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Cuisine: A La Carte, Cafe, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

A stone's throw away from Wellington's iconic Te Papa, Joe's Garage is a family-friendly restaurant in the centre of the capital.

It's the perfect place to unwind after a day in the bustling city. Its canteen vibes instantly give it that chill factor and with a long table and bar stools lining the middle of the dining area, you might even make some new pals! But first, let's befriend the menu.

It offers honest, hearty grub and some delicious meaty mains. Try their take on pork belly with slaw and mash or go for a chicken dish that comes with couscous and salad. The cheeky Joe is a soul-warming beef cheek hotpot while the lamb patty with pita and yoghurt is a scrummy taste of Morocco. Vegetarians can take their pick from the pizza menu.

Accompany your mammoth meal with a refreshing beer; household brands can be found on draught or by the bottle. Alternatively, keep it kid-friendly with a milkshake or a cold pressed juice.

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Joe's Garage Wellington
5 Tory Street
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Everyday 7am - 9pm

Phone: 04 802 5310

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Joe's Garage Wellington
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, Cafe, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $30
Joe's Garage Wellington accepts American Express

Reviews

Divya Bhandari

We had exceptional experience dining at Joe’s Garage last night. We were really glad to see staff taking Covid-19 precautions very seriously. We noticed staff wiping down door handles and cashier machines frequently.They had hand sanitisers on every table. Food and service was amazing. Food was simple, reasonable priced but simply divine.Shout out to all staff there as they were very accommodating and helpful.We would definitely come back and highly recommend Joe’s Garage to our friends and family.

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Kayleigh Owens

The staff and food at Joe's Garage were fantastic. I'm a fussy eater with lots of food issues and nothing was a problem for this team. Their attitude and service was amazing and the food was devine!! I have shared my experience with everyone and i will be going back!

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Sally Williams Frost

We had the best time here!!! Exceptional service to make sure we had a fantastic time. The food was great too. We ate way too much and will have to go back to get that cheesecake!!

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Sonja Malan

Fantastic food, great ambiance, close to everything and our waiter was lovely with great recommendations. Excellent Margarita - not too sweet, just right. We were so hungry when we arrived we ordered a side of kumara fries to start out with - they are the bomb! Generous portion, freshly cut kumara (not the frozen store bought stuff) and we couldn't get enough of it. I had the usual chicken burger and my friend the naked chicken burger - both were friggin awesome. Highly recommended.

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The food was excellent, would recommend the Pork Belly! The service was really quick and the staff were friendly. Will definitely be coming back.

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Grace Stephen

When we arrived we were shown to our table that was reserved for us, staff were very attentive. Entree came out quickly followed by mains then we were offered a dessert menu, we chose to share the sticky date pudding, was delicious. Great Food, great cocktails and beers. Can't fault the night 10/10

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The food and service were awesome - had a great night. Thanks!

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Friendly and good service, great menu at very friendly prices. Buzzing atmosphere, with the right level of background music.
All in all,we will be back soon.

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Sarah Dann-Hoare

Lovely atmosphere.
Friendly staff.
Delicious food!
Great value for money!
Obviously popular with locals as it got quite busy - a very good sign

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Great staff, food was good, quick service, great evening

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It was a miserable night and we arrived at Joe's where it was warm and cosy, good music and just a really nice 'vibe'. Our table was already named for us!! Food was excellent and the service great, and all done with lovely friendly smiles. Made for a special night.

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Greeted by a warm and friendly welcome the moment we walked through the door. Joe's Garage staff were super attentive, particularly with the children and their table service was exemplary.

Our meals were first rate and heartily consumed by one and all aka no leftovers!! My compliments went to the chef who delivered a perfect medium rare steak.

I definitely recommend Joe's Garage as a superb family dining experience.

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My husband and I went to Joe’s garage for dinner on Friday night. We both really enjoyed our meals and I have to say they were generous size serves. The staff were friendly and checked back with us to make sure we were happy with our meals and to make sure there was nothing else we needed. We will have to go back to this restaurant as there were other delicious sounding meals advertised on the menu that we would like to try. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

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Divya Bhandari

We had exceptional experience dining at Joe’s Garage last night. We were really glad to see staff taking Covid-19 precautions very seriously. We noticed staff wiping down door handles and cashier machines frequently.They had hand sanitisers on every table. Food and service was amazing. Food was simple, reasonable priced but simply divine.Shout out to all staff there as they were very accommodating and helpful.We would definitely come back and highly recommend Joe’s Garage to our friends and family.

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Stacey Glendinning

Nice staff and yummy food! Also appreciated the hand sanitiser on every table under the current circumstances. Thanks guys!

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Kayleigh Owens

The staff and food at Joe's Garage were fantastic. I'm a fussy eater with lots of food issues and nothing was a problem for this team. Their attitude and service was amazing and the food was devine!! I have shared my experience with everyone and i will be going back!

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Enrico Dorigo

We had a burger and a pizza and they were both pretty good. Would go again

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Laura Crouch

Joe’s Garage was a great first table experience, friendly prompt service, delicious pizza and the feijoa juice was yum!

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Bex Rodger

Service and staff were faultless, great laid back vibe and family/kid friendly. The polenta fries were to die for and the paprika chicken on salad was cooked to tender perfection...... tasty but a little over seasoned for my liking. Wish we'd had room for desserts as they had a great selection on offer. Portion size was generous and good value even without the First Table discount. As out of town visitors we enjoyed our meal out and the CBD location made it easy to find and an short walk back to our accommodation. Thanks Joe's Garage team - we enjoyed our night.

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Amanda Taylor

fantastic service and gorgeous food. Steak cooked to order requirements, accommodated having kumera chips instead of potato chips.

lovely, clean environment will definitely be back

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Jules Hyde

Consistently great food and great service. Excellent option for a family. Thanks very much team!

