Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #5 of 58 restaurants in Wellington

For the best steak in Wellington, try this award-winning grillhouse...

Serving exquisite steak and fine wines since 2012, Portlander is a thriving culinary hub in the city centre.

This unique grillhouse specialises in superb cuts of meat, prepared to perfection and finished in style. The seasonal menu champions the finest New Zealand produce, and offers locally hunted wild meats and line-caught fish.

For a showstopping dish try the pure south & Taupo beef or Palliser bay station lamb, or the Manuka honey glazed pork belly. They also offer a range of artisan bites, like the Drunken Nanny cheeses and Arobake breads, as well as to-die-for desserts (three words: dark chocolate tart).

Portlander boasts one of Wellington’s most extensive whisky selections, and a custom wine cellar. Cheers to that!

And that’s not all. Portlander has Wellington's premier culinary social club - The Prime Club. As a member, you’ll receive invitations to their expert in-house Masterclasses, earn $1 Portlander credit for every $8 spent, and have the opportunity to win exclusive tickets to Wellington’s top-notch sporting, fashion, culture and culinary events.

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Portlander Bar & Grill
Cnr of Whitmore and Featherston Streets
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Everyday 6am - 11pm

Phone: 04 498 3762
Website: www.portlander.co.nz/

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Portlander Bar & Grill
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, Steakhouse
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Daniel Fletcher

Quality food, absolutely melt in the mouth steak and jus combined with the great service of Sarah. Excellent night

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The enjoyment of having dinner with my friends in Portlander last night was awesome! The mains we got, station lamb, fish of the day, beef eye filet and portlander sirloin, they were amazing! Staffs there were so lovely, from beginning to end. One of the staff patiently explained the meals and specials of the day to us when we ordered foods. I can tell the service is one of the best in Wellington restaurant!

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Stephanie Knowler

I had an excellent dining experience at Portlander with my parents who were visiting for the weekend! Our waiter Caleb was excellent and very attentive throughout the whole night. He had great recommendations of wine and explained any questions about the menu well. I had one of the steaks and it was cooked to perfection. We each had dessert and they were all divine! Great selection of gluten free meals and desserts and a lovely atmosphere. We really enjoyed our meal here and will definitely be returning! Thanks!

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JoJo Sexton

Delicious food and excellent service.

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Gordon Lye

Great food, beautiful ambience and dedicated service!

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Conn Meyer

A delightful treat. The roast pumpkin starter might just be the best thing I've eaten all year, and the steak mains are mouthwateringly beautiful, good meat cooked to perfection. Wonderful service with friendly wait staff who work well with allergen information and checked in at just the right times. On top of that, I'm hardly one to pass up a well-priced G&T. A lovely night out.

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This is the second time we have dined at this restaurant, both times we received excellent service, and amazing food. Try the steak it is to die for, thanks for a great night.

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Delicious food and fantastic service with a great atmosphere. A popular friday venue for the well dressed i found my table seating perfect with the volume from the other guests surprisingly quiet.

Food was impeccable and in great time too.
The service where friendly and helping. Hard to say what i didnt like because there wasnt anything. Had three steak knives for two people? Honestly enjoyed everything.

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Lisa Joe

Pleasant night. Service was great and the food was enjoyable.

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Bonnie Crawford

Food came out quickly at the same time, hot.
Truffle aioli with hand cut fries was good.
Lots of nice helpful staff but difficult to get anyone’s attention.
Steak by 100g would be my recommendation
Fun to visit and try new things!

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Highly recommend!

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Fantastic restaurant with incredible food. Really appreciated the service!

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What a brilliant cullinary experience!! Food and service was fantastic... I can't wait to go back

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Amardip Kairon

Excellent food and service.

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Heather Joines

A great place for a special evening. Although the dining room looks tightly packed, it wasn’t noisy and we were able to have a romantic dinner despite others around us. We both got steak which was beautiful and tender with the spicy cafe de Paris. We shared sides of cos lettuce, cauliflower and chips. Everything was great although the lemon on the cauliflower wasn’t to my liking. The trifle for dessert wasn’t reminiscent of your mums truffle being a very modern version and was far to boozy for my liking. The treacle pudding was a real treat though. Our waitress was awesome but the bar staff at the start were distracted which was disappointing. Overall it was a special night and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend, or to dine there again.

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We have very nice meal there and waitresses very nice and good recommendations. Lamb dish very beautiful. And steamed pudding very lovely .nice taste .

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Andrea Tahurangi

Great concept
Great meal
So convenient

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India Rose Skilton Loveday

My partner and I visited Portlander for my birthday last night and were met with the best service and amazing food. Had to share this review on Trip Advisor too because I was that stoked with the service and food provided.

