Participating Bars & Restaurants
Ancestral - 31-33 Courtenay Place, Wellington
Ancestral we showcase the marriage of Chinese culinary traditions & philosophy with a contemporary approach, combined with a wide range of wines from old world to new world, we specialise in natural, organic and Bio-dynamic wines.
Avida Bar - 132 Featherston St
We are are not Spanish. We are Spanish-ish. We are inspired by the tapas culture of Spain. We support local - and we love pinot noir.
Basque Rooftop Bar - 8 Courtenay Place
Basque is a rooftop tapas bar based on the eating and drinking style of the bustling gastronomic towns of Northern Spain. Soak up the atmosphere on the rooftop or in the main bar, and feast on a mouthwatering range of tapas and pizza, craft beer, wines or the house specialty, sangria.
Beach Babylon - 232 Oriental Parade
Beach Babylon is a retro beachside café and restaurant, open for brunch, lunch & dinner, seven days, sunrise to sunset. We serve Havana coffee, a great range of NZ craft beers, tiki cocktails and local wines. Dine outside or in, with free parking on Wellington’s most beautiful street.
Boulcott Street Bistro - 99 Boulcott St, Te Aro
Now in its 25th year, Boulcott Street Bistro brings a thoughtfully chosen menu, pairing classic dishes with local wines to present the best our region has to offer. In relaxed surroundings with crisp white table cloths and glistening wine glasses, our friendly team warmly welcome you and your friends.
Capitol Bistro - 10 Kent Terrace, Wellington
Capitol’s food is fresh, pure and uncluttered. The menu is classical Italian in style but is strongly seasonal and designed to take full advantage of local NZ produce and influences. Capitol's constantly highly awarded, and offers a warm, bustling dining room with an focused wine list and cellar.
Charley Noble Eatery & Bar - 1 Post Office Square
At Charley Noble we showcase local ingredients, natural wine, craft beer and award winning cocktails. The menu is wood-fired influenced, catering for every taste. Enjoy ringside seats to watch cooking over the firepits, or choose the freshest ingredients from the raw bar.
Chow - 45 Tory Street
Fresh, fast & free range! Chow is open from noon until midnight every day serving Asian fusion cuisine in a relaxed, modern environment. Vegetarian & vegan friendly with gluten & dairy free options and a mouthwatering low calorie cocktail list.
CoCo at The Roxy - 5 Park Road, Miramar
In the heart of Wellington’s creative district, CoCo at The Roxy is the essence of 1930s cinema glamour. The elegantly cosy setting is matched only by the exquisite modern international cuisine and daring cocktail menu.
Coene's Bar & Eatery - 103 Oriental Pde, Oriental Bay
Eat, drink and socialise with the best view in Wellington at Coene's Bar & Eatery , located in Wellington’s iconic RPNYC. Enjoy their menu inspired by cuisines around the world made with only the freshest New Zealand ingredients.
Cuckoo Cocktail Emporium - Steamship Building, North Queens Wharf, 57 Customhouse Quay
Hidden gem on the waterfront, a great drinks selection and an interior that will get your nostalgia going. All wrapped up with outstanding coffee.
Dockside Restaurant & Bar - Shed 3, Queens Wharf
Dockside Restaurant & Bar is situated in the heart of Queens Wharf, and is one of Wellington’s iconic establishments. Housed in a historic waterfront shed there are stunning views from all four sides and a maritime theme throughout the restaurant. Plenty of glass poured Pinot Noirs too!
Egmont St. Eatery - 11 Egmont St, Te Aro
Egmont St. Eatery is a hidden gem nestled in a private central city laneway. The menus feature modern interpretations of classic dishes, with a strong focus on fresh local produce and big flavours, and great selection of craft beer, cocktails and wines to compliment.
Field & Green - 262 Wakefield Street, Te Aro
Field & Green is an eatery in the heart of Wellington city’s Courtenay Quarter, offering ‘european soul food' and beverages to match. We create evocative dishes inspired by European influences that delivers robust flavours full of personality. Our menu changes weekly.
Five & Dime - 245 Cuba Street, Te Aro
Nestled in the vibrant hub of upper Cuba Street, Five and Dime serves dishes that are a modern take on international cuisine from the streets of the greatest cities in the world.
