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Cuisine: A La Carte, Modern European, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #2 of 66 restaurants in Wellington

Right in the heart of the city, Jardin Grill blends French-style living with local culture. The sophisticated interior has a botanical theme that’s enhanced by the bold features of the copper kitchen.

Head Chef Roy has more than eight years’ experience in the discerning Wellington dining scene as well as a wealth of international experience including in his native Malaysia. Roy is known for his experimental approach and dedication to excellence. His food philosophy comprises of four elements; fresh produce, quality ingredients, passion for food and honesty.

Popular dishes on the Jardin Grill menu include pepper rubbed pork belly from the rotisserie complemented with charred onions, crushed green olives and Armagnac prunes, and seared line caught fish with squid, baby cucumber, fennel and squid ink sauce.

Intimate yet ambient, Jardin Grill is the perfect venue for elegant dining or a relaxed alfresco evening by the cosy fire pit.

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Jardin Grill
11 Bolton Street
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Breakfast
Mon - Fri: 6am-10.30am // Sat-Sun: 6.30am-11am

Lunch
Everyday 12pm - 3pm

Dinner
Everyday 6pm - 10pm

Phone: +64 4 472 2001

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Ranked: #2 of 66 restaurants in Wellington 2
Jardin Grill
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, Modern European, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

The most amazing dinner experience! From the starters to the desserts, each part of the meal was divine. The excellent food was matched by the excellent service. A (very) small critique though, when we asked for water, a mineral bottle was brought to us, which turned out not to be free, so be sure to ask for tap water. Given the 50% off discount of fisrt table, we were no too fussed about that.

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Julie Dyer

Jardin Grill is a fabulous dining experience, from the décor (I love the colour scheme), to the attentive service and fantastic food. As it was first table and 50% off, I went for the Japanese Wagyu as had always wanted to try it. It was melt-in-your mouth and the NZ Wagyu my partner had was just as delicious. The service is great and you are never left hanging or waiting and they know the answers to any questions you have about the menu. Highly recommend Jardin Grill - you will not be disappointed.

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Wow! We had a most enjoyable night from start to finish. The setting and service were faultless and the food amazing. It was one of the best meals we have had and the Chateaubriand was a stand out. Would highly recommend it.

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Christine Taylor

Both food and service at Jardin are consistently outstanding. Our party of three chose entres of scallops, salmon and pork terrine and mains of steak and pork belly with mushrooms. All dishes were delicious and portion sizes generous. Highly recommended.

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My daughter and I had a memorable dinner. The food was delicious and well presented. Is also interesting watching the cooking of the food at the open kitchen. The service we received was thorough, thoughtful and well timed. The setting is awesome especially for a hotel restaurant. Even the toilets are decorated in a particularly tasteful and different manner. We will be back.

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The food was incredible! Absolutely every mouthful was delicious, oh and not to forget, beautifully presented!
I found the atmosphere calming and also a pleasant surprise was the vastness of the wine list. The staff were all wonderful and the service to match.
I would highly recommend visiting Jardin Grill for a spectacular dinner.

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Phillippa Thompson

WOW WOW WOW!!! From the amazing service to the amazing food everything was a 10/10! From the free bites to the dessert it couldn’t have been better. Recommend to everyone

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Louisa Aragao

We were completely blown away by Jardin Grill. It was easily one of the best restaurant experiences we have had.
Everything we ordered was excellent, and the steaks were both cooked perfectly (medium-rare).
All the staff were more than lovely. The service was the best I can remember having. Not only were the staff really attentive but they were also friendly and welcoming.
We will definitely be back.

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Aui Gray

My family and I had a really amazing experience dining at Jardin Grill. All thanks to First table!

The steak and venison were both mouthwatering and did not disappoint because it was both tender and full of flavor. We also had the catch of the day snapper that was so delicious.

They also have great wine selection and a great dinner ender which is the dessert! I’d give them more than 5 stars if I am able to. Kudos! ❤️

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Sophie Chester

Absolutely exquisite food with each element having been well thought out. The presentation was beautiful and the staff were amazing. Fantastic experience, would come here again!

