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Forage Kitchen + Bar

We are influenced by fresh local ingredients and the farmers that grow them.

Caring for our guests is of the upmost importance to us and is what we love to do. 

Due to COVID-19 and in alignment with our Government’s announcement, Forage Kitchen + Bar will temporarily close.  Please join our mailing list and we will let you know when we’re re-opening.

Together we will overcome this challenge.  Kia Kaha, New Zealand.


Forage Kitchen + Bar, situated in the vibrant district of Te Aro, which harbours some of Wellington’s finest cuisine and artisan produce.  With the focal point of your view overlooking the Cuba Quarter, the restaurant’s unique destination creates a lively impression. The open kitchen allows Forage’s culinary team to showcase the restaurant’s philosophy in the preparation of local produce; from root to stem, and nose to tail.

An indulging cocktail experience awaits you at Forage Kitchen + Bar. From perfectly crafted classics, to inspiring signature creations, our cocktail list will accompany your Wellington night with charm. With panoramic views over Wellington, this is the perfect setting for a romantic drink in the capital.

Car Parking
We are happy to offer complimentary valet car parking when dining for lunch or dinner.  Please drive to 345 The Terrace and our Concierge will valet your car securely.

The chef

Sourcing only the finest seasonal ingredients


Chef Amey Rane was born in Mumbai which is renowned as a cosmopolitan and vibrant city. Growing up on dishes which are brimming with rich aromas, fieriness and bold flavours had given Chef Amey a passion for food early on. This enthusiasm was fully ignited as a teenage where he loved to watch TV cooking shows and experiment with ingredients in his Mother’s kitchen and which ultimately lead him to culinary school.

After training and leaving Mumbai, Chef Amey set off to travel the world. These voyages deepened his repertoire and allowed him to learn about different cuisines and techniques. He held various roles in 5-star hotels such as Hyatt and Hilton where he grew affection for fine cuisine and enjoyed working with renowned chefs which have aided the development of his craftsmanship.

Chef Amey Rane is exciting to be heading up the Forage team and believes his personal ethos of sourcing only the finest seasonal ingredients aligns well with that of Forage Kitchen’s and he looks forward to showcasing this through every menu he produces.

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Forage Kitchen + Baraddress

345 The Terrace, Te Aro, 6011 Wellington
New Zealand
Tel: (+64)4/3859829


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