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“Great restaurant...when it is open”
Review of Hop Garden

Hop Garden
Ranked #123 of 946 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 17, 2012

My wife and I had an incredible meal here on our first night in Wellington. The scallops were incredible!

We went back the next night, looking forward to trying some of the other dishes, only to be told that the bar was open but the restaurant was closed that night. Apparently, it is only open a few nights a week.

Call ahead to check if is open before going.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Probably our 4th visit. Enjoyed the range of beer they had on previous visits. Had dinner there mid-week this time. The sharing plate of almond stuffed green Atlantis olives, mixed breads & olive oil was great and very good value for $10. We both had wild goat tagine, Moroccan spiced couscous, harissa. It wasn't served in the traditional tagine as we had expected, but on a plate. The side vege was good and the chocolate & fig pan de higos that accompanied the creme brulee was yum. The service was very attentive.

This is a popular place for wine and craft beer drinkers and is definitely not rowdy. As they described themselves on their web site, "Combining elegant sophistication with a relaxed suburban setting, and with an emphasis on quality and service rather than bluster and bravado," This is quite true.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

had brunch here on a Sunday morning. Eggs benedict with a couple brews (yeastie boys gunnamatta is a good one). front area while covered by glass felt like we were sitting outside. of all the pubs we went to for some craft brews (about 8 on tap here), this had the best food selection (didn't look like just pub food). I'd make this a stop if you like craft brew.

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Reviewed June 27, 2012

We had a weekend in Wellington visiting family and they took us there since we have special interest in craft beer. The atmosphere, the service and the food were very good. There are several beers on tap and over 3 pages of bottled products on the beer list. I would definitely recommend it.

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Reviewed March 2, 2012

This place doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside is a cozy bar with a separate dining room. Terrific menu, friendly service, and really nice food. How surprising to discover this little gem of a place. They have wonderful New Zealand offerings: lamb, seafood, etc. but also a nice selection of small plates and some gorgeous desserts. Highly recommended!

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