With the forecast being thundery for most of the long weekend and our unorganised selves, mainly the latter, we didn’t manage to plan any road trips or over-the-sea trips. Our four days involved analysing the weather for a good hour after a sleep-in and then spontaneously coming up with things to do – where we would eventually end up travelling to Hamilton to visit the Gardens in the rain and be inside playing mini golf and bowling when the sun was shining. Oh, New Zealand weather.
Our lunch at Iguana Restaurant definitely lifted our spirits a little bit more as it poured buckets-load outside. The restaurant is super spacious with roadside seats, lots of indoor seating and more out the back in the natural light. There are hanging bare lightbulbs above the bar, deer head statues on the wall, a pool table and a back wall lined with wooden cupboards filled with wine.
We were much too full to be able to devour some dessert. So wanting to make life harder for myself after hearing someone mention on Instagram that their desserts are amazing, I just checked in on their website for the dessert menu and they offer Vanilla Brulee! – how could I have missed that! I will be back.
Another long weekend is just around the corner – what do you have planned?
203 Victoria Street South, Hamilton Central.