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St John's Bar

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Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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5 Cable St, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-801 8017
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11:00 - 03:00
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Fri - Sun 11:00 - 03:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived early to Museum so "coffee time" And so glad we had time as this was a great place so friendly the staff and they do great coffees and food. You can sit in or outside as you wish. If your going to the Museum don't Coffee there.. go here. Great place. When we return ( England) we will certainly... More 

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Thank sandy2915
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hung over breakfast here on a beautiful Wellington day. Great outdoor area with ben bags and games. Got the big breakfast but the eggs were well over done but the rest was awesome. Great staff also 3.5/5

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Thank 185karlc
tasmania
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358 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wellington what can I say don't have really good memories of here long story but we found this place for a really late lunch. Good wine list and craft beers a plenty a bit of a craft beer fair happening out front so we popped back the next day we were that impressed. We chose the lamb rump to die... More 

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Thank TasmaniaLovesydney
waikato
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast here. Menu selection was more than adequate, with prices great for inner city wellington. Coffee was average. Service was quick. We had the St Johns Big Breakfast, great flavours and size, along with the Blackened Salmon salad, wow, beautiful. Wine selection was very large. Nice spot

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Thank luv2travelmore
Havelock North, New Zealand
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I have generally never been disappointed in visiting the St John's Bar. Love sitting out on the bean bags enjoying the surrounds, but this trip their just seemed to be a lack of care factor. We visited both in the afternoon for a wine and some fries (which did arrive very promptly), which was pleasant enough but the staff not... More 

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Thank Catriona M
Wellington, New Zealand
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574 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

My pet hate happened here on what we wanted to be a romantic leisurely dinner. We ordered a pre dinner drink but the waitress wanted all our drinks ordered so we asked for wine with our meal. My partners drink came promptly and I waited and waited for mine. As soon as it arrived, so did the wine and all... More 

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Thank Ah62
Wellington, New Zealand
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We came here for a business lunch (with a team of about 15 people) and were given a nice area of the restaurant. We had to ask them to put the music volume down as we couldn't hear ourselves talk. The menu choice was very eclectic with nothing really "normal" on it and the food wasn't great across the board.... More 

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Thank HypnoWarrior
StJohnsBar, General Manager at St John's Bar, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to advise of your recent experience at St Johns. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and, where necessary, improve on the service that we provide to our guests. I was very disappointed to read of your experience while dining with us. Whilst an apology... More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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161 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

St Johns used to be a great restaurant where I have dined many times. While it is a great venue it is not the restaurant it was. We were the only ones in the dinning area and the female staff, as always, excelled. However the male who took our order was less than impressive and the entrees arrived on the... More 

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Thank rodkpage
Auckland, New Zealand
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We were looking for somewhere to have an early dinner before hitting a 6.30pm theatre engagement, and there weren't many option nearby Te Papa that were open and had reasonable food options (other than bar snacks) on offer. St Johns did, and we were glad they captured us. The menu wasn't extensive, but it was varied and inviting, focussing on... More 

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Thank KCiscasey
Waikanae, New Zealand
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Loved the food, service quick and friendly but I definitely asked for a pint of one of the wonderful beers on tap. 460-something mils is not a pint!

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Thank AnnetteRM2015

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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
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 03:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Cable St, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 8017

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