Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #7 of 51 restaurants in Wellington

Delivering European sophistication to the heart of Wellington, Pravda Café & Grill has become iconic for its superb steaks and modern Kiwi cuisine.

Pravda, which means ‘the truth’ in Russian, prides itself on creating honest food, using only the finest produce and New Zealand ingredients. Their modern bistro menu showcases the best flavours this country has to offer, from fresh seafood and Hawkes Bay lamb, to grass-fed beef tartare and crispy pork belly. There is also a vegetarian menu available, as well as a decadent selection of desserts (try the potted cheesecake with yuzu caramel).

But it is the mighty steak that has put Pravda on the culinary pedestal in Wellington. Thanks to Executive Chef Gareth Stewart, who sources only the best cuts, as well as the influence of their sister restaurant (The Jervois Steak House), Pravda has become famous for its grilled meats.

Located within a stunning building of vaulted high ceilings, glittering chandeliers and marble furnishings, Pravda offers a truly exceptional dining experience within the centre of Wellington.

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Pravda Café and Grill
107 Customhouse
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Mon - Fri 7am - 12am
Sat: 11am - 12am

Phone: +64 4 801 8858
Website: www.pravdacafe.co.nz/

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Ranked: #7 of 51 restaurants in Wellington 7
Pravda Café and Grill
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   Pravda Café and Grill accepts American Express

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This was our first visit to Pravda, we went as a group of four to celebrate our adult son's birthday. The First Table time of 5pm worked fine for us, we met him straight from work. Beer on tap and a mocktail went well with our starters - our son & partner loved the steak tartar, we loved the generous serve of (happily GF) peppered calamari. My pumpkin risotto main came with amazingly tasty haloumi, the gurnard was perfectly cooked and both men enjoyed their steaks - standard eye fillet was tender and tasty, the scotch fillet was big and satisfying, though not quite so tender. Desserts were just as good - luscious passionfruit panna cotta, generous cheese platter, and over the top caramel sundae with sticky date puddingh. We had a a great night with great savings on food. A really nice introduction to what Pravda has to offer

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Eleanor McGechie

Excellent service and delicious food. Waiter gave perfect recommendations. Great dining experience!

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Jessie Walker

I must say last night was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The staff at Pravda noticed on my booking that I worked for Beef + Lamb and brought out each cut and carefully explained its origin, the marbling and the ideal way to have it depending on the taste. We were amazed at the level of customer service we received and to top it all off, the food was incredible! Will definitely be going back there ASAP. Thanks Pravda and the First Table Team

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Aroha Mead

Absolutely loved our whole dining experience - ambience, service , drinks and food. I liked how all the staff pitched in to ensure a prompt service for customers - our assigned waiter was excellent, attentive in a non-intrusive way helpful with information about the menu and kept us updated on how far away our main meal was. We ordered a shared appetizer (squid), market fish and taupo eye fillet. Each dish was beautifully presented, extremely tasty and my steak (medium well) was cooked to perfection. We'll definitely be coming back and highly recommend it to others.

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Truly excellent flavours and food matches. The desserts were amazing and the unique mocktail flavours added to the exciting relaxed atmosphere that is Pravda.
The service was great leaving us not wanting for anything. Staff were friendly, helpful and checked in on us periodically to perfection.
A must do Wellington flavour experience. Pravda has become my Wellington restaurant of choice!

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Very nice surroundings with fabulous staff, very attentive service. Meals were very good.

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Lucy Morris

Lovely dinner. Our server (a young Polish lady) was extremely friendly and attentive. We had the pumpkin risotto (so delicious with the fried halloumi!! definitely recommended) and the bruschetta/pumpkin soup for starters. They forgot about a tea order but then sorted it out and gave it to us on the house without us asking to make up for the wait. I adore Pravda and will be back soon for sure. :)

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Beautiful space and amazing food! The beef cheek was melt in your mouth delicious!

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Nai Nai

Great service great food great atmosphere highly recommend. Thanks Pravda

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Excellent service, perfect food and great atmosphere - thanks Pravda!.

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We had a lovely evening. The steak was fantastic and so was the dessert. Service was brilliant and the waitress was exceptionally patient with all our questions.

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We had a really great dinner, highly recommend!

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Adam Webster

Great food and great service

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I love the meals at Pravda, they are really delicious well cooked, great variety. The service we received was fantastic our waitress knew all the specials and when we asked about what the different foods were like she was able to give a good description. Highly recommend this restaurant!!

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The food was excellent, beautifully prepared and the service impeccable. The cocktails were delicious.

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Great food, great service. Couldn't ask for more!

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Manow Khet

Great food and ath mood here, staff were super amazing too! Would come again

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Claudia Williams

Really great food and 5 star service. Would definitely come back again :)

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Would 100% recommend, super yummy and great friendly service

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Fabulous food, great service and staff...definitely be back again!

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This was our first visit to Pravda, we went as a group of four to celebrate our adult son's birthday. The First Table time of 5pm worked fine for us, we met him straight from work. Beer on tap and a mocktail went well with our starters - our son & partner loved the steak tartar, we loved the generous serve of (happily GF) peppered calamari. My pumpkin risotto main came with amazingly tasty haloumi, the gurnard was perfectly cooked and both men enjoyed their steaks - standard eye fillet was tender and tasty, the scotch fillet was big and satisfying, though not quite so tender. Desserts were just as good - luscious passionfruit panna cotta, generous cheese platter, and over the top caramel sundae with sticky date puddingh. We had a a great night with great savings on food. A really nice introduction to what Pravda has to offer

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Great customer service with great food.
Would recommend. great atmosphere.