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Melody Wehipeihana

Incredible experience from beginning to end. The service, the atmosphere, the FOOD! We will return. 110% recommend this restaurant and I'm not surprised it's always sold out on First Table, it is by far my favourite restaurant I've tried on First Table to date.

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Gemma Kirkwood

Such a perfect evening spent with my partner with absolutely divine food. Amazing watching the chefs preparing our fabulous meals in the kitchen. Service was friendly and professional. Best dinner in a long time !

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Vi Ta

Absolutely incredible! Everything from the decor to the service was first class. Portion sizes were perfect, the waiter was awesome and the food was delicious. Can’t fault it at all

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Absolutely amazing! The food was delicious. My partner had the lamb rack and declared he thought he might love it more than he loves me. It was perfect. It just melted in your mouth. All the flavours worked with every single dish. The Winter garden dessert was another highlight. The different flavours just complimented each other. Everything was spot on. Absolutely faultless. Service was fantastic. We had the best night and can't wait to come back another time!

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Andrea Rayner

We were lucky enough to get a First Table booking for Jardin Grill, they always go quickly and now we know why. We were seated promptly, there was no rush for us to order so treated like any other diner but we were only paying 50%!for our food. We all chose a different entree, all were nicely presented and enjoyed by all. We all chose a steak from the grill for mains, beautifully cooked. Each of the mains came with a side each so we chose one each and there was an ample amount to share. Finished off with an amazing looking chocolate dessert which was delicious and the other two shared a cheese platter, which was again very good value. The decor of the restaurant was cool and looked luxurious. The food presentation excellent as was the service. We were not rushed and dined over two hours. Would definitely return again even if we don’t manage to get a First Table booking. The dining room was full by 8pm.

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Dyalla Cook

Great atmosphere! Absolutely Delicious Food. Pleasant & knowledgeable staff. Friendly & professional service. The Jardin Grill is a gastric masterpiece. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone. Bladdy Marvellous!!!!

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Elyse MacDiarmid

Jardin Grill is a treat.

The meals were delicious, bordering on the exotic with simple clean flavours. We opted for an entree, main and dessert (which wasn't needed but was well worth it).

I opted for the yellow fin tuna as an entree, it was a refreshing dish with clean flavours. I also stole a portion of my partners scallop entree and did not regret it. It is the perfect dish for a winter night (10/10 - would steal again). Both were good sized portions without leaving you too full.

For a main, I opted for the kangaroo. It's great with the mushroom side and a little bit of mustard. My partner got the fish main which he loved (so much so I didn't have a chance to steal any). For dessert we shared a cheeseboard which was well presented and delicious.

What really set Jardin Grill apart is the phenomenal service. The service was quick and the ambassadors exceptionally friendly and attentive. The taster of pork belly and complimentary bread was a nice touch; but also the added extras to celebrate our special occasion were generous and much appreciated. I really can't rate them highly enough.

TLDR; Jardin Grill is exceptional both in service and food. We would definitely go again and hopefully soon because I want to try the pork belly main.

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Emma Prestidge

Wonderful atmosphere at the venue. The food was exceptional and the service was attentive. I consider myself a foodie and rate this as a top quality Wellington Restaurant similar quality to Logan Brown and Rita. It's worth visiting the bathrooms they are stunning!

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Jacqueline Parekh

We celebrated a dear colleague's retirement last night and Jardin Grill was the perfect backdrop - right from how we were greeted to seated at the table - the attention to detail was impeccable! What was impressive was the quick turnaround when amuse bouche was presented and I said I did not eat salmon, I was pleasantly surprised when another amuse bouche selection arrived customised to my preference without fuss.

The mains were simply delightful paired with a great bottle of merlot and the flawless dessert - Le Jardin De Printemps just rounded off the night beautifully.

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This is an exceptional restaurant in every respect: food, service, ambiance. We have eaten in many restaurants both in NZ and London, UK using First Table and, without a doubt, this was the best experience. The restaurant itself is elegant, stylish and contemporary; watching the food prepared in the open kitchen is fascinating and confidence-inspiring; service from start to finish is professional yet personable, attentive but never intrusive; the food we ate was outstanding in quality of ingredients, taste and presentation.

