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“Good food but a bit overpriced”

Chameleon Restaurant
Ranked #23 of 931 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Savour the freshest produce with the collection of innovative dishes at Chameleon Restaurant. Experience true local flavours created by expert chefs who focus on sustainable products from local markets. From organic salad greens to eco pork, our chefs strive to integrate the best local produce available into the seasonal menus. A knowledgeable service team offers local expertise to enhance your dining experience.
UK
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Good food but a bit overpriced”
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Stayed at the Ibis round the corner, and this was the closest place open on a sunday night. Food was good overall. Starters were tiny and overpriced for what we got. However, the mains were very good, well cooked and tasty. Wine list reasonable.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Outinthemiddaysun
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ChameleonR, Manager at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Chameleon Restaurant. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your main course from our taste of Autumn menu. We look forward to welcoming you back to Chameleon in the near future.

Regards,
Craig Wood
Chameleon Restaurant Manager
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English first
Bend, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“One of our Top 3 Favorites in Wellington!”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

My husband and I lived across the street in Queen's Wharf for 6mths in 2005!

I was surprised that a 'hotel' restaurant was SO wonderful... but it was indeed SO wonderful!
We'd go once every other week or so for dinners... and once a month or so for weekend brunch buffet.

We were always satisfied, no matter the time of day, the food was wonderful!
That staff became to know us well and treat us wonderfully!

Favorite dish : Truffle Mushroom Risotto with Chicken
Favorite dessert : Pavlova... Sadly, I have not had as good a version ANYwhere since!

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank Elan B
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ChameleonR, Manager at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 February 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Chameleon Restaurant. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your many dining experiences and I was pleased to share your feedback with the team. We hope to welcome you back to Chameleon Restaurant again soon.

Kind regards,
Craig Wood
Chameleon Restaurant Manager
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Launceston, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Award Winning”
Reviewed 13 December 2011

Service is friendly and professional. The eye-fillet steak is cooked to perfection.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Matthews T
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ChameleonR, Manager at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 December 2011
Thank you for you review of Chameleon Restaurant. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your meal and in particular, the eye fillet steak. We do hope to welcome you back to Chameleon Restaurant and the hotel again soon.
Kind regards,
Craig Wood
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hidden surcharge on credit card payments”
Reviewed 14 September 2011

Enjoyed a lovely buffet breakfast here last weekend, however disappointed to be advised of a credit card surcharge only when we went to leave and pay our bill. Surcharge is not mentioned on the menu nor on the signage when you enter the restaurant, not a big deal in $ terms just one of those things that is irritating on principle. Manager waived the surcharge for us and assured he'd improve the signage/notice, however won't be returning to Chamelion, lots of great restaurants in the immediate area that don't nickle and dime you with a c/card surcharge.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank kiwitravellersrock
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ChameleonR, Manager at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this review, 18 September 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are pleased to see that you enjoyed your meal. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback and comments. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly via the email address chameleon@interconti.com and we would be happy to discuss your comments further. We do hope to restore your opinion of Chameleon Restaurant in the near future.
Kind regards,
Craig Wood
Chameleon Restaurant Manager
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Munich, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed 16 August 2011

We went to Chameleon during the Chocolate Festival and had a set 5 course chocolate menu. It was delicious! The staff was very friendly and well informed and answered patiently all our questions. Unfortunately, the snow storm kicked in and we had a few, very short power cuts so the lights went off for a few seconds. We either sat in a very cold area or the heating was down. Other than that it was a fantastic evening!

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank Anne D
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ChameleonR, Manager at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this review, 18 August 2011
Thank you for your review of Chameleon and the chocolate degustation menu. We were pleased to see that you enjoyed your experience and I was happy to share your comments with the team. We do hope to welcome you back to Chameleon again soon.

Kind regards,
Craig Wood
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