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Boat Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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139A oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly The Boat Cafe)
+64 4-939 3935
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07:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:30
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food .bubbly service thanks for a great end to a lovely weekend in Wellington. We will be back

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Thank Gregory John C
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we hired the bottom of this cool venue for a 5oth birthday party.This venue is great and easy access to everything.We had our own bar and staff to take care of us all night.The staff are all so helpful and happy!! nothing was a problem for them. I would highly recommend using this place for an event of any sort.... More 

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Thank lawreniquewilliams1
Boonsboro, Maryland
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on the way from the Interislander Ferry to the Weta Workshop. I had a steak and my fiancee had the fish and chips. The steak was good but not exceptional. The Fish & Chips were exceptionally good. Also, our waiter was very good and appropriately attentive. I tried a local beer that was very good... More 

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Thank Thomas J
Wellington, New Zealand
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been a few times and service and food consistent. Always enjoyed my lunches and different dishes served were tasty along with friendly service. Ambience great with the view of the harbour and layout of the boat made it unique.

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Thank Ellen M
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a friend for brunch on a stormy Wellington morning and we loved sitting in the bow of the boat and watching the rain pour down. The food was good and the coffee was too. A quirky interesting place to stop for a lovely meal

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Thank Sophie M
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Needing a quick fix of some fish and chips one evening and this place offers a takeaway version, fish was beautiful with a great crust, big chunky chips and some tomato sauce and all served in a pizza box. Great idea, and either sit in there built-in outdoor area or on the beach 20 metres away

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Thank Captain64_11
London, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Terrific place for all kinds of breakfasts, overlooking the water. The Old boat club building has been well served by this cafe for a while now & the locals really soak it up.

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Thank Kevin J
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch. Food was fine, however the service and atmosphere was not so great. Our meals came out 5-10 mins apart which meant my partner had finished her meal before mine even arrived. Even worse were the bar staff who were banging doors, yelling at the each other and just generally being noisy, which is ironic given the sign... More 

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Thank Shane8888
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Stopped by for brunch and had a couple of dishes. Seafood chowder great, plenty of sea food. Fish and chips also great. Ran out of room and had to take desert home as didn't want to miss out on the great cake cabinet

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Thank Jo M
Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

First time to this cafe and what a disappointment. We ordered a coffee steak sandwich and chicken pita pocket. The steak sandwich came in a naan bread which was weird in the first place. It was rubbery and inedible. The pita pocket was rock hard. The chicken was tandoori, really over powered the chicken. The menu didn't state the chicken... More 

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Thank Legna00

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139A oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly The Boat Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-939 3935

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