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Picnic Cafe

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The Begonia House | Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-472 6002
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Begonia House | Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good cafe in a great location. The coffee and cakes were great but you could also get sandwiches and meals. Worth going to if you are visiting the gardens or the observatory.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We enjoyed a leisurely lunch outside after visiting the gardens! Nice selection of food, with gluten free options.

Thank LisaH440
Reviewed 26 September 2018

A lovely place for lunch. Set in a lovely garden. The food was excellent and came out reasonably quickly given how busy they were. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Popped in for lunch after wandering the gardens. Service was great and our order arrived very quickly even though it was really busy. The food was great and with generous portions. Prices were a little high but not over the top. Would certainly go back...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 11 September 2018

A great place to eat. We had tea and snacks. Prices were very reasonable and the setting was perfect with the rose garden to gaze upon.

Thank alicegrey2018
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We eat here regularly and it is our favourite for Sunday brunch. Great staff, good ingredients, well prepared. Can’t go wrong.

Thank Navigator574982
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had a friend staying so as the weather wasn't the greatest, we decided to head here as we could have a quick bite to eat and then check out the begonia house at the same time!! The coffee was GREAT, staff were friendly and...More

Thank zevonae
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

A little crowded being a wet day but there is nice outdoor tables for sunny days. Food varied and good quality. Lot to choose from and service good. I believe that it is good for luncheon didn't try dinner. Parking is autrocious so best to...More

Thank claeview
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is a busy cafe packed with locals and tourists. The food at this place is obviously overpriced. The taste was alright though.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews I made it a point to come here for a family lunch. I ordered the vege breakfast, chips and coffee and my wife and son shared. The service was brisk and friendly and the coffee arrived promptly (which was well made)....More

Thank markadamc
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Response from Joey39A | Property representative |
yes, absolutely - we are very dog friendly!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Begonia House | Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-472 6002
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