Quality Inn Angus
CNR Waterloo Rd. & Cornwall St
Phone: (64) 4 5601100
Fax: (64) 4 5694744
This Valentine's is part of a New Zealand all-you-can-eat-for-a-set-price chain of licensed buffet restaurants. Family oriented, it welcomes groups and caters for special occasions. Kids will love the birthday balloons and crazy cocktails. Valentines features 120 different hot and cold dishes--salads, seafood, a carvery, cheeses, a mouth-watering range of desserts and more.
You will find something for everyone at this spacious restaurant and takeaway bar in the suburb of Johnsonville. If you want to eat in, then head through the double doors to the back lounge for a fine feast in the traditional dining room with chandeliers and gold tinged walls. If it is quality food on the run you want hit the takeaway bar. Either way the extensive menu will not disappoint. For a cheap eat try the lunch specials and tea or coffee. You can bring your own wine.
You will enjoy a wide range of Indian food, such as tikkas, vindaloos, and tandoori, in this modern setting just off bustling Courtenay Place. The dining experience will cost more with the Raita, Chutney and other tempting side dishes. Lunches include popular dishes, such as Butter Chicken and Lamb Korma. For a complete experience go on Sunday or Monday evenings and appreciate the live traditional Indian music.
This is a pleasant cafe situated in the central suburb of Ngaio. Housed in a tastefully renovated villa, the restaurant has a large dining area and a balcony for eating al fresco. The varied menu includes mains like Penne Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Olives and Pesto and Rack of Lamb with Boysenberry Sauce. You can buy a Ploughman's Platter, among other things for lunch and there is a kid's menu. Licensed to sell both wine and beer but also great just for coffee.
For fresh croissants made with an authentic French recipe, look no further than Wellington's own Bordeaux Bakery. On weekend mornings the shop is packed with customers and those who wish to, can stop and enjoy their purchases over a good strong French coffee. All the classic breads and patisseries are available from baguette to brioche thanks to specialist French baker Jean-Louis Macadre. A simple lunch is also served - consult the blackboard menu for the likes of Eggplant Gratin or Fettucine with Traditional Italian sauce. Wash the meal down with a glass of wine (from Bordeaux of course). Bon appetit!
Francois restaurant has developed a reputation well beyond its size. Situated in a classic whitewashed colonial building, it attracts a business crowd from the surrounding office blocks, especially for lunch and local apartment dwellers, too tired to cook, in the evening. The menu offers a small selection of traditional French country dishes. A main, like Confit du Carnard, is popular among patrons. Vegetable or salad side dishes are extra. The wine list, appropriately, has a good choice of French and New Zealand wines to complement the main event.
Housed in an old villa, slightly off the beaten track in historic Thorndon, this eatery is small, friendly and worth the hunt. It serves an excellent seasonal menu. Garden seating, open fires in winter, moderate prices and friendly service characterize the café, which is frequented by public servants and other office workers especially for lunch. Meals are hearty and range from pie, peas and spuds to vegetarian delights.
Stroll to the fringe of the city for appetising food at this inexpensive restaurant. Located in an older-style villa, the atmosphere is casual and relaxed. It is popular with groups who want to share the Malaysian, Thai and Chinese dishes offered on the extensive menu. For a tasty treat try the Laksa Melaka, a mixture of seafood and tofu with sambal, laksa leaves, lime juice and coconut milk served over noodles. Open on Saturday from 5.30am.
If you find yourself near Parliament Buildings be sure to look in at this lively and relaxed pub and café famous for its political satire and substantial fare. Big lunches and dinners, plus an all day bar menu, a weekend brunch and lively atmosphere. Try the Clark's Lamb Shanks or the Seafood Policy of the Day. Often frequented by public servants, politician's secretaries, journalists and others who buzz near the beehive. Also caters for functions for 20-300 people. During weekdays it is open from 7.30a till late and on weekends from 10a till late.
This large, popular, relaxed eating house close to the city and the harbor was voted New Zealand cafe of the year in 1997. Long and light, the cafe has an extended bar, large blackboard menus, a restaurant area and outdoor courtyard seating. Serves breakfast, lunch (big gourmet burgers at NZD14 with fries are good), anytime snacks and dinner. Mixed evening menu includes curry, chicken and fresh fish of the day, all reasonably priced.
One of Wellington's few authentic fully licensed Japanese restaurants. This is an excellent and peaceful choice for those wanting to try Japanese food for the first time. This classy restaurant features rice paper screens, wooden tables, Japanese wall hangings and the traditional tatami mat room. A variety of Japanese foods such as sushi, sashimi, tempura and miso shira are available as a set lunch.
Vista Cafe is a relaxed restaurant and bar on Wellington's exclusive and scenic Oriental Parade. Warm yellow walls contrast with the deep green of scattered palms and rich dark wood furnishings. Outdoor dining is available on sunny days. An extensive breakfast menu, with some unusual dishes such as Harrington's Black Pudding and Apple Fritters served with Chutney, will quell the largest of appetites. Lunch and dinner menu is varied.