Monthly Archives: November 2013


Prefab has been around for a few months now.   The current proprietors use to be the owners that established Cafe Laffare just around the corner, who have since sold the business and have started up a new one.

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Ding Tai Fung – Sydney

We decided to make a trip over the ditch to Sydney where we would both spend our birthdays over a long weekend.   I was dying for some good quality dumplings so I decided to search online for some good … Continue reading

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Aporo Cafe

Decided to pop into Aporo cafe during a weekday lunch time as I had a 25% coupon from the Wellington Entertainment book that was given to me. Everytime I walk past, the cafe is never full and tends to only … Continue reading

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Ostro is a brand new eatery by Master Chief judge Josh Emmett (who also owns Rata in Queenstown), located in the revamped Seafarers building in Britomart, Auckland with  views over the Waitemata harbour.

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Origami is one of the newer Japanese restaurants in Wellington.  Unfortunately is it not run by Japanese but by Chinese like a few other Japanese restaurants in Wellington.  However they have manage to pull it off in terms of having … Continue reading

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Chez Dre

Tucked down an alley as all good cafes and restaurants in Melbourne lies another called Chez Dre specialising in french patisserie and boulangerie in South Melbourne, across the road from the South Melbourne markets.   Chez Dre also offers all day … Continue reading

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Saffron Restaurant

Saffron, never ceases to please.   This is one of our (Plus 1 and I) favourite restaurants.  We decided to have dinner here as we have not been in over a year.  Usually we come everytime we go down to Queenstown.   … Continue reading

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Kai Whaka Pai Cafe & Bar

During the long weekend in Queenstown, we decided to take a day trip out to Wanaka, which is roughly an hours drive north of Queenstown.  Wanaka is as picturesque as Queenstown where the township sits next to a lake, but … Continue reading

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Minami Jujisei

Once again we find ourselves in Queenstown for the long weekend (Labour weekend).  the weather has not been very pleasant today.   We opted to have something simple for dinner tonight to balance the richness of our lunch that we had earlier in … Continue reading

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Amisfield Winery and Bistro – Take 2

There and back again.  I thought I’d give Amisfield’s A la carte menu a go, since our previous visit we opted for the ‘Trust the Chef Menu‘ where you can see my review here.

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