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Topor Bistro

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3 Beach Road | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
+64 4-233 9939
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First time here, so wasn't sure what to expect. The food was delicious, plenty of it but managed to save room to share dessert, great atmosphere, and excellent service. Highly recommend it, I will be going back for sure. We shared the antipasto between 4, loved the different breads and great tasting nibbles. 4 different mains, duck, chicken schnitzel, beef... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had never been to a Polish restaurant so had not idea what to expect. We had the duck, chicken schnitzel, almond & pear tart,poppyseed cake. All dishes were delicious and beautifully presented.The mains were preceded by a matching wodka that had to be drunk "down the hatch" so as to fully appreciate the flavours of the main meal. The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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181 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been told so much about this traditional Polish restaurant by our friends we had to go and see for ourselves. A tiny little bistro set on the main road in Plimmerton, a suburb of Porirua, it only seats about 20-24 people and this night it was nearly full. We decided not to do the matching vodkas with each... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience with my familia in the only wlg polish restaurant. I can't recommend KURCZAK De VOLAILLE dish enough, it was incredible (you have to like butter, herbs and mushrooms). The only criticism is that the outside of the restaurant looked bad, chairs were stacked almost as if it was closed, not sure why, maybe they only use the outside... More 

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Posey A, Owner at Topor Bistro, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us. So glad you enjoyed it! Sorry about the furniture being packed up when it's moderately windy/stormy our chairs blow away and tables break so we have to tuck them away. We do realize it's not optimal. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Val More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service and food was great. Although I prefer not to order Polish food, but I am not Polish and I haven't liked the Polish food the previous times that I visited. This time it was lovely, I had vegetarian parcels, partner lamb, daughter Venison and husband Duck, all enjoyed by all.

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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Cheerful local community feel to the place. Great outdoor space for a wine in the sun if you choose. Had the anti pesto platter and pate. Nice and quick.

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

If you are in the Porirua area this restaurant is the best of the best. It would fly in Central Wellington but they have chosen the quaint seaside ambience of Plimmerton. The food is always good - never pretentious and full of flavour. The service not intrusive - but informative. This is a husband and wife team - the chef... More 

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1 Thank Claire J
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wasnt sure at first as didnt know much about polish food. But told by others to give it a go. So we did. Been back 3 times since. Just love it. Steve at front is such a great guy. Food brilliant. Book thiugh as busy as place.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Intimate restaurant with attentive, friendly waitstaff and good food. I don't know authentic Polish cuisine, but if I had to guess, I'd say this is it. We had the pirogi entree which was beautifully presented. Both the dumplings and the garnish were great. For our mains, I had the Beef Paprikash and it had the exact right balance of bite... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

If you like good food and good vodka then this is your place. Topor is a vibrant local restaurant that rates good food and great service at the top of the list. I highly recommend the vodka matches with each course and give the wines a miss this time. Although the beers are worth a visit too! The staff are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
Cuisine
Polish, European, Central European, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Beach Road | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Porirua
  • Phone Number: +64 4-233 9939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?