Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #6 of 59 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: #6 of 59 restaurants in Wellington 6
Portlander Bar & Grill
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, Steakhouse
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Emma Laffey

The food was absolutely delicious, presentation was spot on, the only thing that let it down was the time it took from getting our entree to having our mains it was over an hour, lucky we had some wine and great company to keep us entertained. Would definitely go back

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Great location and very friendly staff. Food was excellent and i look forward to coming back next time.

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Hannah Atkins

Food was fantastic! It was a busy night so we had to wait 15-20mins for our table that was booked but staff were friendly and professional

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good place, good taste , good service

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Christian Yao

good value for money. The wine list is comprehensive and contains some surprisingly good value wines.

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Really good and will do it again.

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Whole experience was great - normally have my steak medium rare but as recommended by the chef tried it rare and it was perfect!!!

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The food is just fabulous... we make a point of eating here every time we're down in Wellies... the service is brilliant too.

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Our waiter, Oliver, was a natural at making us feel welcomed and at home. The food was amazingly presented and tasted superb (noting that the pork had the best crackling I’ve ever had). The restaurant itself had a very relaxed yet elegant vibe. Would definitely dine again.

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Ting Xu

flank beef was a bit sour, but the lamb tasted good. Service was good, but still can see they were short of hands.

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June Campbell-tong

Back again for Birthday celebration dinner. Last time lamb was absolutely stunning. This time a different animal and lamb rack not quite up to standard but croquette and rump good. Salmon starter was superb. Had chocolate and orange tart as had previusly and very firm compared to last time. Noted table next door had same problem trying to cut and first piece shooting off the plate. Staff great and very busy for a Monday evening.

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Zachary Annals

Tasty food and large portions.

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Cam Aplin

$36 steak wasn’t available but overall was a great meal

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Mark Long

Lovely atmosphere and delicious food.

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Food: Oysters were great. The fish was ok. The 300gm Wakanui Ribeye was the most disappointing steaks I have had in a long time. At less than 1cm thick (3 of us had the same) it more closely resembled what is known as a "minute steak" and it equally lacked any real flavour. I gave most of my steak to a fellow diner who was still hungry enough (after their meal) to eat some of it regardless of quality. We regularly enjoy fine steaks around Wellington and unfortunately our experience with the serving and quality at Portlander was not up to par.

Service: Friendly, but very slow and error prone - we did not receive the sides that we ordered. Surprising as it was not particularly busy at the time of our early booking.

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Simon Howard

Amazing steaks and delicious sides, good service and ambience. Would not hesitate to recommend and go again.

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Food was absolutely divine. Possibly the best steak in town! Service was A+. Everyone was just so friendly and welcoming. Would definitely come back!

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Enrico Dorigo

Amazing food and service, loved every aspect of it

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Awesome food and service!!

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Great night for my partners birthday that went above and beyond expectations both food and service wise. From the gentleman taking our payment and leading us to our table, to the consistency and friendly waiter, the overall experience was great. Beautiful medium rare steak cuts and mash and the fries are to do die for! Quick service and comfortable dining area too. Big thanks for making the night a special one, will be back!

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Great food and great service . I had the RIBEYE highly recommend it.

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Ashleigh Rea

Gorgeous spot, treated mum nicely to her mothers day dinner.

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Helen Logan

This was our second visit to Portlander having previously enjoyed it. Food was fantastic again. Beautifully cooked steak and starters were delicious. You don't feel like you are in a hotel here as the atmosphere is like a restaurant. Will go again

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Alison Dickson

Perfect for our family celebration! No complaints. Excellent value too with First Table.. Thank you all...

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Skylar Cruz

Great

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Great food, good size portions, great service.

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Jenny Whitty

A very good deal, limited menu though, drinks expensive....overall a good experience.

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Very accomodating. Food was delicious. Definitely be going back again :)

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Marie Laing

Very attentive service, delicious food.

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Anton Cummings

Great steak! Try the Chateaubriand!

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Siobhan Clinton

Steak was delicious! Staff were friendly and attentive. Would def recommend!

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Food very nice potatoes very small no vegetables with meal service great

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June Campbell-tong

Celebrating retirement and wanted a special meal and wine. Waitress was superb and interested in our wine knowledge offered us a tasting different from the bottle we bought. I had the lamb dish,best lamb i hsve had since living on a farm. Beautiful presentation and dessert divine. No problem for them to add congratulations on the plate. Great night out. Thanks Poertlander.

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The mains were the best we’ve had in a while.. they were absolutely perfect.. didn’t really like the dessert but thays okay. Overall, a it was a wonderful food experience ☺️ Thank you!

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Wow..what an experience.Our 1st time using First Table and definitely won't be our last
We had an incredible evening.The food was divine,lovely atmosphere and the service faultless.Then the icing on the cake when you come to pay for an exceptional evening ...an incredibly cheap price.
Definitely recommend Portlander.

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Ben Dalley

Friendly, helpful staff and great food - as always.

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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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