Cuisine: Gastro Pub Food, New Zealand, Tapas/Small Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

Situated right on the waterfront, near Wellington’s Te Papa museum, St Johns Bar and Restaurant is a great spot for dining.

The waterfront building was originally a 1930’s ambulance depot; art deco architecture fits beautifully with the modern fit-out, creating a relaxed and stylish place to eat. The dining area is light and airy. Dine in the bar, the restaurant or outdoors on the waterfront on summery evenings.

Menus are regularly revised to reflect what’s seasonal and fresh, so dishes are made from the very best produce the region has to offer. The menu focuses on sociable shared and small plates dining with a wide range of dishes to tempt your taste buds. And a farm to fork approach to ensure the best local ingredients.

Enjoy international beers on tap, including Heineken, Tiger and Erdinger or sample a craft beer from Wellington-based Black Dog Brewery and Tuatara Brewery. Wine lovers will be spoilt for choice with the extensive international and New Zealand wine list.

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St Johns Bar & Eatery
5 Cable Street
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Mon - Fri : 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Phone: 04 801 8017
Website: www.stjohnsbar.co.nz

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St Johns Bar & Eatery
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: Gastro Pub Food, New Zealand, Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: $15 - $30

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Yummy food, excellent service, good atmosphere, and a total bargain with First Table!! Totally recommend!

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Katie Adams

Honestly one of the best first table meals I’ve come across.
Great menu, cool to be able to choose a protein and salad separately. All options looked delicious, and we definitely weren’t disappointed with our chosen crispy pork and sirloin options. Staff were attentive, and friendly.
Would definitely return.

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Dominique Joy

Thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience! The wait staff were great, super friendly and attentive.
The food was great, we got a selection of small plates to share, these were delicious! Would recommend.

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Excellent lunch, loved the loaded fries they were delicious!! :)
Friendly service, would be happy to return.

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We picked a beautiful sunny day for a nice outdoor lunch, though being Wellington, it was a little breezy! All the main dishes (burger, salmon and steak) were very tasty, though the salads were disappointing, both the mixed greens and the tomato salad (which was decidedly lacking in tomatoes).
Staff were very nice though, and it was a pleasant lunch. Would go again.

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Gill Hayes

Great food, great service and great ambiance.
Will definitely go again.

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Andrea Beagley

My 18 year old daughter and I really enjoyed our delicious meal. Similar to tapa's, we shared three plates each which was plenty. Fantastic service and will go back

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Darlene Tuiono

Beautiful, warm, on trend decor and colours, it felt lux, with an open, yet private dining area. Sharing experience with delicious plates, portioned just right so you can sample and try many dishes as we did with friends. The service was attentive and friendly, we laughed loud and enjoyed the wonderful experience over delicious food, would absolutely go back again and recommend to others!

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Carol Sorenson

So lovely since the refurbishment of the bar. Meals come out in reasonable time and staff a friendly.

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Great attentive service (but not too attentive), the food is excellent and a great location, I'd eat here every week!

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Deirdre McCullough

Our waiter was lovely and very patient in explaining some of the more unusual food to us. The chicken was really good and I would recommend it, as well as the seafood medley my husband had.

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Patrick Bannon

Nice art deco style restaurant. Food was yummy. Had pork belly.

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Yuko Takeda

Very attentive and great service, food was good/ok.

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Carol Sorenson

Thanks so much for a lovely pre-show dinner. The services was fantastic. Staff were so attentive and super friendly. We, ourselves, were a bit disorganised and staff were so accommodating of our rather late guests. We were super grateful. The remodelling looks fantastic. All round it was a great night out. Thank you

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lynne james

What a great night we had the food was fantastic the service was wonderful nothing was too much trouble. Always on hand to bring us more drinks. A great place to go.

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Heidi Williams

Absolutely delicious food all round! So tasty and a great variety for all tastes.

The service was fabulous and really fun!

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Great meal before WOW

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Great service and the food had some good flavors.

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We had a great meal. Delicious beautifully presented food and the service couldn’t have been better. All in all I don’t think there is anything that could have been improved on. We will definitely go back

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Had a great time at this restaurant and would definitely recommend going. The Service was amazing and the waiter we had was very friendly and had a bit of a laugh with us which made us feel even more welcome. Great food & Great service.

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The food was delivered on time and tasted great .The staff were outstanding giving us an
excellent service as they coped with the extra demand of catering for the AB v SA rugby game.The management team were obviously on to it and we were able to eat comfortably and get to the game in plenty of time.The table ordered 4 different desserts and all were four rated as "great".Would happily eat there again in the future.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at St Johns. We opted to have the freshly caught fish that was on the menu. The meals tasted delicious, were creative and well presented. Also a big plus was the innovative salads they had on offer. The staff were friendly and attentive over the evening. Our soon to be 5 grand-daughter who accompanied us, was made very welcome. The restaurant's location in the socially dynamic atmosphere of the waterfront certainly added to the occasion for us. We would definitely return next time we are in Wellington.

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Kate Pearman

Food was excellent! As was the view from the dining room.

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Great service and lovely meal, the lamb in particular was good.

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Elissa Eastwood

We really enjoyed our lunch at St. John’s , the venue was very cool, food was awesome and staff were great ! Definitely recommend it and we look forward to going back

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Piff Forward

The food was wonderful, staff were friendly and the restaurant boasts a great view of the lagoon!

