Cafe Scene

Bars snub smokefree incentive

Hospitality members are reluctant to take up the council's offer, fearing it will alienate some customers.

Council offers to waive outdoor licence fee - but Wellington bars aren't tempted.

A foodie first for Wellington

Mr Go's will be opening seven days a week from next month.

Wellington CBD is heaving with parties, cinematic themed cocktails, and a beer challenge.

Review: Bastardos, Wellington

Bastardo's fettucini scampi came with scampi rather than prawns.

Wellington CBD restaurant pays homage to Italian immigrants in New York.

Great Chinese cuisine in Newtown

Pork pancakes with fried shallots and sweet cabbage.

Trendy Newtown can claim one of the capital's best Chinese menus.

Cafe Chat: Healthy treats in the CBD

Simple, healthy salads at Innocent Foods.

CBD city workers have a new healthy store nearby; learn from a pro at Le Cordon Bleu; and a challenge for you if you home brew.

Hataitai's new hotspot

A deconstructed apple crumble with curd, spiced apple and an Anzac crumb.

We track down some modern Kiwi tapas hidden in Hataitai.

Beat Kitchen's food ninja duo

Beat Kitchen co-owners Kei Akiyama and Craig Sefton change their menu of global street food daily.

They met while working at C1 Espresso in Christchurch, and now serve lunch and dinner from a former library bus in Wellington.

Sci-fi movie bar opens in capital

Moore Wilson's Porirua bottle shop gets in ship-shape.

Get a taste of Beervana, watch the rugby with some brews and go check out some sci-fi flicks.

Bistro closes its doors

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An empty and closed Tinakori Bistro on Tinakori Rd.  The restaurant has gone ...

Tinakori Bistro is in liquidation, owing more than $300,000, including unpaid wages.

Big news for Beat Kitchen

Park Kitchen in Miramar hosts a tap takeover this weekend.

A van serves up some super seasonal food in a new setting; a funky new hangout comes to town and there are some award-wining cocktails to sip on.

Review: Gauchos Churrasco BBQ, Lower Hutt

Patatas bravas served with black garlic aioli to the side, instead of drizzled on top.

We indulge in as much meat as we can handle at the Station Gardens development.

Te Papa's day of Maori cuisine

Jay and Sarah come to the capital for the first time with a Te Papa cooking demo.

Ring in the Maori New Year, enjoy a feast and cosy up with some soothing syrup.

Review: Annam Restaurant, Wellington

Bun cha, pork skewer with crispy spring rolls.

Curry, calamari and some seriously fresh bun cha.

Wellington on a Plate line-up revealed

Wellington on a Plate returns with a huge programme of events.

A whopping 119 foodie-focused events, including a visit from one of the world's best chefs.

Greig hopes fresh food lures customers

Fiona Greig is hoping Sunday Cantina will bring more life to Mahara Pl.

Owner says it will fill a gap in the Kapiti market.

Cafe Reviews

Review: Bastardos, Wellington

Bastardo's fettucini scampi came with scampi rather than prawns.

Wellington CBD restaurant pays homage to Italian immigrants in New York.

Great Chinese cuisine in Newtown

Pork pancakes with fried shallots and sweet cabbage.

Trendy Newtown can claim one of the capital's best Chinese menus.

Hataitai's new hotspot

A deconstructed apple crumble with curd, spiced apple and an Anzac crumb.

We track down some modern Kiwi tapas hidden in Hataitai.

Review: Gauchos Churrasco BBQ, Lower Hutt

Patatas bravas served with black garlic aioli to the side, instead of drizzled on top.

We indulge in as much meat as we can handle at the Station Gardens development.

Review: Annam Restaurant, Wellington

Bun cha, pork skewer with crispy spring rolls.

Curry, calamari and some seriously fresh bun cha.

Review: Olive, Wellington

Olive cafe's pork belly was the standout dish of the night, perfectly succulent with roasted melon on the side.

Aim to go to Olive on a Tuesday night, when you can sample three dishes for $40.

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