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“Great spot on Sunday afternoon” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant
Ranked #142 of 904 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Bar, New Zealand, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: For over 100 years our place here in Te Aro, Wellington, has been a favourite meeting place for locals. We love being a part of the community and we are ready to throw in the hard yards to make sure everyone who visits us has a great experience. The Cross has something for everyone - have a look around and choose the perfect spot to suit your mood. Each area has been designed to create a different experience, a different ambience. Bring in your team from work, your mates, your kids, your grandparents, your study group, your special someone, your laptop or your party guests – we can set you up with a space, top-notch food and drinks to suit your occasion. We like to make our guests as comfortable as they would in their own home. Our friendly staff will ensure you enjoy your time at ours. We love to play host at special occasions – we provide you with a hassle-free time with plenty of delicious food and drinks (not to mention we take care of the clean up!). The Southern Cross is also a great place to pop into if you’re in the mood to chill – we have magazines, newspapers and boardgames on hand if you’re keen. There’s no room for getting bored here – we’re not just a place to grab a drink. Each week is chocka with entertainment – from massages for new mums, to live gigs, to quizzes!
Atlanta
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great spot on Sunday afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went for an afternoon snack and drinks on a Sunday, it has a terrific outdoor patio (with fireplace) and was very busy while we were there. Great energy/vibe. Fun.

Visited October 2012
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Mt Somers, New Zealand
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nothing to fault - a great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

We read of the restaurant in the local paper's travel supplement. It received a good review and we heartily endorsed it. Found it on a cold, wet Wellington evening. We received a warm welcome from Sarah in a warm restaurant. Mava looked after us very well. We sat beside a painting of the Kia Ora Dairy. Ask Mava where it is located if you don't know.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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2 reviews
“Birthday party”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Very spacey but only downfall was when we ordered our coffee & had to wait for more than 40mins. Didn't take much notice to the 1st order but when we order for the next lot it was even worse. Didn't even get an apology from staff. They even forget to bring sugar so had to go to the bar and ask for sugar. Service not up to our standards.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Norma S
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Lima, Peru
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604 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
“Fabulous decor!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

This bar has many differently decorated zones and a great outdoor area with separately decorated sections as well. The service is excellent and the vibe is great.

Visited September 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Love the Retro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Takes you back to the retro/kitch era! Formica tables, non matching crockery.. Food and service is great, and usually busy which is proof of its popularity.

Visited February 2012
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Thank GillianM109
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