Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #10 of 58 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 58 restaurants in Wellington 10
Pravda Café and Grill
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

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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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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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Fantastic food and service, what more can you say. We had an enjoyable evening.

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Michelle Veisaku

The food was superb! I had the lamb which was cooked to perfection as was my partner’s pork. Both highly recommended but a word of warning about the desserts- the raspberry creme brûlée is huge! Definitely one to share. Thanks for a fabulous experience First Table and Pravda.

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Raúl Enrique

Loved it. Service was great. Food was fantastic

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Yuko Takeda

Yummy food, good service. I thought desserts were big portions!

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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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