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Fine dining in Wellington

Wellington's dining scene is second to none, thanks to its incredible produce from the ocean and land, and world-class wine and beer industries. Experience the city's best for yourself:

Logan Brown

One of Wellington's most iconic eateries, Logan Brown has been a stalwart of Cuba Street for 21 years. Housed in an historic banking chamber, the restaurant has a commitment to not only serving exquisite food but sustainability and community too. The paua ravioli is a must-try dish, having barely left the menu for decades. 

Ortega Fish Shack

With a focus on fresh New Zealand seafood, Ortega's convivial atmosphere and exquisite food make for an excellent evening out. This cosy, quirky eatery has been a favourite of Wellingtonians for years and, surprisingly for a seafood eatery, its steak is one of the best in the capital.


With its unique take on modern Kiwi cuisine, Shepherd has fast become a favourite. Tucked down the culinary quarter of Hannahs Laneway, the restaurant's focus is on ethically and locally sourced ingredients and an informal but excellent dining experience. 


Located inside the exquisite QT Museum Wellington, Hippopotamus boasts beautiful views across the Wellington harbour. The plush Marie Antoinette-style eatery serves French-influenced food, wine and cocktails in a refined atmosphere. 

Noble Rot Wine Bar

Wellington's premiere wine bar, Noble Rot is a haven for fans of fine vino. With an extensive wine list suitable for novices and experts alike, this cosy spot is the best place in the city to taste the best wine coming out of the Wairarapa.


In a prime spot overlooking the sparkling Wellington waterfront, Whitebait was founded by renowned restaurateurs Paul and Louise Hoather, who also own bistro Charley Noble. Whitebait has a focus on fresh seafood cooked in the Josper charcoal-fired oven, and a relaxing interior that pays homage to New Zealand's unique marine environment.

Zest Food Tours

Get to know Wellington's culinary scene on a Zest Food Tour. Guided by experts, you'll visit the likes of coffee roasters, gelato makers, peanut butter makers, chocolatiers and more, discover their secrets and taste their artisan products. Half day and full day tours are available.