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Visa Wellington On a Plate Guide to Lower Hutt for 2022

May 26, 2022

Lower Hutt is well loved for its meandering trails next to the Hutt River, the gorgeous Petone foreshore and being only 15 minutes from Wellington’s CBD on a good day it’s a must visit spot for Visa Wellington On a Plate fans.


This coming August we believe Lower Hutt should be renamed to ‘Burger Hutt’ given the sheer amount of burgers going down for Visa Wellington On a Plate! And, there’s one event that brings them all together - the Hutt City Burger Village - which sees some of the local venues presenting their Burger Wellys from across the Hutt at one big burger celebration - did we mention Garage Project will be there too?


Dine Wellington

If dining out is more your thing check out the Lamb Before Time at The Speight's Ale House. The dish is a shout out to the local farming heroes of the greater Wellington region and a nod to New Zealand’s agricultural history. The Victoria Tavern presents Changes in Petone, a modern duck dish marking the shift to modern day Petone after the closing of the ‘Gear Meat Factory’ in Petone.



Cocktail Wellington presented by Tommy's

If cocktails are more your thing there are some tasty tipples on offer! Take yourself to The Speight's Ale House for a taste of The ‘Rapa, then head to Brew’d Boulcott for their Pop-tini with (you guessed it) popcorn! If you’re looking for a winter warmer try the Hot Floss Plum at The Victoria Tavern, or cool down with the Macchiato Brain Freeze from Rizzo’s @ Station Gardens. 


Garage Project presents Burger Wellington

The love for Garage Project presents Burger Wellington is strong in the Hutt with 16 local eateries vying for the beloved best burger spot. Save Comes & GoesCheating Day for your cheat day. If you’re seeking something spicy Kelson 4 Square is doing ‘Murg in a Burg’, and Wholy Mac, the purveyors of Mac ‘n Cheese are presenting…The Mac Daddy!


Seashore Cabaret are presenting the best of the land and sea with their Soft Shell Surfin the Turf, along with The Victoria Tavern who are offering up the Reef and Beef, and The Simply Grill Kitchen with the Double Surf

We predict the Hot Property burger from Twenty Eight will be hot property, and those with a sweet tooth will love the Biscoffy Bae from Dirty Burger Petone


Did that whet your appetite? You can search for the full burger list for Lower Hutt here

STILL HUNGRY?

Check out all the offerings the Lower Hutt has to offer this August! 

HOW TO GET THERE

It’s easy to jump on a train from the CBD, or organise a car load of mates, Petone is only 15 minutes from Wellington Central.