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The Green Parrot Cafe

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16 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 6080
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17:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Edgewood, New Mexico
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Wellington two nights while on a two week tour of New Zealand, and the first night we were scheduled to dine at the Green Parrot. As a consequence, the place was crowded just because of us, and so all I could really review for that night was that the food was delicious and generous. So good, in... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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256 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a first time visitor but the Green Parrot's reputation is well established in Wellington and something of an institution. In many respects it's like going back in time, especially the decor and approach. These were cool and quirky. The staff were wonderful, friendly and attentive. The food is ok. I had the whitebait omelette which was excellent, but... More 

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Thank Rick M
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Huge meals and fantastic service. I'm vegetarian and ordered the omelette which was huge and delicious. My mother ordered the ham steak which she thoroughly enjoyed. I look forward to my next meal there.

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Thank TerylC
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went here with a group of friends who recommended it as they have been coming here for years. Unlike the other places in the city, this place is not decorated in some funky unique way. There are however everything needed to deliver a massive plate of food to the table. The staff were friendly and we enjoyed good food... More 

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Thank WarnedHer
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

My first visit to the Parrot was 40 years ago! Went last Sat evening, still superman meals! Very nostalgic down to a plate of bread and butter, an old kiwi Icon. The staff are lovely, very polite and informative. Still a worthwhile Wellington Icon.

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Thank 428lesp
Waihi, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you dont like veges and like a fry up style of dinning this is the place for you. Nothing flash and over priced for what you get. Was disappointing as it was recommended to go here by a friend.

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Thank Leona M
Wellington, New Zealand
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218 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This place has been around since 1926, and it’s a legend in Wellington. Its backstory of being started by sailors who jumped ship, with ownership being passed through a series of Greek owners is interesting. It’s got a place in local political legend where politicians and their hangers-ons came for late night steak and chips. A plate of plain white... More 

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Thank JohnSB3
Thames, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Friendly staff, great service ! Huge 'old fashioned' style meals. Husband felt best meal we've had in Wellington he had a medium rare sirloin & I had a mixed omelette, both served with lettuce salad, potato salad & chips .... only complaint - after the main we were too full for dessert

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Thank bertlingfamily
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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285 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I have been several times over the years when down for work but this was the wife's first time. I was not disappointed and she was impressed. Luckily, she was able to order a half size meal but you would not have known by the size of it. Nice quaint cafe setting in the American style this cafe has been... More 

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Thank Mark E
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Overpriced, underrated, filthy, below average food..... Don't waste your money. I could have made a nicer meal at home for half the price. Had the roast chicken was horrible had like a tomato sauce on it, came with a salad and chips. Which were not even stated in the menu. Everyone was at the table will not be going back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 6080

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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?