Best Restaurants in Wellington

Best Restaurants in Wellington


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Best Restaurants in Wellington

Wellington is known as the culinary capital of New Zealand with award-winning restaurants, bars and cafes.

If you are looking to dine at one of the best restaurants in Wellington. Whether you are searching for a perfect spot to head for a bite to eat after a fun filled day out or looking for the perfect date night cuisine.

Feast your eyes on the best restaurants in Wellington, New Zealand that we have hand picked for you to indulge in the ultimate dining experience.

Listed below are 10 of the Best restaurants in Wellington. 

close up of Oysters from Sherpard Wellington


Address: 1/5 Eva Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Telephone: +64 4-385 7274


Opening Hours: 

Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – Friday – 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – 10:30am – 2:00pm & 5:30pm – 10:00pm


Oysters Salads Breads Starters
Mains Desserts Drinks Brunch

Shepards is an award winning restaurant that is located in Eva Street, Wellington, they first opened their doors to the public in 2016 with the goal of serving exceptional food with a fun dining experience. 

Chef and co-owner Shepherd Elliott sources the finest ingredients from some of the best New Zealand and the Wellington Region has to offer working closely with them to provide our chefs with the freshest, most ethical ingredients. 

Boulcott Street Bistro

Address: 99 Boulcott Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Telephone: +64 4-499 4199


Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday – 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – 5:30pm – 9:00pm


Lunch Menu Dinner Menu Set Menu Wine List
Chef’s Bar Icecream Wine List  

Boulcott Street Bistro & Winebar was established in 1991. Award-winning chef Rex Morganand has been serving the finest quality dishes to Wellingtons. Boulcott Street Bistro provides the freshest seasonal produce in Wellington with contemporary flavours, in a luxurious style Victorian cottage. 

The restaurant also accommodates dietary requirements, special requests and also offers delicious cake options to help mark your celebration.

Field & Green 

close up of Ice cream at field and green

Address: 262 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Telephone: +64 4-384 4992

Opening Hours:

Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – Friday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – 9am – 3:00pm & 5:00pm – 10:00pm


Brunch Dinner Chef’s Bar Ice Cream Desserts

Field & Green is an Award-winning restaurant in the heart of Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand. Chef and co-owner Laura Greenfield produces creative dishes inspired by European influences. The dining service at Field & Green is consistently inviting and friendly with a warm and cosy atmosphere.


Address: 10 Kent Terrace, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand


Telephone: +64 4-384 2855

Opening Hours:

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Friday – 12:00pm – 3:00pm & 5:00pm – 9:45pm
Saturday & Sunday – 5:00pm – 9:45pm

Capitol opened on 18th December 2002 by chef and owner Tom Hutchinson. The restaurant is a vibrant and cosy, family-run restaurant, serving the best local food with a prime focus on seafood and local, seasonal ingredients.  Capitol boast themselves on using ethical produce and the top New Zealand seafood. The eatery was Ranked in Cuisine’s top 100 New Zealand restaurants for 2019.


Brunch Lunch Dinner Kids

Charley Noble

Address: Ground Huddart Parker Building, 1 Post Office Square, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Telephone: +64 508 242 753

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday – 7:00am -11:30pm
Saturday & Sunday – 5:00pm – 11:30pm


Breakfast A La Carte Dessert Gluten Free
Kids Late Night Afternoon Menu Set Menu

Charley Noble steakhouse is a smart, casual eatery & bar, showcasing wood-fired cooking, local ingredients, natural wine and craft beers is open for both lunch and dinner. The expert chef’s at the steakhouse source fresh and local food brought to you seasonally.

Charley Noble creates delicious food using woodfire cooking and locally sourced ingredients, aging the meat and cooking it over fire pits to give it a wonderful taste.

Spring Kitchen

Address: Level One, DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington, 28 Grey Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Telephone: +64 4-499 3496


Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday – 12:00pm – 2:00pm & 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – 12:30pm – 2:00pm & 5:00pm – 9:00pm


Starters Small Bites Large Bites Chutneys
Sides Desserts Drinks Breads
Bar Food Charcuterie  Cheeseboard Dietary Requirements

Spring Kitchen is the latest Asian fusion restaurant and bar located in Wellington, fusing Asian flavours with modern gastronomic techniques

Our restaurant offers progressive world cuisine inspired by Asian flavours, fine wine pairings and unique artisan cocktails.

Union Square

Address: Martinborough Hotel, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand

Telephone: +64 6-306 8350


Opening Hours:

Monday – Wednesday – 8:30am – 10:00pm
Thursday – Saturday – 8:30am – 11:00pm
Sunday – 8:30am – 9:00pm


Breakfast Bar/Dinner Menu Brunch
Drinks List Kid’s Menu Functions Meny

Union Square is a contemporary New Zealand restaurant with a flavour of France. The bistro-style restaurant is brought to you by Michelin star-winning chef Adam Newell and his wife Nicola Newell. Their eatery was Rated in Cuisine’s top 100 New Zealand restaurants in 2018 and 2019, this restaurant is as popular with out-of-towners as it is with the locals.

The extensive menu offers a wide range of dishes which include locally farmed ingredients.  


Address: 107 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Telephone: +64 4-499 9379


Opening Hours: 

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Friday – 11:30am – 10:00pm
Saturday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday – Closed


Small Plates Large Plates Sides Sweetness

WBC is located in an art deco era boot factory on Victoria Street. Dining in the WBC you will look out through the large antique window onto Wellington’s boutique retail district. The fresh seafood bar features Wellington’s largest range of local oysters and shell-fish.

The eatery also dishes up show stopping mouth watering banquets from Lamb neck massaman curry served with a flatbread with orange, mint & coriander seasoning to Tahitian lime cheesecake the WBC serves up exquisite cuisine. 


Address: 181 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Telephone: +64 4-384 2213

Opening Hours:

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 9:00am – 9:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday – 8:00am – 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday – 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday – 8:00am – 8:30pm


Breakfast Brunch Lunch
Dinner Sweet Things Drinks

Loretta is located at Cuba St, Wellington, New Zealand

The contemporary Cafe & Restaurant serves a variety of different mouth watering dishes, from waffles with elderflower syrup and toasted poppy seeds with the option to have coconut yogurt and bacon for breakfast, to wood fired sandwiches with fillings of smoked paprika pulled pork, greens and sorrel yoghurt for lunch – which is our personally favourite, or why not try the organic pie filled with chicken, leek, radicchio and thyme.

Salty Pidgin

Location: 5 Todman Street, Brooklyn, Wellington 6021, New Zealand


Telephone: +64 4-385 9137

Opening Hours:

Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – Friday – 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – 4:00pm – 12:00am


Bar/Snacks Entrees/Small Plates Mains
Turkish Pizza Sides Drinks

Salty Pidgin restaurant is located in Brooklyn, a short drive from central Wellington. Unwind in front of their open fire, whilst tucking into a heavenly meal from their impressive menu with only using the freshest ingredients with season produces, the pure south farms beef fillet served with potato rosti, anchovy cream, onion, chilli & parsley salad – is our favourite.  Salty Pidgin has an award-winning wine list with over 150 to choose from and also a selection of local & international craft beers and over 20 bottle beers.

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