On a windy afternoon, post haircut I headed to Ombra, located on Cuba Street, Wellingotn. I was in heaven having a glass of prosecco and brocolli fritters – solo – at Ombra. We dine at Ombra frequently, and I think it is one of the best Wellington restaurants. Ombra is fab, great service and great food. Plus it is a perfect place for a mid afternoon apertif. Although I could do without the teenagers arguing with their mother at the next table. A first world problem.
Ombra is a buzzy place which gets very, very busy in the evening. It is small plates dining which is perfect if there is one or a crowd. They have a great wine list – and do a really, really good cocktail. The service is always quick, friendly and professional. The tables are very close together, which means it is easy to oogle what everyone else is having before you order. It does make it difficult to get up and use the facilities though – especially for those of us who have sizeable bottoms and thighs (that would be me)!