A world-class restaurant and grill has opened in the capital city.
While our capital city is not short of culture, adventure and exciting events, the recent reopening of the Sofitel Wellington and its enticing Jardin Grill is giving us justifiable gastronomic reason to pay a visit.
A sophisticated restaurant that lends itself to an elegant meal out or relaxed wine with friends, the interior reflects the five-star hotel’s botanical theme and observes a lavish use of texture, steel and soft lighting. Indoors, the dining room centres around Jardin’s all-important wood-fired grill and marble cooking station, from which the chefs serve a rotating selection of succulent, manuka-infused meats, while outside, a roaring fire pit makes for the perfect early evening cocktail spot.
Boasting a refined cuisine that celebrates fresh and seasonal produce, the menu is one that deliciously mirror’s the hotel’s world-class standing. Crispy skinned fish with squid and fennel, Wagyu beef bolognese with burnt butter and sage, and wood-fired meats are just some of the mains you have to navigate. Presenting the exquisite fare in an almost artistic manner, Jardin’s signature Spring Garden dessert of pistachio, rose, lychee and vanilla (pictured) is one such culinary masterpiece. Accompanied by an extensive wine list that focuses largely on local and French varietals, there’s also an abundance of charcuterie, cheese, oysters and caviar for those looking to indulge a little gourmet outing.
A beautiful restaurant set to inspire locals and visitors alike, Jardin Grill is the welcome newcomer setting a lofty new dining standard in Wellington.
Monday-Friday, 6am-10.30am, 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10pm
Saturday-Sunday, 6.30am-11am, 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10pm
11 Bolton Street
(04) 472 2001