Fine dining Wellington-style at Logan Brown
On Wellington's most colourful street, surrounded by vintage stores and late-night cafés, you'll find a stately-but-far-from-stuffy institution of fine dining.
192 Cuba Street
Sitting pride of place on the corner of Cuba Street is Logan Brown, a Wellington icon delighting Wellingtonian and tourist taste buds for more than 20 years.
More than two decades since Logan Brown opened its doors, it remains an accolade to fine dining within the Wellington set.
Housed in a stunning historic building, Logan Brown turns beautiful ingredients into stunningly sophisticated, yet simple, dishes.
In 1996, Al Brown and Steve Logan decided what the capital really needed was a temple of fine dining - white tablecloths, well-dressed staff and thoughtfully plated food - but without the usual pretentiousness normally associated with this style of restaurant. Located on the corner of Cuba Mall and Vivian Street, Logan Brown has truly become a central part of Wellington’s food scene.
The pair set up their self-titled eatery, carving into the shell of a 1920s former banking chamber and slapping a coat of the brightest red paint they could find on the front doors. Back then Al and Steve couldn’t have known their restaurant would become not only one of the capital’s best eateries but one of the most influential restaurants in the Kiwi culinary landscape.
In hindsight, it’s no surprise, given they take their food seriously around here. Over the years, Logan Brown’s culinary offerings have been described as innovative, full-flavoured and world-class (and they’ve got the awards to prove it).
Twelve years after starting the restaurant, Al exited amicably to pursue other ventures in Auckland, leaving the business in the capable hands of Steve and co-owner/head chef Shaun Clouston. “At Logan Brown, we’re proud to represent the best of what our people and country produces, sustainably and ethically,” says Shaun.
For people keen for a taste of contemporary Kiwi kai (food) where every plate tells an inspiring and sustainable story, Logan Brown is an absolute must. With mouth-watering treats such as Paua Raviolo with Coriander, Basil & Lime Beurre Blanc and Crayfish Dumplings with Bone Broth and Tamarind – this is an elevated taste of New Zealand you won’t want to miss.
And as if there wasn’t already enough plate spinning in their world, the pair recently took over the kitchen at New Zealand’s Parliament, the Beehive. Called Bellamys by Logan Brown, the third-floor restaurant that previously only fed parliamentarians is now open to anyone wishing to experience iconic Logan Brown fare in an historic setting.
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