Shed 5, Wellington, New Zealand

Shed 5 is a pretty decent restaurant at Queens Wharf on the Wellington waterfront. Be warned, this restaurant is on the slightly pricey side, but its well worth the money if you are looking for a great feed.

We each chose our own starter, but decided to share. I ordered Beet tartin with Tarago River chevre, cipollini onion, watercress & fig saba and it was very tasty. The others ordered Pappardelle scallops with red pepper caviar, pea shoots & parsley pesto and West coast whitebait & blond asparagus fritter with smoked chipotle aioli. By all accounts, the starters were good.

For the mains, two of us ordered Merino cross lamb rack with lamb rillettes, kasundi tomato jus, onion rings & mint prelibato flakes, and Black angus sirloin with balsamic & wild mushroom lentils, foie gras parfait, crispy Serrano ham & roasted beet jus. It was a hard choice as there were a number of dishes that appealed.

We again decided that a local pinot noir was the only way to wash down this delicious food.

One thing that struck was just how friendly and helpful the staff were. They bent over backwards to make us feel at home. Well done!

You can find Shed 5’s website here.