Visa Wellington On a Plate

Join us on a Culinary Adventure

Visa Wellington on a Plate is NZ's largest and tastiest culinary festival. Running for the whole month of August, the annual festival is a true reflection of Wellington's reputation as the country's gastronomic capital - a city boasting more cafés and restaurants per capita than New York itself!

Triumphantly returning in 2022, Visa Wellington on a Plate promises to showcase 100+ special menus, 150+ events, 200+ burgers and 90+ cocktails.

InterContinental Wellington is a proud sponsor of Visa Wellington on a Plate, presenting an exciting line up of experiences for every taste and occasion across its restaurants & bars. 

Shuck, Pour, Repeat

Executive Chef Carl Maunder shares his pearls of wisdom, as he takes you through an oyster journey.

A Couple Of People Standing Around A TableJoin Executive Chef Carl Maunder as he shares his pearls of wisdom, taking you through an incredible oyster journey. Carl has enjoyed an international culinary career and has experienced oyster bars across the world, from Dubai to NYC, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, and Australia. Now back in his home country, he is ready to deliver an exceptional masterclass showcasing different varieties, condiments, garnishing, and cooking methods – each oyster flight will be washed down with a curated beverage pairing from InterContinental’s sommelier.


11/08: 5pm - 6:30pm & 7pm - 8:30pm

12/08: 5pm - 6:30pm & 7pm - 8:30pm

13/08: 5pm - 6:30pm & 7pm - 8:30pm

Price: $150 per ticket, inclusive of beverage  |   Event enquiries:

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High Tea, Rewind

A Plate Of Food With A Slice Of Cake On A TableTake a trip back to childhood, unlock memories and rediscover classic Kiwi culinary favourites! With a special twist to The Lobby Lounge’s renowned high tea offering, indulge in cultural Kiwi delicacies reinterpreted and redefined for the modern palate including chips and dip, prawn cocktails and sausage rolls. Tickets include a nostalgic cocktail on arrival.


Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in August 

11:30am - 2:30pm

Price: $69 per ticket, inclusive of cocktail or non-alc drink on arrival  |   Event enquiries and bookings:

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Iris Cocktail

A Close Up Of A Wine GlassThe superb bar team at The Lobby Lounge innovates once again. 

In Greek Mythology, Iris is the personification and goddess of the rainbow, what the name is inspired by. Candy floss is one of the exciting ingredients and, like Iris, the cocktail will transform its colours as the ingredients are gently mixed together.

Iris Cocktail combines butterfly pea tea-infused ImaGination gin with vermouth and lemon juice.

Accompanied by a delicate and delicious macaron. 

Dates: 1 - 31 August 2022

Price: $26 per cocktail & snack  |   Event enquiries and bookings:

Venice Burger at Two Grey

A Sandwich Sitting On Top Of A TableA festival within a festival, Burger Wellington is a fun season in Wellington. This is a time when restaurants compete to produce the most original, tasty and unique burger.

After the smashing success of El Dorado last year, Two Grey now presents Venice Burger.  

Named Venice Beach as in Muscle Beach ("mussels"), the famous Santa Monica beach where Arnold used to work out and Gold's gym is based.

Venice Burger brings together crumbed and pan-fried lemon butter tarakihi and prawn patty with house made smoked mussel ketchup, tartare, pickles and iceberg in a Brezelmania potato bun, and handcut chips.

Match with Garage Project 'Chipper' beer

Price: $28 Venice Beach Burger  |  Match with Garage Project 'Chipper' beer for $11 ($39 total)


12th - 31st August

11:30am - close weekdays, 9am - close weekends.

No bookings required - walk in only.

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