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1st Floor, 282 | Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“salads” (4 reviews)
“gnocchi” (2 reviews)
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7:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
1st Floor, 282 | Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Upstairs very close to cable car lane, good cafe food, not too crowded or noisy. Shorter queues than elsewhere for mid-morning coffee.

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in for a quick business lunch with a colleague-lots of hot and cold dishes to choose from. I had a Reuben sandwich and my colleague soup of the day. Neither disappointed. Quick friendly service and a breezy atmosphere this is certainly a great place...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Chose Funicular for breakfast on our way out of Wellington...bad move! Wish we had just had a subway breakfast like we first intended to do. There was only my partner and I to begin with but the service was so slow, almost 25 minutes we...More

1  Thank Ruth L
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

I found this cafe when I wanted somewhere to eat that wasn't a chain meal. I had the lamb gnocchi, with roasted vegetable and raw energy with pomegranate dressing salads, with a slice of lemon tart for dessert. So, so good. Service was quick, efficient...More

Thank Kathryn T
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Convenient with a great range of foods for people on the run - variety of table sizes and views of Lambton Quay. I tend to go there most times I am on business trips to the Capital

Thank 158iaing
Reviewed February 23, 2017

I have been a regular at Funicular for several years. Their food and service is consistently good - I particularly like their counter salad selection which is always yum! - and the location is central to the CBD.

Thank Domichne
Reviewed November 28, 2016

this place was recommended, we qued up in a line counting the 3 of use, were 6 others in front. took forever. we had a time limitation. one person did cash register, serving, platting up, which wasn't very efficient given it was a lunch time...More

Thank Mykara
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

The $NZ4 was reasonably priced to pay for the expediency, or novelty for that matter, to reach the summit and lookout over this wonderful city. An American tourist pointed out the Cricket "Court" half way up the ride to his friend/spouse. A cup of coffee...More

Thank Jimbo P
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Lot to be impressed with this establishment- friendly and obliging staff. I ordered a chicken salad which was delicious. My wife had a steak and cheese pie which she really enjoyed.

Thank Kiwi344
Reviewed September 24, 2016

Ordered 2 cups of coffees, gnocchi and a pie for $44. Food was ok but it's really expensive considering that the portions were small. We can easily find better stuffs elsewhere. Staff were friendly and tables were cleared really quickly for the next customers.

Thank YuannieFishie
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Breakfast
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Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1st Floor, 282 | Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
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At the foot of the cable car going to Kelburn
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