Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #6 of 46 restaurants in Wellington

For the best steak in the 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.

It takes seconds to join (and its free) through the following link:

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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 46 restaurants in Wellington 6
Portlander Bar & Grill
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, Steakhouse
Mains: $25 - $35+

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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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Huyền Anh Nguyễn

The fish was a little bit salty with me, but overall both food and services are lovely. I’ll be back next time.

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Great service great food highly recommend

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Food and service excellent.
Great atmosphere being part of hotel.

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Jason Hallett

Had an amazing experience, the food was spectacular and the service was good, only thing that was a let down was when our drinks were empty the staff would take our glasses and not ask us if we want another. So we would have to call over a staff member just to get another drink. But overall and really good night

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A great dining experience

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Roisin King

Excellent seri e and food. They accommodated our dietary requirements perfectly and with first table voucher we had extra oysters and 3 courses all very tasty and definitely couldn’t do the same at home

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The food was great as well as the service! Cooked to perfection. Central wellington location easy to find. Would be keen to return when in Wellington again

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Craig Paulsen

Tasty food, good friendly staff - Craig/Nic - Wellington

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From the moment we entered the restaurant to the time we left everything was wonderful- service was second to none and food was excellent

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It was our first-time visit to this restaurant for my hubby's birthday.
The waiter was very professional and considering for getting through the menu with us. He highlighted the house special is 28 days dry steak or grill dishes.
We ordered the eye fillet steak and market fish for our mains. The dessert was a dark chocolate brownie.
The dessert came with a special birthday greeting for my hubby's birthday.

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Great service and food at Portlander. We’ll be back

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Delicious food, great service and a really nice atmosphere - who could ask for anything more! We would strongly recommend!

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We really enjoyed our time at Portlander. Great staff and excellent food. Steaks were mouth wateringly delicious as were the sides. Thanks very much Portlander people...p.s. great venue also..

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Tejas Sreedhar

Good atmosphere and service! Food was okay, quantities could have been better. Satisfactory overall though.

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This is the best steak house we have been to in New Zealand! The steak was cooked to perfection and I would have it again for breakfast if I could! Service was amazing and our waitress allowed us to sample the wines before purchasing so we knew exactly what we were getting!! Will definitely be back again during my next trip to Wellington!!

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We’ve used FirstTable a couple of times now, and I’ve always shied away from leaving a review as they weren’t good experiences and I don’t like to say anything at the time so it’s not fair to leave a bad review later. Portlander, however, was an incredible experience.

Garlic baguette entree was lovely, though the break could have used a little more butter in some places as the bread had gone dry cooking bare. The garlic flavour was mild, which my husband really loved and there was also some other flavours in there (I think Dijon mustard, perhaps) that gave it a unique though mild flavour. My dry aged sirloin was wonderful and cooked exactly how I had requested - something no other restaurant on our holiday had managed. The flavour was divine and the accompanying Cafe de Welly butter was a unique flavour that added something to the dish. The side of mash was the ideal consistency and the additional Asian greens I ordered were well cooked and still crisp, which was another big tick from me as I hate mushy vegetables!

My husband ordered the burger and felt it was a little average, but was impressed by the generous size of the meat patty and fries. All up it was still an pleasant meal for him.

We shared the Lollycake Icecream for dessert. This was the most disappointing dish of the night. The icecream was quite icy and covered in dried coconut, which was quite overpowering. It didn’t taste like the lollycake I’ve had, but I can put that down to personal preferences.

Overall, this was our best dining experience while travelling in New Zealand. We can’t wait to return when we’re back in Wellington! If you have the chance to go here and you love steak, definitely try the dry aged sirloin - it’s worth the 45 minute wait and then some!

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Marilyn Pierson

Always a pleasure dining at the Portlander. Excellent service coupled with the delicious steaks and perfectly cooked salmon. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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We had a fabulous experience at the Portlander, the service was outstanding, the food was delicious, even for our 8 year old guest with us and the refurbished restaurant felt lovely to be in. Highly recommend the Portander as a place to go.

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Tanya Fortuin

What an amazing time we had... the food was outstanding!! We loved our waitress who was fantastic at her job. I can't wait to go again.

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Great night out at Portlander Bar & Grill. The dining room was busy, but you didn't feel like you were in the middle of a crowd. Staff were knowledgable, service was great and the food delicious!

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Nicky Cooper

We had a lovely experience and we will definitely return.

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Very busy restaurant, staff were very attentive. Great food for a meat lover not much of a selection if you are vegetarian or like seafood.

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Fernanda Fontenelle

One of the bests restaurants I have been so far in Wellington or maybe in New Zealand. Warm and fancy, it has a great atmosphere. My salmon was cooked to perfection! I cannot fault Portlander in anything. Friendly staff and first class food. Highly recommended.

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Grace Goris

Love the steak here but would not recommend the aged steak. I’ll be back for other food as I’ve found the food quality really good

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Nicole Scully

We went as a group of 3 to Portlander and had a great experience. The staff were very attentive and went above and beyond to ensure that we were comfortable. It’s not just steak either, the salmon was delicious! Perfect creme brûlée too. They have a very extensive wine list and a very good whiskey collection. Definitely want to go back to try some more of the dishes.

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Angela Marsden

We were seated quickly and the,wait staff were very professional. There is a bar at one end of the room so dont expect a quiet, intimate dining experience, but the food was delicious.

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Super helpful service staff. Beautiful steaks.

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Lovely dinner, lovely atmosphere and amazing service! A good choice for our 39th wedding anniversary!

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impeccable service and food ..menu very meat heavy but everything was served with nice sides (orange carrots were delicious) and nicely cooked
couldn't fault it ..Thanks Samantha for great service
We will be back

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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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Great place, service was lovely, the staff were attentive and friendly. Would go again!

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Great food and atmosphere.

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Linda Clark

Great food and service, thanks

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Porsh J

We love the food and the service was great too. We ordered the texan ribs - delicious and the chateau briand- comes with 3 sides. more than enough for three people. will do this again no doubt.

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WOW, great experience is all I can say. The food was superb, steak's cooked to perfection. Service was brilliant. Would highly recommend

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Amy Chadwick

Lovely service and food

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Kirstin Smith

At 9.30pm I was unsure how this counted as 'first table' however I must say it was a fantastic time to come dine. The restaurant was far more intimate, our entree was the Charcuterie, which was fantastic. For a main we shared the Creole Beef, it was cooked perfectly. To end we had the Creme Burlee, which was simple but great. The cocktails were prepared in a timely manner and the main was meant to be a 45 minute wait however arrived faster than that. Great atmosphere, great staff, excellent food. Overall a great first 'first table' experience.

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My wife and I had a most enjoyable evening at Portlander, great food, friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere.

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Donna Woodhead

Good quality food. Excellent service. Only real criticism would be only warm fries and fillet steak more well done than medium.
Would happily return and recommend though.

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Grace Goris

I loved most of the food, great presentation and detail. I tried aged meat for the first time (beef sirloin). It was an interesting experience. The waiter did tell us beforehand about the smell, definitely right there with the unusual smell.
We ordered a sharing plate, oysters, fries, Mac n cheese and lamb rump main. A lot of food for 2 people.
I’ll be back, but not for the aged meat.

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Katie Bouzaid

Good steak and service, nice night out!

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