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“A simple traditional New Zealand restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Green Parrot Restaurant

Green Parrot Restaurant
16 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 384 6080
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Ranked #189 of 697 Restaurants in Wellington
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“A simple traditional New Zealand restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This well established great little Wellington restaurant has been one of our family favorites for three generations now! It has delivered great consistent food, service and value since 1926! The formula is really simple, wholesome simple, fresh food cooked to perfection coupled with a friendly atmostsphere to match all supported with great service. There menu while simple offers a wide range of traditional New Zealand fare. Personal favorites we can highly recommend, the fresh Tarakihi crumbed fish fillet and the Wiener schnitzel, superb! A what's more the opening hours of the restaurant being 5:00 pm till late ( or more accurately early, lol) means that it is a great option even when your options are limited after many restaurant's have closed up for the night!
Roll on another few generations of enjoyment and fantastic food, keep up the superb work guys!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Retro Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

The Green Parrot does a very good job at being a retro restaurant with large, basic meals. I had the weiner schnitzel which consisted of large pieces of meat accompanied by chips, coleslaw and salad.

The only drawback of the meal was that the meat was still rather greasy. It would have benefited from being able to rest on some paper for a couple of minutes, so that the excess oil could drain off.

The staff were all very friendly.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“LOTR Favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We love coming to this vibrant and iconic restaurant. The Hobbits and Viggo from LOTR dined here and so do our monthly LOTR Tour groups. Always friendly service, generous meals and fabulous handy location. Your family does a wonderful job, thank you!

  • Visited June 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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Wellington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“It is what it is. Big basic meals at fair prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Having dined here a few times before we got exactly what we expected. The meals are huge and though not cheap are fair value for money. They are always friendly and courteous and very welcoming. Only go if you're very hungry and are to expecting a "Logan Brown" dining experience. I'll be back for the Schnitzel regularly.

Visited May 2013
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Disgusting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Worst meal I have had in Wellington. Everything was deep fried. Calamari was rubbery, scallops were disgusting. Horrible cheap value bread on the table. This came in handy to use to soak up all the fat from the schintzel! Would never go back to this place

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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