Meet our Chefs
Olea Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is used by some New Zealand’s best loved Restaurants and Cafes the oil is widely used as a finishing oil to bring out the best in fine local and Overseas ingredients and to give that finishing touch to some of Wellingtons most favourite dishes, or simply as a wonderful start to a meal as a dipping oil with artisan breads and dips.
In 1996 the creators of Logan Brown, Al Brown and Steve Logan had a vision. They wanted to take the standard of fine dining in New Zealand to a new level.
Today, their award winning restaurant continues to set new standards. With Head chef/partner Shaun Clouston and an impeccable team of hosts, they offer you the best in food, a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere, and dining integrity.
Logan Brown is located in 192 Cuba Street, Wellington
Artisan Restaurant and Bar, Bolton Hotel
Artisan is in the heart of the Bolton Hotel up the signature staircase from the hotel’s lobby can enjoy a comfortable and modern atmosphere surrounded by contemporary New Zealand art. Just as the environment suggest, all the cuisine prepared and served in Artisan and sourced from the very best New Zealand has to offer.
Artisan is located in the Bolton Hotel, 12 Bolton Street Wellington.
Hippopotamus Restaurant and Bar, Museum Hotel
Located on level three of the Museum Art Hotel, Hippopotamus Restaurant and Bar take in views of the stunning Wellington harbour while treating your taste buds to beautifully presented delicious fine cuisine. Your experience is completed by the opulent surroundings of the Museum Art Hotel with its private collection of original artwork.
Hippopotamus Restaurant and Bar is located in the Museum Hotel 90 Cable Street.
There are a few reasons why a cafe in Wellington will succeed - great food, good value, friendly people, a superb location and fantastic views - Vista has them all. While being one of the most popular breakfast and brunch cafes in Wellington, Vista Cafe is also a perfect place to have a romantic dinner for two, a small dinner with you and your closest friends or a large group function.
Vista Cafe is located 106 Oriental Parade, Wellington
Ti Kouka Cafe
Ti Kouka cafe was started by brothers Jesse Simpson and Shepherd Elliott in November 2010.
They use local, sustainable and organic produce whenever possible. Like Olea Estate Ti Kouka believe that using the best ingredients gives food and drinks an edge that you can taste.
Ti Kouka is Café located at 76 Willis Street, CBD.
Chameleon Restaurant, InterContinental Hotel Wellington
Chameleon Restaurant offers contemporary New Zealand cuisine created with the freshest seasonal produce and menus which combine innovation with traditional favourites.
The Chameleon Restaurant is located inside the InterContinental Hotel, 2 Grey Street Wellington.
Chef Sam Pope
After an upbringing in London, extensive travel, and training at the esteemed Prue Leith's School of Food and Wine, Sam returned to New Zealand to pursue his passion for food and cooking taking advantage of New Zealand's world-class produce. With have over 18 years of restaurant experience, including Logan Brown, Nikau Gallery Café and most notably as Head Chef of The Ambeli and many food awards and accolades Sam now offers his services as personnel chef.
To get in touch with Sam Pope go to www.chefsampope.co.nz
Avida is a bar, a bistro and a worldwide tasting tray of the familiar, the nostalgic and the totally unexpected. On any given day, it is salty and sour, bitter (but not twisted) and sweet. Avida brings you the taste of the Mediterranean, a twist of the Adriatic and a dusting of the Levantine shore.
Avida is located at the corner of Featherston and Johnston Street, Wellington.
Since 1998 Nikau Cake has been one of the Capitals special treats feeding visitors to the Chambers and galleries with delish treats and a full range of wines.
Cafe Nikau is located at the City Art Gallery Civic centre, 101 Wakefield Street Wellington