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Charlie Bill - Fine Food Bistro

241 Tinakori Road | Thorndon, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
04 499 8464
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Ranked #12 of 618 restaurants in Wellington
Price range: $15 - $51
Cuisines: European, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Charlie Bill brings you modern New Zealand cuisine with an emphasis on honest, wholesome food in a cosy and intimate dining environment. Award-winning chef Hemi Tahu and partner Leigh Thornett look forward to welcoming you to Charlie Bill - Fine Food Bistro. Located on Tinakori Road a stone's throw from the city centre. We have 2 courses ($58) and three course ($68) menu options.
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We tried Charlie Bill for brunch one fine weekend and were very impressed at the quality of the food. Unfortunately it was completely empty the whole time we were there, although at other times it has seemed full when we drive by. We liked it so much that we went back a few weeks later and had dinner there. This... More

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Akaroa, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Taken to the restaurant by friends. It is local and handy to the Wellington CBD or western suburbs. A small and intimate restaurant with great food and awesome hosts. We were looked after well and had a great night of fun and laughter. All of us enjoyed the meal with no disappointing serves. A good selection of wines and drinks... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Birthday dinner for 6 so we got to try a lot of the menu. Beautifully plated in every case. Goats cheese souffle - taste great and texture amazing. Rated the best entree ever by one of us. Hot smoked salmon richly flavored and plating outstanding. Lamb main perfectly pink. Steak also cooked as ordered - rare for one and medium... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

My partner and I enjoyed a meal at Charlie Bill's on Sunday evening on Labour weekend. What a treat! We enjoyed 3 courses, each as delicious as the previous. Great flavour combinations and very reasonably sized portions. The atmosphere is great! Service fantastic! One bonus of dining on a Sunday is you can BYO wine (which is nice). We would... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Having enjoyed excellent dinners at Charlie bills in the past,today we decided to try their Brunch. I had the Haloumi with spinach and tomatoes on whole grain toast and my partner had the Charlie Brown special of smoked salmon and poached eggs on whole grain toast. Tasty+++ As previously the meal and the coffee were excellent, and the service prompt... More

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Wellington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

It is always a pleasure to be welcomed through the doorway into this intimate suburban dining room - greeted as long lost friends and then wined and dined with consummate ease. Leigh and Hemi are a credit to the dining scene in Wellington and earn from us, many accoldates for beautiful cooking, relaxed atmosphere and hosting - with the bonus... More

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

6 of us enjoyed dinner at Charlie Bill. The service was prompt, and efficient. The food was served promptly, and was really fantastic; both in presentation and taste. The entrée and main meals were more than enough for us, so we skipped checking out the dessert options. Everyone really enjoyed the meals. Well done!

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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115 reviews 115 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We were lucky enough to have friends take us to Charlie Bill for brunch. What a good decision. I had the eggs benny and the others the big breakfast. The eggs were perfect, the meals as advertised and the service very good. This is a small place, so it may help to have a reservation. However we just turned on... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Went to try Charlie Bills weekend brunch even though live across town - and I will definitely go back. I ordered the smoked salmon Benedict and this was on a nice white sliced loaf bread, with the home made hot smoked salmon (of the hot cooked variety rather than the cold stuff we buy at the shops) and... it is... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Superb food and excellent service. Our daughter took the whole family to celebrate my wife's birthday. We all went through all the courses, and they all were very tasty, with very nice presentation. Staff are very friendly and obliging. A great night out. Truly 5* dining. Highly recommended.

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