Cuisine: A La Carte, American (Traditional)
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35
Ranked: #9 of 55 restaurants in Wellington

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a vibrant throwback to finer times. A homage to classic recipes and swingin’ style.

Tickle your taste buds with Dillinger’s classic comfort foods. There’s ‘Reuben’ corned beef with sauerkraut and dill pickle, Philly cheesesteak on ciabatta and delicious truffled vegetable ravioli. Save room for sweet treats like the glorious rum and plum trifle or the beignets with bourbon salted caramel.

Wet your whistle with a dandy selection of some of Wellington’s finest craft beers, or a take a peek at the vast wine collection. Enjoy the throwback ambience and stick around for a regular showcase of funky live music.

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Dillinger's Brasserie & Bar
155 Lambton Quay
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 7am - 11pm
Fri: 7am - 1am
Sat: 9am - 11pm
Sun: 9am - 3pm

Phone: 04 555 0415
Website: www.dillingers.co.nz

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Ranked: #9 of 55 restaurants in Wellington 9
Dillinger's Brasserie & Bar
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, American (Traditional)
Mains: $15 - $35

Reviews

Ryan Mann

Wonderful spot for a relaxing breakfast in the heat of Wellington CBD.
Beautifully themed, Dillingers has a great atmosphere and top quality coffee to boot! My partner went for the big breakfast and I treated myself to the Waffles.

Lovely venue, will definitely return when next in the capital.

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Excellent breakfast experience at Dillingers.
Food was delicious and generous portions. Great coffee.
The staff were friendly, attentive and timely but not intrusive.
Absolutely would recommend dining at Dillingers.

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Piki Winikeri

Great dining experience with great service. I had the New York strip steak with the Mac n cheese as my side, was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend!

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The service was great, the waiters were very attentive and always had a smile. Enjoyed what we ordered, I suggest trying the Nutella ice cream Sundae for dessert - Sooooo good!!! The atmosphere was perfect, not too quiet not too loud. Overall, we enjoyed our first table experience at Dillinger's Brasserie & Bar and we'll definitely be coming back in the near future for dinner or even just drinks with a few friends :)

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I took my friend who's from overseas for dinner and specifically chose Dillingers for their excellent meals. We had the Akaroa Hot Smoked Salmon on horseradish, herb and lemon crème fraiche to share and then we both had the prime rib. The smoked salmon dish was beautifully cooked and the sauce was divine. Love it. The steak was done to perfection and the portion was generous. We were struggling to finish the steak. Will come again.

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Thomas Campbell

Amazing Food amazing service as always ...i have been there about 4 times and will keep going back , the popcorn chicken is delicious also had the Beef RibEye Steak so tender very nice Red Wine Jus ...partner had the Salmon entree was delicious

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Patrick Bannon

Took my 3 boys for breakfast Saturday morning. Parking was easy to find at 9am. They had waffles with ice cream. Big portions so they were full. Nice relaxing atmosphere for a weekend breakfast.

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Nikolah Pearce

What a wonderful wonderful evening! It was very busy and alive for a Tuesday night - but that didn’t stop our server from stopping in and laughing away with us throughout everything. We ordered 3 starters to share between the four of us (trying the whole rack of ribs) and were stunned to see how generously large they were. We also ordered from the grill and were again surprised at the portion of the sides it came with, expecting them to be small. Everything was delicious and I had the two local Wellingtonians with us comment they couldn’t believe they hadn’t been yet.

Will be coming back again soon, thank you for an amazing night with delicious dining!

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Alma Shaw

Holy smokes Batman.
The popcorn chicken gave me life and I'm coming back and just having two servings of that and nothing else.... Except maybe that bomb as sundae

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I booked a table to take my parents out for a belated birthday dinner. I am always nervous taking them out of their comfort zone but I shouldn't have been in this case. The service was friendly and attentive without being over the top. The menu and specials extensive and all our food was delicious.Everything arrived quickly but without us feeling rushed. We could not have been happier. We will definitely be back!

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Kas Lane

Om nom nom! 5/5 stars - would recommend! The staff at Dillinger's were very helpful in recommendations on what to order, the smokey mash balls and popcorn chicken were incredibly delicious, and my New York Strip steak was the most tender steak I've ever had. Could not recommend Dillinger's more, we will be back! Thank you!

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The food, atmosphere and service were all excellent. The waiter was fantastic. Will definitely be back.

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Janette Thompson

Popular place! a warm greeting meet our group of 3, 30 seconds after walking in the door. Our reservation was checked and YEP our table was already ready for us. NICE.

