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“Heavenly ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Charlie Bill - Fine Food Bistro - CLOSED

Charlie Bill - Fine Food Bistro
Price range: $12 - $27
Cuisines: European, Seafood, New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 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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“Heavenly ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

Birthday dinner for 6 so we got to try a lot of the menu. Beautifully plated in every case. Goats cheese souffle - taste great and texture amazing. Rated the best entree ever by one of us. Hot smoked salmon richly flavored and plating outstanding. Lamb main perfectly pink. Steak also cooked as ordered - rare for one and medium rare for another and generous serving size - also rated best ever by one of us.
No room for dessert.
Wine list good with sometimes quirky selection - Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz from South Australia went down a treat and the Waipara Pinot Gris also good.
Coffee to finish was usual high standard for Welly.
Service also good even though restaurant was very busy.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Ron S
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English first
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious 3 course meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

My partner and I enjoyed a meal at Charlie Bill's on Sunday evening on Labour weekend. What a treat! We enjoyed 3 courses, each as delicious as the previous. Great flavour combinations and very reasonably sized portions.

The atmosphere is great! Service fantastic! One bonus of dining on a Sunday is you can BYO wine (which is nice).

We would definitely recommend stopping by Charlie Bills and giving it a go.

  • Visited October 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Now Superb Brunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Having enjoyed excellent dinners at Charlie bills in the past,today we decided to try their Brunch.
I had the Haloumi with spinach and tomatoes on whole grain toast and my partner had the Charlie Brown special of smoked salmon and poached eggs on whole grain toast. Tasty+++

As previously the meal and the coffee were excellent, and the service prompt and friendly

  • Visited September 2013
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Wellington
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Our local dining delight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

It is always a pleasure to be welcomed through the doorway into this intimate suburban dining room - greeted as long lost friends and then wined and dined with consummate ease. Leigh and Hemi are a credit to the dining scene in Wellington and earn from us, many accoldates for beautiful cooking, relaxed atmosphere and hosting - with the bonus for us of walking home after one or three of their well chosen wine collection. The menu is priced to please and the selection bolstered by the daily special. I have stuck with my same order for at least three years and never tired of it. The Pate is sublime and the truffled mushroom beef filet for main, has never failed to delight - melt in the mouth tender.
This restaurant should not be a secret.... but a must on the list of every foodie in Wellington. People will appreciate being well looked after and revelling in some of the best customer service in the food industry that we have ever enjoyed. Thanks Leigh and Hemi - you guys are an amazing team.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Sian V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“superb food, friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

6 of us enjoyed dinner at Charlie Bill. The service was prompt, and efficient. The food was served promptly, and was really fantastic; both in presentation and taste.
The entrée and main meals were more than enough for us, so we skipped checking out the dessert options.
Everyone really enjoyed the meals.
Well done!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank geetee99
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