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“Fun Pub with a political twist”

The Backbencher Gastropub
Ranked #138 of 997 Restaurants in Wellington
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Backbencher Gastro Pub is known nationwide for its fresh New Zealand cuisine with a great range of craft beer and wine, locally sourced produce and fantastic service. We pride ourselves in fresh, house made meals with a little political twist.
Reviewed October 21, 2012

If you like dining with large comic puppets of the local MPs leering down at you this is your place. The puppets provide a satiric commentary on NZ politics and history from the 1980s to the present with the menu also being used to criticise the behaviours of some of Nz's more colourful MPs. The Pub is closed at present after two fires but should reopen again as the venue is a popular one with many in the Wellington Belt way.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Backbencher is very special to us since this is where we had our first date, and the funny thing is neither of us drink alcohol! :-) We love this place for lunch and brunch and I use it often for business meetings. The stuffed politicians and the quirky menu (with politician favourites) makes this a MUST GO spot in Wellington.

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Thank SukiHarding
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

My husband and I were given a gift voucher and we went along to have a look at the very different surroundings of politicians and sporting icons that were depicted and hanging around the walls and ceiling! The food was good, and it's a shame a fire has claimed it. I hope it will all be up and running again soon!

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Then the backbencher is the place to stop there before.
Also a great place to watch European Soccer in the early morning. Awesome Breakfast and brunch!

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1  Thank Daniel T
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

An interesting place across the road from the Parliment buildings. You walk in and immediately find your self and a buitiful wooden interior with a number of Characterture sculptures of various Political and sporting identities.
The food is nice and comes with great service and value for money.
A great selection of wines and beers that compliments well with the food.

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Thank Psyckers
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