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Review: Woop Balance meal

by Guest October 5, 2018

Remember when we reviewed My Food Bag a bunch of years ago? We got approached by another company, and offered one meal. Unfortunately, they sent us shrimp. Have I mentioned lately in every single food review that I’m allergic to shellfish? Luckily I found a taker to make the dinner instead. Thanks Megan, take it […]

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WOAP 2018: Forage Kitchen + Bar

by Jess July 27, 2018

I’ve lived in central Wellington for more than five years and had no idea there was a hotel on The Terrace behind Willis Street, nestled just over a dark residential hill. The more you know.  A few weeks back, I got to sample the WOAP festival menu of the hotel restaurant, Forage Kitchen + Bar, […]

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Dinner at Giddy-Up

by Alan October 15, 2016

The Wellingtonista got invited along to try out some of the dishes and have a beer at the Giddy-Up Mussel Bar, tucked away on Manners Street opposite Arty Bees bookshop. It sounded like a nice place to try out for a Friday evening dinner, so I took up the invitation and went there with my […]

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Kristmas knack

by Sue Tyler November 14, 2013

There is only 40 days till christmas. See did i scare you? i scared myself looking up that one, but it’s also why I’m a little relieved that Kristmas knack is on this Saturday November 16th. Because it gives a girl a chance to go shopping for christmas presents, but it’s still far away enough from […]

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Birthdays, beer and burgers

by Heather C October 28, 2013

I hope you all had wonderful long weekends (or at least parts of it if having to work). So many memorable eats and drinks this week, I’ll try and be succinct. But what a wonderful reminder of the diversity and opportunities in Wellington City. Matterhorn are having their 50th birthday celebrations over the next month, […]

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More smart youngsters

by Heather C October 21, 2013

I’ve been away this weekend, so not too much to report about what’s been eating in the city other than it’s Matterhorn’s 50th birthday month (yep I was a bit slow cottoning onto that one), the Bureau is open on the Terrace (prior Liquidate folks), and Charley Noble is up and running (check out more […]

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Visiting old friends…

by Heather C October 14, 2013

I feel like I’ve been visiting old friends this week, while I wait for some new ones to arrive. A Deluxe cafe cookie, a Nikau brunch, a Zibibbo platter, and a Capitol breakfast (can you tell it was a teenage-free weekend??). My cookie at Deluxe was enlivened by an interesting discussion with a fellow customer […]

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A new bru, whisky scones and L’Affaire au Chocolat

by Heather C October 7, 2013

The old Fringe Bar on the corner of Vivian and Cuba has morphed into Bru on Cuba. Calling it a craft beer bar would be a bit of an overstatement (albeit pleasant enough with dark wood decor and leather couches), it places comfortably in the chill out/sports bar space, with Boundary Road and Scottish Brew […]

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Tom Yum, frangipane and seafood chowder

by Heather C September 30, 2013

What’s featuring in my memory this week? Tom Yum sweet and sour soup from Thai Chef, Canteen’s shellfish bouillabaisse and pear and frangipane tart, and Rach’s seafood chowder at the City Market. Over a group catchup, we decided the Tom Yum sweet and sour soup at Thai Chef was ideal for a sore throat (and […]

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Tequila, sangria and ugali

by Heather C September 23, 2013

I haven’t really spent the whole week at bars, but Tequila Joe’s and Avida were both on the agenda this week, as was the new Afrika on Cambridge Terrace (formerly the Moroccan Casablanca). Tequila Joe’s is in the former Shinobi Sushi premises on Vivian Street near the corner of Tory; the result of a Detroit […]

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