Soul-warming food and cosy spots
If you love avant-garde dining or hearty Italian, big bold flavours or a hit of spice, Kāpiti Coast has a world of flavours to warm the soul.
22 Maclean St, Paraparaumu Beach
Awarded a coveted "HAT" in the 2021/22 Cuisine Good Food Awards, 50-50 was described as having "an exquisiteness to this experience clearly stamps 50– 50 as the best in Paraparaumu’s ever-growing dining cluster".
This praise is what happens when you blend the best local produce, meat and seafood with culinary tweaks, techniques and flavours from all over the world to make delicious modern New Zealand dishes.
Working around the world including for Gordon Ramsay in Tokyo and on super-yachts has honed chef Helen Turnbull's inventive take on food. At this stripped-back eatery she opened with maître d’ Eddy Kennedy, Helen takes admirable risks with an ever-changing menu. Michelin may never visit, but they should.
159 Kāpiti Rd, Paraparaumu
Passo means to pass, to stop by, to drop in. It’s the nickname of local chef and restaurateur, Michele Passarello and the original name of the street his family have been living on for generations.
Join Michele for authentic pizza, pasta, secondi, contorni and more, just like his Nonna used to make, but now combined with modern flavours and techniques. More than a restaurant, Passo is a place to get together offering genuine hospitality, great food and drinks and a warm, friendly atmosphere.
Stop in for coffee, lunch, dinner or a decadent dessert.
Take-out gelato anyone?
The Surfer's Mistress
10 Seaview Road, Paraparaumu Beach
The best way to finish off a day at the beach is with delicious food - and The Surfer's Mistress is the ideal place to go! Hand made Pasta, delicious authentic Italian Pizza, grilled steaks and fresh fish! What more could you want?
44 Seaview Road, Paraparaumu Beach
Salty’s Diner is the newest addition to the Food Folk Family. Calling itself the "rowdy little sister who gets away with anything" the Salty's team deliver good ole diner food - served up with friendly and casual service, and a side of inappropriate kitchen banter.
They promise to keep the food fresh with a big, bold and smokey menu that provides an epic tasting experience. It's a place to catch up with mates, chill, and enjoy the feed.
Tasty eats & North End Brewing beers served from a lovingly converted vintage Airstream right in the heart of Paraparaumu Beach. What more could you want?
24 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach
A culinary treat at the beach, choose the eatery that suits your mood!
Hola Street Food
Downstairs is where the Hola modern kitchen meets Mexican street food! The menu is full of flavour, colour and authenticity that delight taste buds Delicioso!
Hola Bar & Grill
Upstairs you'll find creative contemporary Mexican cuisine showcasing local suppliers of meat and fresh produce, with imported ingredients from Mexico.
Salt and Wood BBQ
11 Ngaio Rd, Waikanae
The Salt & Wood BBQ brew-pub is unashamedly all about meat and beer. Connected to the North End Brewery by a large glass wall, the Salt & Wood team insist that "there's no combo on earth like legit American BBQ and a cold pint"
Can't decide which of the 14 or so beers brewed at the on-site North End Brewery you should have with your meal? Ask the team which pairs best with your meal or share a 6-beer tasting tray with a friend and then have a pint of your favourite.
There’s also a large wine and cocktail selection, and well-thought breakfast and burger menus for all-day dining.
Long Beach Cafe and Tavern
40 Tutere Street, Waikanae
At Long Beach simplicity meets sheer quality with a menu dedicated to fresh and local ingredients. The relaxed atmosphere, fair trade coffee, International beer/wine list and full bar all speak of the restaurant's originality and commitment to quality. Long Beach - a collaborative effort, led by its owners, is proud of its relationship with its loyal patrons, staff and local producers.
Tuk Tuk Thai Waimea
1 Waimea Road, Waikanae Beach
A much loved Wellington favourite, Tuk Tuk Thai is now in Kāpiti! Soon to open in the beachfront Waimea building at Waikanae Beach, Daeng & Team Tuk Tuk are currently operating from their food truck while renovations are completed.
Home-style Thai food with a difference. Using only the freshest and most authentic ingredients in their cooking this is authentic Thai food made with a passion!
Offering contactless pick-up under Alert Level 3 - text 022-344-7188 to order or click on the link below for the latest info.