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St John's Bar

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Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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5 Cable St, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-801 8017
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Today
11:00 - 03:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 03:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great meal. Lovely waitresses. BUT.... went to the bar and the young lad there started making fun of down syndrome people. Not at all OK.

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Thank Andrew O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous location right near the water and Te papa, excellent decor in this historic building, funky, laid back, ecelctic, its all there, service is fast , friendly and efficient. Good selection of bar snacks and drinks and a fine dining area too. , Well worth a visit and many times as its so vartied depending on your group and wants... More 

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Thank travlbloke
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting promises more than is delivered - average food, staff and service don't match with its reputation - better options closer

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Thank slac22
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for an old friends catchup meal. We'd booked a table in advance, and it was ready and waiting for us when we arrived. I was expecting to be placed at a tiny table, but we got a lovely padded bench seat and a single chair on a large table. The menu had changed since I was last there... More 

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Thank Brian_NZ2
Amberley, New Zealand
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367 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great meal here with friends. Both the food and the service excellent. Definitely a place visit when you wish to have a great meal

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Thank DavidGA986
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Nice small plates and atmosphere for lunch Staff a little stressed as it was a hot sunny day and extremely busy, returned for dinner inside the restaurant and it was lovely and relaxed Shared more small plates that where delicious, steak dish a little disappointing but the rest made up for it

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Thank Howard k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful spot to pass the arvo away. Kid friendly on the water and great service. You can see why people flock there on the warmer days

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Thank 499zarak
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

St John's is very popular as a bar (especially in the summer) but is hugely underrated as a restaurant. I went today for brunch and my table of three was the only group there for about an hour. The restaurant is often quiet. While this can leave the place feeling a bit flat the food more ban makes up for... More 

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Thank anita f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I have been here a few times and omg the food especially the spicy chicken wings are great, and service is friendly.

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Thank Emily C
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had a late lunch with some friends. The menu caters to most tastes and there is a good wine list. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 03:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Cable St, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 8017

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?