Our waitress was flawless in the service she gave. From drinks to meals she was attentive, accommodating and offered sound advice when I struggled to choose from the mouthwatering options.

And the food - Wow, we were not disappointed!
the baby back ribs, sliders and popcorn chicken were a teaser of the awesomeness to come.

HELLO mains... Beef fillet and prime rib with truffle mac n cheese, steak fries and rocket salad and beef jus. Every morsel of meat we ate, melted in our mouths and we will be back for more. For the price you pay, you'll get top notch service, an oustanding meal and experience the ambiance that is Dillingers.
u won't be disappointed well done Chefs and thankyou Paige.

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Very nice food and great service

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Good tasty food and excellent friendly service

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Lucy Morris

We came here for a dinner catch-up with friends and had an amazing time - the service was great, the food was delicious (we ordered, uh, a lot of mac'n'cheese) and the cocktails were great, especially the sidecars. :) Thank you!

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Waimarama Ryan

I'm a Wellington local and the food is always good at Dilinger's. Quality food, great service and nice venue. The chicken starter was amazing and the oysters (though not available that day) are some of the best in Wellington.

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We always get excellent food and service in Dillinger’s. It’s one of our go-to places for casual dining in town and we’re happy to see it on First Table.

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We dined at Dillingers on our trip down to Wellington. It’s a cool place with a relaxed, chilled out vibe. Definitely the place for a casual catchup over a few drinks or a relaxed dinner. The staff were really friendly and the food came out really quickly.

It was hard to pick just one main off the menu! We had the California Cheeseburger and Baby Face Nelson, which were both quite nice - juicy, fresh and dripping with sauce. The buns were the only let down, they were quite dense, thick and dry, but that’s just a personal preference. We definitely got food envy for the people next to us - the Short Rib looked heavenly.

We also had the onion rings, which I strongly recommend if you like yours crispy and crunchy - and the accompanying sauce was the perfect balance of creamy and tangy! We also had the Mac & Cheese bites. I wasn’t a fan of these as they were quite dense and bland, and the accompanying sauce just wasn’t for me.

For dessert we had the Key Lime Pie and the Nutella Icecream Sundae. The pie was unusual and not like any one I’ve had before, but the sundae was the MVP of the night! The best Nutella icecream I’ve ever had - a must try for any Nutella lover.

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Amie Coker

Great food, great atmosphere! Would definitely go back!

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Gayle Ashe

Yet again a great experience. What more can I say except Yummy.

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Chantelle Deans

Wait staff were awesome and was definitely a great place to celebrate my birthday. Could not fault anything on the food, that gravy/jus they do is amazeballs! Thanks heaps for an amazing dining experience.

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Great food and service. Most enjoyable.

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Kathryn Beattie

Excellent lunch... greeted warmly and escorted promptly our table. Place was busy but we still got served quickly...food was delicious. will definitely visit again.

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Great service and we had an excellent lady for our table - food was a bit average and rather pricey for the range. I had the beef burger which was good tho small and not unlike other eateries - the butter fired chicken in the burger was melt in the mouth and fabulous. Unlikely to return.....

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Gemma Kirkwood

Service was great and food came out nice and quickly even though it was very busy.

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Shelley Easthope

Loved the food and service is great! Definitely go back again! I wish the oysters were much bigger though! :)

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Ryan Mann

Wonderful spot for a relaxing breakfast in the heat of Wellington CBD.
Beautifully themed, Dillingers has a great atmosphere and top quality coffee to boot! My partner went for the big breakfast and I treated myself to the Waffles.

Lovely venue, will definitely return when next in the capital.

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Kieran Thomson

Food was perfect, wouldn’t change anything!
**breakfast menu**

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Lovely place, will go again

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Louisa Aragao

We really enjoyed Dillinger's. The food was great and it is definitely the place to go if you want a burger or ribs.
The servers were really friendly, however they forgot things a few times. They forgot my husband's beer and then they forgot to bring us the dessert menu we asked for. These were small things but it meant we spent more time than usual waiting around for stuff.
Overall I would recommend giving Dillinger's a try.

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Sharon Gilhooly

Great meal and service - thanks!

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Keri-lee Wilford

Great coffee. Good food

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Sophie Hale

Breakfast was incredible!
The staff were lovely and wonderful.
We'll definitely be going back very soon!

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Excellent breakfast experience at Dillingers.
Food was delicious and generous portions. Great coffee.
The staff were friendly, attentive and timely but not intrusive.
Absolutely would recommend dining at Dillingers.

