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57 Custom House Quay | Queens Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-460 9410
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Sun 11:30 - 00:00
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped into this venue for a drink as a time-killer. Had a great time. View very good and on a very windy day, it was sheltered without taking away from the views. Always packed, it seemed that it was a sure hit with the locals and other tourists

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Thank Francois B
Foxglove_Team, Manager at Foxglove, responded to this review

Hi Francois, Thank you so much for your review of your drink at Foxglove. We're so glad you enjoyed the view from our waterside spot. We hope you'll come and visit us again soon! Many thanks THe Foxglove Team More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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295 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch up on the balcony and the food was very nice. Unfortunately every interaction with the service was negative. One chap seemed on to it but the rest just didn't seem to have a clue. Service was slow at the counter and our meals came out all over the place. They clearly need some decent trading as this... More 

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Thank NZSwanns
Foxglove_Team, Manager at Foxglove, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your review of your experience with us at Foxglove. We're sorry that the service was negative, it is something we take great pride in, so will use your comments to improve our service levels in the future. We do hope you'll come and visit us again soon. Many thanks The Foxglove Team More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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202 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband’s choice of restaurant for his birthday dinner. I booked online and had noted a special request, this was confirmed by phone the next day, which was very much appreciated. A small but flexible menu with options to suit all tastes. It was a busy night with a full restaurant and a function upstairs, however, the staff were all... More 

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Thank Leanne D
Foxglove_Team, Manager at Foxglove, responded to this review

Hi Leanne, We're so glad that you had such a positive experience with us at Foxglove, especially on a special occasion. We're glad you found the staff and kitchen accommodating and friendly and we'll look forward to seeing you again soon! Many thanks The Foxglove Team More 

unguidedmissal
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114 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for a brew with a view; a view of the harbor, a view of the young workers relaxing after slaving, a view of the pleasant decor. What it is not is a place to eat unless you're just starving and don't care. OK bar food.

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Thank unguidedmissal
Foxglove_Team, Manager at Foxglove, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your review of Foxglove. We're glad that you like the view and people spotting and we're sorry that the bar menu disappoints you, we understand it's not for everyone. We'd love it if you came back and tried our restaurant menu, as this might have more items that you might like. Many thanks The Foxglove... More 

Manitoba, Canada
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125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Last evening, my wife and I popped in to Foxglove. The young man behind the bar told me he'd have to check on available seating. There were two of us. Well over half of the tables were empty. It was Tuesday. Hundreds of people were lined up at a nearby concert venue, so there was no big rush of people... More 

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Thank L P
Foxglove_Team, Manager at Foxglove, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Foxglove. We're sorry that you left before our bartender could check with the Maitre D if we had any tables in the restaurant that weren't already booked - unfortunately our booking system cannot be put on the tills at the bar. We're sorry that this came across as... More 

Waikanae, New Zealand
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Two couples for lunch. Three wait staff, but would not serve guest on the tables outside, despite three other couple wishing to eat outside. Had to get our own table prep and menus and go inside, leave our credit cards with them. OK. The price of sitting in the sun ( maybe twenty tables outside).All meals took nearly thirty minutes... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We visited earlier in the week for drinks and snacks, the service from the guy with the handlebar moustache was excellent, te food goo so two of us decided to return another day after the rest of our family had gone home to Wanaka. We ordered the fish special....wow it was fantastic. John Dory with deep fried noodles, onions, mushrooms,... More 

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Thank Tony P
Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Enjoy the vast spaces available at this restaurant n all have the Harbour view. The serving portion n the food were good even though one of the ordered items was wrong. Service speed was prompt n the service staff was awesome. Timely fills of water without asking and that was great.

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Thank davidtan2016
Wellington, New Zealand
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433 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I was running a 2-day meeting in early December and booked for 17 for dinner. The restaurant wasn't very busy, so we got great friendly service from the staff all night, along with excellent food, and a good wine list. My out of town guests were most impressed. I would recommend this as a venue.

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Thank Rick M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We didn't have reservation but they gave us a table after 30 minutes waiting. They informed us about the timeframe and we were okay to wait while enjoying our cocktails. The food was average. We had better steak.

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Thank Maha L

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, New Zealand, European, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Custom House Quay | Queens Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-460 9410
Description
Situated on Wellington's picturesque waterfront, Foxglove boasts sweeping views of the harbour from each of its unique bars. Come on in and have a game of backgammon in the Games Room, snuggle up on our cosy day beds outside on the balcony, sneak through the wardrobe and have a perfectly balanced cocktail or fine whisky in Foxtail Champagne and Cocktail Bar, or enjoy a delicious meal designed by Chef Joshua Dodd in our downstairs dining room.Foxglove is also a fantastic place for weddings, held in the Queen's Wharf Ballroom under beautiful chandeliers and lofty rafters. Just email us and come in to take a look for yourself!We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?