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Eating Abroad New Zealand

The Crab Shack, Queen’s Wharf

October 27, 2013

I always assumed it was the case, but now I am absolutely convinced that Wellingtonians are completely unphased by the city’s infamous wind. It was wet and blowing a gale of over 100kmph and still, many other great minds like us braved it and headed to¬†The Crab Shack on the waterfront. We thought the wild weather would give us our best chance of getting a table without a wait of over an hour… and we were right, but only just. The place was pumping, we got one of the last tables, and after that we saw the waiting list get longer and longer. Simon, forget about Euro- you’ve got a goldmine here.

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Eating Abroad New Zealand

WBC Restaurant, Victoria Street

October 9, 2013

A couple of weeks ago we went to NZ Opera’s The Flying Dutchman. Neither of us are opera aficionados or those snobby culture vultures but we’re always game for something a bit different. So straight after work, I rushed home to don those glad rags and voila- 30mins later- we were off!

We needed an early dinner so thought it would be the perfect opportunity to cross WBC Restaurant off the short list. It annoyingly doesn’t take bookings (yes, another one of those) and still riding on the coat tails of hype so is always busy. Well, at 6pm sharp on a Thursday night, we were in luck. Apparently from the same people who brought us Capitol, it has been well publicised for having a menu that gets tweaked each day based on what’s ‘fresh’ and available. This seems to be the in thing right now and leaves me rather torn. On the one hand I think- great, using less conventional cuts and what’s on hand seems more sustainable and cost effective? On the other hand… you’re charging me how much (!) for those lambs brains? Hmm.

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