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There's always something new to try in Wellington with new eateries and bars regularly opening up. Here are some of the most recent and recommended.
Amador is a cosy rooftop bar with an extensive local and international wine list, as well as local craft beers on tap, cocktails, and a selection of freshly shucked oysters, charcuterie and cheeses to accompany whatever you imbibe. Centrally situated in Willis Street’s Press Hall, Amador is also open in the day for breakfast and lunch with cabinet food provided by Egmont Street Eatery.
El Culo Del Mundo is the newest eatery to find its home on the corner of Marjoribanks and Roxburgh Street. Try their selection of tacos, tortillas and other delicious bites made with ethically sourced ingredients, and a delightful list of Latin-influenced cocktails and beverages.
Make a beeline for the neon flamingo in the window of the new PWC building on Wellington's waterfront and you'll find yourself at Flamingo Joe's. This vibrant bar and eatery prides itself on its colourful eclectic interior, custom cocktail list, and enviable selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes.
You’ll find the bright-eyed baby sister café to Seashore Cabaret tucked down a side street in the industrial suburb of Seaview. This little jewel in the rough offers a selection of delicious homemade counter food, retro charm, great service and Good Fortune Coffee.
Night Flower takes old-fashioned cocktails and reworks them with a botanical flair: possets, syllabubs, Rumfustians, fizzes, fixes and flips. If you don't know what we're talking about, you soon will. With a large deck overlooking the heart of Cuba Street, Night Flower is the perfect spot for a drink while you watch the world go by, below.
For classic burgers customised to your dietary and multi-patty needs head to Rogue Burger on The Terrace. With housemade pickle and sauces, and a hearty assortment of sides, this new eatery from the team at Egmont Street Eatery will become your new lunch-rush destination.
Wellington’s newest Asian fusion restaurant is making waves with its delicious Japanese and Korean influenced fare. With its paired back interior and tasty dishes, this is fast becoming a popular spot for a quick workday lunch or a leisurely dinner with friends. Try the slow-cooked pork spare ribs on kimchi fried rice.