A complete visit to the museum does not take less than 4 hours, so eventually one appreciates a good coffee on the bottom floor, with a wide variety of international cuisine, including Indian and Thai.
It is a restaurant that combines Indian and Malay cuisine, specializing in Malay curries, which are better and spicier than the Indian curries. The takeaway menu costs less than € 6 and includes a curry, naan and rice.
To be in a cafe in a train station, where people usually go in a hurry, is much better than many restaurants. It has a part for breakfast with fresh juices and all kinds of sandwiches and pastries, and a portion of the bar in evenings with a big screen TV where people come to watch cricket or football.
If you visit Wellington, it is likely to be a windy day which makes you take rest stops and take refuge in a café. The Duke Carvell's Swan Emporium is a very nice cafe where they have small meals in a relaxed setting. The waitresses are attentive and fun, and it is not strange to find them singing and dancing while doing their job. The last time it was to the music of Dirty Dancing and all the local women came together to sing. It was interesting to see. In the menu they have all kinds of foods of the world, prepared with care for customer satisfaction. It is advisable to go to lunch at different times than the Kiwis, or you will find the place crowded. Like any good local New Zealand, they serve water for free at the beginning and end of the meal.
There was great live entertainment, and rugby on TV in this Irish bar where we went for dinner. Reasonable price/ quality relation, and great decor. Staff a little overwhelmed: we had to wait to be served almost half an hour.
An Indian restaurant specializing in Tandoori oven, with a big variety of dishes of chicken, lamb or beef, chicken . My Favorites were the shank and lamb Vindaloo, which are both quite spicy and is a South Indian specialty.