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Charlie Bill - Fine Food Bistro - CLOSED

241 Tinakori Road | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 8464
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Aug 21, 2015
Jul 21, 2015
“Highly Recommend”
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
241 Tinakori Road | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

We went to this restaurant for a special occasion on a Sunday night. We ordered entrees of salmon and pâté, both of which were lovely and quite generous. We both ordered the pork belly for our mains. One was a little salty the other was...More

Thank kiwitravlers
Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

I was surprised when i walked into the restaurant to find that it holds a maximum of 30 people. family run i believe so service was friendly and helpful. food came out in good time which was tasty but reasonably basic. desserts were definately not...More

Thank Megan A
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions and the food and service have always been fantastic. I love the small, cosy atmosphere, and although not the most exciting of interiors, I feel like therefore i'm paying for the skills of the chef...More

1  Thank thomasgates
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were on a visit to Wellington, from England to see our new grandson. We were looking for a place close by to have a nice meal with our daughter and her partner. Searching Trip Advisor and other review sites, Charlie Bill's seemed to provide...More

1  Thank Colin R
Reviewed October 2, 2012

I went here for my birthday. Based on the other reviews I surely came at a bad time. We were wedged into a small space beneath some stairs as I recall. We were the only ones there, granted. Dinner was, luke warm, and I think,...More

Thank Atomic T
Reviewed September 9, 2012

I was back at Charlie Bill for about 4th visit and once again was simply astounded by how good this place is. How can it be so good and not have a lot more said about it? The food is superb. A simple menu but...More

1  Thank Dave K
Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

A cute little restaurant, with 9 tables I think. The food was good, service was not rushed (don't come here if you are in a hurry), atmosphere was warm and comfortable, not too noisy. A good place for an intimate dinner with your significant other....More

Thank MikeZandvliet
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Fantastic food, we have been many of times and continue to make it our regular place to eat. Leigh is fantastic, her service is always welcoming and accommodating. I recommend the salmon entre, pork belly, and passion pot dessert. The soups are always AMAZING. Especially...More

Thank mikayla90
Reviewed June 6, 2012

My girlfriend & i were in Wellington for a week & honestly it was one of the best meals we had while we were in Wellington, coming from Sydney & the way the food scene is very garnished up, it was a refreshing reminder of...More

Thank Rongopai R
Reviewed May 28, 2012

This tiny restaurant is one we have returned to more than any other in Wellington. The quality of the food and service are impeccable and the surroundings intimate and quiet. The latter quality is much appreciated after trying to hear conversation over the loud music...More

Thank Alison_m_valentine
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$13 - $29
Good for
Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Tinakori Road | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 8464
  • E-mail
Charlie Bill brings you modern New Zealand cuisine with an emphasis on honest, wholesome food in a cosy and intimate dining environment. Award-winning chef Hemi Tahu and partner Leigh Thornett look forward to welcoming you to Charlie Bill - Fine Food Bistro. Located on Tinakori Road a stone's throw from the city centre.
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