Restaurant Reviews

Goose Shack in fine feather

Goose Shack HQ

Bustling bistro Goose Shack HQ fits in perfectly with the bustling gentrification of Berhampore.

Review: The Meeting Tree

Meeting Tree

Delightfully different dishes almost excuse the distracted service at Wellington's new Ethiopian eatery, writes David Burton.

Review: Bluewater Bar & Grill

Bluewater bar

David Burton tries out the speedy successor to Oriental Parade's Fishermans Table restaurant.

Review: Veni Vedi Vici

veni vidi vici

David Burton is won over at new trattoria Veni Vidi Vici.

Restaurant review: Laundry


Ladies who lunch might find it feral, but David Burton has a good feed.

Hearty classic meals, great beer


An enormous selection of craft beer, great burgers and a cosy setting make Bruhaus a top spot.

Review: Havana Bar

havana bar

David Burton samples a selection of tip-top tapas.

Korean hot spot


A new city restaurant has David Burton breathing fire.

Bright hearty fare

The Old Capital

Authentic Chinese cuisine has come to Newtown, writes David Burton.

The best coffee in Kapiti

Raumati Social Club

In a raffish corner of the Kapiti Coast lies a little cafe that's worth seeking out.

Review: The Villa

The Villa

REVIEW: David Burton resists the urge to yodel and finds better things to try in Newtown.

Dive in to Little Portland

Golding's Free Dive

A new artisan food and drink quarter has popped up in central Wellington - and Golding's Free Dive is at the centre.

Cafe review: Astoria

Astoria cafe

There's something deliciously posh about the way 'Astoria' rolls off your tongue.   

Review: Cafe Mirabelle

Cafe mirabelle

REVIEW: David Burton reviews Cafe Mirabelle in Carterton - and loves all bar the eccentric service.

Fit for a maharaja

Great India

REVIEW: For the past 30 years Great India has been serving fine Indian food, writes David Burton .

Like the good old days

Custard Square

Margie's Tea and Coffee house is a rush of nostalgia, with custard squares and all manner of pies.

Suburban comfort at Polo

cafe polo

REVIEW: David Burton visits a cafe that under-promises but massively over-delivers.

It's all about the food

Ti Kouka

REVIEW: David Burton discovers why Ti Kouka Cafe is so immensely popular.

Ship-shape dining

Charley Noble

David Burton finds 5-star everything at the White House chef's new venture.

A taste of Argentina

La Casa Caffe

When a career change beckoned for Gabriela de Urtiago, she decided that coffee was the best medicine.

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