Wellington Markets It was Friday, I’d had a pretty intense week of Wellington fun, and I had the prospect of an early flight looming the following morning. I therefore resolved to have a fairly low-impact day with lunch and dinner at two markets nearby to where I was staying. Firstly, I breakfast/lunched at the Capital …

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Sweet Mother’s Kitchen It was the second anniversary of my mother’s death so a hearty breakfast seemed in order. A brief search of Wellington’s finest spots revealed a place called Sweet Mother’s Kitchen. It felt like the appropriate place. Having said that, my mother was neither sweet not did she have a sweet kitchen. She …

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Pizza Pomodoro I’d been universally advised that I needed to check out Wellington pizza institution Pizza Pomodoro. It had been in my crosshairs to visit on my opening night but like everywhere else it was shut due to Labour Day. I ventured in after a lactic climb up Mt. Victoria. It’s essentially a takeaway and …

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Fidel’s Wellington’s Cuba Street inevitably has the odd place or two that references the island of its name, although the origins apparently are drawn from an early settler ship called the Cuba. One such place is Fidel’s, a diner with various bits of Cuban detailing including a great mural of Castro on the ceiling of …

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Rita I’d been recommended Rita by the lovely folks at Pasture so my expectations were set high. After pre-dinner drinks at the impressive Hanging Ditch, I toddled along the road to the cute little neighbourhood in which Rita’s inhabits a prime spot in a little parade of shops on Aro Street. The welcome was extremely …

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