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“Dining experience - CQ Restaurant, Bar & Cafe”
Review of CQ Restaurant

CQ Restaurant
Ranked #83 of 931 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $26
Cuisines: International, Bar, Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Take a bite out of the Cuba Quarter at CQ Restaurant. With chefs from all over the world bringing their influences to the cuisine served, CQ Restaurant stands apart as a benchmark for fantastic food at an even better price. If you're looking for a place to experience Wellington's cuisine then look no further than CQ. Cuba Quarter Steak Offer - Only $35.00 For Grass-fed Wairarapa Sirloin, unlimited Otaki Agria Potato Fries, welcome salad and house beer or wine. The CQ Restaurant is the first restaurant to offer a menu in NZ Sign Language! We pride ourselves on making our restaurant accessible for all.
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Dining experience - CQ Restaurant, Bar & Cafe”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was there for dinner and breakfast the following morning.

In both instances, the staff was very helpful and the ambience was very fitting.

A buffet style breakfast, the food was nice. Note: serving of breakfast ended at 11am - good opportunity to sleep in.

A la carte style dinner, I ordered one of the hotel specials - the steak, chips, and salad were very filling and nicely cooked and presented - a continuous refill of chips was included in the special. I ordered eggs to go with the steak. There with a colleague, we got a refill of chips to share between us; we couldn't eat all the chips. Dessert was included in the special at a reduced cost. We both ordered dessert but neither of us could eat all of the dessert.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Anthony K
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ArnaudCorbier, Manager at CQ Restaurant, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Anthony,

I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at CQ Restaurant, Bar and Cafe.

Our team strives to deliver the highest quality of service and it is always nice to hear positive feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed the CQ Steak special and that you had plenty to eat that night.

Thank you again for choosing to dine with us and we look forward to welcome you back.

Kindest regards,

Arnaud
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Taranaki
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“good place to have drink and dinner”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

great coffees at café bar, great friendly service , good cocktails. restaurant excellent service good food . highly reccomend

Visited June 2014
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Thank RoscoTaranaki
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ArnaudCorbier, Manager at CQ Restaurant, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear RoscoTaranki,

I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at CQ Restaurant, Bar and Cafe.
Our team strives to deliver the highest quality of service and it is always nice to hear positive feedback.

Thank you again for choosing to dine with us and we look forward to welcome you back.

Kindest regards,

Arnaud
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
375 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“great coffee”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had breakfast in the CQ cafe - the best coffee I have tasted for a long time. The pastries and croissants were so fresh. Would definitely recommend this cafe. Sit in the window alcove and watch the Cuba Street scene.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Lois G
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ArnaudCorbier, Manager at CQ Restaurant, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Dear Lois,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

Our team strive to deliver a high level quality of service and I am delighted this was the case during your visit at CQ Cafe.

Your feedback will encouragement the team at CQ Restaurant, Bar and Cafe to carry on in the same direction.

Warmest regards,

Arnaud
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great food and really good staff”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

We did the $35 steak menu which was a fillet steak, unlimited fries, salad and a glass of wine or beer. The steak was cooked to perfection; and the fries were great! Shouldn't have done but we ended up having a second bowl! The staff were really friendly and attentive. Had a look at the menu before we started and it looked good but we decided on the steak menu. Highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank famadven
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ArnaudCorbier, Manager at CQ Restaurant, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Dear famadven,

Thank you for Sharing your feedback with us.

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at CQ Restaurant, Bar and Cafe and that our team looked well after you.
Our next menu should be out sometimes soon so I hope we will get to see you back again then.

Kindest regards,

Arnaud
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great restaurant, great atmosphere”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Fully recommend this place even if you aren't staying. Right in the heart of Cuba street, the best part of Wellington

  • Visited May 2014
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Helpful?
Thank Nessie174
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ArnaudCorbier, Manager at CQ Restaurant, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Dear Nessie174,

On behalf of the team thank you for sharing your feedback.

We are delighted you enjoyed your time at CQ Restaurant, Bar and Cafe and that the team looked well after you.

I look forward to see you back sometimes soon.

Kindest regards,

Arnaud
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