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Mac's Brewbar

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4 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-595 4288
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (27 reviews)
“chowder” (6 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
4 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 388 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for lunch. My wife had the Lamb Burger which was huge and very delicious. I had the Fish and Chips which were possibly the best fish and chips I had ever had. The fish was perfect. Tried to find out the type...More

Thank BobD686
macstaranakist, Manager at Mac's Brewbar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey BobD686 thanks for taking time to give us a review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience, the fish in our fish and chips is blue warehou. Hope to have you back sometime soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have to take into account that it was a quiet Wednesday afternoon, but the service was very friendly and genuine. The food came out in good time and was of good quality. The bar has a nice variety of homegrown wines on offer and a...More

Thank Paul S
WellingtonHG, other at Mac's Brewbar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Paul S, thank you so much for taking the time to let us know you had a great time at Mac's Brewbar. We take pride in training our staff to deliver an excellent service experience for our customers. So, it's great to hear that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a quick drink here at 4pm that turned into several and snack eats! Ned rose was good as was the APA. Chips great and mushrooms with haloumi and balsamic really yummy Smashing service what is there not to like ? Not the best views...More

Thank Baldbutsexy
WellingtonHG, other at Mac's Brewbar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Baldbutsexy, thank you so much for taking the time to let us know you had a great time at Mac's Brewbar. It really made our day knowing that your experience exceeded your expectations. We will definitely be passing your feedback on to our staff...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We caught up with friends for a dinner with our kids. The service was very poor, we had to wait over an hour for some of our meals. When the meals arrived they were of very poor quality especially the beef salad, chicken salad, and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
WellingtonHG, other at Mac's Brewbar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, we always aim to deliver a great experience. We’re gutted when we miss the mark! Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We’ll use the feedback to make us better and to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Please accept our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by Mac's Brewbar on a spur of the moment and found it very good. Service quite good, diverse menu, very fine food. A bit crowded at lunch but no problem getting a table for two. Fish and chips excellent as is the seafood...More

Thank ralphwilhelm1
WellingtonHG, other at Mac's Brewbar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

ralphwilhelm1, thanks for the kind words about your meal at Mac's Brewbar. We’ll be sure to pass this on to the kitchen staff. They are constantly working hard to ensure they serve the dishes everyone enjoys.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lamb shanks and my friend had chicken macadamia, and both meals were very well prepared. Service could be a bit more attentive, but were very pleasant making up for it.More

Thank Klaus J
WellingtonHG, other at Mac's Brewbar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Klaus J, thanks for the kind words about the lamb shanks and macadamia chicken at Mac's Brewbar. We’ll be sure to pass this on to the kitchen staff. They are constantly working hard to ensure they serve the dishes everyone enjoys. We look forward to...More

Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

After a long drive to the ferry terminal, I was looking forward to a decent pub meal while waiting for check in. The beer selection was decent and the location superb. Unfortunately, that's where it stops. Although the bar person who took my order was...More

Thank spookikiwi
WellingtonHG, other at Mac's Brewbar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi spookikiwi, everything we do is designed to deliver a great customer experience and it appears we haven’t been able to deliver on this for you. We’ll be speaking with the service staff to ensure we don’t have a repeat. We pride ourselves on offering...More

Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Got here just before 9pm. Had to order off the late night menu. In New Zealand, fish and chips please. Arrived in minutes, fish was the toughest I have ever eaten. Chips were nice. Finished my beer sat here for another 20 minutes no service....More

Thank yadiloh38
WellingtonHG, other at Mac's Brewbar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi yadiloh38, we always aim to deliver a great experience. We’re gutted when we miss the mark! Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We’ll use the feedback to make us better and to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Please accept...More

Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Strategically located on the waterfront and with great infoor/outfoor salon, great selection of beers including Guinness and known 30 minutes max waiting for your order, it is an excellent option to stop prior to hot the nearest W beach.(15 mins walk) Lamb or beef burguer,...More

Thank Max M
WellingtonHG, Digital Marketing Manager at Mac's Brewbar, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Max M, we really appreciate that you took the time to share your experience of your recent visit to Mac's Brewbar. We’ll share this with the team to encourage them to continue to offer our customers a great experience. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed January 10, 2018

Had the macadamia chicken with mash potatoes and veggies. Best sauce on the chicken was very nice. And the chicken was very moist. Definitely order it again

Thank lovetotravel2250
WellingtonHG, Digital Marketing Manager at Mac's Brewbar, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

lovetotravel2250 we’re so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the macadamia chicken at Mac's Brewbar. We’ll be sure to pass this on to the kitchen staff. They are constantly working hard to ensure they serve the dishes everyone enjoys.

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Sophie R
August 26, 2017|
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Response from RickTrevit | Reviewed this property |
No gambling machines!!!
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alreadypacked1
February 10, 2016|
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Response from Spatchski | Reviewed this property |
Definitely no reservation needed but if you want to make sure that you have a table you should send them an email. I hope that will help. Cheers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-595 4288
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