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Orsini's restaurant, Wellington, 1988 (2nd of 3)

Orsini's restaurant, Wellington, 1988

New Zealanders began to eat at high-class restaurants, assisted by the progressive relaxation of the liquor laws which allowed wines to be served at meals. Here the proprietor of Orsini’s, one of the first restaurants to receive a liquor licence, offers wine to a young couple.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: 1988/4458/2-EP
Photograph by Ray Pigney

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Jock Phillips, 'Sports and leisure - Home and city', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2247/orsinis-restaurant-wellington-1988 (accessed 21 August 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, updated 1 Sep 2015