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

With a lively open kitchen, stunning views of Wellington’s Cuban quarter, and an exceptional menu of multicultural cuisine, Forage Kitchen + Bar offers an unforgettable dining experience.

Influenced by fresh, seasonal ingredients and the farmers who grow them, Forage Kitchen showcases some of the finest artisan produce in this food-loving city, creating multicultural dishes that are prepared with care and balance. Start the meal with vodka and beetroot cured Akaroa salmon, or the free range chicken, pistachio and garlic confit terrine. Their sophisticated main courses offer plenty of choice for the meat-eaters (there’s a dedicated grill section too), as well as tasty vegetarian dishes, like the baked stuffed eggplant. For those who require gluten free, the Dukkah dusted lamb rack won’t disappoint!

As well as a varied menu, Forage Kitchen + Bar pays tribute to Wellington’s local porters and dark beers, as well as international favourites, and offers a fantastic range of cocktails, rum and premium spirits. Situated within the Grand Mercure Wellington Hotel, in the vibrant district of Te Aro, this is a fantastic spot to escape for lunch or dinner. Complimentary valet parking is provided for all diners.

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Forage Kitchen + Bar
345 The Terrace, Te Aro
Wellington 6011

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Phone: +64 4 385 9829
Website: www.grandmercurewellington.com

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Forage Kitchen + Bar
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, International
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Sook Yong

We had a lovely dining experience in Forage Kitchen & Bar. We ordered a steak, duck breast and pork belly. The food was delicious! The best dish was the steak and the pork belly was slightly greasy. Lovely service and accommodating staff to my busy 18 month old baby. Thank you and keep up the great work

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Anne Buttar

Perfect from beginning to end. The food was incredible!

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Had a lovely dining experience! Great food and attentive service. Recommended!

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We had a wonderful dining experience at Forage, the service was excellent - the food was delicious and the entire staff make us feel very welcome. We had some dietary requirements and the staff were more than happy to help us out. Would absolutely recommend going here!

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Susan Leaman

We have been to this restaurant a number of times and it never fails. We always take our international visitors so they can experience the views and great food.

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Tessa Green

Couldn't fault it. My husband and I loved the food and the service was great.
Highly recommend.

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Wow! That's what you'll say once you see the incredible views over the city from the Forage kitchen. On top of that, the menu is filled with sustainable, local choices that are beautifully served! This was our 1st first table, but definitely not the last!!

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Food was awesome thanks, would have liked to see the view of Wellington, but unfortunately full house. Staff very accommodating and made up for this with great service and very friendly.

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Good view. Good food. :)

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We had a lovely evening with good food and attentive service. This restaurant venue is highly recommended!

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Georgia Wills

Our experience at Forage Kitchen + Bar was absolutely perfect. Breath taking views, comfortable dining, amazing service and possibly the best meals we have ever had! Highly recommend the cocktails, our table of four had the vegetable lasagna, the pork belly and the Salmon. All agreed their meals were flawless.

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Kim Keary

Nice restaurant, nice staff - the lamb was slightly overcooked however the flavors were good.

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Alexander Wong

Amazing food and amazing views of wellington city

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Angela Tirtasurja

The service was excellent... food was delicious..
We enjoyed our dinner..

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Jess Nado

Great food great view! We loved it

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Gian-Carlo Vidamo

Now I know where to get the best pork belly in Wellington.

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Sophie Hallett

Great food and view as the sun sets is perfect

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We had a wonderful time! The valet looked after our vehicle and we had a table next to the window with a fabulous view. Our waiters were friendly and efficient.
The food was amazing and so delicious! We have already recommended the restaurant to our adult family. Thanks First Table!

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Maggie Roe-Shaw

Really excellent service great views and good food and wine.

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Shona Pengelly

Marvellous food and great service. Especially chuffed with valet service for car! Highly recommend.

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We've used First Table a number of times - this rates as the best! Fabulous dining room, great staff and the different meals we (3) ordered, we all really enjoyed. It is in the Grand Mercure Hotel in Wellington - it's like a 'secret' hotel ... worth finding.

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Susan Leaman

The staff everywhere throughout the hotel are exceptional.
Will be back!

