Acclaimed plant-based dining at Hillside Kitchen
Seasonal and foraged eats at Wellington’s leading plant-based restaurant
Hillside Kitchen has temporarily moved to the CBD while its Thorndon home is being strengthened. So for the next few months, visit for lunch and dinner under the new name Hillside Downtown at 99 Victoria Street.
The ever-changing wine list is small but varied, showcasing natural, organic and vegan wines. And, refreshingly, non-alcoholic drinks aren’t an afterthought. Hillside makes a range of sodas and kombucha in-house, and you can even opt for non-alcoholic drink matches with each course on your tasting menu.
Speaking of which, don’t be intimidated by the multi-course format. At Hillside, the food is gourmet but the atmosphere is far from stuffy. As soon as you step into the quaint little building on Tinakori Road, you’ll get a friendly welcome from the staff. Ron Crummer’s Kōwhai pendant lights cast a cosy glow over the stylish Scandi-inspired fit-out – think warm, simple timber rather than starched white tablecloths.
So leave your black-tie garb at home. Just come with an appetite for culinary adventure, and you won’t be disappointed.
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