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Bordeaux Bakery and Brasserie

220 Thorndon Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 8334
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible21%
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“pies” (11 reviews)
“quiche” (6 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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220 Thorndon Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow - I used to really enjoy this bakery and over the years I have spent many good hours here and spent hundreds of dollars at this bakery. But today I went there for a coffee and I bought home a loaf of bread and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bluekakariki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I met up with a friend for lunch at the Thorndon Quay bakery where I enjoyed a very tasty spinach and feta quiche and millefeuille pastry and glass of San Pellegrino Limonata. The bakery has a great range of savoury and sweet choices for lunch....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FLWT
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Not the typical French style bakery as ambience is typical of NZ/Ozzie bake/cafe environment. Large variety of pastries, cakes, breads and light meals. Service not always the best. Prices reasonable. Try their Fabuline loaf as its really wholesome and tasty and their cakes are exceptional....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GGsFeedback
Reviewed 21 September 2018

For years now, I have been intending to try the Bordeaux for lunch, as it seems so very popular. I also love the bread and pastries, which I regularly buy at Moore Wilson's. The access and interior were much more tatty than expected, but the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank khandallah2015
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We had a very mixed impression of this cafe on our visit. The service was a very slow and our meals were all delivered at varying times with large gaps inbetween . The size of the avocado and egg dish was small.We would suggest either...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Janine45
Reviewed 30 August 2018

this place was a family favorite for so many years.. but very recently it has changed ownership which has NOT been for the better. the staff are friendly and the place has a nice atmosphere, But recently they have changed the food on the menu..same...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank S2077WRvictoria
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Have tried multiple times to give this place a chance and let down after letdown - look at this baguette $8.60 with extreamly low quality meat and cheese - pathetic attempt with unfriendly staff. There is 1000 other places I’d rather eat in Wellington -...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LookingForTheUnique
Reviewed 28 July 2018

AVOID this cafe! Bordeaux bakery used to be quite good, so what has happened? The woman on the till was rather cold. Just for the record, I ordered tea for 3 (with extra milk); a chicken pie, a croissant, and two cakes. The rest of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank 318york
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I decided to give Bordeaux a second chance but now regret my decision when Wellington has so many fabulous cafes and bakeries. My coffee was mainly in the saucer mopped up by the barista as he delivered it eventually after a 10 minute wait but...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank 925robint
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Such a disappointing trip to what is meant to be a highly renown and recommended wellington french bakery and cafe. It was not even busy upon our arrival, yet we were made to wait by the till for 10-15mins until someone saw to us. We...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank WgtnFoodie2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Thorndon Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 8334
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