Let us take dining to the next level this summer.
When we go on dates or out for dinner as a couple, it is sometimes difficult to locate a spot that can offer us a romantic and ambient setting. Lucky for you, Wellington has some fantastic places for romantic dining. Hence why Secret decided to track a couple down for you to visit this summer. Check out nine of the most romantic dining spots in Wellington.
This elegant eatery has a lovely and secluded private courtyard that is perfect for romantic diners. Whatever time of the day, you can immerse yourselves in endless conversations in a peaceful environment, surrounded by florals. Indeed, it’s an ideal spot during the summer months when the sun is splitting the rocks. Set the scene with a glass of vino.
📍 170-172 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
2. Counter Culture Board Game Café
For all those daters on a budget, you could head to this quirky spot. The concept is games paired with your meal, and we think it offers a great way to get to know your companion better while calming the nerves, especially on a first date. With hundreds of board games, exclusive drinks and the best service – you’ll fall in love in no time. This place just so happens to be one of the most memorable date ideas in Wellington.
📍 211 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
3. Jardin Grill
This upscale restaurant is a sure way to impress your other half. From the exotic interior, to the private intimate booths, and an epic gastronomic tasting adventure…you won’t be disappointed. Opt to share a cheese selection, or dive into lush dishes such as spring risotto, steak, and more. These meals go perfectly paired with the finest wine selection around. Certainly, a place for anniversary dinners.
📍11 Bolton Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
There is nothing more romantic than eating and drinking against the backdrop of an iconic summer sunset. This well-known spot has an oasis green haven where you can chillout on quirky furniture with plush cushions, order some Margaritas, and share a blanket when you get cold. It’s the perfect summer setup for a bit of romance, or even double and triple dating with your mates. Laughs are absolutely guaranteed.
📍166 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Hands up if you’re missing the intimate dine-under-the-stars Winter Village Igloos? Indeed, we all are. But the alfresco grass area at this spot offers something just as romantic and relaxing. Course, if the folks down here are as good with the service as the Igloos, you’ll not be disappointed. Share some international dishes, listen to music, and just have fun in the sun. An ideal romantic day out, if you ask us.
📍 5 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
6. Logan Brown
Feel like you’ve stepped into the 1920s at this exquisite high-ceiling former bank. This special-occasion restaurant will cost you but offers a cosy and classy dining experience for lovers. You could opt for a 3-course meal for $75 per person which includes a large choice of dishes like braised beef cheek, brown butter and sage gnocchi, dark chocolate praline, selection of cheeses and more.
📍 192 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6141, New Zealand
This fine-dining spot in the Museum Hotel is definitely the most exclusive on our list. In a colourful and old-world interior, expect an array of multi-award wining French-inspired cuisine. With epic views of the Harbour, a five-star service and a large menu with mains like fish and oysters…you won’t be dissatisfied. For some extra pleasure, order a bottle of champagne. Be sure to put on your best attire for this romantic dining occasion.
📍 90 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
This cute Italian spot offers an array of the finest Italian cuisine in a cozy setting inspired by Venice. The dark setting provides an excellent ambience while the food is to die for. Some menu highlights include risottos, pastas, vegetables, plenty of pizzas and meatballs. Combine your meal with some wine or beer, or else opt to appease your sweet tooth by sharing an Italian dessert such as tiramisu. To book or see the full menu, visit the Ombra website.
📍199 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Another spectacular romantic dining spot but this time you can indulge on the most delicious Pan-Asian cuisine. Expect a classic selection of Asian dishes inspired by Hong Kong, China, Singapore, just to name a few. This dark and intimate atmosphere also offers up a great place to drink a stylish cocktail and immerse yourself in your partner. To see the mouth-watering menu, visit the Dragonfly website.
📍 70 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand