Wellington's top 10 must-try dishes
Popular with locals and visitors alike, these dishes offer a true taste of Wellington. Add them to your culinary bucket list and don't leave town without ticking them off!
Chilli oil dumplings at Rams Crazy Dumpling Restaurant
171 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Name-checked by many of Wellington’s top chefs as their favourite thing to eat on a night off, Rams' chilli oil dumplings are an affordable Wellington classic.
Freshly-made, plump dumplings float in a deliciously spicy, sour broth and sprinkled liberally with chilli oil. You'll find Rams' Crazy Dumpling Restaurant on Cuba Street
Word from the wise: don’t wear your favourite white shirt and get ready for chilli hit!
Hot chocolate at Scopa
141 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington
So thick you can stand a spoon up in it, Scopa’s hot chocolate is part comfort, part dessert, and 100% delicious. It’s the perfect thing on a chilly afternoon or to round out an Italian feast at this favourite Wellington restaurant on Cuba Street.
Made with melted chocolate and cream, this hot chocolate is pure indulgence and will not disappoint sweet-toothed chocolate lovers.
Taste the pillow doughnuts at Tomboy
21 Majoribanks Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington
Why is this doughnut named after a soft furnishing? When you eat one, you’ll know why.
Tomboy’s buttery brioche doughnuts are like giant fluffy pillows – that you can eat. To get your hands on a pillow, you’ll need to get to Tomboy’s Majoribanks Street café early – they sell out quickly.
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