Cuisine: A La Carte, European, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

The CQ Restaurant highlights the tastes of the world through its innovative culinary creations and impressive international and NZ wine list. The menu offers abundant flavours and delectable delicacies from NZ, Asian and European cuisine.

CQ Restaurant invites you to experience and celebrate New Zealand's first ever NZ Sign Language menu with your friends and family! Enjoy this unique dining experience plus it's fun and easy to learn!

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CQ Restaurant
213-223 Cuba Street
Wellington

Open Hours:
Everyday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Phone: 04 385 2153
Website: www.cqwellington.com

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CQ Restaurant
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, European, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35

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A lovely evening, excellent service & decent food. Good sized portions, cooked perfectly but we felt it lacked a little flavour so 4/5 instead of 5/5.

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Pam Potter

Prawns for entrée and pork loin for main, found the pork slightly overcooked, but was still tasty. Staff excellent.

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Janice Banzon

Food was very delicious. Service was excellent! My partner and I did the sign language as illustrated in the menu and it was an unforgettable experience since we get to communicate to our gracious table server using it. They understood us and we learned from them too.

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Clare Jenssen

I took my grandchildren out for dinner. What a lovely experience it was This is a sign language restaurant. There was Alphabet on the kids menu and other signs on the adult menu. We had a lovely time leaning the sign Alphabet. Nice for the children to experience meeting a deaf waitress first hand. She was lovely. Food and service both great. $16 for the kids menu which included, main with side order, dessert and a drink. Excellent value.

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Great food, but the resto itself missed a bit of atmosphere and people..

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Great food, great service!

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Maria Carpenter

Satisfactory for what we wanted

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Really loved the food and service. Great learning some sign language.

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Robbie Dembs

Good food

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Rhonda Miles

Excited to try another restaurant. Came away a little unimpressed. Salmon entree neither cold nor hot. Was told it was supposed to be luke warm. Fish main was ok but lacked flavour and seasoning. Pleased we ordered two sides.

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Really nice place to dine, meals were great and the service impeccable.
10/10

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Susan Leaman

We really enjoyed our dinner and the excellent service. It was great to learn a little sign language

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We had a lovely meal, the food was delicious and beautifully cooked and presented. Service was also excellent. We enjoyed our evening.

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Jane Krammer

A great meal and First table savings appreciated. The service fabulous love the way this restaurant accepts diversity eg heating impaired.

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Amazing service! The staff came to check in with us many times. Presentation was lovely too!

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Olivia Burnett

Lovely experience, with lovely wait staff. I thought it was very cool how they incorporated sign language into the menu and with the staff. Beautiful ambience with jazz music playing in the background. Food was delicious. We had the fish of the day and the Tarte Tatin.

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Jinny Kim

Good food, good service, good time!

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The staff made us feel welcome like we were theirs friends thank you very much. The food we couldn’t fault we enjoyed the whole night. There was no rush and they met all of our expectations with a smile and ease. We will definitely come back and dine and if need be stay there. Again thanks for the wonderful service 10 our of 10 !!!

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Alex Rickard

Great service and great food, was very impressed by the inclusiveness of CQ

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India Rose Skilton Loveday

The servers were quick, friendly and very accommodating. We loved the sign language phrases available on the menu and used them as much as we could (with a few pointers from our servers when we didn't quite understand). The food was divine, big portions, the lamb rump and the fish of the day were amazing! Will definitely be coming back :)

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Excellent food and friendly staff. Service was excellent.

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Being from out of town we did not realise that this was a hotel's restaurant. Absolutely zero atmosphere. Service was very poor all round. The food was nice. We would never go back.

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Trish Frith

An enjoyable meal. Tasty food. Will return.

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Nice meal and friendly staff.

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Joan Tomas

Nice food, quick service and good ambience..enjoyed our dinner.

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This was my first dining experience at CQ. We arrived to an empty restaurant which was full within the hour. No surprise as food was excellent and service very good. Very reasonably priced too! Will go again.

