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“Consistently good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Cloche

La Cloche
134 Hutt Road | Kaiwharawhara, Wellington 6035, New Zealand
(04) 473 4892
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Ranked #173 of 697 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Wellington, New Zealand
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199 reviews 199 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We've had lunch here a couple of times - and the 2nd visit proved La Cloche is as good as we thought it was. Being a bit out of the city means it's not always convenient and parking can be difficult. Staff very helpful. Love the French pastries and deli food. Excellent coffee.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere- Delicious Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Great little place to dine at. Great Atmosphere and staff are lovely. Food is delicious and upholds to the french cuisne!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Vive La France!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Just delightful . Make an excuse to eat there for that taste of France. Macarons to die for not to mention the tarts etc. Service always great and staff always friendly.....many other places should learn 'how its done'. Only thing is finding a carpark nearby!!

Visited August 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“Practice your French ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

... because you'll want to throw in a few words to participate in the very French atmosphere of this delightful place. And the team is very polite about the sometimes mangled Franglais that results!

We usually visit La Cloche for the café experience - nice atmosphere, good coffee and great counter food as well as brunches and lunches. (Although we avoid Sundays, sadly: no Sunday papers!)

However we recently needed a restaurant just out of the CBD on a Friday night when city restaurants were full because of some big events in town, and La Cloche proved a great choice. We arrived late - and others arrived even later - but the staff were more than happy to accommodate us even though the kitchen should have been closing.

Most importantly, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Really nice food, good service and all provided with a genuine touch of French flair. The evening menu is not extensive - think of this more as a café doing restaurant-type evenings than a full service - but the choices were excellent and we certainly had no complaints.

Both the café (counter) food and restaurant menu items are perhaps a little on the pricey side, but the quality is high and that's not enough to stop us returning.

Definitely recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“One of our favourite cafes in Wellington”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This is one of our regular haunts in our home town. I tend to be a creature of habit when we go to La Cloche, always having the ham, cheese and mushroom crepes that come with hot veges or a salad followed by lemon cake (or chocolate mouse) and coffee. My hubby has also tried their omlette several times. We have what we call "100 per centers" when it comes to food. All the food we have ever had at La Cloche falls into this category :-) The place is also comfortable and relaxed and authentically French. Staff are friendly and welcoming. A great place for brunch, lunch and beyond.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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