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Topor Bistro

3 Beach Road | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
+64 4-233 9939
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Ranked #1 of 14 restaurants in Porirua
Cuisines: European, Polish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Mar 22, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We have previously enjoyed the Topor several times for dinner but today we had a special lunch outside in the sun there. I'm pleased to say they have a lighter menu for lunchtime and it's cheaper too. The kielbasa sausage in a roll, with trimmings and a Polish side salad was great, as was the Polish "snack stacks". The Reuben... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Fantastic food and atmosphere. The servers really get involved and tell the story behind most dishes. If you want to try polish food then this is the place to come, it eases a person into the polish cuisine and food styles.

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Wellington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We went with a group of six for lunch mid-week in mid-December 2013 for a Christmas lunch and it was a wonderful experience. If you haven't eaten Polish food before, don't be concerned. The food is amazingly fresh and the taste subtle so you will have no problem adjusting. We ordered two servings of the shared dinner plate that provided... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I went to Topor last night with my family, in all a group of six. As soon as we arrived we were made to feel welcome. The owner/ executive chef waited our table and her enthusiasm, friendliness and knowledge of the food added to our great experience. I didn't know what to expect from Polish food in Wellington, having visited... More

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Wellington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We dined at Café Topor on 5th Sep using a three course dining voucher. Was very impressed with the service and food we received. I was a little concerned when we realised it was under new management as it is not always easy to continue a style of restaurant when ownership changes, but I would certainly have no concerns about... More

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New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We went to Topor last night for my birthday dinner and it was delicious. We'd also been for my birthday last year, and we hadn't realised until a few days ago that it had new owners. I have to admit I was a little wary, especially as I heard they weren't Polish, so I wondered if they were going to... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This meal was absolutely fantastic - as was the staff. We hadn't been before, so can't comment on whether or not the new owners have changed anything. But they are lovely people and we really enjoyed chatting with them. It definitely added to the atmosphere. We asked for recommendations and were pleasantly surprised when basically the whole menu was! We... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

The fact that a suburban restaurant is full mid week is an indication of its popularity. We quickly found out why. A very interesting menu of food which was different. Good service and the nicely spaced courses was great. When we finished our entree the waiter said he would get the chef started on our mains, which indicated we would... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

What a wonderful surprise! We began our 3 course meal with glorious vodka shots, and finished some 2 hours later with an amazing melange of desserts. In between, from lamb to kielbasa to borscht, everything was beautifully prepared, deliciously unique and expertly served. With some many wonderful restaurants to choose from in Wellington, the trip to Plimmerton and Topor was... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Six of us went there for a meal and found the service and food excellent. The polish food had beautiful flavours. Loved the duck pate as entree. Very well done main meal. The polish cheesecake did not have the texture or makeup of an English cheesecake but was really light and exquisite. The waiter was most accommodating when we told... More

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