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Topor Bistro

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Polish, European
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3 Beach Road | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
+64 4-233 9939
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food - wonderful friendly staff

Group of 6. Lovely friendly and helpful staff. Service was quick and the food wonderful. Really appreciated the waitress explaining about the food and vodka shots. The chef even introduced herself and made sure we were all happy. Highly recommend this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Helen M
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Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand
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Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Group of 6. Lovely friendly and helpful staff. Service was quick and the food wonderful. Really appreciated the waitress explaining about the food and vodka shots. The chef even introduced herself and made sure we were all happy. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Greytown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I am a real foodie, love cooking & eating great food. What a delight to go to my first Polish restaurant. I had the PIEROGI - Traditional Polish recipe of potato and goats feta pasta dumplings. Lightly sautéed with onions and Bacon, topped with Horseradish aioli and washed down with the Vodka Match – Belvedere CItrus. Great service and outstanding... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I decided at the last minute to go out for dinner. We choose Topor Bistro as we hadn't been there in a long time. We were very fortunate there was one table left when we arrived. In future we will book. We decided to start with the bread and dips for 2. OK but homemade bread would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Went for birthday dinner with family. 10 of us.. The waitress was nice, but very very slow. Had to ask several times for drinks, and gave up in the end... Food was good, let down by slow inattentive service.... 6/10

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Posey A, Owner at Topor Bistro, responded to this review

Hi there, I find this service issue to be a bit odd. The gentleman that paid for the drinks for the table got the owner ( Steve) to call the server for that table so he could thank her. He told her that she gave very good service and thanked her for it. Sorry if you felt differently but he... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went for my partners birthday, rang and booked a time for 7 people, which became 6 and then 4 people everytime I called and rescheduled I was treated like a human being which was nice. We arrived on the appointed day and were seated inside, the day outside was beautiful and we asked to be seated outside for which we... More 

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Porirua
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Always enjoy going to this restaurant. It is very cosy and is a good idea to book. Food is always excellent. Ideal for that special occasion

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Discovered this little Polish place recently. So far now Ive been twice. The first time I had the Paprika Beef, second time was the Lamb. Gotta say that for around $30 (plus) a main, I did anticipate more. I thought presentation of the Paprika Beef was poor and I thought it was very ordinary for the price. The Lamb was... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It was a wet, miserable, winter Saturday night. Took visitor from Auckland to Topor for something different. Great service; amazing food. Mid winter is the ideal time for Polish food. Main courses - dumplings; beef crezy; pork were tasty. Highlight of the meal were desserts - apple dumpling; chocolate bomb and cheesecake were delicious. The dessert vodka was a hit... More 

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london
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274 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This place has often closed whenever we were around Plimmerton during the week day so it was a real surprise to see if open over the weekend for lunch. Have meant to try Polish food as this will be my first time. As I was the only one there that day, I had some short conversation with the owners and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Been here many a time now. My wife is Polish, and the tastes remind her of home. Can't complain at all. Definitely recommend trying one of the traditional Polish mains, and Polish beer or Vodka from the menu. You will want to return for sure. The morning after, I'm still full!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Beach Road | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Porirua
  • Phone Number: +64 4-233 9939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 23
  • Cuisine: Polish, European
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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