Cuisine Good Food Guide : 2015
62 Cuisine good food guide WELLINGTON ancestral 31-33 Courtenay Place, City, ph: 04-801 8867 mod-chinese food, a moody vibe and great cocktails. annaM* 125 featherston st, City, ph: 04-499 5530 Laidback but chic Vietnamese eatery with a great wine list. boulcott street bistro 99 Boulcott st, City, ph: 04-499 4199 classic city haunt with French-influenced dishes. cafe polo Cnr Para st and rotherham Terrace, miramar, ph: 04-380 7273 Friendly, casual bistro serving a smart, well-executed menu. cicio cacio 167 riddiford st, newtown, ph: 04-380 1100 a warm, inviting Italian osteria, with lovely, humble food. cobar 612 marine drive, days Bay, ph: 04-562 8882 original, high-end cooking with views of the harbour. also check out cotti cafe next door. Duke carvell’s 3 swan lane, Te aro, ph: 04-385 2240 Dark and atmospheric haunt with some interesting food. fielD & green * 262 Wakefield st, Te aro, ph: 04-384 4992 Produce-focused dishes and a friendly vibe. floriDitas 161 Cuba st, Te aro, ph: 04-381 2212 still a top spot to eat any time of day. fratelli 15 Blair st, Te aro, ph: 04-801 6615 classic Italian dishes including homemade pasta and good pizza. grill Meats beer 227 Cuba st, Te aro, ph: 04-801 8787 Finger lickin’ bar snacks, burgers, meat and craft beer. hillsiDe kitchen & cellar* 241 Tinakori rd, Thorndon, ph: 04-473 7140 Interesting, locally-focused dishes from chef asher boote (the ramen shop). la bella italia 10 nevis st, Petone, ph: 04-566 9303 experience a taste of Italy in this deli, cafe and restaurant. Muse on allen 16 allen st, City, ph: 04-384 1181 an innovative menu and a recently refurbished space. oMbra 199 Cuba st, City, ph: 04-385 3229 Venetian-style small plates in a buzzy room. pravDa 107 Customhouse Quay, City, ph: 04-801 8858 an atmospheric heritage building and global flavours. salty piDgin * 5 Todman st, Brookly, ph: 04-385 9137 Fun bar and bistro with a great line in contemporary food the bresolin 278 Willis st, Te aro, ph: 04-801 5152 a chic space (and a great courtyard) with modern shared plates. WaiMea 1 Waimea rd, Waikanae Beach, Kapiti Coast, ph: 04-293 4240 good food all day, right on the beach. AND ALSO wellington has numerous great cafes, but classics of the canon include Prefab (14 jessie st, te aro, ph: 04-385 2263) and nikau (wellington city art gallery, civic square, ph: 04-801 4168). mARLBOROUGH brancott estate heritage centre 180 Brancott rd, Brancott Vineyard, Blenheim, ph: 03-520 6975 amazing views and an appealing menu. saint clair Cnr rapaura & selmes rd, Blenheim, ph: 03-570 5280 great flavours cooked with flair. Wairau river Cnr sH6 & rapaura rd, Blenheim, ph: 03-572 9800 crowd-pleasing, well cooked food, a friendly vibe and a great outdoor area. Wither hills restaurant 211 new renwick rd, rd2, Blenheim, ph: 03-520 8284 Flavourful bistro-style dishes. AND ALSO head to ritual cafe (10 maxwell rd, blenheim, ph: 03-578 6939) for top coffee and food, plus live music at night. NELSON Mint Dining rooM 20 Harley st, ph: 03-546 7092 a cute cottage and some innovative offerings. the boat sheD 350 Wakefield Quay, ph: 03-546 9783 appealing dishes at this lovely spot right on the water. urban oyster bar & eatery 278 Hardy st, ph: 03-546 7861 a raw bar, local craft beer and great modern shared plates. CHRISTCHURCH/AKAROA @tony’s 2 Waterman Pl, ferrymead, ph: 03-348 5644 a fun atmosphere and good japanese tepanyaki. baMboozle 6 Wakefield ave, sumner, ph: 03-326 7878 Fusion chinese dishes and a friendly vibe in sumner. blooDy Mary’s 30 latimer square, City, ph: 03-943 5937 great-quality beef in a wood- and leather-decorated room. brick farM 172 High st, City, ph: 03-366 5369 eclectic decor and interesting dishes at this innovative inner-city joint. chillingWorth roaD 478 Cranford st, Papanui, ph: 03-352 7784 Fine dining in a plush, intimate space. chinWag eathai 104 Victoria st, City, ph: 03-366 4544 Flavourful thai food, cocktails and a fun, buzzy vibe. civil & naval 16 london st, lyttelton, ph: 03-328 7206 atmospheric tapas bar and restaurant with live music. cook ‘n’ With gas 23 Worcester Boulevard, City, ph: 03-377 9166 Friendly bistro in a heritage building. Dux Dine 28 riccarton rd, riccarton, ph: 03-348 1436 great vegetarian and seafood options in a quirky green villa. fiDDlesticks 48 Worcester Blvd, City, ph: 03-365 0533 an inviting urban hangout with good food for all times of day. Mexicano’s 131 Victoria st, City, ph: 03-365 5330 a fun and buzzy mexican joint. nobanno 1060 ferry rd, ferrymead, ph: 03-943 5970 modern bangladeshi food, including great curries.