be a place where various artists, both from the region and beyond, play varying genres of music. Of course, the variety is not restricted to the performances. The drinks and food also offer decent range of options. The menu is the masterpiece of chef Clive Goodger, who has the experience of working even in five star hotels. The lounge is also open to bookings for special events and even provides catering services. For more information please see the website.
Despite its name this central city bar is mainly a restaurant. Chef Yen Soo travels regularly to Malaysia to keep abreast of contemporary culinary developments. The long, narrow room with bright friendly atmosphere attracts a business clientele for lunch and mixed-age patrons in the evening. Licensed with a wide choice of meals from an eight-page menu. Try the Tofu Goreng, a delicious fish curry, a traditional Laska or Nasi Pular (bundles of rice wrapped in banana skins).