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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.
The Puffin focuses on minimal intervention and organic wines, along with a few beers, cocktails and spirits. Everything has its place in this secluded and inviting bar, located at the bottom of a boutique hotel on Ghuznee Street. The food is simple, delicious, designed to share, eat with your hands and mop up with some bread.
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.
Just like its namesake, this new craft beer, cocktail and tequila bar might look unsuspecting from the outside, but it's big on attitude. Featuring close to 30 types of tequila, a big selection of vege and meat-laden 'Gorilla Burgers', and plenty of neon kitsch, there's a good chance this will become your new favourite watering hole.
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.
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.
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.