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“Loads of character, good fun”

The Bangalore Polo Club
Ranked #93 of 946 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, New Zealand
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Bangalore Polo Club, home of the infamous Bangalore Badgers and the most unique hospitality and dining experience this side of the equator. Established in Bangalore in 1859, The Bangalore Polo Club is proud to celebrate 150 years of triumphant polo and excellence in hospitality by opening the first affiliate clubrooms on foreign soil. Proudly open to all, the BPC (as the locals call it), is a club steeped in a rich tradition of excellence and triumph along with scandal and adversity. Grown from a culture of superiority set by the four founding members; The Count, Brigadier Grimshaw, The Maharaja and Raja Singh. The clubrooms are opulent, the menu diverse, the experience unique and the service outstanding. We insist that every occasion is celebrated in style and look forward to being of service to you for another 150 years.
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, great drinks selection, informative and friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Enjoyed a group dinner here. Noisy front of bar type place so got a table to rear of establishment. Service was efficient and timely. Food was good.

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Reviewed December 13, 2013

The Bangalore Polo Club has a very unique decor which makes it very memorable! A section of the ceiling retracts like a giant sunroof, for an atypical sort of indoor-outdoor experience. The waitstaff are attentive and friendly, listing the specials and providing recommendations when asked. I ordered the Sicilian pizza on advice of our waiter and it was seriously good. Very thin base and not overloaded with toppings, and a generous serving size that meant I wasn't able to finish it all. My friends ordered the lamb curry and the steak sandwich - quite a mix of ethnic food origins in one visit! The curry was reported to be one of the best she's had and the steak sandwich was wolfed down in ten minutes so presumably a good one! Prices are a little higher than the average lunch place but the quality of the food makes it justifiable. I'd definitely go back, though probably for a special occasion rather than a casual lunch with friends.

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Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Wow just absolutely loved this place found it trying to get out of the Wellington wind stayed for hours had a meal. It was the best find in Wellington the food the staff and the environment with so much to look at. Just so enjoyed our time here and the peanuts were such a fun aspect. Would recommend to anyone families, couples, groups. Loved it

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Reviewed December 6, 2013

Been here many times for drinks and dinner when I visit Wellington. The place has great decor, serves good food and great selection of drinks and overall has a very comfortable feel to it. It's also not inundated with a younger crowd that a lot of places are these days. The staff have always been pleasant and cater very well to customers. Highly recommended and I will certainly return.

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