Shed 5 Restaurant and Bar, Queens Wharf, Wellington 6001. +64 4 499 9069. Waterfront heritage building sitting on a verandah that looks out over Wellington's pretty harbour.
Dockside Restaurant & Bar, Shed 3, Queens Wharf, (Jervois Quay), Wellington 6001. +64 4 499 9900.
Martin Bosley's Yacht Club Restaurant, 103 Oriental Parade, Mt Victoria, Wellington. +64 4 920 8302. Public access. Lunch on Thursday & Friday. Dinner Tuesday to Sunday from 6pm.
Vista Cafe, 106 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington City.
Parade Cafe, Freyberg Lagoon, Oriental Bay, Oriental Bay. +64 4 939 8517. Mon 7.30am-5pm. Tues to Fri 7.30am-10pm. Sat 8am-10pm. Sun 8am-9pm. Floating in the heart of Oriental Parade on a historic tugboat. email
Beach Babylon, 232 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Mt Victoria, Wellington. +64 4 801 7717. Lovely sea views. email
The White House Restaurant, 232 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Mt Victoria.. +64 4 385 8555. $$ Great sea views.
Fisherman's Table Restaurant, 245 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington City, Wellington 6011. +64 4 801 7900 Eat your dinner on the deck with the harbour literally at your feet. In the old rotunda. Million dollar views.! Monday to Sunday 11.30am-9pm.
Whitby's Restaurant & Bar, 17th floor, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, 147 The Terrace, Wellington. Sweeping views. Breakfast : 6.30am–10am. Lunch: 12 Noon–2.30pm. Dinner: 5.30pm–10pm (earlybird 5.30pm-7pm must dine and vacate). High Teas: 10am–5pm. Piano Bar: 10pm-late. email
Eden Wharf Cafe & Bar, Evans Bay, Wellington 6021. +64 4 386 1363. Feast on the beauty of Wellington harbour, and the tasty seafood, from this scenic suburban restaurant.
Soi Cafe & Bar, 305 Evans Bay Parade, Hataitai. Located directly on the water at Greta Point and overlooking Evans Bay, Soi boasts one of the finest waterfront location in New Zealand.
Fisherman's Table Restaurant, Main Road South, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast, Wellington. +64 4 292 8125 Set on a dune directly above a beautiful beachscape at the southern boundary of the Kapiti Coast. Daily 11.30am–9pm.
Hippopotamus Restaurant and Bar, Museum Hotel, 90 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington City, Wellington.
Te Papa Cafe, Cable St, Wellington. +64 4 381 7051. Harbourside.
Brewery Bar Restaurant, Corner of Taranaki and Cable Street, Wellington.
The Grill, Amora Hotel Wellington, 170 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington City. Breakfast 6.30am-10.30am. Lunch 12 noon–2.30pm. Dinner 5.30pm–10.30pm.
Esplanade Seafood Bar Cafe, 79 The Esplanade, Petone, Wellington, 6008. +64 4 939 9888. Upstairs. Great harbour view.
Jetty Cafe, 160 The Esplanade, Petone, Lower Hutt City, Wellington 6008. Right on the beach.
Kowhai Cafe, 1 Upland Road, Kelburn, Wellington 6012. +64 4-475 9006. Spectacular cityscapes. Expansive terrace for al fresco dining and views of the harbour and nearby gardens.
Fisherman's Table Restaurant, 29 State Highway 1, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast, Wellington. +64 4 292 8125 The Fisherman's Table Restaurant has magnificent views of Wellington Harbour.
Herd Street Brasserie, Shop 1, 22 Herd Street, Chaffers Dock, Wellington City, Wellington 6011. Beautifully situated on Wellington's waterfront.
The Boatshed, RD2 Amber Lane, Lake Karapiro. +64 7 827 8286. On the shores of beautiful Lake Karapiro.
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