Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #10 of 55 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: #10 of 55 restaurants in Wellington 10
Pravda Café and Grill
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+
Pravda Café and Grill accepts American Express

Reviews

Wonderful meal at Pravda as usual. My salmon was succulent, set off brilliantly with salt and vinegar potatoes and a side of market greens. The staff were attentive and friendly and, even with a couple of glasses of wine, the reasonableness of the final bill capped off a great night.

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Aimee Jillayne

The waitress we had was fantastic. Really made our dining experience! Friendly and tentative. The food was also amazing. We will be back.

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Hannah Parker

The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere, even though we were one of the only tables so early. All the food was amazing, and the steaks included in the deal are delicious (both had the 180g eye fillet). The drinks were very good, definitely recommend a glass of the Malbec. Will definitely go back!

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Pravda is all class. The atmosphere in the restaurant is stylish without being stuffy and the service is attentive and top notch. The food was divine, room permitting we probably would have eaten everything on the menu, love those scallops! It was the beginning of a great night out for our group and made us go we should do this more often. Nice one Pravda and First Table.

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Pravda was a totally delightful dining experience. Looked after so well. Seated comfortably at a corner table we could enjoy the view across the room. The flickering red candles and the glow of the very beautiful chandeliers gave a very cosy atmosphere.
Appreciated the helpful, attentive service. Obviously enjoyed working there. Food was so good! Best steak I have ever eaten. Perfectly cooked, amazing flavour and the sauces had such a depth of flavour. The rocket, pear, walnut and parmesan salad was delicious and refreshing. This has to be one of the best First Tables. Thanks for our great evening!

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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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We had a lovely evening at Pravda last night. Wonderful, relaxed meal with attentive service.

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Excellent in every way. Service fantastic, our waitress attentive and friendly. Food first class. I would highly recommend this place.

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An error was made with our order but this was quickly sorted by the staff.

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Wonderful meal at Pravda as usual. My salmon was succulent, set off brilliantly with salt and vinegar potatoes and a side of market greens. The staff were attentive and friendly and, even with a couple of glasses of wine, the reasonableness of the final bill capped off a great night.

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We went at a very busy time during Christmas period the service was still very good we all had steaks that we cooked to perfection to my liking and very good will definitely recommend this restaurant

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Aimee Jillayne

The waitress we had was fantastic. Really made our dining experience! Friendly and tentative. The food was also amazing. We will be back.

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Toni Roxburgh

Delicious food and dining experience! We will definitely be back to try some more of the menu :)

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Celina Tu

great place to have dinner and catch up with friends.

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Went here for. Out daughters 21st.
Fantastic food , excellent service.
They even did a surprise Happy 21st birthday message in chocolate and with sorbet....fantastic.
Would highly recommend coming here and we will definitely be back

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Had lovely food, the brussel sprouts were a real stand out. The dessert (apple and black Doris plum crumble) was average, but the mains — steak and a rack of lamb — were fantastic.

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Soft entree. Fantastic steak. Delicate desserts. Professional serving. 10 out of 10. Good.
My family are really satisfied with Pravda’ food and service.

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Hannah Parker

The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere, even though we were one of the only tables so early. All the food was amazing, and the steaks included in the deal are delicious (both had the 180g eye fillet). The drinks were very good, definitely recommend a glass of the Malbec. Will definitely go back!

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Libby Malibiran

Celebrated my birthday here with my partner. Our server even has us taste some wine before we ordered. Awesome service, atmosphere and food.

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Pravda is all class. The atmosphere in the restaurant is stylish without being stuffy and the service is attentive and top notch. The food was divine, room permitting we probably would have eaten everything on the menu, love those scallops! It was the beginning of a great night out for our group and made us go we should do this more often. Nice one Pravda and First Table.

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Absoutely wonderful food and service. The mushroom and blue cheese soup is gorgeous. If fact everything was wonderful.

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Deborah Woodland

Great food great service great atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Toni Mathers

Great service - our waiter was very friendly! Food was incredible!

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We had a amazing meal.All four of us had the eye fillet steak with sides.The steaks were all cooked perfectly.Service was excellent we would definitely recommend to others.

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Love Pravda! Always great.

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Pravda was a totally delightful dining experience. Looked after so well. Seated comfortably at a corner table we could enjoy the view across the room. The flickering red candles and the glow of the very beautiful chandeliers gave a very cosy atmosphere.
Appreciated the helpful, attentive service. Obviously enjoyed working there. Food was so good! Best steak I have ever eaten. Perfectly cooked, amazing flavour and the sauces had such a depth of flavour. The rocket, pear, walnut and parmesan salad was delicious and refreshing. This has to be one of the best First Tables. Thanks for our great evening!

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We had a lovely evening! Amazing food and service. Only critique is that we felt slightly rushed but were given space to finish our wine enjoyably after dinner.

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June Campbell-tong

Great service and the fish dish was absolutely superb. Seasoned well and very tasty. All our group were pleased with their choice and even restaurant was completely full staff coped well with delivering the meals hot.

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Stella Hartley-Hall

Pravda was welcoming from the get go with a super lovely atmosphere! GET THE CHICKEN!!!

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Really accomodating, great food and great service. Only thing is - double check at the end that they apply the first table discount to your bill. They didn't initially and one of our party paid full price.

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Chris Kent

Had a great experience at Pravda yesterday. Caesar salad and calamari starters were great, followed by two steaks superbly cooked (there's a reason why half the menu is dedicated to steak!) Staff were awesome, well informed, knew the dishes and gave lovely service. Didn't have the chance to try desserts, so I guess we'll have to go back again!

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Siegmund s Visser

Great evening with exceptional food - highly recommended

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It was a great time to spent the time with my family in Pravda Café and Grill. Even my little young daughter have to ordered one more of Lamb for herself. Thank you to all the staff members over there. they are really nice and have mind services.

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The banter from the staff was exactly up our alley and made the experience for us even better!!! Food was delicious

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Very delicious food!

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Elaine Loh

The entrees were the stand outs for us. We had the beef tartare and the scallops - would highly recommend.

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Claire Page

Fabulous staff, mad to feel very welcome. Food was delicious, would definitely go back.

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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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Inzy Ali

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!

- dined at Pravda Café and Grill on

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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