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“Fast - very fast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Long Bar On Brandon

The Long Bar On Brandon
22 Brandon St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
04 499 1989
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Ranked #403 of 652 Restaurants in Wellington
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Description: The popularity of The Long Bar on Brandon is testimony to its fast friendly service and sumptuously authentic Malaysian cuisine, making it a must try for lunch or dinner. Traditional mouth-watering curries, sambal and east coast Malaysian dishes, through to indian influences such as creamy kormas, are just some of the tasty dishes on their extensive menu. Everything is made from scratch using authentic ingredients and fresh produce - no instant pastes or msg – and there is a wide selection of vegetarian dishes. If you have any special dietary requirements, the welcoming staff are happy to arrange a meal to suit.The Long Bar on Brandon’s authentic chefs give diners a passionate smattering of South East Asian cuisine at it’s best, whether you are curious or a connoisseur. There is an extensive list of wines and beers to accompany your meal, and The Long Bar on Brandon also serve great coffee and have full bar facilities. Your email enquiries are welcomed and please phone to book.
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“Fast - very fast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

I popped in for a takeaway to eat in my hotel room whilst finishing of the days inbox actions, dozens of rice & noodle options typical of asian resaurants, all very reasonably priced. What stands out is the speed of service, the chef must have been on fire as my food came out of the kitchen 5 minutes after I ordered. Decent basic asian food at a very reasonable price. There are several upmarket asian restaurant options in Wellington for special ocasions, I recommend this for speedy takeaways or cheap and cheerful meals with mates. Not too many choices this end of town, most places in this location are expensive bistro or theme style restaurants, Long Bar fills a niche nicely in my opinon.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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128 reviews 128 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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“A Lunchtime Must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Value for money and great food to boot.
all dishes are $8-12 at Lunchtime and if you don't want alcohol they have water bottles at the table too.
I usually have a dish (change every time) with roti and a Heineken.

I have eaten 80% of the menu, mixed Chinese Malaysian. Nasi Goreng etc.
Cooked fresh and piping hot.
Walk round to the back next to the kitchen if you can, it gets full but has a fast turn around.
right next to Kirks in Brandon St Between Featherston St and Lambton Quay
22 Brandon St Wellington 04-499 1989
Open for lunch and dinner six days a week. Casual dining in a long, narrow restaurant, seating up to 90 people. Malaysian cuisine, with many vegetarian dishes, extensive menu and great coffee.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“short wait in long bar”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2010

Sounds like this place is great for lunches but avoid it for dinner. The meals are precooked and are very poor cafe quality and no presentation for restaurant prices. Just to give you an idea - the dinner mains are $20 - $25 + extra for the rice. We waited literally 3 minutes for our meals to arrive. There was no presentation for my $22 dish. Looked like someone just dished some meat out from a big pot into a plastic plate.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“great cheap eats and quick”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

great cheap eats and quick

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“brillant at the right end of town close to work”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2008

brillant at the right end of town close to work

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