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The Thistle Inn

) #7 of 697 Restaurants in Wellington $$ - $$$ , ,
3 Mulgrave Street | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 5980
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3 Mulgrave Street | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place for lunch. The service was efficient and friendly and the food was interesting, beautifully presented and very tasty. Highly recommended for quick business lunch or would be a lovely spot to relax for the afternoon with a glass of wine.

Thank Hollie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of the W.O.A.P. The Thistle had a Virtual Reality Dinner which we want to last night. One word describes the experience " Awesomw " , we were transported on a sensory voyage of discovery ending with a delicious meal.

Thank ozkiwis2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A resturant in style of a pub with a bar which is very busy in the evening but settles down around 8-9pm. However there are tables and chairs scattered around the resturant which is used for the diner service they offer. Even though their menu...More

Thank Ethan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended having lunch here and was certainly impressed. All meals at the table were well presented and very much enjoyed. The Duck liver pate was superb and I had the scallops and black pudding for main-cooked to perfection. Service was discrete and sufficient....More

Thank simondellabarca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very pleasant evening at three Thistle Inn. The atmosphere was very welcoming and the service through the night was just right. The food was very good. Recommended for a pleasant night out

Thank Doug R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had only an hour or so order and dine so we ordered entree dishes. Although the restaurant was busy we received prompt and friendly service. The food was definitely above-average. I would recommend the scallop, black pudding and potato dish. This is not a...More

Thank Geoffrey B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emma our waitress was superb: my brother and I both commented: we met for his birthday: he chose the spot: I arrived in out of the cold and wet: to a toasty fire, crisp white linen, under a glass roof, natural light pouring in with...More

Thank Rosalind D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for lunch on a cold Saturday afternoon. Got a great spot by the fire in the conservatory. We shared the bruschetta as a starter and both ordered the chicken schnitzel, both were really nice and beautifully presented. Service was great, our waitress...More

Thank AuntieDel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How could you NOT walk through the door of a bar & restaurant in an old wooden building nestled among high rises? We knew from the minute we crossed the threshold that we were in for something pleasantly different. We were not disappointed. The Thistle...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a family dinner in the Georges Room last weekend for a 90th birthday. The team couldn't have been more helpful from the moment we booked right through to accommodating our ever changing guest numbers due to travel disruptions. The room was set up...More

Thank SueandGary21
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Mulgrave Street | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 5980
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