Top 5 places to eat out in Wellington

Chow in Wellington is a staff favourite place to eat out in the city
Chow in Wellington is a staff favourite place to eat out in the city

We know how tricky it can be to pick a great place to eat out when you arrive in a city for the first time, or even if you have been a couple of times already and can’t remember all the good places to grab a bite to eat. We decided to ask all our staff for their top picks for places to eat out in the city to help you to find somewhere to suit your mood – we had lots of ideas and suggestions that came back and below we have compiled a list of the top 5 most popular places to eat out in Wellington – let us know what you think and whether you’ve got any better suggestions.

1.      Little Penang (Dixon Street)

Little Penang in Wellington is a great place for Malaysian food
Little Penang in Wellington is a great place for Malaysian food

At Little Penang on Dixon Street you will find some tremendous authentic Malaysian food which has been inspired by the street food of Penang. This is a great place to grab a quick bit to eat at lunch or if you are in the mood for something lighter at dinner. Top dish recommendation: Assam Laksa. This superb dish is only served at Little Penang on a Thursday and is a fish-based broth that is sweet, hot and sour in equal measures and packs a real punch.

Find out more on the Wellington NZ website.

2.      Heaven Pizzeria (Cuba Street)

If you are looking for a tasty woodfired pizza on your next visit to Wellington then look no further than Heaven Pizzeria on Cuba Street which bills itself as ‘Wellington’s favourite woodfired pizza’. Only using the freshest ingredients can you create pizzas this tasty and the woodfired pizza oven creates a taste all of its own. Using a mix of Lebanese herbs, pancetta, basil, mozzarella and other beautiful ingredients, these guys will create you a pizza to die for.

Find out more on their website.

3.      Chef’s Palette (Willis Street)

The Chef’s Palette on Willis Street was one that kept coming up time and time again from our staff and it’s easy to see why. This place is open from 9am-4pm daily and serves up a range of healthy breakfast and lunch options at a price that will keep you happy. If you are looking for something quick, heathy and tasty to eat, then the Chef’s Palette needs to be on your bucket list!

Find out more on the Wellington NZ website.

4.      The Grand (Courtenay Place)

The Grand in Wellington - great food and a great venue
The Grand in Wellington – great food and a great venue

The Grand building in Wellington was originally built in 1910 and has recently been refurbished with its matai and jarrah floors restored to their former states. This was another popular pick amongst staffers at the Willis Wellington and as soon as you walk in you get a sense of the grandeur of the place. The food is also fantastic with a wide range of dishes including their speciality steaks which can be cooked on a stone grill as well as other delicious dishes including fish and vegetarian.

Find out more on The Grand website.

5.      Chow (Tory Street)

The final entry in our top five is Chow – a modern and casual restaurant that offers up a range pf fresh, healthy food that caters for all types of dietary requirements. They proudly use only free range chicken, pork and eggs as well as sustainably caught fish. The menu has a distinctly Asian fell with an English twist and they have a number of special menus including a $25 dollar lunch special and a $40 set menu for dinner.

Find out more on the Chow website.

No matter what type of food you like, make sure you chat to the team here at the Willis Wellington Hotel who will be more than happy to give you some recommendations to suit your mood.

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