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5*
Came here for dinner last night with my wife and daughter. It was to celebrate my wife's birthday. We have heard so much from our daughter about how great the food is here. And now having dined here, I can personally endorse that. Superb food, and fantastic service from the staff who really understand their role – professional, helpful, and yet unobtrusive. The food was perfect and flavours amazing. The waiter, Jana we had was superb. It was refreshing to have someone professional serving us who had a wealth of knowledge. Compliments to Executive Chef, who are providing an excellent service together with the floor staff. My daughters choice of choosing Jardin Grill was an excellent choice and the dinner was “Simply Brilliant”. The ambience, service, and the food was AMAZING and 5 Star all the way. Highly recommended.

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FANCY & FLAVOURFUL

When we parked our car in front of the Sofitel hotel where the Jardin Grill is based, I was glad I was still dressed up from a function earlier in the day. Although there's no dress code, I think most people had dressed to fit the fancy decor you'd expect from a 5 star hotel restaurant.

The vibe of the restaurant is interesting, as there is an open kitchen, where you can see the chefs cook and prepare everything. So on the one hand, the restaurant looks flash, but still kinda homely with strangers cooking in the kitchen.

We had a couple of entrees to start, alaskan scallop with black abalone / paua, and some ribs. These were beautifully presented and cooked, as well as being very tasty. The size of the portions were maybe a bit smaller than some other places I've been to, but if you're planning on having a 3 course meal, then this isn't an issue.

For mains, my daughter had a steamed fish, plus some chunky chips, while the adults had the fish of the day, eye fillet with chimichurri sauce accompanied by some chunky chips and aioli, while I had the Rotissirie pork belly, which was probably the most distinct and flavourful main.

However, the highlight of the evening was the finale of chocolate tart and a feijoa desert. I wasn't sure what to expect from each of these, but they tasted even better than they sounded. The "tart" was a combination of flavours and textures, a mix of light ganache(?) complimented with a slight tarty (excuse the pun) passionfruit gel, covered by a crispy chocolate shell and some ice cream. The feijoa desert was described as a gateaux mousse, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It looked like a thin layer of cake with a thick layer of white chocolate mousse (surprisingly not that sweet) with feijoa infused into it, though it sounded like it would be quite sweet, it was pleasantly balanced.

I will definitely consider the Jardin Grill when looking for a special occassion to spoil ourselves with a nice dinner out.

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Sabrina Grogan

Wow. Of all the first tables I have done, this one has by far been the best. The food is high quality, what is served is outstanding in flavour, technique and presentation. We had the duck, eye fillet and fish, all of which were just devine.

The setting is all class, a stunning interior with the chefs station in full view of diners. The staff made our night. Each one was so friendly and knowledgeable but also not overly intrusive. We will be back.

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Everything about our fine dining experience at Jardin Grill was exceptional.
From the moment of stepping into the restaurant the atmosphere and decor increased our anticipation of what we were about to enjoy.
The dishes we chose were absolutely delicious - the fusion of flavours from each dish was truly sublime. Our desserts were not only presented beautifully but each mouthful was totally decadent!
Thank-you for this amazing experience - we will definitely be back when visiting Wellington again.

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Amardip Kairon

Both the food and service was excellent. Our table ordered the eye fillet, lamb backstrap, and pork belly. All three dishes were cooked beautifully.
For dessert a couple of us ordered the chocolate tart and baked plum desserts. They were amazing.
The restaurant itself was very nice and the service was incredible.
I would definitely go back to the Jardin Grill.

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I can't stop raving about this place! The food was absolutely divine (lamb and pork belly were to die for!) And you can never go wrong with the dessert, we had the chocolate tart which tasted like heaven!) and every plate was presented impeccably. What makes it even more special is the staff! Staff were friendly and always have a smile on their face. We had a fantastic night! Definitely a 10/10!

