Sunday, 11 March 2012

Mid week wining and dining

Buenos dias amigos!
Last week the bf and I used a voucher I'd received for a three course lunch with matched wine at the Hippopotamus restaurant. We'd had the voucher for almost six months and could never find a time to use it (the bf is ever-so-important(!!) and never takes a work lunch break!!) so last week he managed to find a slot in his diary and we went to lunch. UNFORTUNATELY, that morning I woke up feeling crappy with a cold! Typical.

We did have a lovely lunch though, despite snotty noses and congested heads.
Hippopotamus is within the Museum Hotel in Wellington

The outside (and inside actually) of the building is fabulous!
Look closely and you'll see a hippo in my glass ;)

A view of the harbour - and my house on the far right in the distance!

I ordered the veggie option - roast carrot risotto with beetroot foam for my main. I loved how pink it was (SUCH a girl, huh!)
And my dessert was raspberry panacotta. I'm not much of a dessert person, but I loved the presentation.

The bf scoffed his lemon and pine nut tart
As an art hotel, there are fabulous exhibits and pieces everywhere - including chairs

And motorbikes in the lobby!

And this little fella greeting you from the elevator!


  1. Wow looks super fancy! My Mum text the other day and mentioned we shoudl go to Wellington again for a girls I may be up your way soon! xx

  2. The presentation of the food was stunning & I adore the Hippo in your glass. Love your lemon cardi will you be going back (always the test of a good restaurant!)
    Happy Monday hun xoxo

  3. From your happy faces I see that you had a great time and food!! Nice place to go!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger

  4. wow! love it!!

  5. Oh wow, the restaurant looks great and your food looks yummy, you look lovely too, I love your yellow cardigan! From the photos, it looks like your house is situated in such an amazing location as well! xx

  6. That risotto looks fabulous! I often choose the veggie option too :) love the picture of the harbour too

  7. great photos the food looks so pretty lol you look lovely!

  8. it's really cool that the restaurant is inside the museum. i think the dessert looks great, and i love that there is a hippo inside your glass!

  9. I've never been here - but it looks so fancy! Perhaps Rich and I shall go for a special occasion :) I do admit, I love the idea of an "art" hotel.

  10. Looks like a wonderful restaurant, that hot pink beet foam is crazy!

    xo Gillie

  11. Yummm risotto. I wanna try and make some of that. Some sort of cheese one. Glad to see u didn't turn into a hippopotamus, the name got me scared. U know what would be cute? Hippo earrings, or a necklace? If u ever tire of birds.


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