Food and Drink / Te Kauta

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WOMAD x Garage Project

As part of our OMV Steam lab line-up, Andrew Jeffs, Marine Biologist at Auckland University and Pete Gillespie, Founder & Head Brewer at Garage Project have birthed a unique WOMAD beer; brewed by Garage Project to the beats of WOMAD’s 21st Party Playlist.   

This one-off brew is on tap at the festival’s Craft Beer bar in the Kunming Garden. 

World Resonance - Harmonic Hazy IPA 5%

Welcome to a world of hops and harmony.  Brewed with New Zealand grown Nelson Sauvin, Yakima Valley Citra and South African hop Southern Tropics, it's a hazy IPA with a polyphonic twist. From pitch to packaging the yeast in World Resonance has been sonically stimulated with a specially curated selection of World music, especially curated by WOMAD and played directly into the beer using a submersible speaker. Beer brewed with good vibrations.

Marcel’s Blini & Bellini Bar

Sip and savour at our newest gastronomic gem, the Marcel’s Blini & Bellini Bar, located in the picturesque Gables House Garden, operating exclusively on Sunday. 

Select from a Peach or Butterscotch Schnapps Bellini cocktail, paired with three delectable Blini creations promising a symphony of flavours:  

  • Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraîche: Revel in the luxurious combination of velvety smoked salmon and luscious crème fraiche delicately presented on a golden Blini. 
  • Rare Beef and Horseradish: Delight your palate with succulent rare beef paired with a zesty horseradish kick, harmoniously arranged on a savoury Blini. 
  • Miso-Lime Grilled Aubergines on Honey-Glazed Blini: Elevate your taste adventure with miso-lime grilled aubergines on a honey-glazed Blini—a sweet and savoury delight! 


With the beautiful Gables House Garden as your backdrop, this limited-time feast and fiesta promises laughter, luxury, and a whole lot of delicious memories. 


Open Sunday 11am – 6pm. $20 for 1 x Bellini cocktail and 3 x Blini. 
Limited capacity, first come, first served.  

Taste of Taranaki  

Our Regional Partner Te Puna Umanga Venture Taranaki are proud to present the Taste of Taranaki Pop-Up at WOMAD.  

Indulge in a delicious array of artisan food and beverage products, all made right here in the diverse landscapes of Taranaki. Pick up a tasty keepsake and enjoy daily tastings where you can meet the makes, hear their stories and uncover unique local flavours.  

Tasting times 
Saturday & Sunday, 11.30am – 2pm, 2.30pm – 5pm, 5.30pm – 8pm


Step into a world where alcohol-free doesn't mean flavour-free – our new Zero Zone lounge bar is shaking up the festival scene with a lineup of non-alcoholic wines, beers, ciders, and cold brew coffee that'll make your taste buds dance.  

Located in the Kunming Garden, the Zero Zone is our new favourite chill-out space, complete with plush bean bags and comfy couches.  

Stop by for a cool beverage and bite to eat and raise your glass to a new chapter in festival indulgence – where flavour takes centre stage, and every moment is a celebration without the aftermath! 


Global Village Food Court

Enter the bustling marketplace of WOMAD for a global explosion of food, fashion, art and treasured trinkets. With close to 100 exciting stalls throughout the Global Village, there is plenty to pique your curiosity and whet your appetite!

Treat your taste buds to flavours from all over the globe. You’ll find stalls of authentic cuisine from India, Hungary, Spain, Vietnam and more, or feast on some of the best vegan and vegetarian food around. 

The Global Village is the place to find that perfect cooling treat in the WOMAD heat. Hydrate with delicious fresh juices, and handmade ice creams, or maybe a fresh-roasted organic coffee will perk you up!

Taranaki Offshore Partnership Taste the WorldKai Reka o te Ao

Embark on a sensory journey through global flavours! Join WOMAD artists as they share the secrets of their traditional dishes, infusing the air with aromas that transport you to distant lands. Interactive cooking demonstrations and live music are served with a side of storytelling and cultural anecdotes for an experience that tantalizes the taste buds and nourishes the soul.

Held in the Kunming Garden, Taranaki Offshore Partnership Taste the World will again be hosted by long-time broadcaster Katrina Smith, whose biggest passions are music and food.  
Expect a dash of humour, a dollop of storytelling and a sprinkle of secret family recipes in this delectable line-up of culinary entertainment. 


Find all the refreshing beverages you need at the different themed bars dotted around the WOMAD site. From the beautiful and relaxing Kunming Garden Pagoda Bar, to the upbeat and lively Brooklands Stage bar.

To help reduce waste, WOMAD offers reusable Globelet cups. Purchase one with your drink at any of the bars, and get it refilled when you buy another drink. Take it home to keep as a souvenir!

Remember, you must be of legal age to purchase alcohol. Our bartenders operate under a responsible host policy.

TSB Wai Water

Bring your water bottles and fill up at our TSB Wai Water refill stations - you'll find them all around the site in lots of handy locations.

If you are after a chilled water, or a new drink bottle then head to the TSB Wai Water stand, located at the top of the Bowl.

Check out the TSB Wai Water page for more info.


Grab a coffee and sort your caffeine fix from one of our on-site cafes. You can get a coffee from any of our cafe vendors in the Global Village Food Court, or from the coffee carts located near each of the stages.