Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

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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Pravda Café and Grill
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Jess Kwon

Food was good, staff were excellent!

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Le Nguyen

Good food with lots to choose from and even better service. Our waiter was attentive and knew his stuff. Ambience was nice too.

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Kavithaa Williamson

Food was delicious, fish, pork and steaks were cooked really nicely. Our servers were very friendly. Would come back again.

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Jessie Alexander

Beautiful food, fantastic service, the First Table conditions were explained clearly, we had a lovely time.

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Sara Yuan

We had a great dining experience at Pravda last Saturday night. Staff members were friendly, and the food was really nice. Thanks

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First time using first table. It was easy and food was awesome ;)

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Was my first visit to Pravda and would definitely go back (and spread the word/love to friends and family)

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We had a great time at Pravda, dinner was lovely and desert was even better. I would suggest sharing the Sunday desert as it is hug. The lamb is absolutely tasty, the chicken is nice also :-)

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Sarah Benge

Excellent!

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Had a great pre-show dinner at Pravda. The staff were friendly and knowledgable and provided great service. The food was delicious with very generous portions served. Sadly, we ran out of time for dessert! The restaurant has a great atmosphere, but we were a little bemused by the 1980's music soundtrack that accompanied our meals. Would happily dine there again!

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As we had first table it was lovely for an early meal before attending an event, the food was yummy and service great, very friendly and attentive staff.
Thank you

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Pravda put on a really nice evening for us. The food was beautiful and I'd especially like to call out the tremendous service. The staff were impressively knowledgeable on the menu items, and checked in at the perfect times. What a fab evening!

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Joseph Whyle

Had a lovely dinner last night at Pravda. The bruschetta was divine, and the Risotto was light and delicate. My mate had the fish of the day which definitely won dish of the night.

Highly recommend the raspberry brulee to follow.

Definitely will be returning again!

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We had a really lovely evening at Pravda. The food and service were great, we had enough attention and advice but not intrusive.
I would recommend you go!

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What an amazing restaurant! My wife and I had a feast to say the least. Portion sizes are generous, food was exceptional and service was great also. Risotto was outstanding, tempura oysters spot on and the seared tuna was delicious just to name a few. Big ups to first table again for having such a great deal to make it possible for anybody to enjoy these dining experiences!

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Mary Hope

We had great service and a delicious meal, delivered very efficiently so that we could get on our way to a show at 6:30pm.

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Lyn Williams

Excellent meal and service we thoroughly recommend Pravda. It's about 3 years since we were there great to see they are still of such a high standard.

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Maile Tarsau

Incredible service. Tasty food. We rolled out very happy and content. Will come again for sure.

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Jessica Mumby

When arriving to the restaurant I was greeted immediately and seated. I was 20mins early for my booking and this was not an issue. I was asked if I wanted my jacket taken and hung up, which I thought was a lovely touch. I was then greeted by a waitress and was given still water as requested. I was then greeted by a waiter who took my drink order as I waited for my partner to arrive. The cocktails looked great and were very tasty. Once my partner arrived, the same waiter asked if we were ready order. At this point, I was little let down. He did not introduce himself, I had to ask him what the Market catch was, which he then clicked his pen to every word. Which was rather annoying as it took my concentration off what he was saying and then he told us the special. The food did not take long to come out and tasted great. My partner has the crispy pork belly, which he said tasted like it had been smoked. Which it doesn’t say on the menu. But still tasted good and was a good size. I had the vegetarian fettuccini, which was a large size and had lots of flavour. We were checked on half way through our meals and once finished we were asked if we wanted desserts. My partner and I shared the chocolate tart, which was delicious. I would recommend it to share as it is quite rich. Overall the experience was good, and I would go back again.

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I had been meaning to go to Pravda for a while now, and now that I've been, I won't be meaning to go again... I'll just be going. The great service reminded me how much of an impact it can have on your meal, and the food itself was even better. See you soon!

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Joanna Viernes

Place was great! The waitstaff were very friendly and the food was delicious!

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great meal, lovely waitress and pravda has a lovely warm atmosphere

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Annmarie Mead

Food was great and the service was excellent i will be back

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sophie noone

Great food and atmosphere

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Helen Logan

First visit to Pravda and on a very busy night in Wellington with the All Blacks v France test match on. Usually when we dine using first table the restaurants are empty but not tonight! The place was already busting at the seams which was a good sign! Attentive waiters & the food arrived promptly despite the number of people dining. Very happy with the food, beautiful eye fillet steak at half price is always a good thing. Partner had the seafood risotto which was delicious. Would definitely go back and will look out for this one again. No room for a dessert unfortunately which sounded yum. Fed and watered happily in plenty of time to head off to the big game

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Great service, atmosphere, menu and awesome food

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Stephanie Fitzgibbon

We had limited time. Food was prompt and service was great

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Caitlin Howe

The service was fantastic, drinks were great. The steak was pretty average (Wakanui Scotch), was expecting more from it and didn’t satisfy my need for a good steak. Definitely worth a shot

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Eleanor McGechie

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

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Caitlin Mountfort

Great food. Amazing Lamb rump. Was super tender.
Chicken was nice too

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Annie Javier

Excellent food and service. Would definitely come back again.

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Lisa Glasgow

Enjoyable food, great service.

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Tracey Lydiard

Had a great experience at Pravda! Would definitely return. Food is delicious and service was excellent!

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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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Matt Disney

Great food, attentive but relaxed staff who knew the right moments to come over. We had the Lamb Rump and the Pork Belly, both had interesting sides accompanying them, slightly unusual but great choices. Squid entree was excellent and tender. Meals are on the large side especially the entree, but not complaining!

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Sinead Clark

Food and service 10/10 . Highly rate the lamb !

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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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Shanny Jamin

Service and food were great. The steak was just divine :)

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Adam Nagy

It was the night of the Wellington down pour, so our Uber was running late, and every person had their car in wellington, we were late, and the the Maitre'd still sat us and looked after us, even though the place was incredibly busy and getting busier!
The service was exceptional, and the atmosphere was nice. The food was fast and really nice, bone marrow, and risotto were brilliant
We were informed we were on a time constraint, but our server offered us coffee and dessert.
I really appreciate that they understood the weather, and still had time for us - it was quite a nice feeling.
Highly recommended, wine, service and food exceptional
Thank you

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Myungkyu Kim

What a great night! Service was impeccable, food was great with generous portions, and good wine recommendations to match the food. Faultless!

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Laura Mulqueen

The food was amazing and service great too! Will definitely be back!

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Great lamb rack salad and fries!

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Monica Hawthorne

We had the pork belly and fried chicken. Both were amazing. Service was excellent too.

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