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“Great food”
Review of Pravda Cafe

Pravda Cafe
Ranked #50 of 931 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $36
Cuisines: European, Cafe, New Zealand
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Pravda translates to mean "The Truth". And nothing could be more honest about Wellington's coffee culture than this cafe, bar and bistro. Set in the heart of the city amongst the hustle and bustle of share traders, commuters and visitors to the Lambton shopping precinct, Pravda is located in an elegant building with towering vaulted ceilings and hanging chandeliers of crystal. The menu includes classic European dishes as you would expect of a busy modern bistro. Pravda is home to Wellington's Immigrant's Son Coffee brand. Pravda as the name implies offers the honest simplicity of bistro food, freshly roasted coffee, wines of the world and the welcome of an old friend.
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

I have been here several times and keep going back. I have only been for business lunches and coffees. This is not a restaurant you would take a young family to. On week days it is full of business people. It gets very busy at lunch times so you would need to make a reservation. The wine list is extensive and the choice is great. The food is always very good and they make great bread and dips. The chocolate fondant on their current dessert menu is divine. It is a large restaurant and can get a little noisy, however this isn't a bad thing as the tables are set quite close together. The service is always very good. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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Perth, Australia
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Disappointing dinner.”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Some friends and I headed to Pravda for an evening on a girls's weekend away - Pravda is in a great location and the restaurant is beautifully decorated and has a lovely atmosphere.

We ordered our meals which sounded pretty good on the menu - but when they arrived they appeared that they had been prepared without much love. The pork loin was a giant pork chop served on a pile of red cabbage, the risotto was ok but runny for a risotto, and my fish was nicely cooked but served on two slices of potato with a roast tomato and the dish was totally flavourless.

When we were asked if we were enjoying our meals, we all commented that our meals were lacking in finesse, however the waiter made no effort to compensate or ask how he could help. We passed on desert and to be honest I went home feeling hungry and a bit brassed off at the cost of the meal for the quality.

BTW the toilets were dirty and knocked around, they could have done with a good clean.

So sadly Pravda missed the mark for us, I'd give it another go to see if they were just having a bad night, but wouldn't be rushing back there as a first choice.

  • Visited September 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Always Good”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

On our annual pilgrimage to WOW we always breakfast at this lovely french cafe. Lovely food; good value. We did have difficulty attracting wait staff attention.

  • Visited September 2013
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Nice Traditional Style Cafe”
Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Went here for afternoon tea. Great home baking and extensive choice of coffees, teas and wines. Service was friendly and efficient.

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TAURANGA NZ
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88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Like big breakfasts?? We had great breakfasts, big , very tasty and good selection. Good value for money and service was pretty good.

Visited September 2013
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