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Public Bar & Eatery - CLOSED

48-52 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-801 5115
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good46%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (3 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
48-52 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Outside the bar they have posters and banners advertising drink specials such as $6 beers, wines or house spirit specials ALL DAY. Once you get to the bar, order and notice you've been charged nearly $9 or $10 for 1 drink and complain they point...More

Thank iamrhys
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Called in for an after show dinner - service was efficient and good. Asked for caesar salads without anchovies and let waitress know I'm allergic to seafood. Chef made two caesar salads with garlic aoili instead of caesar dressings which had some anchovies in it...More

Thank Mechelle M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Nice spot for beer and pizza on a rainy Monday night, especially when the pizza is two for one. Pizza dough itself wasn't that great but the toppings (meat lovers) hit the spot. Good selection of beers on tap. Friendly and fun servers make the...More

Thank Shorty B
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived at Public for a few drinks after a meal. They have a special for $6 tap beer and wine which we loved as on a budget. House wine is usually not a hit but this one was really nice. The boys loved the $10...More

Thank missmac93
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went here with friends last year to watch All Blacks vs Wallabies game over labour weekend. Arrived early and booked a table close to the bar and with a good view of the screen, advised we would stay for dinner. Even though it was a...More

Thank Henare H
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere, great variety of beers, nice late snacks. Free wifi, and the locals go there. On Mondays they close early at 11:00 pm, the rest of the week they close midnight or past midnight.

Thank nickC2734QN
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The staff were wonderful and helpful with really good knowledge of their menu and had great recommendations! Fantastic cocktails and awesome drink specials topped off with just my kind of music! 10/10 would come here again!

Thank clairerE7680PH
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Have eaten quite often at Public and it is a good place to go. Even better place to have a few beersies with some mates. Right in the heart of Courtenay Place.

Thank KK08_10
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Public is a great place to meet up with friends to get the night started. They have great bands that play, good music to dance to and offer a wide range of bar snacks and a dinner menu before 9pm. They also offer a great...More

Thank capitalfoodie
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend came here for an after work drink and ended up getting an early dinner.. Was nice food for not a bad price. We had the steak and pasta of the day they were a good portion size and nice and tasty....More

Thank CrazyT89
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48-52 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 5115
  • E-mail
We are the essence of Wellington hospitality. We serve a wide variety of amazing cocktails, wines, and micro brews. Our friendly staff will ensure you have the best 'bar / eatery' experience, here at [PUBLIC.] Public caters for all variety of needs including; an outdoor area with a toasty gas fireplace, a private function space catering for groups of up to 50, a relaxed dining area featuring comfortable booths which border the dance floor when the beat takes over. Don’t take our word for it though. Come and enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or a snack with any one of our wide selection of beverage options.
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