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Had a great meal at Jardin grill
Really enjoyed the steak Cooked to perfection and the pork belly was amazing!
Dessert was on point as usual and beautifully presented

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Chris Norris

Great experience all round, good setting, good service and great food.

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Very good food and great service
Highly recommended

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Michael Yap

Scrumptious food, very friendly staff :)

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The most amazing dinner experience! From the starters to the desserts, each part of the meal was divine. The excellent food was matched by the excellent service. A (very) small critique though, when we asked for water, a mineral bottle was brought to us, which turned out not to be free, so be sure to ask for tap water. Given the 50% off discount of fisrt table, we were no too fussed about that.

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Claudia Maria Carpenter

Everything was absolutely superb! The service and the food was divine, I even got a birthday surprise from the kitchen! We had such a special evening, and a lovely birthday!

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Julie Dyer

Jardin Grill is a fabulous dining experience, from the décor (I love the colour scheme), to the attentive service and fantastic food. As it was first table and 50% off, I went for the Japanese Wagyu as had always wanted to try it. It was melt-in-your mouth and the NZ Wagyu my partner had was just as delicious. The service is great and you are never left hanging or waiting and they know the answers to any questions you have about the menu. Highly recommend Jardin Grill - you will not be disappointed.

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Wow! We had a most enjoyable night from start to finish. The setting and service were faultless and the food amazing. It was one of the best meals we have had and the Chateaubriand was a stand out. Would highly recommend it.

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Very understanding and accommodative service as my elderly friend was running late. Our meals were a great work out for our tastebuds. Desserts were a highlight. My friend really enjoyed her dining experience. Thinks for providing us with great memories of our time and meal together.

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Excellent dining experience. Food was great and service top notch.

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Joanna Heyhoe

Fantastic service and delicious food...a great night night out!

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Christine Taylor

Both food and service at Jardin are consistently outstanding. Our party of three chose entres of scallops, salmon and pork terrine and mains of steak and pork belly with mushrooms. All dishes were delicious and portion sizes generous. Highly recommended.

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Jess Kwon

Amazing food and amazing atmosphere. The perfect birthday dinner :)

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One of our best dinners we had
Great and stunning food - perfectly cooked chateaubriand and divine entrees
The service was outstanding
Only one point which was not perfect - we ordered a very nice bottle of red wine but the shape of the glasses were terrible- not appropriate for this wine.
Highly recommended this restaurant

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Sophie McCormack

Amazing food,service and overall experience!! Couldn't recommend enough.

We will be back!

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We had a great meal here with some great friends of ours. Lovely scallop and salmon entrees, delicious steak and fish mains and seriously yummy white mouse dessert. The presentation was very impressive too!

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Lauren Parsons

The steak and risotto were fantastic. Service was very attentive. Would definitely come here again!

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My daughter and I had a memorable dinner. The food was delicious and well presented. Is also interesting watching the cooking of the food at the open kitchen. The service we received was thorough, thoughtful and well timed. The setting is awesome especially for a hotel restaurant. Even the toilets are decorated in a particularly tasteful and different manner. We will be back.

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The food was incredible! Absolutely every mouthful was delicious, oh and not to forget, beautifully presented!
I found the atmosphere calming and also a pleasant surprise was the vastness of the wine list. The staff were all wonderful and the service to match.
I would highly recommend visiting Jardin Grill for a spectacular dinner.

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The service was exceptional. Never an empty glass and always a smile. The food was lovely and the restaurant was busy and had a great vibe. Thank you for a lovely evening

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Trevina Tahau

The service was good. The food above average. I had the scallops yum the salmon was beautiful. My lamb rack was under cooked in the middle. I asked for medium. I ordered a side of tomatoes. I wasn't told the lamb rack came with tomatoes so was kinda tomatoed out. We almost decided against dessert but had the one with peanut ice cream. Amazing ice cream.

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A lovely dining experience. Wonderful service, delicious food, beautiful restaurant, what more could you ask for?!

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Yvonne Pearse

Excellent service in the restaurant: unfortunately service in the bar was the opposite - ignored by bar staff when trying to order pre-dinner drinks despite 2 staff on duty. On the plus side that saved us $36 on drinks we didn’t get.

