Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #5 of 55 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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Ranked: #5 of 55 restaurants in Wellington 5
Portlander Bar & Grill
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, Steakhouse
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Excellent friendly service, food came out on time, lovely ambience and great seats to enjoy the scenery. Our chaeautbriand meals were absolutely amazing & I would highly recommend trying & having again. Out meat cooked to perfection and the horseradish sauce on point with taste and zest. Enjoyed by four hungry ladies heading to wearable arts - thank you!

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Lauren Eaton

We had a lovely table for two in the corner of the restaurant to celebrate a birthday. We really enjoyed our Warmed Ciabatta to start and our mains of the Half Grilled Chicken and the Eye Fillet were incredible! I would like to take note that I really appreciated that the chicken was organic and free-range, this means a lot to me and I was really excited to see that on the menu. A wonderful evening, thank you.

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Lovely atmosphere. The young man that served us had good knowledge of the menu so was able to guide us with our food choices when we wanted to order everything! We appreciated his recommendations and his warm and efficient manner.
The food was very tasty and we enjoyed our time at Portlander.
We would definitely dine their again.

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Shelby Taylor

Had an amazing night. It was our 10 year anniversary so wanted to treat ourselves to some fine dining and needless to say we were not disappointed. Service was amazing. The vibe was excellent. Food was deeeeelicious! We had an amazing experience overall and will definitely be going back. 10/10

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We received outstanding service last night! Lovely atmosphere and the food was perfect. Would highly recommend and visit again soon!

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The service was excellent; staff were very friendly and food was fantastic. We had a steak and the chicken and they were both perfectly done to our liking and just tasted amazing. We had the creme brûlée for dessert which was also really tasty! 10/10

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Mark En Qiang

Food was excellent! The best steakhouse in Wellington by far.

Perfect cook on the steaks, and my friend's Sous Vide Lamb Rump was tender.

We were placed in a quiet corner of the restaurant which was perfect for my friends and I to catch up without being disturbed by other guests and at the same time, the service staff did not forget about us.

We will be back!

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Sarah Payne

Wonderful experience! We have not seen service like we had in Wellington for a very long time! The staff were really friendly and we felt so looked after. The food was AMAZING! Will definitely go back and recommend to others.

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Renata Ferreira de Avila

Best meat house in town!
The rib eye was incredibly tender and succulent!
Pork belly is also fantastic!
Great wine list and service!

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Mason Brill

It may look like your average fancy restaurant, but Portlander Bar & Grill is anything but!

I wandered in with my partner on a Thursday night, and was immediately greeted by the friendly staff and incredible aromas coming from the kitchen. The restaurant was filling up quickly when we arrived but we lucky managed to book a table in advanced.

We ordered the Prime angus sirloin, 250g that was grass fed in Canterbury and the Palliser bay station slow cooked lamb shoulder Ragu (hand cut pappardelle pasta, oragne pangrattato, mushroom).

When our pizzas arrived, our expectations where exceeded.

The meals where tender and flavorful. The red wine on the side of the steak toppings worked together beautifully with the meal. The slow cooked lamb shoulder Ragu was packed with flavor, and the oragne pangrattato added that extra zing. By the end of the meal we were planning our next visit.

Thank you to the Chefs and Waiting Staff of Portlander for the great experience.

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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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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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Michelle McConnachie

On arrival at the Portlander Bar & Grill,we found the atmosphere warm and pleasant, and the wait staff were all very knowledgeable and made us feel very welcomed.
My husband and I had the Sirloin Steak, I like mine medium and she likes her medium rare. Both our steaks were cooked to perfection. I also had the hand cut fries and they were massive, but delicious.
The service was extremely prompt and we could have a conversation with a normal tone of voice.
Our experience was a wonderful one and we would definitely return.

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Yvette Grace

Fantastic variety of food offerings

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Excellent friendly service, food came out on time, lovely ambience and great seats to enjoy the scenery. Our chaeautbriand meals were absolutely amazing & I would highly recommend trying & having again. Out meat cooked to perfection and the horseradish sauce on point with taste and zest. Enjoyed by four hungry ladies heading to wearable arts - thank you!

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Excellent meal in a nice relaxed setting. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive and made us all feel very welcome. Couldn’t recommend more highly!

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This was a great idea! Nice early dinner so you get home a reasonable time after a great dining experience mid-week. I can highly recommend using First Table and the customer service at The Portlander was some of the best I've experienced in Wellington!!

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Jenny Yong

Nice food and good service

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Emma Laffey

Absolutely delicious food, excellent service the staff were friendly.. we didn’t wait long for our meals. Highly recommend.

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The Portlander had a good menu and was able to meet our need of being served within an hour. We managed two delicious courses each and their was a good choice of wine. I am happy to recommend this restaurant. Evelyn

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My husband and I enjoy dining out and go out all the time. Portlander is one venue we enjoy revisiting time to time as we like the atmosphere, the service and the food is very good too.

Yesterday, we had 2 of our children with us and I was very pleased to see the kids' menu steak option was great with salad and kids' dessert included yogurt and fresh fruit! That's such a good offering and it looked delicious!

We will be back again soon, thank you.

Bilge MacPhee

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This was our first time using first table. Had a really nice experience, with great service. The steaks were

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Awesome

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We had a great night. The atmosphere is great, food tastes nice and we had very good service. Highly recommend the eye fillet from the grill, and the gelato sundae dessert.

