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Pravda Cafe

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107 Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-801 8858
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09:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 23:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Pravda a few times for lunch and it has been consistently good each time. This time a group of 15 of us went to Pravda for lunch. We had a set menu which had 3 starters and mains to choose from. The food was good, we all enjoyed our meals and the service was good.

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Thank Irish_Kiwi77
PravdaCafe, Manager at Pravda Cafe, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your lunch yesterday, and found it as good with a large group as you have come to know from other visits. Thanks for taking the time to review your experience and we'll see you soon. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had early dinner here with my wife and daughter. We liked the place as we are Europeans, very stilish decor, like a typical European old cafe. For dinner they work more like a steak house but also have other options.Also have a catch of the day. The service is friendly and profesional. We did not wait much for the... More 

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Thank isidro c
PravdaCafe, Manager at Pravda Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reviewing your recent dinner at Pravda. You joined us during our JSH pop up, hence the steak house feel in the evenings. We do apologize you found the fish overcooked but delighted that hasn't deterred you from visiting again. See you when you are next in Wellington. More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were pleasant and the place was ok. Lacked any sort ambience. Ordered the green eggs and this was very poor. Small sliver of salmon in a dry bun. Not generous with source. Was expecting a lot more from this place.

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Thank Phil G
PravdaCafe, Manager at Pravda Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Phil, We are disappointed you didn't enjoy your breakfast at Pravda, as we always strive for excellence in every area. Your comments have been passed onto our chef and we hope you'll come and visit us again and see us at our best. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place, loved the theme, good food, great coffee. Look forward to the next time I visit. Good location downtown

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Thank butham
Wellington New Zealand
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined at the JSH popup last night with family. We can't go past the Savannah Angus eye fillet on a nice jus, with bearnaise sauce and chunky fries. The aoilo with the fries was great. Accompanied the meal with a candied kumera mash with pecans. One of the best sides ever. Dessert of ginger brûlée, honeycomb and lime sorbet was... More 

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Thank Dannevegas
PravdaCafe, Manager at Pravda Cafe, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed our JSH pop up, and appreciate the time taken to review your experience. There are still 10 days of this amazing event to go so hopefully we'll see you again. More 

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1960s USSR ambience combined with superb food and excellent service made Pravda an ideal venue for a business dinner. The cold pork belly salad and southern-style chicken (with about a tonne of mash) were both mouth-watering and couldn't have been further from the kind of thing that would have been served up to KGB colonels like Vladimir Putin 50 years... More 

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Thank Will B
PravdaCafe, Manager at Pravda Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Will, Thank you so much for a delightful review of Pravda. We pride ourselves on excellent food and service so are delighted to know it is one of your most enjoyable meals. Please come and join us again soon. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A business dinner here was a good one, although the food was average. The wine suggestion was average considering the great choices of Pinot's in NZ.

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Thank pkv2016
PravdaCafe, Manager at Pravda Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dinner at Pravda. I am disappointed you only found the food average, as we do pride ourselves on exceeding expectations, but also pleased you appear to still have enjoyed the overall experience. We do hope to see you again and show you Pravda at its best. More 

Auckland
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Run by a moody bloke but the food and drinks are just fine. Good quality, decent sizes and always busy (which is a good sign) I honestly don't think anything comes close to beating this place....

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Thank BlueAnto
PravdaCafe, Manager at Pravda Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your lovely review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and drinks. And the bloke you're referring to -yes- he certainly has a dry sense of humour! A part of his charm we say :) We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, Management More 

Wairarapa, New Zealand
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222 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pravda is a reliably good source of top-notch nosh. For that reason, it's popular with the business crowd. I love that I can pop in to have a coffee in a civilised setting with good service.

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Thank Quack_quack_quackl
PravdaCafe, Manager at Pravda Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review! We pride ourselves on our high level of customer service so we are very pleased to hear you enjoy it too. We look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards, Management More 

Waikanae, New Zealand
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Met with colleagues for mid-morning meeting. Excellent seating beyond the cafe's street front. Great coffee, great food options- busy and great ambiance in central Wellington.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:00
Thursday
07:30 - 23:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 8858
Description
Pravda translates to mean "The Truth". And nothing could be more honest about Wellington's coffee culture than this cafe, bar and bistro.

Set in the heart of the city amongst the hustle and bustle of share traders, commuters and visitors to the Lambton shopping precinct, Pravda is located in an elegant building with towering vaulted ceilings and hanging chandeliers of crystal.

The menu includes classic European dishes as you would expect of a busy modern bistro. Pravda is home to Wellington's Immigrant's Son Coffee brand.

Pravda as the name implies offers the honest simplicity of bistro food, freshly roasted coffee, wines of the world and the welcome of an old friend.

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