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Easter markets

by Heather C April 14, 2014

Here are the YES’s and NO’s for the usual Wellington markets over Easter if you fancy a wander and inhale or imbibe: YES’s: Frank Kitts underground craft market on Saturday Porirua and Hutt Riverside markets on Saturday Hill Street Farmers market on Saturday The Fringe Markets in Allen Street on Saturday Harbourside market on Sunday […]

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Sweeties for your sweetie…

by Heather C March 29, 2014

As if Easter coming isn’t enough (I hear the cinnamon bunnies at Bohemein are hopping out the door again), we now have more sweet deliciousness on offer around the city. Firstly the new venture on Featherston Street in the old Capri space – Louis Sergeant Sweet Couture.  By (you’ll never guess…) Louis Sergeant, the until-recently […]

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Reviewing the review: Veni Vedi Vici

by The Masked Barfly March 19, 2014

Wellington has one daily newspaper, and that newspaper has one restaurant critic, who certainly has his own… distinctive style. The Fly has decided that David Burton needs some accountability. We’re giving him his own series. The review from March 14  David Burton is more worldly than you: 5/5 “Veni Vidi Vici may easily roll off the […]

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A ginger latte, other Eva-Leeds tipples and Caffeination

by Heather C March 16, 2014

Six Barrel Soda is a semi-regular stop and there I recently found a ginger latte (their ginger syrup with hot latte milk), with or without a shot of coffee.  You probably do have to be a ginger fan, but it was rather delicious and autumnal.  I also spied a new rhubarb syrup and then after […]

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Reviewing the review: The Canteen

by The Masked Barfly March 12, 2014

Wellington has one daily newspaper, and that newspaper has one restaurant critic, who certainly has his own… distinctive style. The Fly has decided that David Burton needs some accountability. We’re giving him his own series. The review: The Canteen – much more than a greasy spoon David Burton is better than you: 4/5 “Although he […]

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A solo date with the mob

by Joanna March 11, 2014

Have you been reading Solo Date City? This anonymous blogger is eating her way around Wellington alone, writing gorgeously about both the experience and the feelings that propelled her to that restaurant in the first place. I love to eat brunch or even lunch by myself, but dinner not so much, so tonight I took […]

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Reviewing the review: Flight Hangar

by The Masked Barfly March 10, 2014

Wellington has one daily newspaper, and that newspaper has one restaurant critic, who certainly has his own… distinctive style. The Fly has decided that David Burton needs some accountability. Welcome to this new series. What review: David Burton on The Hangar David Burton is better than you: 3/5 “Yet despite our enduring Kiwi attachment to […]

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Fix and Fogg, Wooden Spoons and Little Black Devils…

by Heather C February 17, 2014

Some more Wellington artisan products now all available under one roof at Moore Wilson for your tasting pleasure, and more well deserved chocolate accolades for Bohemein fresh chocolates (long time provider at MW). (Detective) Fix and (Phileas) Fogg (around the world in eighty days anyone?) peanut butter might provide the first serious local contender against […]

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Dessert anyone?

by Heather C February 2, 2014

I’ve been thinking about the fabulous desserts I’ve had in recent times around Wellington (prompted by another couple of really good inhalings over the weekend). I think we’re pretty spoilt with the number and variety of options frankly. Some that stick in my mind (and I do confess to eating a few, so these truly […]

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Grab yer kilt…

by Heather C January 20, 2014

A little birdie told me there’s a Scottish degustation sometime in the near future at the Copthorne Oriental’s One80 restaurant. So a bit of digging around uncovered the menu and price (here) and the date (this Saturday 25th January). Cock-a-leekie soup, haggis, neeps, shortbread and clootie dumplings, just to name a few delights.  All matched […]

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