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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/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Expected better

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
John S
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Used to come here every weekend, but never coming back after the last visit. Some of Wellington's most sour and unadaptable staff on the tills. Just wanted a side plate of ham and cheese with our meals (as we had ordered many times in the past) and this proved far too difficult for the pair of stroppy staff on the... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

OK, so this is based on what we ate today... steak baguette with 'peanut' sauce and fries; lemon tarte; coffee: we were given our cold lemon tarte at the counter on a piping hot plate, found seats and waited around ten minutes for our baguettes to arrive. Fries were OK, steak was chewy and impossible to eat in the baguette,... 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: Bakery
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?