Boasting of delicious gourmet food and fine wine, Wellington is a town that can please you by the aroma of its sumptuous cuisine and the dimly lit funky cafes. It is known internationally for its 'cafe culture'. Popularly known as the 'culinary capital of New Zealand', the city has several neatly tucked bars boasting of excellent craft beer, quirky cafes serving mouth-watering finger food and some of the world?s best coffee. There is also no dearth of fine dining restaurants where you can enjoy a proper seven-course meal with the food specially prepared for you and in front of you.
Other than serving international cuisines from Europe, Asia and Polynesia etc., the food here is also traditional and native. New Zealand traditional food includes a lamb, pork and cervena (venison), salmon, crayfish (lobster), mussels, scallops, pipis and tuatua (both New Zealand shellfish); Bluff oysters, paua (abalone), kumara (sweet potato); kiwifruit and tamarillo; and pavlova, the national dessert.