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Astoria

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159 Lambton Quay | Midland Park, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-473 8500
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07:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Alva, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So went in for a drink and was recommended a very nice ginger ale. Staff very nice and helpful. One of the staff girls even helped me to find a power plug. There's apparently only one at the big coffee grinder. Seemed busy, nice size of space. Didn't try their food. Only thing I didn't like was the decor. I... More 

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Thank EdiMees
Oamaru, New Zealand
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244 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What nicer way to fill in an hour whilst waiting to meet up with family on arriving in Wellington. It was wonderful sitting out on the balcony sipping wine and watching the city bustle. It was nice to make a return visit. Very good service.

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Thank Rme48
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here for lunch. There are two serving areas at the long counter. An a la carte menu is available with extensive brunch options plus some cabinet food. We ordered smoked salmon on quinoa with rocket. It was truly excellent. Instead of the lemon yoghurt dressing, we asked for aioli (we're dairy free). This was no trouble. The... More 

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Thank BigZed52
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Astoria is a well appointed European themed restaurant that is one of the seemingly few decent options for lunch open on a Sunday. They roast their own coffee at Astoria and do a fantastic job of it. The food is promptly served and very tasty, with several staple items for brunch and lunch along with a few more local... More 

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Thank Chris G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazingly quick service. Coffee good and staff attentive. Can cobble your own breakfast together out of sides which is always a win.

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Thank MadAuntM
Foxton Beach, null, New Zealand
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Meet a friend for breakfast and lucky to get there before it got too busy (7.30 weekday). The staff were fantastic and the food arrived quickly. They were happy to modify my order for me. The food was delicious

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Thank Juliette D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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194 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

A regular haunt when I visit Wellington for good coffee and in my case hot chocolate. It is always busy and has a hard layout so is not that quiet as noise reverberates. This does give it a vibe if noise is not an issue.

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Thank Graeme M
Hamilton, New Zealand
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368 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Always come to Astoria when im in Wellington It's always good!! great food nice coffee!! great staff!!!

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Thank Brycee10
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

It was very busy so we were surprised at the speed of service... the coffee and banana & berry smoothie came out almost immediately, closely followed by the bacon sandwich. Very tasty! Good coffee too

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Thank Lois M
Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I have had breakfast at Astoria for a few years when Im working in Wellington. Todays was fantastic. Griddle burned ciabatta toast, tomatoes cooked to perfection, two thirds of an avocado, one poached egg (perfectly cooked). Best thing about this amazing brekkie? The aioli that came on the side was just spectacular, I didnt think I needed it, till I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:30
Thursday
07:00 - 19:30
Friday
07:00 - 19:30
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Lambton Quay | Midland Park, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-473 8500
Description
Perched on the edge of Midland Park, at the heart of Wellington’s shopping and business districts, Astoria offers a blend of grand European café culture and the quintessential bustle of Wellington city life. A celebrated atmosphere is fuelled by the café’s contribution to the popular park, particularly when the sun graces us with its presence.On colder days, loyal clientèle enjoy the cosy expanse of our vintage interior. The menu is inspired by seasonal produce, paired with coffee roasted on-site.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?