Have a very special experience at Hiakai. © Johnny Hendrikus

Eat and drink your way around Wellington City


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Wellington City is well-known as a gastronome’s nirvana. 

With a stellar collection of superb cafés and restaurants, most within easy walking distance, plus an abundance of boutique brew bars, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

But if you head off the main routes you can discover some of the city’s tastiest spots.

Have a very special experience sampling world-class Māori cuisine at Hiakai, try the creative desserts at Shepherd, enjoy cheap and cheerful New Orleans-style cooking at Sweet Mother’s Kitchen or visit the unique Te Aro Wine – a winery right in the heart of the city.

For beer aficionados, seek out the upstairs custom-built brewery at Fork & Brewer, or the back alley retro vibes and the incredible range of Little Beer Quarter.

From fine dining to creative coffee and craft beer, Wellington City is bristling with options that cater to all tastes and budgets.  

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