Ernesto’s (Wellington CBD, New Zealand)

Discover Ernesto’s in Wellington CBD! Indulge in delightful dishes like Pork Belly & explore a diverse menu. Charming ambiance & impeccable service await! 🍽️ Exploring culinary delights at Ernesto’s! Tried the mouthwatering Pork Belly – fork-tender, crispy skin, and creamy pea puree. Can’t wait to return for more! #Ernestos #WellingtonCBD #FoodieAdventure 🥂

During my short business trip to Wellington, I had the pleasure of discovering Ernesto’s, a culinary haven nestled in the heart of the CBD.   Stepping into Ernesto’s, I was greeted by a charming ambiance reminiscent of Cuba, with its vibrant decor and welcoming atmosphere. The attentive staff ensured a seamless dining experience, with prompt service and warm hospitality that enhanced my overall enjoyment.

Please note: Due to the limited time available for this ad hoc quick lunch, I wasn’t able to sample other items on the menu. However, the exceptional quality of the Pork Belly sets high expectations for future visits to explore more of Ernesto’s culinary offerings.  Here’s a brief overview of my delightful quick lunch experience:

Opting for the Pork Belly (NZ$37.00), I was treated to a culinary masterpiece that surpassed all expectations. The twice-cooked pork belly showcased fork-tender meat, melt-in-your-mouth fat, and irresistibly crispy skin. Paired with a creamy pea puree and adorned with baby watercress, crispy kumara straws, and a hint of chilli oil, each bite was a symphony of flavours and textures that left me craving for more.

Although time constraints limited my culinary exploration, the tantalizing menu at Ernesto’s left me intrigued and eager for a return visit. From Jalapeno Poppers to Cuban Prawns, Eggplant and Papaya Salad to Charcoal Broccoli, the diverse selection promised a culinary adventure awaiting exploration.

My brief visit to Ernesto’s left a lasting impression, and I eagerly anticipate returning to sample more of their delectable offerings. With its enticing menu, inviting ambiance, and impeccable service, Ernesto’s is undoubtedly a culinary gem worth revisiting. Stay tuned for updates as I embark on another gastronomic journey at this charming establishment.

Address: 1 Grey Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 555 1606
Website: https://www.ernesto.co.nz/

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  • I've had some unimpressive pork belly on multiple occasions, but this one looks absolutely fantastic. They certainly cooked it perfectly, and I'm sure it made for a delicious lunch!

  • Truly top notch cooking there! You can see the skill in that sear. I would trust the chefs to nail everything on that menu with such a strong showing.

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