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Boat Cafe

) #185 of 692 Restaurants in Wellington ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
139A oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-939 3935
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“cakes” (14 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
139A oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped into the Boat Cafe for coffee when out walking. The cake looked delicious so we had carrot cake as well. A nice view and good coffee. The service was friendly and efficient.

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We passed this café on a lovely walk in "windy Wellington" beside the Freyberg Park at the Lambton Harbour. Very nice and simpel café with lovely and friendly people. Very nice food. Here you can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nice view! //Mats Samaras, Stockholm,...More

Thank MatsSamaras
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited there in the evening and had the burger deal for just $21. I had a nice pint of Black Dog "Dog Father" along with this amazing delicious fried chicken burger. They have four different burgers including an interesting vege burger (Quinoa black bean...More

Thank 582srimalp
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We've recently changed the menu to include several burgers so it's great to get some positive feedback regarding the new menu and one of our new specials. Enjoy your day!

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

As with previous visits, the food was delicious and the staff welcoming and super friendly. The potato skins are out of this world and the burgers delightful... thanks

Thank kiwireviewer
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Stopped at the Boat Cafe for brunch and we were so impressed with the service and food! Staff were friendly and accommodating and the service was fast. The coffee was great too! Perfect way to start the day in the city.

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The boat cafe is a unique cafe in an old tug boat on the waterfront. It's a great place for lunch after a stroll around Oriental Bay on a nice day.

Thank young_traveller3
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

After walking to Mt Victoria lookout, I stopped in for a light lunch on my way back. Very reasonably priced and good portion sizes, staff were friendly and accomodating. I'll definitely be back.

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Met friends at the tugboat for brunch. I sat alone at the table for 10 minutes without being offered a menu, water, or being greeted by the at least 5 staff members who were chatting behind the counter. After I was joined by friends we...More

Thank Rach2610
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

I'm very sorry to hear that you have had such a bad experience at our cafe. Thanking you for pointing it out to us and we'll take your feedback on board. We're always trying to improve and this kind of feedback helps us, so that...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the charisma of The Boat cafe and beautiful panoramic sea views from a real boat! The food is really good overall. The servers are smart, friendly, bright and dynamic in their service. The only disappointing thing per se, was seeing such a shabby...More

Thank ilovelife77
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We went for lunch here. Love d the decor..interesting nautical things from the ceiling and all around us. Tables were rustic and no frills which was appropriate for the theme. Gorgeous seafood dishes..we had a variety of prawn and fish treats. Great cocktails and a...More

Thank leoniebarlow
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139A oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly The Boat Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-939 3935
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