Lyall Bay and South Coast
30 Cochrane Street, Rongotai
Spruce Goose began its life as the original NAC terminal and for more than 50 years was the home of the Wellington Aero Club and is now a popular seaside café, bar and restaurant. With sweeping views of Lyall Bay, Spruce Goose is the perfect place to head post-trail (or post-swim!) for a drink and a bite to eat.
Queen Sally’s Diamond Deli
200 Queens Drive, Lyall Bay
A retro deli on Queens Drive filled with yummy fresh salads, pies, pastries and deli delights. It’s easy to park your bike outside and keep an eye on it while you enjoy a coffee. Grab a salad or sandwich ‘to go’ and enjoy it later for lunch on your ride.
7A Lyall Parade, Lyall Bay
A quirky Wellington institution located in the seaside clubrooms of the Maranui Surf Club. With a casual short-order menu with a lean towards vegan and natural foods, their cabinet is filled each day with their famous salads and stonkingly good baking. This is the perfect place to fuel your ride around the south coast, or for a post-ride milkshake.
219 Onepu Road, Lyall Bay
The Botanist brings the best in tasty organic vegetarian & vegan fare to Lyall Bay. With views to the sea and a sunny north-facing courtyard, six rotating craft beer taps, botanical cocktails, vegan and organic wines — The Botanist can’t be beaten.
Brooklyn and Aro Valley
5 Todman Street, Brooklyn
Feast on hearty comfort food at this hip suburban eatery. There’s a sunny garden bar – the perfect spot to enjoy a pint of local craft beer on a sunny afternoon after a ride through the hills. Salty Pidgin’s menu lends itself to sharing with friends, and makes the most of local produce, meat and seafood – their harissa cauliflower will convert even the most adamant carnivore.
Garage Project Taproom
91 Aro Street, Aro Valley
Sample, sip and savour a wide range of Garage Project's craft beer and natural wine, along with delicious snacks, at their Aro Valley bar. It’s a perfect laidback venue – park your bike out front and settle back for a yarn with your mates. Once you’ve found your new favourite beer, you pop across the road to the Cellar Door to stock the fridge at home.
The Pickle Jar
5 Parkvale Road, Karori
In classic neighbourhood pub tradition, The Pickle Jar caters for all tastes and for all occasions and their house specialty is one-metre long pizza, or if you're planning a particularly long ride, book, book in for a two-metre long monster! A favourite post-ride spot for local mountain biking legend, Bryn Dickerson.
One Fat Bird
162 Karori Road, Karori
Nestled in Karori, One Fat Bird is a funky freehouse and restaurant combining the great English pub with a Kiwi hospitality twist. With 16 beers on tap, great food and live sport, join them for a pint of craft beer or one of their famous Sunday roasts – the perfect end to a day of riding.