This is a great Friday lunch spot (but book!) good wines, good food and good service! Really nice varied menu too.
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Great place to go for a quiet drink and meal. Close to Parliament and its grounds and you may see them in the bar also after work.
We do enjoy this pub. The food is good and great selection of beer. I made use of a grabone voucher which essentially gave us one course free. We easily spent the saving on drinks and coffee so it was a great deal for the...More
We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us! We are replacing the caricature puppets after the election in September, so be on the look out for some fresh faces!
Beetroot cured salmon with avocado whip, sprout, lentils, almond crumbs....my type of meal. It's got to be delicious right? Wrong! This was one of the worst meals I have had in a restaurant ever. Let's start with the salmon. It was really just a few...More
Ate here on second night in Wellington, looking for a casual meal. It was very busy at 6.30pm and loud, after about an hour it was less busy. Food was ok, service good. Figures of well known "pollies and others" on walls good fun.
I can not rave enough about the staff, the food and sheer hospitality of this restaurant and bar. We were not booked in and there were about 15 of us. They could not have been more helpful. The atmosphere was great, the food was well...More
Having a weekend in Wellington we decided to have a few drinks and dinner at the Backbencher A couple of us had not been here before so we were very taken with caricatures on the walls and various pieces of art and literature The staff...More
It was hard to find a place to eat near parliament so this was one of our only options. Definitely a pub type feel to the place. Staff were friendly and the food was good with generous serving sizes. Nice view out to the parliament...More
I haven't to the Backbencher for lunch in a long time so I decided to meet a friend there. It was a busy Friday with the British and Irish Iions in town. However we were able to a table for two without a reservation. My...More