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Nell Windsor

Lovely service and really good food, plus 6pm seating time means no awkwardness of being the only people in a restaurant at 4.30pm!

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Eugene Kwok

Good food and cozy ambiance

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Sharon Fisher

First time here and would definitely come again

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The food was excellent, the service was excellent - Whole experience excellent

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Stella Hartley-Hall

We love Dillinger’s! Always go there for a special occasion that doesn’t feel too over the top fancy! Foods amazing and good service too!

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Lovely Breakfast. Excellent wait staff.

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Tracey Vickers

Great meal. Highly reccomend

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Really tasty brunch - can't go wrong with their big breakfast, but the chicken and waffles came a close (sweet!) second. Decent coffee and speedy service topped it off.

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Food was tasty and arrived quickly. The staff were extremely attentive and friendly. Great night!

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Great atmosphere, delicious food. We ordered steak and it was cooked perfectly. The truffle Mac and cheese was rich but delicious. Friendly staff and quick service for drinks

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Alma Shaw

Best damn hash browns in Wellington. Was actually tempted to take advantage of first table and order a whole lot of them to go

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Everything was great. food came out fast and was tasty. staff were friendly.

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Piki Winikeri

Great dining experience with great service. I had the New York strip steak with the Mac n cheese as my side, was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend!

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Simon Howard

Always excellent food and service at Dillingers, just love the Fried Chicken and Nutella Sundae.

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The service was great, the waiters were very attentive and always had a smile. Enjoyed what we ordered, I suggest trying the Nutella ice cream Sundae for dessert - Sooooo good!!! The atmosphere was perfect, not too quiet not too loud. Overall, we enjoyed our first table experience at Dillinger's Brasserie & Bar and we'll definitely be coming back in the near future for dinner or even just drinks with a few friends :)

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Probably wouldn’t come back here unfortunately. The waitress came up and asked us for our order every minute which made us feel very rushed. We only took 5 minutes to decide what we wanted but it was complete overkill.

Food was okay, not much flavour to most of it.

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I took my friend who's from overseas for dinner and specifically chose Dillingers for their excellent meals. We had the Akaroa Hot Smoked Salmon on horseradish, herb and lemon crème fraiche to share and then we both had the prime rib. The smoked salmon dish was beautifully cooked and the sauce was divine. Love it. The steak was done to perfection and the portion was generous. We were struggling to finish the steak. Will come again.

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Jamie Lynch

Lovely brunch with great service in an absolutely empty venue!

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Fast efficient service, good food in good location

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Jess Machray

Loved our experience here, food was awesome and we have a lovely waitress (forgot to get her name, short brown hair) who made all the difference to our experience.
Will definitely be coming back.

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Had a fantastic meal the pork belly is to die for! Excellent attentive staff made for a lovely night out.

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Dillinger's was reasonably packed and bustling when we arrived for lunch. But it looked like a lot of coffee meetings, as opposed to full on lunch diners. Nevertheless, we were standing around for a minute or two at the unmanned "host" station.

Once served, the host showed us to our table, but forgot to tell us any specials for the day, or whether the WOAP festival dish was included in the offer (as the WOAP menu was provided with the regular menu).

Drink and food were delivered promptly after ordering. As most of our group had been to Dillingers before, 3 out of 4 us ordered some derivation of the southern fried chicken, from popcorn chicken, chicken burger and chicken and mash along with some well portioned sides of Mexican street corn and crispy cauliflower, and a fancy cheese toastie with fries.

- Anyone who had chicken in their dish was satisfied as normal. Crispy, tender and nicely seasoned with some dipping / burger sauce
- Street corn was off the cob, so it wasn't quite as expected (i.e. cob on the grill), and the mexican flavours didn't really permeate the corn
- Crispy cauli was ... crispy. But wasn't sure what to expect.
- Cheese toastie was satisfactory, but the artistic smear of mustard on the plate had mixed receptions

Overall, a nice office lunch facilitated by a great first table discount.

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Last evening we had a great meal with great service at Dillingers'. Although the restaurant was packed we received timely and friendly service from the time we arrived until we left feeling very satisfied. We would definitely return.

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Thomas Campbell

Amazing Food amazing service as always ...i have been there about 4 times and will keep going back , the popcorn chicken is delicious also had the Beef RibEye Steak so tender very nice Red Wine Jus ...partner had the Salmon entree was delicious

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Daniel Haskell

Fantastic dining experience. Loved the food and the atmosphere. Will be back again

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David James

Very good as usual

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Great service by the waiters/waitresses who pay close attention to the customers. The beef rib over there is superb.

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