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Tasty Festival Morsels

12 March 2018

Get ready to enjoy amazing food, drink and more with some of Wellington's best hosts at the 2018 New Zealand Festival.

Visiting Wellington

We've previewed some of Wellington's best cafes, bars and restaurants that are yours for the tasting during the New Zealand Festival, 23 February – 18 March 2018. 

Whether you're looking for a fun post-show party or just a restful spot to recharge your show-going batteries, these great city hosts sure know how to show you a good time. Read on for a few of our hot picks, and check out the rest on the Festival's Stay & Play deals page.

Mojo's Cheeky Breakfast & Cold Brew Coffee

Start your Festival weekend right by nourishing (and caffeinating) yourself before you hit the next show. Mojo's fab slow-cooked beef cheeks served on toasted sourdough topped with a soft poached egg is paired perfectly with a cold brew coffee.

Dark Glasses & Brunch

Continuing our brunch theme – all good nights eventually lead to the morning after. So bring your dark glasses and enjoy a Bloody Mary and a damn good brunch after a damn good night. BYO sunglasses and St Johns Bar & Restaurant will sort the rest. Best of all, their brunch goes until 2pm on weekends because, good nights happen! 

Happy Cat Deals

Hot Sauce at QT Museum Wellington is the perfect place to unwind and revel in the fact that it’s the end of the day as you get ready to see your next show. They’re offering extensive drinks delights as part of their Happy Cat Hour so choose your poison and relax into the night.

Design a Sangria

Throughout the Festival, Basque is running a competition to design your own sangria. The winning sangria will be featured on their new sangria list, with your name and sangria name, plus you'll receive a $50 bar tab so you can bring your friends. Salud!

Egmont Eatery

Plan ahead and enjoy an evening pre-show dinner at the ever-popular Egmont St Eatery, a hidden gem tucked away in one of Wellington's vibrant laneways. 

Dillinger's Oysters & Champagne

We might have saved the best till last with this elegant throwback to finer times – Dillinger's is here to wine and dine you in style. Suck up six oysters and two glasses of Mumm Champagne, before enjoying a fine evening of world-class Festival entertainment.

Find even more sweet and savoury offers on the Festival's Stay & Play deals page.