Ambeli Restaurant is located in a colonial cottage on Majoribanks street, Wellington. J and I had dinner here on our first night on our weekend away in Wellington. It was a three minute walk from our hotel, very handy!
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The Qantas First Lounge is Qantas’ International Lounge for passengers flying first class, or those who are Platinum frequent flyers (or the OneWorld equivalent). From the Qantas website: “Designed by Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson, the Lounges are exceptional retreats offering unsurpassed levels of comfort, service and luxury, complete with day spa, restaurant, library, private work suites and concierge service.”
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J travels to New Zealand a fair bit for work. Whenever he does I always say we should organise it better and time it so I can go over for a weekend with him. I usually say this the night before he leaves, or when he gets back, neither of which is conducive to planning and organising.
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Handi is our local Indian. Everyone needs a local Indian. And when we moved house we were pleased that there was an Indian restaurant in walking distance.
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I collect recipes. I need to try these recipes. I need to find time to try these recipes. So when I had a weekend free, I decided to try out a new entree, main and dessert.
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Union Dining is chef Nicky Riemer’s and front-of-house Adam Cash’s European style dining room on Swan Street in Richmond.
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We were having our good friends, and fellow foodies, D and T, over for dinner. What to cook? Usually J and I spend ages discussing what to serve for each course and who is going to do what.
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Shira Nui is a Japanese restaurant in Glen Waverley, one of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

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Hanuman is a Darwin dining institution. First opening in 1992, it moved to its current location in the Holiday Inn Esplanade in 2007.
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