Wellington is a heaven for food lovers and offers a wide range of culinary delights.  It is said that Wellington has more cafes per capita than New York. From high-end restaurants to lovely cafes and street foods, Wellington has a lot to offer to keep your taste buds tantalised!

Here are 10 top eating places where you can enjoy the remarkable gourmet delights of Wellington:

Fidel’s, Cuba Street

It is a perfect place well known for caffeine craving alternatives and European and Mexican cuisine. It serves delicious eggs, cheesy pizzas, amazing salads and super-awesome milkshakes. It would be no exaggeration to say it offers Wellington’s best milkshakes! Its interiors are adorned with revolutionary memorabilia. There are chippers in its outdoor area. It also has a street-facing booth for takeaway coffees.

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Havana Bar, Wigan Street

Visit this exotic bar for lip-smacking food, wine, cocktails and music. Known for its Cuban specialities, an array of spirits, wines and beers and Spanish inspired tapas will win your heart! It has side-by-side cottages with a Latin ambience.

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Hummingbird Eatery & Bar, Blair StreetIt is a multi-award winning eatery and bar which remains open until late. It offers delicious and sensibly priced food complimented with world class cocktails.

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Matterhorn, Cuba Street

Dine at Matterhorn for an extraordinary dining experience. It serves great food, drinks and a real taste of Wellington’s culture. It serves you in seven ways, in seven days, it is a must visit the restaurant. From original cocktails to a fine selection of spirits, the restaurant offers all.

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Monsoon Poon, Blair Street

Visit this Asian restaurant to gorge on mouth-watering Indian, Malaysian, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. It’s well-stocked bar offers a wonderful range of spirits, wine and cocktails.

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Dragonfly, Courtenay Place

It is a fantastic Asian restaurant, bar and courtyard in Wellington. It’s beautiful contemporary ambience, delicious food and rustic Asian influences will surely win your heart. It offers interesting cocktails, boutique beers and a great international range of beverages.

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Boulcott Street Bistro, Boulcott Street

It is a popular destination for bistro dishes and people come here from far and wide to enjoy European food. It’s natural flavours and classy combinations when it comes to food will surely make your day!

Whitebait, Queen’s, Clyde Quay Wharf

If you are a seafood lover, then this restaurant is the best bet for you. Using local produce and seasonal ingredients, the chefs prepare lip-smacking dishes. It’s simply prepared food and relaxing ambience draws many visitors every day. It offers great views of Wellington’s waterfront. This restaurant is the 2015 winner of Cuisine’s “Good Food” Best New Restaurant in New Zealand.

The Crab Shack, Queen’s Wharf

This shack specialises in seafood. Here you can expect to enjoy the tastiest crab dish in the entire Wellington. Its dishes are amazing and it is reasonably priced which makes it a big hit among people.

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Street Food

There are many places in Wellington where you can enjoy authentic street food without compromising on quality. Stories Espresso, Lower Cuba Street, Acme Coffee from Prefab Eatery, Jessie Street, The Little Waffle Shop, 53 Courtenay Place, Ngon, Vietnamese Food – North End Lambton Quay, Tommy Millions, 142 Featherston Street and much more.

With these dining options, your dining experience in Wellington is bound to be extraordinary! Have you visited any of these? Share your experience in the comments.

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