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Food delicious with great service!

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Eugene Kwok

Generous portions. Nice menu. Friendly service. Good Value. A great place for a dinner date or family night out

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Alison Collins

Thank you for another great first table experience. We went to Joe's harage after travelling from Kaikoura. We were 20 minutes late due to delays getting off the ferry, but the staff were understanding and let us keep the first table. As for the food, my husband and the kids had pizza, which was very good. But I had the pork belly which was fantastic! Huge portion of pork too. Would certainly recommend!

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Sally Williams Frost

We had the best time here!!! Exceptional service to make sure we had a fantastic time. The food was great too. We ate way too much and will have to go back to get that cheesecake!!

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Sonja Malan

Fantastic food, great ambiance, close to everything and our waiter was lovely with great recommendations. Excellent Margarita - not too sweet, just right. We were so hungry when we arrived we ordered a side of kumara fries to start out with - they are the bomb! Generous portion, freshly cut kumara (not the frozen store bought stuff) and we couldn't get enough of it. I had the usual chicken burger and my friend the naked chicken burger - both were friggin awesome. Highly recommended.

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Had a delicious dinner at Joe's Garage last night! Service was amazing and was served and seated straight away. Only one disappointment was the pork belly skin was quite hairy, this could just be my preference but that's the only bad thing.
Would definitely dine here again!

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Kim Jackson

Meals were great - just wish the crackling on the pork belly was crackled! Second time I have had the pork belly and the crackling is not done properly - apart from that it was all delicious! Cheese and garlic flat bread to start was yum

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The food was excellent, would recommend the Pork Belly! The service was really quick and the staff were friendly. Will definitely be coming back.

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Good service. Partner had the pork belly, which he enjoyed. My low carb burger was disappointing. Not much chicken and the 'lettuce bun' was the tough outer leaves that everyone discards. Baked cheesecake was flat like a flan and tasted average. May not return.

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Excellent food service and atmosphere

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Food was amazing! Definitely recommend the Pork Belly! Service was fantastic also.

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Joes Garage is a lively spot great for families and a good hearty meal. Recommend the burgers!

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Tania Maher

Great family dinner date experience. Waitress looked after us well. Food and service was great!

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Christina Wray

Great food, great service. Just a really nice place for a meal with friends.

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Jackie Ewers

Great food, great service we all enjoyed our meals. Thank you very much.

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The staff were excellent the service was spot on and the food was delicious

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Alex Bunning

B+

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Great experience, service was friendly and not intrusive, food was delicious and arrived promptly. No hassle on settling the bill. Recommended.

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Grace Stephen

When we arrived we were shown to our table that was reserved for us, staff were very attentive. Entree came out quickly followed by mains then we were offered a dessert menu, we chose to share the sticky date pudding, was delicious. Great Food, great cocktails and beers. Can't fault the night 10/10

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Great dinner at Joe's Garage. Burgers, pizzas and drinks nice for an early dinner with friends after work.

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The food and service were awesome - had a great night. Thanks!

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Maca Alonso

Really nice place and food!

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Ivana Emer

Great good and service :) Lovely service! Would go back!

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Great menu and service from staff. Love the booths and the addition of the colouring paper to entertain the kids instead of devices. Food was great with the exception of the milkshake was subpar for the cost. Would return again!

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Friendly and good service, great menu at very friendly prices. Buzzing atmosphere, with the right level of background music.
All in all,we will be back soon.

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Great service and food. Would go back.

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Great food, ambience and service

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Sarah Dann-Hoare

Lovely atmosphere.
Friendly staff.
Delicious food!
Great value for money!
Obviously popular with locals as it got quite busy - a very good sign

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Colin Severin

Great food, great service at a reasonable price.

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Great staff, food was good, quick service, great evening

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Waiting staff were friendly. Food was ok. I was disappointed with the banana split as it had very little chocolate sauce. When I asked if I could have more I was told there would be a charge of $1.

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Simon Howard

Friendly service, food came in a timely manner and was great, love the Cheeky Joe and we enjoyed the Garlic Flatbread to start. Can't fault it!

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Jules Hyde

Delicious food. Hard to choose from the menu, it all sounded so good! Family friendly restaurant and super lovely staff. Would definitely return to dine again.

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It was a miserable night and we arrived at Joe's where it was warm and cosy, good music and just a really nice 'vibe'. Our table was already named for us!! Food was excellent and the service great, and all done with lovely friendly smiles. Made for a special night.

- dined at Joe's Garage Wellington on

Greeted by a warm and friendly welcome the moment we walked through the door. Joe's Garage staff were super attentive, particularly with the children and their table service was exemplary.

Our meals were first rate and heartily consumed by one and all aka no leftovers!! My compliments went to the chef who delivered a perfect medium rare steak.

I definitely recommend Joe's Garage as a superb family dining experience.

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Nadine Badache

A great experience! Delicious vegetarian options and big portions for the price. Quick service and lovely rustic décor. Definitely coming back next time I'm in Wellington

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Ellie Reynolds

Food was quick and tasted good for the price. Would recommend

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Good ambience, lovely food and good service.
Enjoyed our evening meal.

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Casual restaurant. Excellent food and service. Would recommend

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The salmon was quite oily that we ordered and made the dish to heavy. Also, we ordered pork belly and it was very dry and not all to juicy.

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Wonderful being able to come here for dinner as they have been around for many years and heard great things, but was never able to get in during the day. It was worth the wait, the food was delicious and couldn't fault the service. Highly recommend thank you for helping to make my birthday dinner very memorable.

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I love Joe's garage real hearty comfort food extra points for catering for vegans.....fabulous time highly recommended

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