Shed 5 occupies one of the oldest wharf stores in Lambton Harbour. A water’s edge position and in-house fishmonger contribute to its standing as Wellington’s premier seafood restaurant.
Getting his hands on the best, freshest seafood available is top priority for Shed 5’s fishmonger, who visits the fish markets early each morning to select the day’s ingredients. Fish are always bought whole and filleted at the restaurant in a purpose-built room.
Huge windows facing the harbor belie the fact that this historic building on the wharf was once a woolshed. Crisp white tablecloths and sparkling tableware gleam under the dark-wood beams in the spacious dining room. On the broad-ranging, comfort food menu, seafood stands out, especially the Akaroa salmon with pepper, roasted on sauteed spinach with lemon vinaigrette. Rich desserts include pineapple lasagna with piña colada sorbet and spicy caramel.
When the sun is shining, Shed 5’s dining area expands to include an outdoor deck with magnificent views of Wellington Harbour.