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Smith the Grocer

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Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
07:30 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I can taste the love put into the food here. Mary has transformed this cafe and I highly recommend it.

1 Thank Nicole W
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Took my 2 kids here for brunch as were late getting up and missed hotel breakfast. "WOW" actually fabulous porridge!!! The kids loved it and the staff divided it into 2 kids portions for me ..to avoid usual aguements between siblings. The cheese scone ..toasted is to die for ...as is most of the menu to be honest!! Great food,... More 

2 Thank bighairbertham
Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The Old Bank Arcade is one of my favourite buildings in Wellington and Smith the Grocer has come a little bit of a go to for me when travelling there. A great range of savoury and sweet things on offer, and the gluten free 'famous' ginger slices are amazing. I have never had a bad lunch here and the only... More 

2 Thank EmgeeNZ
Wellington, New Zealand
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541 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed lunch with friends in this central city cafe. The food looked good but was expensive. I had a salmon bagel with side salad and regular size coffee for $22. The salad was fresh and the coffee excellent.

1 Thank Alipa50
Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Called in with a friend. Cabinet full of great food. We had a cheese scone and coffee. Both to recommend. Nice friendly and prompt service.

1 Thank 395cherylj
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Located in the old BNZ Chambers Building this a convenient location for business breaks and catch ups with colleagues and friends. Good range of foods and drinks and frienldfy staff

2 Thank 158iaing
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

good spot for a quick coffee or bite to eat. good selection of sweets from the cabinet. louise slice and the snickers slice are yummy! coffee good too.

1 Thank pelmanete
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883 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast, wonderful flat whites, sausage rolls and bagel with smoked salmon. Great atmosphere

2 Thank haileythegolden
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204 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Being hidden away in The Bank Arcade makes it actually better - as no traffic. Good food, good coffee, good staff. Had breakfast here - Defo recommend it.

2 Thank Paul M
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our breakfast at Smith the Grocer. I had porridge with banana and berry compote. My husband had French toast with the same toppings. Both were delicious. I enjoyed looking at the various old pictures and old memorabilia they had around the dining room. It is located inside the old ANZ bank building. Right outside their door in the... More 

2 Thank Diane K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 64044738591

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