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Bernie Roodt

An enjoyable evening.The lamb backstrap was tender..tad over seasoned with pepper staying on the palate a bit long.
Pork belly was good but a side was required to have a complete meal.
Dessert was delicious.

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Adrienne Alford

Great staff! The premise needs a good overhaul as is tired and the food was online with an above costing pub grub really.

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We had a lovely meal at St John's, would definitely eat there again. The waitress assigned to our table was very good at her job and we didn't have to wait too long for our food even though it was absolutely packed. Look forward to seeing what the refurb looks like :)

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Good food and great atmosphere for a night out. Service was great.

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Marie Richardson

Really enjoyed our experience at Saint Johns. Delicious food and great service.

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Jessica Rafferty

Great service, food was delicious. Chocolate torte was to die for. Wonderful little restaurant that I would definitely go back to again

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Food was delicious and came very quick. Waiter was very friendly. Overall great experience would definitely go back!

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Jackie Farrell

That was, hands down, the best steak I’ve had in a very very long time! Outstanding! OP RIB .... a must if you go to St Johns bar and restaurant! Or be prepared for food envy if you don’t order it and someone else does!

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Angela Simms

The food and service were both superb. We arrived early for pre dinner drinks and asked if we could use the reserved table booked for our dinner for our group to sit at as we had elderly parents accompanying us. Waiting staff were welcoming and set the table early so we ended up ordering dinner earlier than originally booked. Ambiance is wonderful - couldn't have asked for a better post graduation celebratory dinner experience! We'll definitely be back again. Love St John's!!

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Kahren Ormsby

Staff were friendly & helpful. Food was delicious. We were not jam packed in & really enjoyed our lunch!!! Would definitely return.

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Mike Hanley

St John's never disappoints. I have always had good meals here. The service was particularly good on a Friday night when most of their custom would be drinkers rather than diners.

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Melanie Puka

Got to sit where we wanted, the food was quality and the service was fantastic.

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June Campbell-tong

Early dinner for a weeek night no problem as just along the road. Great service rom a friendly helpful staff and the pork belly dish and chosen sld very good.. A pleasant evening.

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Excellent service, we could sit in the bar section or restaurant area and were given the choice. Excellent outdoor harbour view/area. Relaxed atmosphere with indoor and outdoor dinning options. Service was great.
The food had great flavours. Only negative was my bottled juice was served with out being shaken so it got stronger as I drank it with the clumpy bits at the bottom (it didn’t have a lid when served so I couldn’t shake it myself).
Great over all dinning experience with great flavours.
Would definitely dine here again.

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Heather Joines

We arrived early to have a drink before hand. I ordered a cocktail and was told to take a seat and it would be brought over. It took 15 minutes with an excuse about the bar getting busy. That was the only blemish in the service that was otherwise attentive and joyful.
We shared the lamb loaded fries and the chipotle lamb rump to start. The fries are to die for, I will return time and time again for them. The lamb rump was ok but nothing special. We then shared a steak which was cooked perfectly. For dessert we shared a raspberry cheesecake that was served deconstructed. While most elements were good, the raspberry jelly didn’t pack enough flavour and was lost amongst the dish.
Overall it was a pleasant evening and we will return.

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Sam Thomson

My friends and I had a really nice time dining at St Johns. The starters were delicious, we all enjoyed them - highly recommend the sweet potato gnocchi! Our mains were nice but not excellent. However the atmosphere was cosy and comfortable and the service was really good.

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Very pleasant waiting staff. Nice room but spoilt for me by noisy dance music. We wanted to dine and chat not dance.

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Trish Bowden

Form the minute I got there I was treated lovely, my dinner date (friend) was late so I was feeling a bit embarrassed but no issue whatsoever.
The “food” ! Where do I start........yum
My friend ordered the prawns and loved every mouthful.
We both had the fish which was snapper served with gribiche sauce.....”delicimo”
Also to compliment our main we ordered the brassicas, kumera and carrots which were so nice I couldn’t decide whether I liked them better than the main!
My friend recommended the truffle Brie to finish which was weird as I did think I was getting something sweet, but again, “beautiful”
I couldn’t find fault with anything at all and that’s saying something!
Will definitely be back, thank you St Johns bar

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Andrew Strugnell

Extremely love service. Thank you Chelsea! ❤️

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Zoe Udy

Always impressed with St Johns! Amazing service and great food!

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Jackie Farrell

I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service is always amazing at St Johns Bar and Restaurant and it was the perfect place to have my lunch meeting as its not too loud like other cafes can be, so this made it very easy to talk over a bite to eat.

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Sat outside on a beautiful Wellington day enjoying the sun and the lovely view of the harbour this restaurant offers. The food was fabulous and the service good - relaxed and unobtrusive but efficient. This place is a must try! The only blip was the wafts of smoke when a staff member choose to smoke at the next table during their break.

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This restaurant has a great location, with options to sit inside or out. As we were there on a lovely warm calm evening, it was so nice to sit outside and take in all the waterfront and lagoon activity. Service was friendly and fast, and the food delicious. We chose a selection from small plates and sides to put together a very tasty meal. Thanks!

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Thomas Gorte

Comfortable space outside. The tarakihi was truly delectable with perfectly cooked fries! Definitely will be back!

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