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Regal Restaurant

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Courtney Place, Wellington, New Zealand
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
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Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Regal has often served up pretty consistent quality yum cha. A recent visit there was less enjoyable than what we came to expect - the dim sums a bit starchy or the Chinese buns (pau) a bit dry. Hope it's just a one off due to the extra strain from the busy crowds because of the temporary earthquake closing of... More 

Thank Aloysius001
Waikato Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had the best yum cha experience on the weekend at Regal. We met friends for lunch and loved the calibre of the food and the large range of dishes on offer right at your table side. The dumplings were plump and came in a variety of yummy flavours which made our lunch a delight. We will definitely be back on... More 

Thank Neetz01
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I'm big fan of Yum Cha and since our previous go-to (Dragon) was closed due to the earthquake cordon, we thought we sample the other offerings around Wellington. I'm so glad that we did. It's quite an unassuming place, up a flight of stairs off Courtney, but the restaurant floor is beautiful and open, great light and decorations. While I... More 

Thank OwlishFun
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I usually come here with just two of us or a small group of us. This time we are here for a big group of people from work for chinese new year celebration. The restaurant was spacious, this is the only restaurant that can fit in all of us at lunch hour (dragon has been closed since earthquake) The service... More 

Thank Joyce W
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We have been loyal to the Regal fo many years. Time for a review update I think... and it's still our Wellington favourite for delicious yumcha with excellent service.

1 Thank Yhinau
Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

When I dine solo, I expect the food to entertain me. The Regal restaurant was recommended to me on TripAdvisor and I praise them for that. No words, just pics of the sublime smokey delish food. Value for money personified. BTW, excellent value for families and groups.

Thank handley3103
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I found this restaurant via extensive reviews and thought I would give it a try. My chicken in a spicy sauce was indeed spicy but this was it. It lacked that authentic range of spices that you would normally get in Chinese food. Surprising, as I saw quite a few asian families there. My soup had no taste at all,... More 

Thank Liana2003
Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We headed to Regal for a birthday lunch. The service was speedy and friendly and our Jasmin tea topped up before we needed to request a top up. The food was all hot, tasty and cooked well. The only downside was that vegetable dishes didn't turn up until 40 minutes after we sat down - and after the desert dishes... More 

1 Thank Kiwi_iwiK
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Whenever I am in Wellington, this is a must visit Chinese restaurant. The service by the owners are excellent and I love the way the cod fish is steamed n the crispy roast pork n duck.

1 Thank davidtan2016
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We visited here just after New Year for Yum Cha. It was very busy, which is indicative of the consistent popularity of this restaurant. You know exactly what you are going to get - it tastes the same as last time, which is very good. Service is rapid, lots of choices. The squid is always a family favourite. Tables turn... More 

1 Thank Jonathan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Courtney Place, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 043846656

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