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6 Of The Best Winter Romantic Dining Spots In Wellington

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh

Romantic Dining

Let us take dining to the next level this winter.

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 winter. Check out six of the most romantic dining spots in Wellington.

1. St. Johns Winter Village

Every winter, St.Johns Bar & Eatery brings Igloo style dining to Wellington. What could be more intimate other than dining under the stars in an igloo. In a relaxed setting, chow down on some delicious international dishes like beef burgers, pumpkin gnocchi, pesto chicken burgers and much more. Be sure to pair your meal with some bubbly. Igloos open on May 31. Indeed, the perfect date night for two.

📍 5 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

2. Logan Brown

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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. For bookings, visit the Logan Brown website.

📍 192 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6141, New Zealand

3. Hippopotamus Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

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

4. Ombra

This cute Italian spot is probably one of the most affordable on our list. Expect 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

6. DragonFly

Another excellent 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

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