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Great food and wine. One of our favoutrite restaurants in Wellington.

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Dyarne O'Hara

Food was fantastic and service was faultless!
Highly recommend.

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We really enjoyed our visit to Pravda
The food and staff were excellent

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David Curd

Our tastebuds keep us coming back to Pravda, we dine out a lot in Wellington and Pravda has become our go to escape and exceptional dining experience. The food is mouth wateringly beautiful. Pravda is more than great dining and wining, great selection of beverages. The character and atmosphere transport us out of the doldrums of our day to another place where we can relax, unwind, talk and enjoy ourselves I want to thank the staff as they are consistently friendly and appropriately attentive. Great place great people great experience, Thanks Pravda David and Cheryl

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Excellent food and service, will definitely be back.

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Angus Blakie

The food was delicious and one of the better meals we had in Wellington on our stay. The only thing was the waitress was foreign and there was a little bit of misery understanding when we ordered the sides fir the main but it wasn't the end of the world. All in all I would definitely recommend pravda. Thanks

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Fautless. First time visiting Pravda since it became a grill and we weren't disappointed. We had three different mains - the lamb, pork belly, and rump steak and all were pronounced delicious. The three desserts were all also great, with the sticky toffee pudding being the standout. Excellent food, friendly and efficient service, and a nice ambience - it ticks all the boxes.

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Shay Naiki

Had a wonderful dinner last night. Service was fantastic. Portions were very generous. Food was delicious.

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The venue has such warmth and ambiance. The food to die for and the staff amazing. Always fantastic :)

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Edwin Tan

Amazing food and exceptional service. A true value with First Table.

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Abbie Schurink

From the second we arrived the service was fantastic! The food was amazing and the staff so attentive, couldn't have asked for a better experience!

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Guy Balshaw

Was really nice would come back

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Andrew Beddow

Fantastic meal as always, Pravda always delivers

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Melanie Kinloch

Amazing food and great service , definitely go back!!!

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Bj Pea

Good menu selection / good portions / attentive service / knowledgeable server with ability to give great recommendations / good atmosphere without loud music or intruding conversations/
Probably more of a Special Occasion restaurant- which Pravda does well.
With First Table, maybe even more often:)

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Sarah-Kay Kilner

Great food and wine prompt service and nice staff the lamb was amazing

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We had a great time at Pravda. The food and staff are both awesome. Would totally recommend and will also be coming back :)

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We appreciated the ability of eating at 5pm ,it suited us as we had a show to go to.
The food was great ,service friendly. Thanks for this service.

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Leah Mazey

Four of us had a really great first table experience last night. We had a table booked for 5 pm and were pleased to be seated in a great spot, not hidden away in a dingy corner. We ordered bread and game chips to nibble on until our delicious entrees arrived.
The salmon, beetroot entree was my choice and absolutely delicious....also very generous portion wise. I’m told the calamari entree and the cauliflower entree were also great.
Main courses, both meat and vegetarian were all enjoyed by every one. Two out of four had enough room for the sticky toffee sponge icecream dessert thingy and pronounced it delicious.
This meal in itself was delicious and would make us return to Pravda probably many times in the future...but when you combine the great food and service with the amazing savings that the “FIRST TABLE” provided, it is a no brainer that I would recommend PRAVDA and First Table 100%

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A stunning meal, with awesome service. Highly recommend.

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Tiana McGuire

Yummy mains! Big servings. Lovely service :) the fried chicken is the best!

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Grace Goris

Valentine’s Day and Birthday celebration dinner with my partner. We had the best dining experience. We had the oysters and bruschetta for entre, scotch fillet and pork belly for mains. A lovely valentine gin cocktail on the side.
Excellent service. We will be back for more delicious food

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Krystle Magadia

We love the food at Pravda so we knew we were going to enjoy our meal but what made this time different was the service we received from the super lovely person who served us that night. It was probably the best service we’ve ever had.

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Sinead McGrannachan

Fabulous experience! The staff were very accomodating. The atmosphere lovely and the food amazing. Definitely will be going back here!

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The food was all wonderful and served in very short time. The lovely young lady who served us was extremely attentive and was very knowledgeable about the food and menu, describing the dishes in great detail without once referring to notes - very impressive. She was also able to recommend a wine match which was perfect. We'll certainly return to Pravda!

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Lisa Glasgow

Delicious as always! And the service was fantastic, very friendly wait staff.

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Peixin Guan

Excellent food and cocktails, great service. Would definitely come back.

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Tania Loader

Fab Food - Lovely décor and atmosphere. Wait staff very attentive and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the experience and Pravda is up there with places to go

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Kirstin Smith

Best first table experience so far. Great well balanced meals. Staff were knowledgeable on wine pairings and made great recommendations. I had the fresh oysters which were delightful. The soup entree which was a mushroom and bacon soup. This was the best mushroom soup i have ever had, followed by the lamb. Lamb was cooked to perfectly and all the flavors complemented each other harmoniously. Overall a faultless evening.

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Adam McCutcheon

Great experience! Highly recommended!

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Amber Dunn

Both food and service was amazing as always - was pleasantly surprised at the size of the dessert - my partner and I shared the berry creme brulee and it was enormous! Amazing experience all around, cant wait to go back!

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Fantstic experience! Beautiful food and the staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely coming back for the pork belly!

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Nice evening. Food and service were good.

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