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Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

) #128 of 686 Restaurants in Wellington ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , , Vegan Options
39 Abel Smith Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 9085
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
“buddha bowl” (3 reviews)
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Bar, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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39 Abel Smith Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviews (305)
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here for an all day business meeting. It was raining outside and we were ushered (after asking where to go) to a room around the back. The room was freezing so if you plan on using this room, bring a jacket / jersey...More

Thank HypnoWarrior
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic for weekend brunches and family/kids birthday get-togethers. Love the menu options - very kid-friendly.

Thank Paris_Loving_Kiwi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for brunch with my partner in the weekend was seated quickly. Food was great but I did have to go back to the counter to ask for maple syrup with my waffles (cream cheese surprisingly went amazing with them!). The milk shakes were...More

Thank 502brieannae
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Monday night when staying overnight in Wellington. Unfortunately we missed 2 for 1 stone grill but had 2 for 1 steak special instead. Steak was very nice and good value. 7 year old daughter had steak too but was under done so...More

Thank rub_the_rhino
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the best service, but I loved the decor. Also loved all the veggie and vegan options. Came for lunch but could see how it gets busy at night around the bar.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great service today and managed three excellent cups of tea from a single pot. Only let down was very small bacon side order and chef kindly added extra slither but for a $6.50 side I had expected a more hearty portion.

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there because they were having a Sunday roast. We were all(4) disappointed with our meal and service. Yes it was only 21.00 dollars, yes cheap but would of been better going to new world to get a roast chicken and veges.

Thank trudimarksuzanne2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken skewers and grilled chicken main burnt and tasteless... rubbery haloumi... brown bits on avocado...poor overall took 4 complaints before manager came to talk... so disappointed cos like the venue😒

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I took my parents out for dinner on two for one stone grill night and it was amazing. They have vegetarian, gluten free, vegan food and it was super fresh and delicious. The desserts and cabinet food are delightful too!

Thank Steph_5891
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant. The service was exceptional. I am a vegetarian and do not like if my fries are cooked with fish or meat items. The waitress checked for me and they set up a new frier for my chips - now that is...More

Thank JaxG3
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Fiona S
Hello do you have rooms available for private functions. i.e a large engagement party . If so what are your charges and requirements? Thankyou in advance for any information you can provide. Regards
3 September 2015|
Response from southerncrossnz | Property representative |
Hey Fiona, Best thing to do is get in contact with Eirene, our Functions Manager. She can give you the low-down on all things functions. Give her a call on 04 3849085 Cheers The Cross Crew
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Abel Smith Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Southern Cross)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 9085
  • E-mail
For over 100 years our place here in Te Aro, Wellington, has been a favourite meeting place for locals. We love being a part of the community and we are ready to throw in the hard yards to make sure everyone who visits us has a great experience. The Cross has something for everyone - have a look around and choose the perfect spot to suit your mood. Each area has been designed to create a different experience, a different ambience. Bring in your team from work, your mates, your kids, your grandparents, your study group, your special someone, your laptop or your party guests – we can set you up with a space, top-notch food and drinks to suit your occasion. We like to make our guests as comfortable as they would in their own home. Our friendly staff will ensure you enjoy your time at ours. We love to play host at special occasions – we provide you with a hassle-free time with plenty of delicious food and drinks (not to mention we take care of the clean up!). The Southern Cross is also a great place to pop into if you’re in the mood to chill – we have magazines, newspapers and boardgames on hand if you’re keen. There’s no room for getting bored here – we’re not just a place to grab a drink. Each week is chocka with entertainment – from massages for new mums, to live gigs, to quizzes!
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