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“Afternoon visit had great food, great drinks and great service”
Review of Public Bar & Eatery - CLOSED

Public Bar & Eatery
Price range: $7 - $19
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are the essence of Wellington hospitality. We serve a wide variety of amazing cocktails, wines, and micro brews. Our friendly staff will ensure you have the best 'bar / eatery' experience, here at [PUBLIC.] Public caters for all variety of needs including; an outdoor area with a toasty gas fireplace, a private function space catering for groups of up to 50, a relaxed dining area featuring comfortable booths which border the dance floor when the beat takes over. Don’t take our word for it though. Come and enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or a snack with any one of our wide selection of beverage options.
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Me and my friend came here on a late Saturday afternoon. It was pretty quiet being the Christmas break. We started with a few cocktails and ordered some chips and quesadilla's to go with them. We both agreed the quesadilla's were delicious! We then went to order some shots and the bar tender started a tab and came to our table to take the order. He was very friendly and delivered great service. I enjoyed my drinks and nibbles and would definitely go again.

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Thank djhailz
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Strolling around mid afternoon last Saturday, (still in the festive season), we were struggling to find many cafes open. However, we stumbled upon Public bar, and they were just opening the bar and restaurant.

Not wanting to start drinking too early in the afternoon, we ordered coffees, and non alcoholic drinks.

The service was fantastic! So we stayed on a bit longer, and ended up staying there for drinks, and food! The food was delicious. We were there for 3.5 hours in the end and didn't feel we had to find anywhere else to move on to. Once again, we were very well looked after so well done to the staff working on that day, they know how to look after their customers.

I would definitely recommend Public bar for a drink or to dine in, or both!

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Thank Beverley D D
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

You can sit up at the bar to eat if the tables are all booked up (which can happen during big rugby games etc). But this is not 'pub food', its several notches above the pubs in the vicinity. Also do good brunch/lunch. The staff have been consistently on the ball and friendly every time we have been. My only complaint is that the kitchen doesn't seem to understand Asian flavours that well, they lack intensity and authenticity. If they fix that, then they'll be really humming.

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Thank moreperfectdays
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Chef was trying new menu items and we picked the pork. Well may I say it was the best I have ever tasted with a delicious jus. Our boys had the beef and steak and no complaints there. Wish we had had more time before our show for dessert. Definitely return there

1  Thank Karen S
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Great to have this crossbreed of pub/bar. Lots of screens for the rugby, nice wines and fun atmosphere. Lots of different spaces. Probably a good place to meet people - if ya get what I mean. Definitely one to go back to.

Thank B J
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