Award-winning laneway dining: Egmont Street Eatery
Tucked away down a magical little side street between Ghuznee and Dixon is a hidden culinary gem that's worth seeking out
Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, it focuses on big flavours, sustainably sourced local ingredients and zero waste. Seasonality is important, so the menu is constantly changing, but you’ll always be able to order the wildly popular housemade stracciatella cheese, served with sourdough and rotating toppings.
The wine list has a smattering of global options but largely focuses on Martinborough – all part of the restaurant’s support-local philosophy.
The staff might be among the hardest-working people in Wellington: they forage for ingredients every day, butcher their own lamb and fish, cure their own meats, and bake all their bread and sweet treats on-site (the doughnuts have become the stuff of legend, and get snapped up by hungry fans every weekend).
The restaurant also deserves a special salute on behalf of the city’s gluten-free diners. While many places are content to offer one or two token options, Egmont Street Eatery runs an entire gluten-free menu alongside its main one at all times.