Visa Wellington On A Plate is returning with its delicious month-long celebration of food, drink and music right in the heart of the capital. From August 1 to 31, go on one of the world’s greatest culinary adventures. From authentic burgers and cocktail events, chocolate-making, foodie balls and much more…you’ll be spoilt for choice. Here’s 16 of our top Wellington On A Plate events to delight in this August.
1. Fry Fest
Our favourite nachos joint, Rosie’s Red-Hot Cantina is bringing the best LA street food to Wellington Waterfront. Sip margaritas while indulging on fried food. Think shoestring fries, waffles, plenty of hot dips and more. The event takes place on August 3 for $35. Hurry, tickets are selling fast!
📍4 Queens Wharf, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
On August 7 and 8, The Library is serving a full menu dedicated to chocolate. From chocolate platters to chocolate cocktails such as berry chocolate soup, chocolate desserts and much more…it’s a soul-satisfying experience. Wonderfully, the event is free to attend and you pay for consumption.
📍1/53 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
On various dates, Hillside Kitchen is offering a delicious 5-course breakfast tasting menu for those that love a good brunch. Expect plenty of reinventions to send your tastebuds on an adventure. Tickets cost $85.
📍241 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Get the full festival experience on August 19 and 20 at this interactive beer festival. The two-day event is a fantastic way to meet likeminded individuals and try a selection of beers while meeting brewers, jamming to live music and watching street performers. Tickets are $49.
📍 Sky Stadium, 105 Waterloo Quay, Wellington
On August 1 and 3, pay $80 at Little Beer Quarter to indulge on a 3-course fondue dinner party paired with craft beer and cocktails. Think Japanese curry fondue with chicken and eggplant katsu, cheesy fondue, WCF chocolate fondue with salted pretzels and more.
📍6 Edward Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
On August 5 and 6, an iconic burlesque dining event is taking place at Foxglove Bar & Kitchen. Tease your tastebuds and delight your senses with a 4-course meal and risqué strip teases by an award-winning performance cast.
📍33 Queens Wharf, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
As part of Burger Wellington, purple, pandan and carrot cake patties will be available at Zelati to appease your tastebuds. For instance, the Purple Patty consists of homemade ube gelato with crushed pretzels in a glazed purple ube bun topped with toasted sesame seeds.
📍 116 Cuba Street Left Bank Arcade, Te Aro, Wellington
Pay $120 to dine at Damascus Restaurant on August 6, 13 and 20. Indulge on over 20 unique Syrian dishes and flavours in an all-you-can-eat buffet. Certainly, this event is expected to sell out.
📍 Vogelmorn Bowling Club, 93 Mornington Road, Brooklyn, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
Burger lovers can indulge in hundreds of Wellington eateries offering exclusive deals, rare burgers to try such as Biscoff Bae at Dirty Burger and more from August 12. Check out the list of burger events on the WOAP website.
📍6 Swan Lane, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
📍 5 Eva Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
12. Dine Wellington
From August 1 to 14, hundreds of restaurants will serve diverse and experimental dishes where you’ll be full to international destinations through taste. Think the likes of NYC-inspired Pickle And Pie sweet pancakes, Scopa unique pizzas and much more. See the full listing here.
Mediterranean food lovers will feel as if they’ve been transported to parts of Europe with this 5-course interactive dinner. Start with a drink in Crete, followed by hiding away in Sicily, before sending your tastebuds to Spain and Morocco. Tickets cost $160 and sessions take place between August 8 and 11.
📍5 Todman Street, Brooklyn, Wellington
Taste the rarest cocktail concoctions around this month. From Chow’s For Fluke Sake consisting of Kaplow tea, watermelon vodka, coconut hot sauce, salted cucumber, mint and more, or else the Boozy BBQ rum shake at Wilson’s Barbecue Johnsonville, to name a few. See the full list here.
Get dressed up and attend a stunning fairytale-inspired ball at Hippopotamus. Dine on a delicious 3-course meal, meet the stars of RNZB’s upcoming Cinderella showcase and much more. The event will take place on August 16 and 17 and tickets cost $175.
📍 90 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Learn the secret to Pravda’s world-famous cheese scones by taking part in a masterclass with top pastry chefs, where you’ll learn how to make their delicious scones and be treated to refreshments. Price is $50. Surely, one of the best things to do at Wellington On A Plate.
📍 07 Customhouse Quay, Te Aro, Wellington