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It’s not just one day. It’s not just one location. It’s a city – no, region-wide – culinary takeover.

Wellington warms up in Winter with 17 days of food related fun. The city truly comes alive with 100+ events, 100+ special set menus and 100+ BURGERS. 

The hardest part is choosing your first course! Take a bite of everything at 

Festival Events

Craft your visit by choosing from over 100 foodie events, with everything from free ‘rock-on-up’ street stalls and exhibitions, to dining in a prison and multi-course degustations. Be quick! Tickets are on sale now, and they sell like hotcakes. 

Dine Wellington 

Try fit in as many meals as you can from the hundreds of participating restaurants, cafes, bars and food trucks and discover why Wellington is called the culinary capital.

  • Special festival dishes. Grills and bistros go head to head with cafes and fine dining to offer the best Festival Dish main course. 
  • Burger battle. With over 100 burgers to choose from, it’s an impossible challenge to get through them all. 
  • Cocktail contest. Finish off a night out with over 40 restaurants and bars special cocktail and matching tapas offer. 

Help us determine the winners! Score any Festival Dish, burger or cocktail you try out of 10 at from 11 Aug, and be the judge. 

Planning your trip? Take a look at these great accommodation dealsmust-do Wellington activities and the best places to shop.


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