The Fisherman’s Plate
Monday11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
Tuesday11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
Wednesday11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
Thursday11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
Friday11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
Saturday11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
12 Bond Street, Te Aro
04 473 8375
As far as restaurant interiors go, it’s not the flashiest you’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s pretty simple – all bare walls and formica furniture and bright lights. But that’s beside the point. The Fisherman’s Plate is one of those inner-city venues that is both a hidden treasure and a favourite of a constant stream of regulars all at once.
If you never knew The Fisherman’s Plate on Bond Street existed you’d be forgiven. And you’d be forgiven for not knowing that in addition to its fish and chip offerings (which shouldn’t come as much surprise, given the name) The Fisherman’s Plate has some of the best Vietnamese food on offer in the Capital.
Certainly the fish and chips are good, but it’s steaming bowls of pho (Vietnamese broth), generous plates of Vietnamese-style salads and a very comprehensive selection of fresh spring rolls that have the punters coming back again and again. Expect food that is fresh, flavoursome and ever so warming on windy Wellington days.
Service is quick and prices are very affordable, so it should come as no surprise that this place is as popular with nearby office workers as it is students and the city’s hipsters. Asian-style smoothies and Vietnamese hot coffee keep the alcohol-free drinks list interesting.
An unassuming place punching well above its weight, for one night put aside your desires to go somewhere new and swish and instead support a small, family-run business that is doing exceptionally good things with food.
Words by Grace Hall & Photography by Naomi Haussmann
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12 Bond Street, Te Aro
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