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“I just love this place”
Review of Jetty Licensed Cafe - CLOSED

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Jetty Licensed Cafe
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating
NZ
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“I just love this place”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Have eaten here quite a few times and we just love it. It has the most fantastic view (even on a slightly rough Wellington day) so the it is worth a visit for that and a glass of wine at least. Always love the food........seafood chowder to die for, fish and chips on a friday night (what's not to like), swim in the sea (it is right next to the beach) followed by a beer and a bowl of fries, music and dinner (music is live local talent). But we recommend that you go just for the heck of it........Sue and Matt are awesome hosts. My folks made it their local when they visited for 5 months from Spain. I'd say that is quite a recommendation in itself. Go,.......Enjoy! ( just remember during the off season they are only open Thursday to Sunday....)

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Trier, Germany
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“Great meals, the team is super”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

On our trip to the south island we stopped on the day before Christmas at Lower Hutt, to take the ferry early on the following day. We arrived late and were looking for a restaurant with bay view. Unfortunately there seemed to be none except Jetty. And when you pass Jetty, you are not even sure that there is a restaurant, as there are no big signs outside the building (because of city planning reasons).

Inside Jetty has the charme of a village hall, some tables were still occupied but it was obvious that everyone was ready or at least started the desert. As the service crew seemed to be nice, they were willing to reopen the kitchen for us and as we had a our view into the bay we decided to stay.

The following two hours were characterized by exceptional hospitality and delicious meals. The owners gave us short explanation of the menu and some recommendations.

We took the fish of the day and it was the best dinner I had for a very long time. If you go there you have to taste the fish soup and for the desert I recommend the Pavlova.

Compare to other restaurants we have visited before and after in NZ, the prices were ok. In relation to the quality and the experience with the crew it was cheap.

If you are in Wellington take the ride to Jetty it’s worth.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Gregor S
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Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“birthday tea”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

We had a birthday afternoon tea for my daughter's birthday.Approximately 40 guests.The atmosphere was so relaxed.the staff very attentive and the food was lovely.The weather was not so nice being in August ,but this still did not detract from the venue.Not a posh place,but friendly and relaxing .Plenty of food choice ,even the food '"snobs'' in our group were happily satisfied.Thank you Jetty.The birthday girl has special needs,and SHE certainly enjoyed it.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Claire V
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Wellington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“We walked in, sat down, looked at the menu, and walked back out...”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Jetty Cafe is in one of the best locations in Wellington in my opinion - right on the waterfront in Petone. Had a mate visiting and it was a beautiful day, so he was keen to go somewhere with a view. Being in Petone at the time, Jetty was the first choice. We walked in at lunchtime on a weekday, there were a few people on their deck area, but not many. We were pointed to a seat next to the window and grabbed a couple of menus. After looking at the options for a couple of minutes we decided not to eat - pretty much every option seemed to be at least 20% more expensive than any other cafe around (including bustling waterfront places like Maranui, which we frequent). There was little to no atmosphere, very uninviting, so we didn't feel bad about walking out! This place has so much potential, hopefully someone will see that and turn it around (let me know when the lease is up and I'm keen to give it a go...).

Visited June 2012
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Thank thomasbuch
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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food & great view”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We've had lunch here often. The food is always good with a great selection of seafood. I really like the seafood chowder and have had it several times. The staff is friendly, good service and there is a lovely view out over Petone beach and Wellington harbour. There is outside seating on the deck but it is almost always too windy to sit out there. It's a friendly relaxed place for a meal or coffee.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Wendy A
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