Five Boroughs - 4 Roxburgh St, Mount Victoria
Where the ‘Big Apple’ meets the ‘Coolest Little Capital in the World’. Classic burgers, hot deli sandwiches, bottomless single origin filter coffee, all day breakfast, and handcrafted shakes.
Fork & Brewer - 20a Bond Street
Bubbling away at the top of stairs is Fork & Brewer home of Fork Brewing, which is dedicated to celebrating the fabulous contrasts & reinforcements produced by marrying great craft beer and the finest wine with imaginatively prepared dishes.
Fratelli - 13-15 Blair St
At Fratelli the concept is Fresh Italian. It takes bits of the old traditional Italian cooking styles and assembles them with new modern ideas, with a menu that changes seasonally ensuring only the freshest ingredients are used. Fratelli specialises in 100% homemade pasta, gnocchi, risotto & pizza.
Golding's Free Dive - 5G/14 Leeds Street
Situated down the ever changing Hannah's Laneway, Golding's pays tribute to the dive bars of America and the free houses of Europe, bringing together the best of it all in a colourful, unique and friendly neighbourhood bar. We are little but we have big ideas and good taste. Come say hi.
Grill Meats Beer - 227 Cuba St
Grill Meats Beer serve delicious food designed to go well with great beer and wine. Expect an awesome vibe, local craft beer and a great dining theatre courtesy of an awesome open kitchen.
Hillside Kitchen & Cellar - 241 Tinakori Road, Thorndon
In the city, but away from the rat race, Hillside Kitchen & Cellar is a deli by day and restaurant by night, celebrating modern multicultural New Zealand through local produce.
Hippopotamus Restaurant & Cocktail Bar - 90 Cable street
Indulge in the art of fine dining at Hippopotamus Restaurant and Cocktail Bar with a French menu designed by Executive Chef, Laurent Loudeac while revelling in views of Wellington harbour.
HUSK - 62 Ghuznee Street
Hidden down an alley off Ghuznee Street, HUSK is Wellingtons latest offering in the vibrant bar and eatery scene. Follow the magical lighting to be led to a beautiful space which opens up to expose an eatery, bar, coffee roastery and brewery. Immerse yourself in a sensory experience!
Little Beer Quarter - 6 Edward St, Te Aro
Little Beer Quarter is tucked away in the Edward St Precinct. LBQ pours the best of the best from NZ's craft beer scene, cider and New Zealand wines. Match your beverage of choice to our speciality pizzas, tasting plates and seasonal, gastro-pub style fare.
Logan Brown - 192 Cuba St
Proud to be part of Wellington’s community for 20 years Logan Brown is a renowned premium fun dining institution. Always evolving its contemporary New Zealand cuisine but constantly serving up genuine friendly kiwi hospitality. Equally popular for a drink in the bar, a quick lunch or a long dinner.
Noble Rot - 6 Swan Lane, Te Aro
Offering over 500 wines, including 60 by the glass, Noble Rot aims to tell the story of wine without pretentiousness. A welcoming space for novices, enthusiasts and experts alike. A place to share wine and enjoy good food.
Olive - 170-172 Cuba st
Olive is located in the heart of Cuba St, Wellington’s wonderful, infamous & bohemian Street. We serve quality hand made food for breakfast, lunch & dinner. For our food we honour the seasons and choose quality ingredients from as close to home as possible.
One80 Restaurant - Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay, 100 Oriental Parade
Crafting indigenous flavours of New Zealand with Indian, French & international tastes of the world we source only the finest seasonal ingredients and freshest local market produce from boutique local Suppliers. Enjoy your Dining Experience at One80° Restaurant with “Views to Dine for”.
Ortega Fish Shack - 16 Majoribanks St, Mt Victoria
Ortega Fish Shack serves fabulously fresh seafood in a relaxed and casual atmosphere with great service and a terrific beer and wine list. Our philosophy is rooted in a genuine and life-long love of food, wine and good times around the table. Reservations recommended.
Pravda - 107 Customhouse Quay, Wellington
Located in the heart of the city, Pravda Cafe offers up a wide variety of fresh worldly dishes you would expect of a busy modern bistro.