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Joyce Wong

Awesome food, excellent service by the waiter (super friendly and extremely approachable), sorry didn't know his name. We will definitely come back again

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Fantastic experience

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Nanda Shetty

Best steak you can have in Wellington.... this was my 3rd visit...

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Sarah Gosling

Wow what a restaurant. First time to Wellington and in need of a great steak. Portlander did not disappoint. Steak was cooked perfectly, juicy and a glorious smoke from the grill. Salads and vege sides were a great addition and had amazing flavour. The dessert cream brûlée was a perfect way to finish!

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Grace Goris

Amazing food, my favourite dish was actually the cauliflower starter/side. Nice mix of cheese, almonds and paprika. We ordered steak and pork belly too.
Generous portion and even took some food home!

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Suzy A

Great food and excellent service!! Only issue was been waiting almost 25 mins to get mains. Other than that everything was okay.

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Food was delicious, service could have been a little better, especially by the front of house, he was not having a good night. Waiting staff only took my drink order and had to be asked to come back and take the remainder of the tables order after my drink was delivered.

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We went as a group of four and they even accomodated my 3 year old son as an extra. The food was amazing and the atmosphere and service was good. Would definitely go again :)

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Emma Costigan

Great food with good service. Generous portions and very tasty indeed!

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Hannah Scott

Very good service, great food, awesome atmosphere

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Stacey Pinique

The Portlander was a lovely experience with beautiful food and wine. It was perfect for the kids too with a yummy kids menu and fun dessert. Staff were friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back again. Thank you First Table and Portlander

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Anita Li

The food is to die for, staff are all friendly. Both kids and adult had a great time there. Will highly recommend to all.

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Kelly Ng

Really enjoyed the Palliser Bay Station Lamb Racks and the Prime Angus New York Strip was massive. The manuka honey crème brûlée was OMG mouth organism! Great dining experience at a much affordable price, thanks to First Table! We're hooked now.

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Great food!

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Lauren Eaton

We had a lovely table for two in the corner of the restaurant to celebrate a birthday. We really enjoyed our Warmed Ciabatta to start and our mains of the Half Grilled Chicken and the Eye Fillet were incredible! I would like to take note that I really appreciated that the chicken was organic and free-range, this means a lot to me and I was really excited to see that on the menu. A wonderful evening, thank you.

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Amazing was excellent! Service was great. Highly recommend.

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great experience

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Great food and atmosphere nothing was too much trouble for our waiter. Fish was fresh and tasty

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Brittany Hepi

Had an great night at Portlander! Friendly service and amazing food! Will definitely return again!

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Chanelle Masters

Food was delicious staff were helpful and super friendly

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Service was wonderful. I've been a couple of times before and the steak was amazing, like melt in the mouth. This time both our steaks were just OK. Just a little disappointed.

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Great quality food and service. Will definitely come again

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Mary Walker

Burgers and chips were perfect. We also had the salmon and creme brulee which were all lovely. The service was excellent too, and pinot noir washed it all down - a great night to catch up with the girls.

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Wonderful we absolutely loved it. Food and service was fantastic

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Awesome ☺️

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Lovely atmosphere. The young man that served us had good knowledge of the menu so was able to guide us with our food choices when we wanted to order everything! We appreciated his recommendations and his warm and efficient manner.
The food was very tasty and we enjoyed our time at Portlander.
We would definitely dine their again.

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Shelby Taylor

Had an amazing night. It was our 10 year anniversary so wanted to treat ourselves to some fine dining and needless to say we were not disappointed. Service was amazing. The vibe was excellent. Food was deeeeelicious! We had an amazing experience overall and will definitely be going back. 10/10

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We received outstanding service last night! Lovely atmosphere and the food was perfect. Would highly recommend and visit again soon!

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Fantastic food, fantastic service

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Blood great service, very attentive! Food was superb, tasty oysters.
Restaurant was a little cold, could of made it feel a bit more cosy if it was warmer.

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Amazing service, the food was beyond tasty and the atmosphere was so lively. Will defs be going back for round 2!

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Angela Jones

Another great meal and super service, we will be back!

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Excellent food

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Sook Yong

We ordered the Wellington on a plate dish which was the beef cheek and the cheese burger. They were absolutely delicious!! We also ordered the fried cauliflower for my toddler which wasn't my favourite (because I personally do not like cauliflower). The service was exceptional. All the staff were attentive and knowledgable. Will definitely be back!

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Great night. Great food. Great service. There was a Norwegian lady who served us, very polite, attentive and smiley. Was a real treat, the steak was amazing. Thank you first table - couldn't afford it otherwise.....

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The service was excellent; staff were very friendly and food was fantastic. We had a steak and the chicken and they were both perfectly done to our liking and just tasted amazing. We had the creme brûlée for dessert which was also really tasty! 10/10

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Food and service are excellent. Love it.

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Dined at the Portlander while staying at the Rydges during Warriors weekend.
Friendly atmosphere with Springbok players and full house of colorful warrior supporters around. Food was amazing Sirloin steak and gin cured salmon wife had chicken barley soup then salmon which was fish of the day) (5+stars)and not too long delay between courses.Plenty of staff available to cater for large gatherings.(5+stars) Well done & recommend highly.

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Olivia Campbell

Portlander Bar and Grill hands down have the best food! We all enjoyed the meals they were the perfect size and absolutely delicious. 10/10 recommend!!

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