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Spruce Goose

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
Cnr of Moa Point Road and Cochrane Street, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-387 2277
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (37 reviews)
“burger” (33 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr of Moa Point Road and Cochrane Street, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While the views are great, the atmosphere here is not - too crowded (no doubt to maximise the seating for Mother's Day) and WAAAAAY too noisy - there appears to be no noise baffling in this recently constructed restaurant/cafe and if there was background music...More

Thank Ian_the_Barber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat at Spruce Goose as often as possible and between the view, the food and the friendly service it is always a lovely experience. The only downside is that it is too popular at the weekends for brunch/lunch! I have dietary problems and the...More

Thank Chevni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Normally there is a queue and wait at The Goose but today we were lucky and timed it just right. Saturday evening was meant to be raining and windy, however the Airport was lit up gloriously. I had the Steak, rare, delicious but I should...More

Thank AWL-Womble-1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there for lunch and the food is pretty good with the prawns in batter great however it is really noisy with no music and quite cramped inside. Ordering coffee at the end of lunch and waiting for 15 minutes only to be told...More

Thank storm_fan1998
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch with a colleague before I got dropped at the airport, she recommended this place. Service was Awesome, super friendly staff members and a super buzzy/vibrant atmosphere upon entering. It was busy - but still, we got served quickly. I ordered a beef...More

Thank Toni C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view, nice spot for a coffee and good view of the planes arriving and departing. It pays to book as it’s always busy.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing menu. Went with the waffles and a burger and it was delicious. Got served instantly and food came out 7 min later. Highly recommend. Lovely watching the surfers

Thank dcuf146
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with two friends for coffee and brunch and had a 5 minute wait before being seated at a table with bar stools. Were then ignored by staff for upwards of 15 minutes and had to get our own menus and water. Very average...More

1  Thank Georgia A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a recent dinner with friends from out of town. The food was excellent and enjoyed by all. We went relatively early, so were able to enjoy the view. There were loads of surfers to watch plus plenty of aircraft landing at the airport. And,...More

Thank Awdiner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy place. With a queue. Staff seemed disorganised and disinterested. Food was ok (just). Very poor beer selection. Place ok for the view, but that is it.

Thank Russell O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr of Moa Point Road and Cochrane Street, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-387 2277
The simple things in life are often the best, so we thought why complicate things? If we could find a great place and add in the essential ingredients for a good time, like top class fare, a fine selection of beverages and impeccable service, we knew we could create something special. Thus the Spruce Goose was born. You'll find us on Moa Point Road overlooking the waters of Lyall Bay. We're open from 7am till late, so whether you're after a quick morning coffee, a late night knees-up or anything in between simply swing on in to the Spruce Goose. Because we'll be waiting with good food, good drinks and a big smile. See you soon.
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