Shed 5 Restaurant and Bar - Queens Wharf
Shed 5 prides itself on friendly service, innovative menu engineered to include the freshest seafood and seasonal produce that New Zealand has to offer. The food is matched by an extensive wine list. This is brought together in the ambience of this warm, rustic historical building on the waterfront.
Shepherd Restaurant - 5 Eva Street
Tucked away down Wellington's bustling Hannah's Laneway, Shepherd Restaurant's vision is to provide locally sourced and ethical ingredients served in an informal but exceptional dining experience alongside a thoughtful and focused beverage selection.
Slim Davey's - 18 Majoribanks St, Mt Victoria
Slim Davey’s Friendly Neighbourhood Saloon has a large and exciting beverage list with 6 beers on tap and I think it’s fair to say “not the worst food in town.
Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant - 39 Abel Smith Street
For over 165 years, our place here in Te Aro has been a favourite meeting place for locals. A space to relax, wine, dine, dance or enjoy a coffee - The Cross has something for everyone.
St Johns Bar and Restaurant - 5 Cable Street
St Johns Bar at 5 Cable Street in Wellingtons CBD is a bar and restaurant within meters of all the action of Pinot 2017.
Sterling Woodfire Eatery & Bar - 101 The Terrace
Located in the heart of Wellington's CBD, Sterling Woodfire Eatery & Bar is a comfortable haven to eat, drink and relax. The woodfired oven provides a focal point for the menu & the bar offers a fantastic selection of local and international wines, craft beer and cocktails.
The Black Sparrow - 16 Majoribanks St, Mt Victoria
The Black Sparrow is burrowed under the cinematic happenings of The Embassy, Courtney Place. Our dwellings step back into the cult classic 1930’s, to a literary time when Bukowski drunk and wrote for the Black Sparrow publishing house.
The Black Sparrow is a place for women and gentlemen to enjoy all things aged, twisted and beautiful.
The Bresolin - 278 Willis Street, Te Aro
Born from our love of all things delicious and awesome, The Bresolin is a unique bar, restaurant and courtyard where the good times roll. The restored Edwardian villa offers a mix of modern and classic design, creating stylish surroundings with a friendly and relaxed vibe.
The Library - 53 Courtenay Place
Hidden away upstairs in the heart of Courtenay Place sits The Library. Live music, fun & frivolous cocktails, exquisite & obscure wines, delicious desserts, local craft beers, exceptional cheeses & scrumptious savoury snacks make this a great place to meet with friends, relax & unwind.
The Old Bailey - 101 Lambton Quay
Nestled in the heart of Wellington's CBD we are a stone's throw from Parliament, Westpac Trust Stadium and the railway station. Our bar has best elements out of the traditional 'Kiwi pub' and brought it up to date with current trends.
Thistle Inn - 3 Mulgrave Street
New Zealand’s Iconic treasure, hidden among the corporate world sits NZ's oldest pub. Operating since 1840, discover why Katherine Mansfield and Te Rauparaha the great Maori warrior made the Thistle their local. Fully restored with a toast to the past. great local beverage and produce to match.
Tokeyo - 19 Edward St, Te Aro
Tokeyo is wellingtons newest Japanese bar & restaurant. Set in the funky back street of Edward street, come and dine on authentic Japanese food & take in the best Sake or Japanese Whisky. Tokeyo is the place to hear great tunes, eat great food and the witness the best in modern Japanese hospitality.
WBC - Upstairs, 107 Victoria St
WBC food is fragrant, flavoursome and fresh. The menu focuses on seasonal and local ingredients, especially seafood, and delves into classical world cuisines. The fresh seafood bar features Wellington’s largest range of local oysters and shell-fish, and a small, eclectic wine list.
Whitebait - 1 Clyde Quay Wharf
Whitebait celebrates the best seasonal, local produce and New Zealand seafood – we focus on the freshest ingredients, cooked simply, using our Josper charcoal fired oven. The only embellishments are provided naturally – with a relaxing interior and spectacular views across the Wellington Waterfront.
Zibibbo - 25 Taranaki St, Te Aro
Mediterranean restaurant Zibibbo serves classic flavour combinations using modern cooking techniques. The wine list created by French Sommelier Stephan Michel features NZ and International wines, especially from France. Winner of Dine Wellington '15, and Entertainment Guide Best Restaurant 2016.