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“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Deccan Metropolitan - CLOSED

Deccan Metropolitan
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Wellington
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2011

This French bistro in very cool Cuba Street makes you feel like you're in France - despite being central Wellington. The food is very bistro style - fresh, cooked to order, simple but oh so tasty! Ambience is lovely, and service excellent. Ideal for families but also a romantic night out, or a friends get together.

  • Visited March 2011
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Le Metropolitan like waiting for a train”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2010

Although we booked a table and the restaurant confirmed, no table was reserved when we arrived. The maitre'd told us it wasn't her problem and there was nothing she could do. The food was fine but the place has ideas above it's station and needs a reality check. wouldn't recommend it

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Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Most enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2010

My wife and I chanced upon Le Metropolitain last Friday evening . The menu looked good and reasonably priced and the restaurant was busy - always a good sign. We had not booked but the French lady in charge said that she would be able to fit us in in about 20 minutes. We were in no hurry so settled down with a drink by the bar and sure enough 20 minutes later we were shown to our table.

The service, the food and the atmosphere all combined to make a memorable and most enjoyable evening. As I say the restaurant was busy and was therefore a bit noisey but the noise was from the lively conversation of the patrons all of whom like us seemed to be enjoying themselves - and not loud music which seems to be obligatrory in many places these days.

The restaurant is owned and run by the lady in charge and her husband who is the chef and they do a great job. The staff were attentive but not intrusive, the food was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome. Le Metropolitain will definitely be on our list of places to eat when we next visit Wellington.

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Sydney
2 reviews
“A great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2010

A group of us from the UK & Sydney, chanced upon this restarant tonight and had one of the best meals we've had in NZ - Veal, Confit of Duck, Gnocchi, and the plum & almond tart for dessert. Lovely atmosphere, excellent service and affordable prices [food /wine]
Fred

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Thank effcay
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wellington, new zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“the rudest service and maitre we have ever encountered. terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2010

the worst service and maitre/owner that we have ever had to contend with in a restaurant! shockingly rude behaviour.

we had organised a 40th dinner with 15 of our friends, to be celebrated at the restaurant. when we arrived, we found 2 seperate tables set up for us,which was not what was agreed. when we brought this up with the maitre we were told that there was nothing she could do and we would have to just sit. this was not a good start and everyone was feeling isolated and uncomfortable.

we were NOT allowed our birthday cake that we had especially ordered and organised as a surprise for our friends 40th birthday! the maitre told us she did not care what we would do with it, but we were not allowed to consume it in the restaurant as they don’t allow ‘BYO cake!’, and that we should have called to ask. i explained that i had not heard of this before and that is why did not call, and repeatedly told her that it was my friends 40th and what was i now to do with the cake! she said it is not her problem and that i was now being very rude. least to say i was simply shocked! her manner was disgusting, rude, arrogant and just simply unacceptable. i and many of our friends last night have never witnessed such rudeness in a maitre!

we paid for our pre diner drinks and left the restaurant without eating. she left us feeling very uncomfortable and upset.
the maitre confronted my friend whose bday it was and said that is was very unfair and rude that we were leaving and to have a nice bday! charming. they lost custom from us and all our friends that are regulars on the wellington dining scene.

i would never recommend this restaurant to anyone, and will also tell anyone that listens how terrible the service was. shame on them.

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