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“Good food, great staff, amazing decor.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Bangalore Polo Club

The Bangalore Polo Club
63 Courtenay Place | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 6416
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Ranked #59 of 656 Restaurants in Wellington
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, New Zealand, Asian fusion
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to the Bangalore Polo Club, home of the infamous Bangalore Badgers and the most unique hospitality and dining experience this side of the equator. Established in Bangalore in 1859, The Bangalore Polo Club is proud to celebrate 150 years of triumphant polo and excellence in hospitality by opening the first affiliate clubrooms on foreign soil. Proudly open to all, the BPC (as the locals call it), is a club steeped in a rich tradition of excellence and triumph along with scandal and adversity. Grown from a culture of superiority set by the four founding members; The Count, Brigadier Grimshaw, The Maharaja and Raja Singh. The clubrooms are opulent, the menu diverse, the experience unique and the service outstanding. We insist that every occasion is celebrated in style and look forward to being of service to you for another 150 years.
Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good food, great staff, amazing decor.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This pub/restaurant is well worth a visit. The food was really good - first good curry since leaving the UK about a month ago. Extensive selection of beers and wines and extraordinary decor. The staff were friendly and chatty and it made for a very pleasant evening. Because of the rain and wind outside the doors were closed so no pigeons wandering around but still plenty of peanut shells on the floor.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Anakiwa, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Quirky”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Bowls of peanuts in shells are offered with drinks from the bar. Pigeons wander in from the street and sit in the rafters, then ounce on the peanut shells as they are scattered on the floor. Very quirky but rather nice.

Visited November 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“quirky decor with good food and great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

decorated to give feeling of raffles hotel in singapore even throwing peanut shells on the floor ,food was good and staff excellent

Visited October 2013
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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“You've got to check this place out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My daughter and I had drinks here before dining elsewhere but next time I'm in Wellington I intend to eat here as well.
The atmosphere is amazing - full marks to whoever was responsible for the decor-the photos don't really do it justice. Very entertaining sitting at the bar watching the staff mix cocktails and munching on peanuts provided- the idea is to shell them and toss the shells on the floor, adding to the ambiance!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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“Nice place....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Good place... Loaded bar... Good staff !!!

Stopped for a few drinks with a friend.... will definitely go again !!!

Visited October 2013
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