Cuisine: A La Carte, Bistro, International
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Wellington’s busy CBD is a peaceful spot. Bistro 169 serves comforting, heart-warming food as well as relaxed vibes.

It’s nestled within the Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel and has all the charm of a traditional European bistro. Whether you choose to sit at the tables or recline in an armchair with a drink first, you’ll leave those everyday concerns at the door.

Warm up with some entrees, like their NZ green lipped mussels with garlic bread or sticky chicken wings. You don’t want to completely ruin your appetite! For mains, there are meaty classics like a braised lamb shank, Pan-seared Salmon or stuffed chicken.

For vegetarians, check out the beautiful Thai green curry. And in keeping with a traditional bistro, there are wines aplenty!

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Bistro 169
169 Willis Street
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Monday - Saturday 6:30am - 9:30pm
Sunday 6.30am - 11am

Phone: 04 385 1304
Website: www.abeltasmanhotel.co.nz/bistro_169_restaurant.html

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Bistro 169
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, Bistro, International
Mains: $25 - $35
Accepts:   Bistro 169 accepts American Express

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Nice cozy restaurant, was lovely sitting next to the fire. Food came out quickly and was good sized portions.

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Great service! excellent foods, big size of lamb shank :-), good value for money.

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Niamh FitzGerald

The food was lovely and decent sized portions. I had the parfait for starters and the pork belly for mains - couldn't fault it, both were really nice. The waiter was really attentive and friendly and the service was excellent. Also managed to go during happy hour so drinks were a good price on top! Not many people so atmosphere wasn't amazing but a great evening nonethesame.

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Sinah Ft Demitri

My experience was alright food didnt take long to come out, we ordered 2x lamb shank (was cooked well but could have been in a little longer with extra seasoning) the beetroot does not go with the lamb and pork belly (no crispy skin and was abit dry) it wasn't amazing still need about of improvement with the flavors specially for the full price I wouldn't pay for. We ordered a side of fries which was tiny and for the full price that would be disappointing to get maybe bigger side of chips. Dessert was delicious but won't pay the full price. Customer service was good.

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Judy Leggett

We had a pleasant meal - haloumi and falafel salad for my son, lamb shank and winter veges for me. Flavours and seasoning were good but the lamb was a little well cooked for my taste and there were a few grisly, fatty bits. If I had been paying full price, it would not have been value for money, I'm sorry to say. We didn't stay for dessert.

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- dined at Bistro 169 on

The food was very nice and were generous portions. Good service and atmosphere, the gas fire was very cosy on a cold winter's night

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Leila Parbhu

Good food and service was okay. Could have been better considering they weren’t busy at all on a Monday

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- dined at Bistro 169 on

Great sized meals and lovely flavours

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