Restaurant Reviews

Review: Nikau Cafe, Wellington

Chickpea fries at Nikau Cafe, Wellington

The cafe attached to Wellington Art Gallery is a favourite haunt of Wellington's movers and shakers.

Review: Shepherd, Wellington

Shepherd Elliott, left, and Sean Golding, outside Shepherd restaurant in Hannahs Laneway, Wellington.

A taste of… Shepherd, Hannahs Lane, Wellington

Review: Cafe Pasha, Wellington

The authentic Turkish restaurant was a great place to relive our bygone student days with a cheeky BYO.

She paints her nails with makeup

Here's what a manicure using makeup looks like.

Put the polish down, there's a new technique in town.

9 common lies you tell the doctor

Sometimes we lie because we don't think the doctor needs to know, and sometimes we lie purely out of habit.

"I only drink occasionally." Sound familiar?

Restaurant review: Wellington's Eva Beva

Eva Beva restaurant in Dixon St, Wellington.

Quirky decor and good, well-cooked steak and prawns earn this joint points. Shame about the uber-hip wait staff...

How the super-rich go shopping

A client can have her sales adviser pull in an entire season's worth of looks, plus accessories, in her size. Or she can ...

Flattering blush-pink changing room walls, catwalk-ready pieces and customers who drop US$500,000 in one click.

Review: Wellington pho shop hits the mark

The decor in Thanh Giong Pho speaks of a different age in Vietnam's history.

The dining company may have left a bit to be desired, but the pho was fine.

Review: Shed 5, Wellington

Immigrant Son espresso with vanilla bean icecream, biscotti and truffles, at Shed 5.

You could have a two or three course lunch for less than $50, from the Dine 'n Dash menu.

A taste of... Pizza Pomodoro at Golding's Free Dive

Pizza doesn't get better than Pomodoro's offerings in Leeds St

A taste of... Pizza Pomodoro at Golding's Free Dive, in Leeds St

Introducing Ruth and Adam gallery

The bride and groom - Ruth and Adam.

The bride's twin sister had the guests in tears at this beautiful Banks Peninsula wedding.

Review: Night Noodle Markets

Pork belly noodles from Beat Kitchen, $12.

Here's our top picks from the delectable selections at the Night Noodle Markets.

A taste of... Mrs Kim's Korean Kitchen

Mrs Kim serves up a mean beef bulgogi.

A taste of… Mrs Kim's Korean Kitchen

Ghetto gigs and lullabies

Anika Moa says that a "realistic version of parenting is not a fairy tale".

Anika Moa talks motherhood, music and a nationwide tour - paid for by fans.

Weta takes magic leap with Google

A still from Magic Leap's first teaser video for the Dr. Grordbort's game developed by Weta Workshop and Magic Leap.

Weta Workshop and Google to work together to take digital world beyond smartphones.

Review: Muse on Allen a five star experience

Venison Denver Leg.

Everything is lining up nicely at Wellington's Muse on Allen - the wine, the service, the food and at last the decor.

Review: Tandoori Pakwan finds its place in the crowd

The pleasant decor of Tandoori Pakwan speaks of owners past.

   With 71 other tandoori houses in Wellington, newcomers like Tandoori Pakwan must find their unique selling proposition.

Mate, hold the 'prison stew'

Loud and proud, the Khandallah Trading Co.

This pub is fun, just hold the dinner order.

Restaurant review: The art of romance

Artisan is a hold-out for such romantic traditions as linen tablecloths.

For those prepared to seek it out, this Wellington restaurant offers class and classics.

Too much of a good thing

Munchen - where the meals are defined by their size.

Big is not necessarily better at Munchen.

A taste of... Apache

Apache's green papaya salad, left, with the salt and pepper squid and "surf and turf" fried rice.

The French-Vietnamese eatery on Wakefield St was a perfect spot for a work-day lunch.

Over sharing

Size not an issue at Cafe Polo, Miramar.

A meal of one's own and shared plates - Cafe Polo demonstrates you can have it all.

Let's twist again

Tahi's name is a cute twist on Thai.

Tahi offers a variation on Thai cuisine, which works, regardless of the 'ideological impurity'.

The Arborist nails it

The Arborist.

The fare, service and atmosphere at The Arborist is anything but wooden.

Italian on the cheap

One thing to try: Zabaglione

Say a prayer for some authenticity at Vatican.

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