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The Bach - CLOSED

410 The Esplanade, Wellington 6023, New Zealand
+64 4-383 5108
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good15%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“red rocks” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
410 The Esplanade, Wellington 6023, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 11 February 2017

As above but COMPLETELY let down, to the point I wiil NEVER go there again. Why? Ridiculously weak coffee. When I order a flat white I want to be able to taste the coffee. Wellington used to be reknown for good coffee, sadly there is...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 19 December 2016

After avoiding this place for nearly a year, I was thrilled to find it is under new management and a new name - I hope TA will catch up soon. Amazing the difference a new menu makes - the food was good with pleasing attention...More

Thank zhuhai2007
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The outlook was always stunning, and now there is food to match. Sit outside for the sea air or in the tastefully decorated cafe. Superb.

Thank Marguerite F
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped going to the Bach as it was disappointing, despite having one of the best outlooks on Wellington. We tried it as it had changed hands. It was much nicer and betting in many ways. The only downside for me is it will become...More

Thank Nedbedrock
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I used to go to The Bach from time to time over the years and while it wasn't anything special the food was average brunch fare. It has now got new ownership and the place is transformed . The decor is light and airy with...More

Thank 920lorrainec
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Decided to try again after bad experience about a year ago, hoping it would have improved. Sadly, nothing has changed. Seafood chowder still has that frozen premixed seafood from asia in it, is overly rich and salted. My wife couldn't finish it. I had the...More

Thank Aengus J
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had a disappointing experience. We had quite a wait to be seated, despite most of the tables being empty, and once finally seated, we had to ask to be moved as our view was not of the sea, but of the toilet and everyone...More

Thank WellingtonRedken
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We went on a fine Saturday so it was moderately busy. Arrived bang on 12pm and were seated promptly. The waiting staff were slow in bringing menus and slow in taking orders. Had our drinks after about 20 minutes and then began the GREAT WAIT.......More

Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice diverse kids menu. The food was good and tasty though our lamb burgers a little overpriced. It was quite busy maybe slightly understaffed. The staff certainly looked stressed. Great coastal views.

Thank Toothpick123
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

A friend took us on a drive to here, for a Sunday lunch a couple weeks ago. Although busy, the service was fast and friendly. My wife enjoyed her breakfast meal, with scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, fried tomato etc. and my vege burger meal was...More

Thank Jacob15
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 The Esplanade, Wellington 6023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-383 5108
  • E-mail
Welcome to The Bach! Ala carte dining morning, noon and night. Craft beers & cider on tap. Good wine list and the best ribs in town. Function and catering available on request.
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