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Friday, November 04, 2005

Mystery bar number 9

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Mystery bar number 8 was far too easy: it was Neat, which I'm afraid has, after weeks of circling undecidedly around the shark, definitively jumped it. Now that Eddy's gone back to Hummingbird, and without the visual distractions of Ra, Dana, Nina et al, the days of Tiger Lilies and absinthe nights are gone for good. But rather than dwelling on the past, let's move on to the next mystery bar.

Mystery bar number 9This place has a very cosy, European feel, with its dark wood and gleaming metal. Although better known for its coffee, it also boasts a small but cunning wine list that reaches beyond the usual suspects to include delights from Hungary and the Basque regions of Spain.

The evening menu is largely based on small tasting plates somewhere between tapas and antipasto, and while I haven't yet had the chance to give them a thorough taste test, they do sound delicious. I don't imagine this is a place that would ever get raucous and loud, but its size means that it could feel quite lively with only a small group. This could be a great stop on a tapeo evening, something that I've tried to get insituted as a Wellington tradition and should start again now that summer is tempting us with warm days and balmy evenings.

8 Comments:

At 2:55 PM, November 04, 2005, Blogger Hadyn said...

I believe that I know but will keep my mouth (or is it keyboard?) shut for a little while.

 
At 3:59 PM, November 04, 2005, Blogger Tom said...

Yes, allow a little more time. Maybe we'll pop in tonight as part of our pre-Modulation.

 
At 4:09 PM, November 04, 2005, Blogger Kate said...

Goddamn it I know this one... just... can't ... .think.

Too much lunchtime Radler.

 
At 4:23 PM, November 04, 2005, Blogger Tom said...

I know the feeling (though not now of course - that would be against all the rules). Though I can only face Radler & Summer Ale if it's really hot & I'm really thirsty.

 
At 2:00 PM, November 07, 2005, Blogger Kate said...

Nice letter to the Editor this morning ;)

 
At 3:43 PM, November 07, 2005, Blogger Tom said...

Thank you! Mind you, you're the sort of selfish person who would go to Midland Park "to sip on Pimms, Lemonade and Dry", thereby scaring off all the good people of Wadestown who want to walk their dogs there :-)

 
At 10:23 AM, November 10, 2005, Blogger Jo Hubris said...

So what is it then?

 
At 11:09 AM, November 10, 2005, Blogger Tom said...

Patience, my child, patience! All will be revealed in due course...

 

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