New Zealand’s capital is full of great places to eat and drink with more cafes, bars and restaurants per capita than New York.  Here’s a list to get you started with something for every taste and budget.

Courtenay Place Area Restaurants

RestaurantFood typePriceNotes
Burger FuelBurgers$Lunch and dinner
Tommy MillionsPizza and gelato$Takeaway only
KC CafeAsian$Lunch and dinner
Pizzeria NapoliItalian$$Lunch and dinner
Sweet Mothers KitchenNew Orleans$$Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Great IndiaIndian$$Lunch and dinner
AncestralAsian fusion$$Dinner only
Restaurant 88Vietnamese$$Lunch and dinner


Cuba Street Area Restaurants

RestaurantFood typePriceNotes
MekongVietnamese$Lunch and dinner
KK MalaysianMalaysian$Lunch and dinner
Aunty Mena’sVegetarian$Lunch and dinner
AROYThai$Lunch and dinner
Capital MarketsEverything!$Lunch and dinner
Viva MexicoMexican$$Lunch and dinner
ApacheVietnamese/French$$Lunch and dinner
OliveFrench/Italian$$Breakfast, lunch & dinner
LorettaKiwi/Healthy$$Breakfast, lunch & dinner
FidelsCuban$$Lunch and dinner


Coffee and Desserts

ScopaItalianBest hot chocolate in Wellington
Memphis Belle Coffee HouseCoffee
CustomsCoffee and doughnutsGet in early for doughnuts
Six Barrel SodaWellington made sodas
Milk CrateCoffee and juices7.30am - 4pm
Kaffee EisGelato
Gelissimo GelateriaGelato
EnigmaGreat desserts



Rogue & VagabondBeer$2 Taco Tuesdays
Fork & BrewerBeer
Hashigo ZakeBeerLive music Saturdays
Hawthorn LoungeCocktails1920s style Speakeasy
The Malt HouseBeerBiggest beer range in town
Golding’s Free DiveBeer
St John’sBeer/wine
Mac’s Brew BarBeer
The ArboristRooftop barWeather permitting
Havana BarBeer/wineDaily drink deals
LibraryCocktailsVery dark, live music
The Black Sparrow at Embassy TheatreCocktailsGo see a movie while you’re there


$ – mains under $15 | $$ – mains under or around $25 | $$$ – mains $30 – $40

August 7, 2017