A Venetian-inspired bacaro serving traditional and modern Italian sharing plates with a lively produce-driven food experience.

Bookings: Contact us by phone, email or through our website


Events - August 1 - 31

French Nights: Laurent Loudeac (Wellington)

Laurent Loudeac was destined to a career of great food and wine when he was born in Chateaubriant, France. He completed his apprenticeship in threestar hotel restaurant La Ferriere, and has been working his way around the world ever since. Laurent moved to New Zealand in 1995 and spent the first year in Pauanui at the Puka Park lodge. After a brief stint in Wellington, he spent the next few years working in fine-dining kitchens in Sydney and the southwest of France, but it was Wellington that stole his heart and drew him back. Since then he has head up the kitchens at Hummingbird, Hippopotamus and most recently Eat. Never one to be tied down, Laurant has now gone out on his own.

Ombra goes French for two nights only. Join acclaimed chef Laurent Loudeac and his chef pals (now of Ombra) as they serve up French bistro classics and rustic, countryside cooking. This multi-course menu will give you a true taste of France with Laurent drawing inspiration from his childhood. Fine food, definitely not fine dining. Enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival and a relaxed atmosphere with communal seating.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements


Various times throughout August

Aug 06, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Aug 07, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Price: $130

Event enquiries:

Dine - August 1 - 16

Festival Dish

Toast on Spaghetti - Bongusto pasta, tomato, Woody’s Free Range Pork guanciale, house made bread and Lot Eight Olive Oil.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements

Price: $22

Availability: Lunch & Dinner

Regional Beverages

Palliser Estate , Pinot Noir: $13

Six Barrel Soda, Hibiscus : $6

Burger - August 17 - 31

Nero e Blu

Aged beef patty with caramelised radicchio, pickled green tomato, mustard and blue mascarpone in a Shelly Bay Baker bun, with olive salted fries. Matched with Garage Project Kuro - Japanese inspired Black Lager.

  • NFNut Free

Garage Project Beer Match: Kuro - Japanese inspired Black Lager

Price: $22 / with Garage Project beer $31

Cocktail - August 1 - 31


Pecan-infused Denizen Urban Distillery Gin, Campari and Reid + Reid Dry Vermouth topped with a pecan and Prosecco foam, accompanied by a Fix & Fogg pecan cookie. Non-alcoholic option brought to you by Seedlip.

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • VVegetarian

Price: $19

Spice of Life


Seedlip 92 Spice non-alcoholic spirit, Six Barrel Soda grapefruit and hops syrup with a sparkling grapefruit juice foam. Accompanied with a Fix & Fogg pecan cookie.

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • VVegetarian

Price: $12