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154 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
(04) 4991966
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Today
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 19
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ok but nothing fantastic

we went here for lunch and ordered pulled pork burgers. They came and the pork was beautiful but for the price they pretty much give you a very small amount of pork and fill the bun up with coleslaw. i ended up removing more than 3/4 of the coleslaw just to see if there was any meat and taste... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Sonnie_dee
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

we went here for lunch and ordered pulled pork burgers. They came and the pork was beautiful but for the price they pretty much give you a very small amount of pork and fill the bun up with coleslaw. i ended up removing more than 3/4 of the coleslaw just to see if there was any meat and taste it.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Triumph breakfast was ok. But bubble and squeak made from raw coleslaw and mashed potato? The waitress forgot our side of thunderbeans. And given there were only 6 tables, 30min was a reasonably long wait for food. a bit thunderwhelming overall.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Located in the centre of Wellington's CBD this is a popular venue for breakfast The menu is good with interesting variations on standard breakfast dishes and good coffee! Staff are friendly and helpful and service is fast - be there early as it gets busy

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Wellington, New Zealand
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Score - finally a place to get your deep fried mars bar fix in town on the regular. Makes a good place for interesting business meetings. Fare warning: Grabbing a coffee during the lunch period may cause staff to get twitchy and ask you to leave.... BOO!

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sydney aust
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23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

They have live bands here on some nights it was advertised. Food was good as was service highly recommend. One visit on travels for breakfast.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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88 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very causal dining, with food presented in a chunky unappealing way. They had run out of some of the food items so about three dishes were off the menu. The blackened fish was very tasty, although on the small side. The dish was mainly coleslaw. Friendly staff.

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New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Went there on the 8th Oct, and were really disappointed. We ordered around 5.30pm and quite some time later we were told there was no pulled pork and no fish and a while after that no spare ribs. So 3 out of 4 orders they couldn't deliver. All that was left was chicken. For the beginning of the night this... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place. Loved the idea of it and I even checked out their menu before going. Waste of time. It sounded great but just didn't live up to expectation. The service was appallingly slow from the kitchen, the poor guy out front was so bubbly and enthusiastic but his service was let down by the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is the 3rd time I've eaten here. I'd hoped things had improved. They have and haven't. The food is still fantastic and the service is still slow.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you are after some decent fried chicken, good hearty burgers, a mighty kereru beer with some local musical talent playing live then Thursday or Friday night at Thunderbird is an experience not to be missed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 154 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: (04) 4991966

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: South American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?