Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #6 of 52 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 52 restaurants in Wellington 6
Portlander Bar & Grill
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, Steakhouse
Mains: $25 - $35+

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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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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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all good!

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We have dined at Portlander a few times now and the food has always been delicious with lovely staff!

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Angela Jones

Wonderful meal, really recommend the fillet steak. Will be returning.

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Loved the vibe of the restaurant and the food was incredible. Would recommend!

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Fantastic food, lovely waitress. Lovely atmosphere and ambiance. Very central able to walk to any from accommodation

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Jackie Farrell

Amazing steaks! Great family get together had by all!

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Jennifer Xie

The service is great, very patient and thoughtful. The food is beyond my expectation that streak is just at perfect condition. Would definitely come back again.

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Wonderful food and great service

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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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Excellent service and food.

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Helen Logan

Love Portlander. Have used First Table many times here and never disappointed. Great food and service.

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The service was great and so was the food. We got the pork belly and eye fillet as mains and both tasted great!

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Kelly Harding

The food was average and considering the price, not good enough. We got the “Chatteaubriand” and whilst I enjoyed the rib eye, the salad was lettuce and seeds and big fat chips that weren’t that great. Quite a boring meal. The ciabatta though was

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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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Ravi Saini

Very nice place for special occasion
Nice steaks
Nice decor
Helpful staff and chef who will be happy to make changes to menu for special need
5/5 for us

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Felicity Glynn

Always a good steak at the portlander. And those hand cut truffle fries? Yes!

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Ali Jordan

Great food and our waiter was happy and bubbly. Love eating here.

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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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Our first First table experience and it was a wonderful one! Hubby and I enjoyed a beautifully cooked chateaubriand and the variety on the kids menu was very impressive. Kinda wishing we had longer in Wellington to go back for more! Service was impeccable, was slightly nervous that because our food was discounted that we would be looked down on- not the case at all. Service was right up there with the best ive had- well done guys.

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Jess Kwon

Took a while for the food to arrive, but the wait was definitely worth it. Everything we ordered was delicious with generous portions! Staff were attentive and polite. Would definitely go again.

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Mai Anh Sam

Had a great time

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Luscious and juicy steaks that I have eaten in a long time.

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The meal was really nice. We all enjoyed it very much. My 11 years old daughter commented that the steak is the best and would love to come again in September for her birthday dinner

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It was great! I had wonderful dinner in there:)

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Dined here before a Super rugby game at Westpac Stadium so the restaurant was quite busy. We ordered one of the 2-person steak dishes for $120 (thank goodness for First Table discount!). The food was very good but the portions of the sides (fries and salad) were small, enough for one person only. It would have not cost them much more to provide enough sides for two people, particularly for the price they are charging. We asked the main course to come out immediately after the bread, as we needed to go to the rugby, however there was a fairly long wait and we had to ask the waiter to go chase out order up. Several other tables which were seated after us were receiving their mains ahead of us. The table service was very friendly but the wait for the food was not good. Overall pretty happy but only because of the First Table discount - would not have been all that happy paying full price.

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Had a beautiful meal at Portlander to celebrate my mother’s birthday.

The steaks were absolutely on point!

Sides, desserts, wine and coffee were all excellent too but it is the steak that will bring us back again!

Very happy to recommend this restaurant to our friends and family.

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Nice food and great service. The beef and lamb were cooked perfectly.

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Adam Howard

Excellent dining experience, and the food was pretty great too. Portlander is a bit of a Wellington institution, and rightly so.

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Keri-lee Wilford

from start to finish they were most welcoming to us. unfortunately the dish we wanted wasn't available but the steak we had was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. I will be back

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Good atmosphere, polite staff

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Alice Templeton

We had a wonderful dinner and experience at Portlander Bar and Grill recently. The half-price food deal meant we got two delicious and mouth watering steaks for the price of one. Amazing. We will definitely be back.

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Beautiful food & great service. First time we’ve been here & will definitely be back!

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Paul Johnson

Excellent meal, chateaubriand cooked to perfection and really friendly staff

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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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