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“Great Wholesome Hangout” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Featherston Bar and Grill

Featherston Bar and Grill
Corner of Featherston and Johnston Streets, Wellington 1867, New Zealand
04 472 4045
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Ranked #110 of 697 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Wellington, New Zealand
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Wholesome Hangout”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The Featherston is what you call a classic pub. Unpretentious, simple, and comfortable. Yes it is an older pub compared to some of the upstarts that are also on Featherston Street, but this pub has also moved with the times while clinging on with the essential things that make bars great.

Firstly the inside has been refreshed in tasteful and airy tones while still maintaining the sort of hangout you would want to take your mates too to watch the game or the races at the TAB.

The selection of beers is not the broadest that can be found but they are all great beers and you certainly will not go wrong with the craft beers that are available on tap and in bottles.

The food is awesome, whether you are sitting down to have a nice meal with your wife or you want a few simple pleasures to go with the beer while watching the games. The battered fish and chips are the best I've had in a long time, while the vegetarians would like the sweetcorn fritters with mango sauce. These are great too.
This is the only place I know where you can by cherios (small sausages) by the pound while you are drinking beer with your mates. It is also the only place I know where you can get a whole Flounder (flat fish), pouched to beautiful tenderness and still taste as fresh as it when it was caught.

The service is fantastic and always ensuring that you are having a great experience.

I think overall it may not be the cheapest pub around nor is it the trendiest, but the Featherston feels the most homely and familiar as if you have been there numerous times before. Because of this, you should go and experience it. Enjoy the simple pleasures of being in a pub without the fuss and hype of the others.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great food, cozy atmostphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Had a great dinner here - I have the roast and it was tasty and traditional. Good wine list, friendly service.

  • Visited October 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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Canberra Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Nice little pub but expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Had a few beers and a steak for lunch on Labour Day. Beers were more than $10 and the steak was $45. This was a pub, not a harbourside steakhouse. I was sitting in the TAB area so it had a bit of an atmosphere bypass.

Visited October 2012
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Ottawa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We had a great meal here. I had the weekend special of roast pork loin and my partner had the Moroccan Coucous. Better prices that at the hotel and some of the other restaurants in the area.

Visited October 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great value and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Enjoyed the Monday night "two for one" special, which was great value and the meals were sizeable. Staff very cheerful and polite. Nice snug nooks that made for a cosy atmosphere, not noisy either. Good wine list. Really worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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