Oviedo Having dined in highly disappointing fashion at much-vaunted Tegui the night before – I will spare you the details – I was keen for my final dinner in the city to be somewhere pretty simple and welcoming. I went against convention by choosing a seafood place, Oviedo, on Beruti. Prior to that I went …

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La Calma Having done such a splendid job in recommending Les Dix Vins, I decided once more to put my faith in regular guest quester Frances’ recommendations with a lunchtime visit to La Calma. A seafood specialist, I was keen to see what they had on offer. While Santiago is inland, it’s not far from …

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Ortega I’ve eaten some pretty spectacular seafood on this leg of my odd odyssey but I’d been assured that no trip to Wellington was complete without a visit to Ortega. That was from one of their employees, a pal of mine late of The Bon Vivant, though, so I headed to the much celebrated fish …

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Whitebait It was a proper fucking brute of an evening. The rain was lashing down, the wind was whipping it horizontal and it was basically no kind of night to be out. I was booked to visit one of the town’s finer seafood dining spots and was stuck a troubling distance away so had the …

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Old Wharf Restaurant I’d had a recommendation to check out the Old Wharf Restaurant at the Macq 1 Hotel so popped along on a bright and bracing lunchtime to give it a look. It had the feel of a new or recently refurbished place with some settling in still to do. I got the impression …

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