I had the pork belly, my partner has one of their steaks (with an amazing red wine and garlic crème sauce) with a few sides. I was able to take home half of mine as the portion sizes were very generous! The meals are a little more expensive than other places and for that price you get twice as much food at a very high standard.
No having to decide between quality or quantity - Portlander has it all!

The service was amazing, our waitress Sarah was patient with my indecision, explaining where everything comes from and helping with food recommendations. She made us feel very well looked after. Our food came out quickly, and our dishes were hot, fresh and plated beautifully. It was obvious staff training is of high quality. There was no pushing to buy more drinks and we didn't feel pressured to buy anything (which tends to happen when staff work on commission).

To sum up: High quality, big portions, attention to detail, great service, great location.

All in all the Portlander Bar and Grill ticks all the right boxes and it might just have become our new favourite restaurant in Wellington. At the end of our meal we signed up for the free membership, and will be coming back regularly!

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Nataliya Vikulova

Sweet service and very good food. Thought steaks were not the best we’ve eaten in New Zealand, we really enjoyed it.

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Emily Gott

I couldn't have asked for better service and food. Myself and my friends enjoyed our food all of us trying a bit of each others.

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Finn Fairbrother

Awesome place with great food! First table worked wonders giving us the opportunity to have fine dining with only paying half the price! A first for me!

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My partner and I had an incredible date night at Portlander. Our waitress Leahmay was attentive, efficient, and highly personable. We loved chatting to her as the night progressed.
The food was out of this world. We had oysters (exquisitely presented) and a very unique spaghetti with smoked fish to start. For our mains, we ordered aged eye fillet and rib eye - the eye fillet was tender, succulent, and bursting with flavour. Plus, the accompanying red wine and garlic crema sauce with garlic mash nearly knocked me off my seat. I can remember the taste vividly three days later, and am nearly salivating as I write this review.
Portlander is a fantastic spot for a date with unparalleled food and service. Merci!

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Nice atmosphere, lovely food. Friendly staff.

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Kim Wright

Very pleasant ambiance

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Delish dinner, food was Devine would def go bck.

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Best steak I ever had

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Fabulous food and service. mussles were devine, steak cooked perfectly and pork belly the perfect combination of crispy and moist. We will be back to try more of the menu.

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June Matthews

We had a lovely dinner here, and the staff were quite accommodating about us only having a small dining period.

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Excellent service with exceptional food.
Would definitely dine again.

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Excellent Food & Service!

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Nick Jenkins

Fantastic experience, food was wonderful and a great atmosphere. Highly recommend

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Amazing food and amazing staff. All the waiters/ waitresses had a very professional manor. The Asian guy that served us was brilliant and so attentive. Even when dealing with difficult customers he remained very professional. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. Will be dining here again when ever we are in Wellington.

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Had a very pleasant evening. The service was excellent and the food divine. Really enjoyed it

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Excellent service from the start to finish! We had the eye fillet steak with red wine and garlic créme sauce, my husband wanted to order another one it was that good!

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Amanda Slater

Great service, excellent food - would recommend coming here if you’re after a really good steak.

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Very good excellent steaks. Cos salad trumps Asian vegetables

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An enjoyable experience. Staff were attentive. Food was delicious.

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Great service, amazing food and wine. We had a very good experience.

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Abdolu incredible meal! Compliments to the chef. 10/10

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Lorraine Thomson

What a lovely place for dinner, we all really enjoyed our meals. Service was amazing.
Would recommend this restaurant

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Really delicious food and very generous meal sizes. Highly recommend and we will be back.

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A true fine dining experience. Great meal and fantastic service. Attentive wait staff without being in your face all the time. Well worth a second visit.

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Ana-Maria Mocanu

Very nice steak and beef burger. We will come back again.

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Louise Holley

We loved our meal, starters of Salmon and Mussels were amazing! Then the delicious steak was melt in mouth. Service was great and meals came out quicker than i expected. All in all a great experience.

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Fabulous steak, service and an all round lovely evening - thank you

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Really enjoyed the meal, mains and desserts. Steak was beautifully cooked. The staff service was excellence.

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Mark Seedall

Excellent service and the food was absolutely delicious. We had starters, main and dessert and each course was cooked to perfection. One of the best meals ever. Definitely recommend!

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Joanne Regan

Fabulous food and great service. Can't wait to go back!

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A good steak restaurant with some very good mash.

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Briar Temppleton

Nice food, missed our order so waited a while. Delish once out.

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