VisaWOAP in the Hutt

A specialty food-lovers' oasis, we're chock full of specialty food stockists and quality food manufacturers. Stop by Jackson Street in Petone for a foodie trail of boutique suppliers and restaurants and you can't beat Eastbourne's vistas for dining delights with a seaside sunset.


Check out our participating restaurants with VisaWOAP festival menus 11-27 August.



Brew’d Boulcott - Lower Hutt

Good honest folk serving good honest food, and are hugely passionate about supporting the local community.


Station Gardens - Alicetown

Combining Brazilian BBQ, Italian pizza, an American sports bar and a local craft beer bar to provide an exciting dining experience. 


The Still Room - Eastbourne

Offering a fresh seasonal menu, sharing platters, local craft beer and a custom cocktail menu.


Brew'd Stokes Valley - Stokes Valley

Brew'd is an excellent eatery in the hub of Stokes Valley, combining great service and Kiwi cuisine with flare and craft beers on tap. 


Woodroyd Estate - Kelson

Serving up a regularly-changing menu of global street food, the team utilise as many local and seasonal ingredients as they can get their hands on.


Wooden tables set in a light and airy space

Oli & Mi Kitchen - Petone

Modern fusion dining awaits you in the heritage-listed dentist building on Jackson Street. ‘East Meets West’ with an ever-changing menu showcasing local and seasonal produce.


La Bella Italia - Petone

A unique combination of restaurant, café and retail shop. La Bella Italia is our very own slice of Italy combining the best of Italy and local produce on the table.


Queen of Jackson - Petone

An upbeat bar and eatery, not another pub on the street! The bar and eatery gives you a nostalgic upbeat London experience.


The Butcher and Brewer - Petone

A gastro bar offering the finest in long, slow cooking and smoking, often with a twist on an English theme.


Bar with beer taps. Black tiles behind the bar and yellow accents

Trentham Mess Hall - Upper Hutt

No frills. Good honest food served by local people.


Festival events


Hutt Food Lab Challenge - 20 August

Kids, team up with a parent and join Lower Hutt’s top food makers and GNS Science for a loud, messy, delicious feast of science. Think The Amazing Race meets food science.

Join the region's top producers and restaurateurs including Blue Carrot Catering, The Butcher and Brewer, Hardieboys, Ripe Coffee and others for some mind-bending culinary education. Get hands-on with food and science to learn where your food has come from and how to use it. Sure to be loud, messy, delicious and fun.


Blue and white food truck in the background with gourmet kebab and chips in the foreground

Wellington Food Truck Rally - 19 + 20 August

Join some of Wellington’s iconic food truck operators in a mid-winter food truck carnival!  Bring your friends and family for a great night out, enjoy local entertainment, and grab a bite at the Dowse Square in Lower Hutt.




chefs conversing

Rimutaka Prison Gate to Plate - SOLD OUT

Prison Gate to Plate is back giving the public an opportunity to enjoy a truly exceptional culinary experience behind bars, with all food prepared and served by prisoners at Rimutaka Prison.


Petone World Food Tour - 18 + 19 August

Not so long ago olive oil was purchased at the chemist, vinegar came as white or malt and smoked paprika was unheard of. Meet the friendly and passionate Petone business people from Italy, South Africa, Asia, India and New Zealand who have helped to change and evolve the tastes of the Wellington culinary scene.

Learn about the products they import or make and enjoy delicious tastings along the way on this Finding Flavour walking tour.