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The Grill at Amora

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170 Wakefield Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly The Grill at the Duxton)
04-471 5711
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6:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The award-winning Grill Restaurant serves a fusion of contemporary New...
The award-winning Grill Restaurant serves a fusion of contemporary New Zealand and International cuisine in a 5 star setting right in the heart of Wellington's CBD. Heavenly food is our speciality.Opening Times for the Grill:Breakfast (Mon – Sun) 6.30am - 10.30amLunch (Mon – Sun) 12.00pm – 2.30pmDinner (Mon – Sun) 5.30pm – 10.30pm Opening Times for the Bar:8.30am – late (Mon – Sun)
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  • 21
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food, little atmosphere

We used the hotel restaurant on recommendation from fellow travellers. Whilst the food was good and well presented, the restaurant lacked any atmosphere. Try the Hummingbird Cafe for a more interesting meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
jumpsystems
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Guildford
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Pleasant enough with good service. The menu choices were not extensive but the food served was certainly more than adequate. The atmosphere was more functional than romantic though!

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AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear AndyAquila, I will share your comments with our F&B Manager and very much appreciate your feedback of your experience in the Grill. I hope you enjoyed your time in New Zealand. Kind regards, Liam Craughwell, General Manager More 

Palmerston North
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

clean fresh hot and tasty, great selection and service with a smile. The room is clean and fresh and warm and inviting, food coming out all the time, so always fresh.

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AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear Marion M, Thank you for some fabulous feedback of your experience in our Grill restaurant! It is a pleasure to read that we are meeting the high standards that we aspire to here at the Amora Wellington. I do hope you get the opportunity to visit us again soon. Kind regards, Liam Craughwell, General Manager More 

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a lovely dinner here on our anniversary..everything was wonderful, from the food, staff to the lovely room..I highly recommend it.

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AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn P, Thanks so much for your kind comments, which I will share with my F&B team. We very much hope to welcome you back to the Grill restaurant at the Amora Hotel Wellington, in the near future. Kind regards, Liam Craughwell, General Manager More 

Guildford
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We used the hotel restaurant on recommendation from fellow travellers. Whilst the food was good and well presented, the restaurant lacked any atmosphere. Try the Hummingbird Cafe for a more interesting meal.

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AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear jumpsystems, I very much appreciate your feedback, and will take your comments into consideration. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal and it's presentation, and I hope that you will choose the Grill Restaurant for future dining experiences. Kind regards, Liam Craughwell, General Manager More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Hadn't really wanted to celebrate my birthday anywhere. Although he knew this, this my husband went ahead and booked The Grill at Amora in any event without telling me. Remembering larger hotels are open 24/7, he did extremely well with his choice as usually very difficult to find anywhere half decent to eat on a public holiday. Can say that... More 

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AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear 17Barb17, I very much appreciate you taking the time to post a review of your visit. I have taken on board your very encouraging comments, and have shared your feedback with my F&B team who will look at making improvements where needed. I do hope you might consider a return visit in the very near future. Kind regards, Liam... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This year our children were not having dinner with us so we thought we would splash out and spend $135 each to have something nice. Although the staff were helpful, the food was not great - especially the entrees. My husband had coconut crusted crab which basically had no crab in it and I had vol au vents with so... More 

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AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear Jenny R, Thank you for providing a review of your experience with our Christmas dining. I was disappointed to read that you did not enjoy the Christmas lunch and I have taken note of your comments which I will share with my F&B team. Thanks again for your feedback, and I do hope you will consider a return visit... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We dinned here whilst staying at the hotel. We were nicely surprised by the level of service, the presentation of the food, as well as the quantity and quality for the price we paid. We nearly ate out of the hotel that night and are glad we didn't.

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AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear Britishtraveller2014, Thanks so much for your kind comments; it is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your dining experience in the Grill at the Amora, and I hope you might get the opportunity to visit the Amora Wellington again in the near future. Kind regards, Liam Craughwell, General Manager More 

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was the venue for our work Christmas party this year. Everything was perfect from set-up to service. But most importantly the food was devine. Everyones dietary requirements were catered for. The seafood was the highlight for me. Closely followed by the dessert treats especially the chocolate fountain. This will be a hard year to beat unless we keep repeating... More 

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AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear Talaleu, Thanks for some fantastic feedback! Your kind comments are much appreciated, and I do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you and your colleagues back to the Amora Hotel Wellington in the near future. Kind regards, Liam Craughwell, General Manager More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food is good especially the desert. The service there is very homely, I traveled alone and eat alone but the waiter and waitress were so kind and friendly that made me feel surrounded by friends.

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AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear Pedz-in-beds, Thanks so much for your feedback, it is a real pleasure to receive feedback such as yours and my team will be greatly encouraged. I hope you get the opportunity to visit us again soon, here at the Grill at the Amora Hotel Wellington. Kind regards, Liam Craughwell, General Manager More 

Perth West Australia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We did a coach tour of the North and South islands and the Amora was the best hotel we stayed at on the trip. The food was right up there as well in quality and service stakes

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AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear tys0n, I very much appreciate your kind comments and feedback of your experience here in the Grill Restaurant and at the Amora Hotel Wellington. I will pass your feedback on to our F&B team, and I hope you will consider a return visit in the near future. Kind regards, Liam Craughwell, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 170 Wakefield Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly The Grill at the Duxton)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 04-471 5711

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 28
  • Cuisine: International

Description

The award-winning Grill Restaurant serves a fusion of contemporary New Zealand and International cuisine in a 5 star setting right in the heart of Wellington's CBD. Heavenly food is our speciality.Opening Times for the Grill:Breakfast (Mon – Sun) 6.30am - 10.30amLunch (Mon – Sun) 12.00pm – 2.30pmDinner (Mon – Sun) 5.30pm – 10.30pm Opening Times for the Bar:8.30am – late (Mon – Sun)
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm

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