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Piff Forward

It was wonderful!, the food, service, decor and friendly staff! HIghly recommended and I will be telling everyone

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Dyalla Cook

Absolutely loved our meal. Do recommend! Will definitely return. The view & atmosphere were just lovely. Compliments to the chef & kitchen crew. All smiles from us.

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Amazing view and luxurious experience all round!

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Bernice Murray

Excellent food with gorgeous views!

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Haymish Shackley

I had the lamb rack this time which was absolutely amazing, excellent service by staff and a great view of Wellington city. definitely will be back a 3rd time.

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Kareen Holland

This was the best food I have had for a long time. Great service and very high class. I would take someone for a special treat here, anniversary etc. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered and happy with the whole experience.

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Anike Jenneker

The setting was excellent, great view over the city and free valet parking (which was a great relief because it is up a very narrow street with limited parking)! Beautiful decor in the restaurant, elegant and sophisticated. The food was above average and very tasty. We had the pork belly with green beans as a side and the lamb rack, both well presented and paired with a syrah and cab merlot blend (good) respectively. I opted for the vegan mango panna cotta which was nice, paired with a noble late harvest for dessert. The staff were just the right amount of attentive with 3 individuals taking turns serving and looking after us, restaurant was not too busy, great ambience, mild music. Will definitely recommend and be back for more.

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Jessica Cockburn

Great service and atmosphere.

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Tess Keough

Food was very good, especially when you get a view like that! The restaurant itself is beautiful.
Wait staff were a bit overly attentive at times, but not the end of the world.

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very nice meal, great food, good views over the city from the dining room, good friendly service. We had a table of four, starters of soup, scollops, bruschetta plus 2 pork belly mains, a duck breast and a steak, no complaints and washed down with a couple of drinks. Nice all round evening, would recommend.

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We had an amazing time at Forage Kitchen and Bar last night. The staff were so friendly and helpful and no request was too much trouble. The food was excellent and we didn't wait long between meals for the next one to arrive. They made our 5 year Anniversary a truly memorable and special occasion with some extra special touches and even made me a Kahlua coffee (which is a South African favourite dessert drink and not on their menu). We will definitely recommend Forage and will be back soon ourselves!

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Neke Moa

The lamb rack was very delicious and perfectly cooked and the steak as well, the portion sizes were good for the price. The snapper was a little over cooked as well as the pork belly but both were tasty. The presentation was top class and the view from the restaurant was amazing over the city. Service was attentive and food was out at good intervals. The desserts were ok but nothing extraordinary. overall yummy food and experience.

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Cherry Zhong

Excellent Food and service, we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the restaurant view.

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Karen Law

We had dinner at Forage Kitchen & Bar on Saturday night. The food was well presented and delicious, the service from the friendly staff was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience, including the lovely views over the city. I would recommend Forage Kitchen and would happily dine here again!

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Mikiko Hori

The lamb dish was beautiful!

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Tracey Betham

Steak is the bomb! Lovely ambience too!

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We had a great meal, had the market fish which was delicious and my husband had the duck- he portion was huge, not that mine was small. We had to try the deserts and my Crème brûlée was the best ever. Definitely would come back again.

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The new look restaurant and bar is really nice and ambience. Could not fault the food or service and definitely would recommend. The addition of the first table was definately was worth it.

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Baylee Mitchell

The food was delicious and the waitress we had was very nice.

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Celeste Hawkins

What a fantastic atmosphere, to go with the excellent food and service we had. Will defined return to Forage.

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Kristi Harper

Eye fillet steak was delicious.

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A wonderful, relaxed dining experience - we loved the ambience, including a beautiful view overlooking the city. Food and wine was excellent, apart from the crackling with the pork belly dish not being crisp; an underwhelming chocolate dessert; and one selected wine being unavailable. Very pleasant and attentive young French waitresses. Many thanks - highly recommended.

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Mai Anh Sam

Nice view, good food

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Lucia Lee

Very nice food and very nice view. Highly recommended!! We enjoyed the environment and the food very much!

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awesome experience

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Absolutely an awesome experience, lovely atmosphere & setting with wonderful service from entering the establishment to leaving
the food was delicious, compliments to the chef :)

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Craig Ryburn

Great view, great food, great night

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Craig Ryburn

Great view, great food, great night

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