Tonight I tried Master Chef judge, Simon Gault’s, Crab Shack in Shed 5 on Wellington’s waterfront.
Chef Geoff Ngan runs the Crab Shack and Shed 5 next door
This Chilean crab is for getting your hands dirty! And photobombing.
Loving the shirts!
I started with this Pomberry sangria – red wine with pomegranate, passionfruit, cranberry, vodka and soda. So so good. $14
Then out rolled the dips and a scoop of mixed shellfish: clams, tua tua, moonshells in white wine, chilli and garlic cream
Thick clam chowder served in this dinky jar is rich and sublime
The tempura soft shell crab with wasabi mayonaise was a highlight
A kilo of Nelson paddle crab for $30. Roll your sleeves up!
Crab pots complete the ambience as light shades
The Crab Shack is pumping, coming up to its 1st birthday. You can’t book (unless you’re a group of 10 or more), but tables turn over quickly enough if you want to wait in the bar next to Simon Gault’s Shed 5.
Megan Singleton is a travel writer, blogger and radio correspondent. She's been gallivanting around the world telling stories for the last 16 years and has her suitcase always half packed (or half un-packed!)
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