Casual cool: Egmont Street Eatery
Tucked away down a magical little side street between Ghuznee and Dixon is a hidden foodie gem that's worth seeking out
Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between, Egmont St Eatery 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 house-made stracciatella cheese, served with sourdough and ever-changing toppings.
While the restaurant is great for any time of day, dinner is a particularly social affair at Egmont, so make sure you bring a few friends along. The menu comprises a range of tasty smaller bites, so you can share around the table and ensure everyone gets to sample. The drinks are just as thoughtful, offering a selection of cocktails and a wine list celebrating Aotearoa's finest drops, and Allpress coffee to keep you going from day to night.
While you’re there, make sure you give a special nod to the staff, who might be among the hardest-working people in Wellington. Led by two award-winning Wellington boys — head chef Taylor Annals, and Jonathan Dawson on front of house. They forage for ingredients, cure their own meats, and bake all their bread and sweet treats on-site.
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.
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