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Anna the waitress was very good and engaged well. The steak was excellently cooked.

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norma hickland

Good and sevice were A+++.
The staff went out of there way to make sure that we were comfortable. We will definitely return again. Thank you

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Richard Matthews

Food was a bit average, beef and salmon was overcooked, ambitious menu with some promise of flavour but I don't think they pull it off. Service was ok,but lady seemed frustrated when she couldn't work out 50% off food. I wouldn't go back when there is so much choice in Wellington.

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Great food, good service.

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Wendy Kennedy

We enjoyed our food. The service was excellent and food was nice - especially the lamb.

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Kareen Holland

Made to feel special

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Rob Harbers

Great meal, very good service, very understanding when we rocked up about 10m late. Recommended

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Kathryn Beattie

Beautiful set restaurant. Attentive staff. Excellent food and beautifully presented. Will definitely go back. The garlic prawns are to die for !

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Patta McCracken

Nice food but mediocre ambience. It is a restaurant in Quality inn hotel. Small selections of main course but big selections of drinks. We ordered fish of the day and they lemon fish was nice and fresh but the accompaniments were only ok. Didn't have any dessert. It is a place that I might go back once a year.

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Terewai Rikihana

Great food from the new menu and excellent service

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This restaurant was a pleasant discovery. The food is delicious, well portioned and reasonably priced. Service was attentive. Overall a good experience and I would go back again

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Bianca Jensen

Good food

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Christine Taylor

Enjoyed our meal at your restaurant - food was lovely and good value. We had attentive waiters and the restaurant was not taken over by loud music though there was music in the background. Thank you for this good experience.

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Kirsty Malone

Lovely attentive staff. Great kids menu.

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Diana Young

The food was lovely and reasonably priced especially the desserts

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My wife and I had the fish and chicken dish for main. Both were good. I found some review for CQ restaurant that the sides with the main are not enough. I maybe agree with the chicken but definitely not with the fish. The fish dish came with potatoes and it was totally enough to make you fill. We also order one Hand cut fries which the quality was also good, but, it wasn't necessary as the potato with the fish made us fill.
For the dessert, we had Eton mess and chocolate truffle. Eton mess was really good, but chocolate truffle was only fine, it can be decorated better.
Overall, with the 50 percent discount, I highly recommend to at least try this restaurant for one time. However, I think the price is high if you want to pay the complete price.

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Colin Smithies

Service was awesome... Good was good but not great

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Richard Robbins

Not a lot of choice for mains in the menu but food was very nice and service was excellent.

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Have gone out to dinner at CQ twice this week - once with friends and the second time with family. Great food and fabulous service plus the added bonus of learning some sign language!

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Food was look warm and could use some flavour.
Atmosphere could use a warm touch.

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Taputu Raea

We had a great time here, really and enjoyed the food and service. The pasta was delicious and so was the fish. We really enjoyed learning sign for all the dishes too.

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Rowan Young-son

The dining experience is very unique (you can use sign language to order) and the staff are great, but the food is pretty average (even after the discount). The mains are quite small and with minimal sides (of which, the spinach was overdone and the potatoes undercooked). The dessert was also disappointingly small (for the original price).

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Kinsey Hall

Two of us had the steak and one of us had the lamb, the lamb was nice but a bit tough in places. The steak itself was nice, but very small for the price. The side salad was bowl of browning lettuce with croutons drowned in dressing and we are still waiting on our "unlimited" chips that we asked for 3 times.

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Lisa Rooney

Had a great time at CQ. Our waitress Rosie was lovely, we managed to figure out how to sign our name. The chicken main was great and in hindsight I wish I had ordered some of the side menus as looking back they sounded great too.

The only downside for me was that we were the only two people in the restaurant the whole time we were there. This was not really a problem but I think the atmosphere would have been better if there was more people. It was a Sunday evening however. I do also want to wish the business well with the recent earthquakes! I would hope people will still venture around the CBD and support these places.

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