The Jaya's Wine Bar

The Jaya’s is a friendly neighborhood bar founded by husband and wife Abi and Jaya, nested in the heart of Wellington’s CBD. It’s a place where you come to enjoy your favourite NZ wines with modern Kiwi-Indian sharing plates. We have a beautiful range of locally selected wines from the Wairarapa region and other wine regions across NZ.



Chocolate Modak

Dish Description: Handmade rice dough filled with grated coconut, milk, white chocolate chips and Wellington Chocolate Factory Coconut Milk Chocolate and flavoured with cardamom, nutmeg, and rose water. Served topped with saffron and ghee.

A twist on Ukadiche Modak, which means a "small part of bliss". A Maharashtrian sweet dish, traditionally a soft rice shell filled with a coconut and jaggery mixture. These are offered to Ganesha during the Ganesh Festival in India.

  • VVegetarian

Price: $19

Availability: Lunch & Dinner

*Booking required


Pop 'N' Top

Poppies Rosé, Scapegrace gin, fresh mint, lemon, simple syrup, mānuka honey and roohafza. Served in a glass half rimmed with chaat masala. Accompanied by housemade masala paneer, coriander chutney, tamarind chutney, fresh mint, chaat masala and nylon sev on oven baked lightly salted Monaco.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements

Price: $20