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“Hopping up Mount Victoria”
Review of Hop Garden

Hop Garden
Ranked #132 of 930 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Salalah
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Hopping up Mount Victoria”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

For the less intrepid suburban mountaineers and those who don't want to cross Kent Terrace in order to be in at times rugby hideous Courtenay place, the Hop garden at the bottom of the Mount Victoria suburb, provides ambience. The site used to be the beloved Greek Taverna. which alas must have fallen on hard times.
Dining, snack and drinking areas are well catered to. The service is friendly and informative. As its name would suggest, local craft beers are well worth a try.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Fiona J
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English first
Wellington NZ
2 reviews
“Good beer excellent food”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

The Hop Garden was an excellent choice for us, and was as good as the recommendations we were given.
Great boutique beers both on tap and bottled, good wine list and the food was as good as you would get at an expensive 5 star restuarant, at half the price.
Well worth the visit

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Philip H
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great selection of beers and atmosphere but that's where it ends!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Great selection of beers, wines on offer are over priced and far from a generous poor. Food was below average and poorly presented with service that was far from satisfactory. Suggest a nice beer in a great atmosphere is the best way to think of the hop garden.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank WELLYFOODIE007
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Wellington
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Something unique”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Had a great afternoon at the Hop Garden. Shared a selection of small plates and sampled some of the tap beers. A highlight of the small plates (emphasis on small) were the pork croquettes. Service was good, setting is great- we were in the restaurant section and there was no carry over noise from the beer garden. Will be back again to park up in the garden section. Finally, the Wine list was very limited (yes I know it's a beer garden)and the menu's were no where near as easy to navigate when compared with the website.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Sherdi
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Poughkeepsie, New York
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious food with great variety”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We liked the variety of small plates on offer. We had the grilled corn, a chorizo dish and a main of stuffed eggplant which we shared. All the dishes were delicious and very reasonable. There is a lively bar area in the front, but when you go through to the dining area in back it is much quieter.

Visited February 2013
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Thank the_gogo_girl
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