Looking for a bite to eat in Wellington? Here's a taste of some of the best.

Introducing the 2020 Felix Wellington Hospitality Awards winners.

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Capitol Restaurant

Wellington
Phone: 04 384 2855

Capitol's menu is is strongly seasonal; using the best of local seafood, idealistic and ethical produce.

Our food is fresh, pure, and uncluttered and we value our strong relationships with local suppliers.

Whether it s a Martini at the bar, an easy dinner on the way home from work, or to celebrate a special occasion, you ll find the warm and vibrant Capitol dining room.

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Ortega Fish Shack & Bar

Wellington
Phone: 04 382 9559

Our philosophy is rooted in a genuine and life-long love of food, wine and good times around the table. At Ortega Fish Shack and Bar, we aim to provide an atmosphere where you can really relax and enjoy an evening of fine food, fine wine and great service, that won't break the bank. Our decor is quirky, designed as much to entertain as it is to promote a feeling of ease, while our service is slick and professional. Enjoy a cold beer from our eclectic list, or a fine sherry to start the evening. We have one of the best beer lists in town.

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Shepherd

Wellington
Phone: 04 385 7274

New Zealand has some of the highest quality produce and livestock in the world. Our suppliers are the very best on offer and we work closely with all of them provide our chefs with the freshest most ethical ingredients. Exceptional and fun dining matched with a thoughtful and focused beverage selection will be an outstanding experience for any lover of great eating. Shepherd is a New Zealand restaurant.

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Egmont St. Eatery

Wellington
Phone: 04 801 6891

Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, Egmont St. Eatery is a modern, multi-level, light-filled eatery and function space. The food is fresh and seasonal, combining quality ingredients and interesting cooking techniques to provide a modern spin on classic dishes and flavours.

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Soul Shack Hot Chicken

Wellington

Nashville Hot Chicken and American themed soul food.

American style soul food - Chicken n waffles, American Barbeque brisket, ribs, pulled pork - Cornbread, Milkshakes, homemade lemonade - whatever's good on the day.

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Olive Restaurant

Wellington
Phone: 04 802 5266

Olive has being serving quality food to Wellingtonians for two decades.

Olive is owned by Head Chef Jamie Morgan and brothers Ferdi & Carlo Petagna. All three are born and bred Wellingtonians who met at the Petagna's first venture, Fratelli, in Blair Street. Jamie trained in Wellington under Rex Morgan and went on to cook at multiple hatted restaurants in Australia for almost a decade before returning home to team up with the brothers. All three are hands on in the business ensuring the ultimate dining experience at Olive.

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Noble Rot Wine Bar

Wellington
Phone: 04 385 6671

Burgeoning Friendship, Shared Passion. We are so excited to share Noble Rot with you all.

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The Botanist

Wellington

The Botanist brings the best in innovative plant based cuisine to the stunning south coast of Wellington. Views to the sea, with a sheltered sunny courtyard, six rotating craft beer taps, botanical cocktails, local & organic wines.

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Highwater Eatery

Wellington
Phone: 04 210 4420

Our menu is built around what is in season. Nearly everything is made from scratch and in-house; we churn our own butter, make our own bacon, sausages and sauces and you can find our chefs, pickling, smoking, curing, and fermenting to achieve our desired results.

The jewel in the crown of the open kitchen is the Pira charcoal oven, which was imported from Spain and enables food to be cooked simply, with rich and solid flavours.

We choose to work with local growers, and support like-minded sustainability focussed business’s; We use produce that is predominantly organic, all meat on our menu is free range and ethically raised and our Seafood has been caught using low-impact sustainable methods.

In addition to our Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner menus below; Our Chefs menu is a set menu option for a minimum of 2 people and is required for groups of + 8 for dinner. It is also an option for group lunch bookings if prior notice is given. Vegetarian & vegan option is available. Booking is required.

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Hiakai

Wellington
Phone: 04 938 7360

Hiakai. Adjective. Origin~Māori. 1. Hungry 2. Having a desire, need, craving for food.

Hiakai began in 2016 as a pop up series devoted to the exploration and development of Māori cooking techniques and ingredients. Māori were great innovators of food and land, developing their own style of earth cookery (hāngi) and successfully adapting plants and vegetables brought with them from Hawaiki to the much colder environment of Aotearoa (New Zealand). Over several centuries, these methods have been passed down, refined and still feed the hiakai people of Aotearoa today.

Since launching in 2016, Hiakai has established itself as a leading innovator in the New Zealand food scene. The sophisticated boundary-pushing menus created by Chef Monique Fiso are challenging the status quo of Māori food in New Zealand, while playing a leading role in keeping Māori food culture alive.

Hiakai has now opened as a bricks-and-mortar restaurant in Te Whanganui a Tara, the capital of Aotearoa, and was recently named as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Greatest Place of 2019

Sarah Searancke Catering

Sarah Searancke Catering

Wellington
Phone: 04 232 6511

Quality without compromise - that was the philosophy on which Sarah Searancke Catering was created over 15 years ago and is still very much the backbone of our current operation. Quality in the food we create, quality in the produce we use, quality in the advice and events we deliver.

The vision for delivering outstanding events propelled our catering company into one of Wellington’s leading catering and event management operations - all the while sustaining the personal, genuine, boutique-style service that is Sarah Searancke Caterings hallmark.

Today, Sarah Searancke Catering remains an agile team of culinary explorers, creative planners, and dedicated service providers. Each and every day we architect some of the most amazing events in the Wellington area and beyond.

Sarah Searancke New Zealand - Catering in Wellington Company - Catered Events, Weddings, Events, Corporate Caterers

We specialise in boardroom and corporate cuisine, special events, weddings and entertaining in the private home. We are known for delivering precision service, inventive solutions, and creative cuisine. Our rich heritage and forward-thinking culture have allowed us to set the standard in Wellington for industry leadership, innovation, and excellence.

At Sarah Searancke Catering, it’s all about you and your event. We focus on capturing your vision, style, and personality in every detail, whether it’s a corporate launch event for 600 guests or an intimate gathering for 20 of your closest friends.

We love what we do and have a hugely talented team of hospitality professionals backing us up - it shows in the remarkable events we consistently deliver and the regular clientele who keep coming back and asking for more!

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