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“Yum!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cuba Street Bistro

Cuba Street Bistro
Ranked #42 of 911 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Yum!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

This place caught our eye due to the specials on the board outside. We both had the steak and mash with onion gravy... delicious! The steaks were cooked perfectly and the gravy was yummy. Even though we arrived reasonably late (8:30 or so) they were still very happy for us to order and the young gentleman that served us was very polite and helpful.

  • Visited December 2013
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Great meal on our first evening in Wellington”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

We passed this bistro shortly after 6.00pm whilst walking down Cuba Street looking for an eaterie for supper. We noticed that a free dessert was included if a main course was ordered before 6.30pm.

We ordered different main courses; the pork, the risotto, the lamb and the chicken and all thought the food was excellent. Mains are in the upper NZ$20s. The desserts are good too - espec the Chocolate Trio which 3 of us ordered.

Music is background only (we hate pounding muzak in restaurants), the waitress friendly and helpful, prompt service, clean loos and value excellent as we had ordered early enough to get the free dessert. I definitely recommend this bistro.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank StellaCaroline
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Wellington
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
“Good food. Invest in a heater”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Went here for a girls night (4 of us) and used the entertainment book voucher so good value. Food very good though portions rather small. Attentive service. Nice atmosphere but the night we went - oh so cold (inside not out). We sat in the window and had to keep our coats on which should have been a clue to the staff. A heater on site would have been appreciated. Also a note to others when I received my credit card bill the restaurant was called 'Roxy Theatre and Cafe'??? I thought I had my credit card stolen! Eventually I realised it was a.k.a Cuba Street Bistro. Is this actually legal to trade under an entirely different name? So do the people that run/own Roxy Theatre in Miramar also run/own Cuba Street Bistro??

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Camda
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We ate here both mornings we were in Wellington & we sure will eat here the next time we are in Wellington. We ate here 5 years ago & we enjoyed it then so took our friends here on this trip to Wellington. It was two shops down from our hotel & it gave us the best start for our day. The breakfast lasted us all day & we did a lot of walking around Wellington. The staff were very friendly & the lady even remembered our orders from the previous day. Having that happen makes you fell special. Well recommended.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Angela C
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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53 reviews
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“Welcoming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

looking for dessert & coffee - others had shut, but not Cuba St Bistro - welcomed us in for dessert & coffee and ended up having nightcaps - no hurry to be rid of us and it was well after 11.30pm. Tops up to the manager of this establishment

Visited October 2013
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Thank ChristineNettie2012
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