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“An event”
Review of Logan Brown

Logan Brown
Ranked #4 of 921 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $108
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Awarded TWO HATS Good Food Awards 2013, 2014, 2015 and Supreme Winner Restaurant of the Year NZ 2009. Nearly 20 years after Steve Logan founded the restaurant, Logan Brown is still showing newcomers how to do fine dining. The neo-classical interior remains as plush as ever, drawing diners who wouldn't normally brave the upper reaches of Cuba St, while competent, confident service encourages adventurous choices from the wine list. The kitchen, headed by Shaun Clouston, continues to turn out innovative, but not gimmicky, food. There's a strong emphasis on local and seasonal flavours, with a nod to the huntin', shootin' and fishin' enjoyed by the restaurant's founders. Classic Kiwi flavours are embraced and showcased with a sense of humour. In brief: style, service and food you can bank on Said international guest judge, Ralph-Kyte Powell, "If I had to select an international flagship for New Zealand cuisine. Logan Brown would be hard to go past"
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“An event”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

We had the pre theatre menu and enjoyed the experience from beginning to end. The decor is stylish and the service friendly but highly professional. The menu choice was interesting and did not disappoint through all three courses. Our waitress (from Leeds, England) was delightful. The owner chatted with us on the way out and was also helping with serving. We would recommend it highly.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Ruth W
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“Wow. It's worth it!”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

We went for my birthday as friend had said it was very expensive. Well if you have their daily menu it is actually very reasonable. We each had a starter and a main and shared on desert. The meals were fantastic. The food was elegant, interesting (I.e. not at all predictable flavour combinations) and perfectly cooked. The suggested wines were also reasonably priced and excellent. The meals were not huge but we were full and only wanted to share on desert. We will definitely return and try out some regular menu items. Basically this is by far the best meal we have had in Wellington!

Visited April 2013
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“A Reputation Well Deserved.....”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

I had the pleasure of dining at Logan Brown in March 2012, and my choice was made after researching TripAdvisor. I then went to their website which was very well presented and easy to navigate.

I cannot speak highly enough of the choices, quality and presentation of the food, the attentive staff and the excellent selection of local and international wines.

And the price? Yes, as others have commented it is expensive, but definitely worth it.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank OvationGX2
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“Awesome Wagyu Beef”
Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

We dined here as a birthday treat for my husband whilst we were on holiday. It is certainly not cheap, but the food, at mosphere and service live up to the price-tag. Our meals were delicious, in particular the wonderful Wagyu beef steaks they had as a special - these were so good that I would highly recommend they be made a permanent addition to the menu! The building is an old bank, with a beautiful interior and exterior. Highly recommended for a special meal out.

  • Visited March 2013
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“Not value for money”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Luxurious surroundings but could have made a better soup myself and food generally nothing special despite being recommended. Definitely not value for money.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Glynis W
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logie22, Owner at Logan Brown, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
The soup you had in July 2012 was Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke with Pork and Fennel Sausage.

Its the first course of the 3 course bistro menu that includes bread for $45

We get the Artichokes from a local supplier.
We clean them up, then toss them in olive oil and roast them with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile we sweat off diced celeriac, potatoes, onions, thyme and bay leaf.
We add a rich chicken stock made from scratch with roasted bones onions celery and carrots.
When the artichokes are golden we add them to the pot and simmer.
Next the soup is pureed then passed through a sieve to get an incredible silky smooth texture.
We serve it pipping hot in a hot bowl and garnish it with Pork and Fennel Sausage.
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