A wild weekend for food fans
No matter your appetite or dietary requirements, Wellington has something that will be your kind of delicious
Sip wildly delicious beers and natural wines at Garage Project's Wild Workshop, brunch until you can't brunch on delicious yum cha-style dishes, and wind up the weekend with breakfast at Wellington's market by the sea. Ready, steady, eat!
Coffee with a twist
Aotearoa's first fully manual coffee brew bar rejects the typically fast pace of your morning coffee run and invites its customers to slow down, connect and consider their drink.
Pour & Twist have your staple black or white coffees covered, but you'll also find options such as a grey marble with activated charcoal powder, coffee, cream, maple, and milk. Or indulge in a Kopi— traditional Malaysian style coffee with condensed milk.
Battle it out at Brewtown
Bringing together some of the region's top breweries and delicious food on one site, Brewtown is a one-stop-shop and a must-visit for craft beer lovers.
As if that wasn't exciting enough, Brewtown has added an entertainment complex complete with mini-golf, ice skating, paintball, ten-pin bowling, cart racing, and a trampoline park too.
Take on some activities before sampling craft beers and ordering up some delicious food to share (whoever comes last shouts the first round!)
Taste an experiment
Wellington's craft beer rock stars Garage Project started off in Aro Valley but now have a place right in the city which they call their Wild Workshop. It's where they create all things wild and wonderful: barrel-aged sours, spontaneous ferments, beer-wine hybrids and their Crushed wines.
Visit their Wild Workshop Cellar Door on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sit amongst the amphoras and foeders, soaking up the sights and smells of a working brewery as you enjoy tasting flights of beer or natural wine. Or take a visit to their original brewery and Tap Room in Aro Valley - either way, you're in a for a wildly delicious time.
Visit Martinborough's vineyards
How do a glass of wine and a freshly-made pizza sound? Colombo Martinborough is a vineyard and cellar door set amongst 20-year old pinot noir vines. Go for a wine tasting and stay to share a bottle of wine, an antipasto platter, and a wood-fired pizza beside the cosy fire.
Martinborough's wineries are all located close together, making it a delightful place to explore on foot or by hiring a bike. Make an afternoon of it and visit a couple of wineries, stopping off for lunch on the way.
Get a bite harbourside
The weekly Harbourside Market is the spot to head for breakfast from one of the many food trucks that park up between Te Papa and the waterfront each Sunday.
From freshly squeezed juice from The Juice Cart, a hot Belgian Liege waffle from The Hot Wafel, spicy Indonesian noodles from Garuda, exceptional handmade dumplings by House of Dumplings or go for a glorious seafood sandwich from Food for the People. Their West Coast whitebait fritter and Golden Bay mussel fritter have also been known to fulfil many food dreams.