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Bordeaux Bakery and Brasserie

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220 Thorndon Qy, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 499 8334
Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice for a quick bite.

A friend and I stopped by for a late lunch. Between us we had a walnut sandwich (odd but light and good), a seafood roll (good) and cronuts (a bit too much filling but really good). Our flat white and chai latte were delicious. The staff was friendly. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
SunnyandBuster
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Seattle, Washington
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The staff is very rude, and they don't care about the customer. I lived during 10 years in france, and that i tasted in this bakery was definitly not a croissant ... i am so desapointed.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I stopped by for a late lunch. Between us we had a walnut sandwich (odd but light and good), a seafood roll (good) and cronuts (a bit too much filling but really good). Our flat white and chai latte were delicious. The staff was friendly. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here but I'm... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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133 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I had lunch here and was disappointed. The quiche was fine but the accompanying salad was average - just a heap of lettuce with no garnish. The waiter put my unwrapped cutlery on the table (the café was not busy). The food in the cabinets looks and tastes good but there are lots of better places to eat in Wellington.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I great place to eat, wonderful cakes and breakfast. Just a little out of City. I always with eat here or obtain a take a way.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Just awesome. If you have a patisserie fetish, sweet tooth or other gluttonous tendencies, it's the place to go.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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69 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Meeting for breakfast with friends on a misty but warm summer morning, crepes was the choice for all five of us. Nice atmoosphere, very few people in the place, good coffees and acceptable hot chocolates. So if there was almost no one there then why did we get four crepes, then have to ask for knives and forks for one... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had an early lunch there last Thursday. I had what was labelled a beef pie ... unfortunately they had forgotten to put much beef in it ... 3 small pieces buried in a luke-warm congealed mess of something that was presumably meant to be a sauce. The "rewarmed" pastry was soggy. Needless to say I didn't eat much of... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Wellington is justly famous for its coffee and Bordeaux on Thorndon Quay is the most consistently excellent coffee I have found. Always a bright convivial atmosphere and the food is pretty good too.

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Wellington
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Not a lot of atmosphere here and communal tables which I hate and usually avoid places with them. I ordered the 'Croque Madame' which was very good and the side salad with it was nice.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We walked into Bordeaux this morning intending to have a nice Brunch......and walked straight out again upon being told that "no they dont have free range eggs or indeed anything free range on their menu" Somehow the chef and waitress seemed to find the enquiry funny, but who is living in the past here??? I havent eaten battery eggs for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 Thorndon Qy, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: (04) 499 8334

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakeries
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?