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“Our favourite Wellington restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pravda Cafe

Pravda Cafe
107 Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-801 8858
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Ranked #104 of 697 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $36
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, European, Bistro, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Pravda translates to mean "The Truth". And nothing could be more honest about Wellington's coffee culture than this cafe, bar and bistro. Set in the heart of the city amongst the hustle and bustle of share traders, commuters and visitors to the Lambton shopping precinct, Pravda is located in an elegant building with towering vaulted ceilings and hanging chandeliers of crystal. The menu includes classic European dishes as you would expect of a busy modern bistro. Pravda is home to Wellington's Immigrant's Son Coffee brand. Pravda as the name implies offers the honest simplicity of bistro food, freshly roasted coffee, wines of the world and the welcome of an old friend.
Wicklow, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Our favourite Wellington restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

My husband and I have been to Pravda a number of times and have always loved the food, atmosphere and service. We've tried a lot of restaurants in Wellington but somehow keep going back to Pravda for special occasions in the knowledge that we will be guaranteed a fantastic meal and an enjoyable night out.

The steaks are always cooked to perfection and the salmon is to die for. Their wine list is excellent and we've always found the staff efficient and friendly. Our meal was delayed on one occasion but the waiter brought out sorbets to apologise. Turns out the food was worth waiting for anyway.
We would highly recommend this place.

  • Visited February 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

We were wandering the city aimlessly in search of a decent brunch and had Pravda recommended to us. Thought it might be a bit expensive but not at all. We both opted for the Pravda breakfast and I have to say it was the best breakfast I have ever eaten. There was a huge array of food - eggs, tomatoes, delicious bacon, field mushroom, the best ever rosti, venison sausage and black pudding all for $21. I scaled my order down to one egg and no sausage or black pudding which was not a problem to the waitress. Even then I couldn't eat it all. The quality couldn't be faulted.

Ive dined at Pravda for dinner several times and have never been disappointed. Now I can add brunch to the list and would highly recommend it as the best in town.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“excellent food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

that was just amazing food .best of new zealand so far.well done ,excellent service,very good eatery place.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Loved the Mezze plate. As my husband and I weren't very hungry, we wanted something light for dinner and chose this entree. It was amazing. Would recommend it highly.

Visited November 2012
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NZ
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Whats not to like”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Visited on a Friday evening with a party of six, I found the restaurant atmosphere very relaxed, service was good, the food was very good and the portions were a good size. Reasonably priced for the type of up market restaurant.

Would definitely visit again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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