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The Thistle Inn

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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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3 Mulgrave Street | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 5980
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10:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Maclean
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A charming old up market Pub in the waterfront area of Wellington. From the outside it is very unassuming building that doesnt look like an Inn. Inside what a surprise. Wonderful eatery with great staff. Food and wines were fantastic. Well worth a visit.

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Thank rojo05
Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Deserves it's ranking...food is absolutely delicious...top notch service too...best lamb's fry I've had in a long time

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Thank Kiwi-Daz-NZ
Xville
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We gathered here for a friendly catch-up,all 30+ of us. It was one of the upstairs rooms. The food selection was superb and the stsff were very attentive without interrupting. And the craft beer was just fine. There was lots of chat and laughter. What a great place for a memorable gathering.

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Thank KiwiClassic
Queenstown, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great atmosphere, great food and welcoming team, would definitely go back next time in Wellington.

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Thank CelticKiwi22464
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We had a party of 30ish booked in for an event held on 22 March. We had friendly and prompt service. Staff went out of their way to ensure that we got our platters and drinks quickly and with a smile. A number of the guests had never been to the thistle inn and their comments we along the lines... More 

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Thank Jean R
Wellington, New Zealand
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101 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Elegant and steeped in history. Been in Wellington a long time and they have restored it but keep the old feel. Staff very helpful and friendly. I had chicken and cashew sausages CD and mashed potatoes with an interesting twist of mustard. My lunch mate had the fish and chips. Mine was excellent, she felt her a was a little... More 

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Thank Janne N
Wellington, New Zealand
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Nice little pub for a Friday night drink, good food nice ambience. Options to sit outside and indoors. Good service and good selection of beer. Love the garlic breads and curry fries.

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Thank NisheshV
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Unfortunately there were only four of us visited for lunch but had booked for more, but this didn't phase the staff at all. They were excellent and the food was great. Some of the enu was new which was really good, especially when you go quite a few times a year.

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Thank pmnm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great meal. 3 generations of our family headed to the Thistle Inn to celebrate my son's 18th birthday. We had a selection of nibbles to start (Try the Pork Crackling it is fab!) followed by Lambs Fry (OMG) and Burgers - all the meals were huge and tasty. Atmosphere was great and service was perfect. We will be back.

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Thank G6531FVjaner
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have been to the Thistle on a number of occasions both individually and in a group over quite a long period and I have to say I've never had to criticize the standard of food or service at any time. I look for consistency when I dine out, and I've always found that at the Thistle, it's good and solid.

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Thank Toshiemac

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:30
Thursday
10:00 - 21:30
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Mulgrave Street | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 5980

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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?