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Phillippa Thompson

WOW WOW WOW!!! From the amazing service to the amazing food everything was a 10/10! From the free bites to the dessert it couldn’t have been better. Recommend to everyone

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We recently dined at Jardin on a trip to Wellington. I had the New Zealand Scotch Fillet and my husband had the Ribeye, with a variety of sides. Both steaks were cooked as requested and were tender, juicy and well rested. The Summer Garden dessert was the highlight for me, and I’d strongly recommend it to anyone with a sweet tooth!

The restaurant is beautiful and modern, with a relaxed but stylish vibe. The staff were attentive, professional and friendly, which was lovely.

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Louisa Aragao

We were completely blown away by Jardin Grill. It was easily one of the best restaurant experiences we have had.
Everything we ordered was excellent, and the steaks were both cooked perfectly (medium-rare).
All the staff were more than lovely. The service was the best I can remember having. Not only were the staff really attentive but they were also friendly and welcoming.
We will definitely be back.

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Aui Gray

My family and I had a really amazing experience dining at Jardin Grill. All thanks to First table!

The steak and venison were both mouthwatering and did not disappoint because it was both tender and full of flavor. We also had the catch of the day snapper that was so delicious.

They also have great wine selection and a great dinner ender which is the dessert! I’d give them more than 5 stars if I am able to. Kudos! ❤️

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Very nice food and services, thank you

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Sophie Chester

Absolutely exquisite food with each element having been well thought out. The presentation was beautiful and the staff were amazing. Fantastic experience, would come here again!

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Great food and service.

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Stephanie Chung

The food is still amazing. Their side dishes are very unique and worth giving it a go. The steak is very nicely cooked with the right tenderness I ordered. Well done guys! :) I will be back!

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Grant Hiini

Amazing service. Food was even better. Will definitely be back!

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What a cozy place! Staffs are helpful and professional. Food is so yummy! Definitely recommend friends. We will surely come back!

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Karen Fisher

My husband and I had a lovely night out. Food was awesome as well as the service. We will be back

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yogesh mody

Absolute top notch experience

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Julia Hoddinott

Amazing food

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Alexander Bisley

Great deal, as usual

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Stephen Bates

Excellent T Bone from the wood fired grill. Great service

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Great service, the staff on were really attentive and made for a great experience. The food was great we really enjoyed tucking into the oysters, crab, steak and deserts. Awesome thanks heaps.

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Matt Comins

Excellent Kai.
Will return

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Marie Louise Noreen Pineda

It was a special occasion on my birthday and We really enjoyed our dinner. Oscar is really accommodating and topnotch on his customer service and have explain to us our meals. We will definitely recommend. Tnx

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A wonderful dining experience with exceptional food and excellent service. Our group had three different steaks, all cooked to perfection with a great selection of sides.

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Hannah Scott

Amazing food! Service was great, super acomidating to allergies and diety required. Restrant decor is beautiful but was a bit quiet so lacked some atmosphere. Over all a great experience.

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A really lovely meal. The food was delicious especially the beef carpaccio. The sides of Brussel sprouts & the squash were also very tasty. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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Melody Wehipeihana

Incredible experience from beginning to end. The service, the atmosphere, the FOOD! We will return. 110% recommend this restaurant and I'm not surprised it's always sold out on First Table, it is by far my favourite restaurant I've tried on First Table to date.

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Gemma Kirkwood

Such a perfect evening spent with my partner with absolutely divine food. Amazing watching the chefs preparing our fabulous meals in the kitchen. Service was friendly and professional. Best dinner in a long time !

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Lovely dinner, great service!

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Karen Fisher

Had a great meal - service and food both excellent and while a lot of the tables were occupied we could still talk as the music was very subtle - will go back.

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A fantastic place to celebrate. Great food and service.

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Vi Ta

Absolutely incredible! Everything from the decor to the service was first class. Portion sizes were perfect, the waiter was awesome and the food was delicious. Can’t fault it at all

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