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
Accepts:   St Johns Bar & Eatery accepts American Express

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Jules Hyde

Beautiful renovated Art Deco building, stylishly decorated. We were seated in an intimate and quiet corner of the dining area which was nice to be away from the noisier bar area. The staff were very attentive and helpful. Menu options all looked good and the plates we ordered werr delicious, in particular the bean fritto, crispy pork belly and tomato/haloumi salad. The wine list had good options and variety. Portion sizes were generous and the entire dining experience made for a wonderful birthday dinner out. Would definitely go back again!

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Holly Janssen

We had the most pleasant and delicious lunch at St Johns! The place looks amazing after it’s renovations. With a great atmosphere and comfy seating both inside and out, the beautifully presented and scrumptious food left us all satisfied. Would highly 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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Samantha Ward

It was a great evening with good food - only issue is I had no idea I had to book with first table and direct with St Johns. Thankfully they could not have been more accommodating

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Krista Chapman

First time visiting St John - Such a cool atmosphere ! We were seated in the dinning area away from the bar, which was lovely! Beautifully presented and cooked dishes :) I loved the pork belly and kumera gnocchi ! The loaded pastrami fries are a must try dish !
Staff were friendly and always made sure we were happy .

Will definitely be back ✨

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Very tasty and lots of variety. Enjoy having sharing plates. As usual ordered to much and over ate which is not a bad thing! Would recommend

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Great lunch thanks! Looked after well, yummy food, great environment. Recommended.

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Nell Windsor

Really great venue and the food was all delicious

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We had a great dinner sharing quite a few small plates off the menu. Everything was very tasty. A great dining experience well worth going if your in town.

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Helcia Berryman

Beautiful food, loved the sharing style. Service was great too, would definitely dine again.

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Great food. Loved the tapas style and the Fried chicken was divine. Will definitely go back again

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Great food, great drinks, lovely staff and the decor was so beautiful! Will absolutely come again

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Anahera Brown

Just the two of us for lunch which is a rare occasion so we were looking forward to it. The service was great, the only reason for the 4 is they forgot to give us menus but that's ok. The menu is designed so that you can put your meal together by choosing plates. I had the pork belly and roast vegetables salad, hubby had the periperi chicken and loaded fries. We were both stuffed by the end of the meal and very well satisfied. The pork was a little dry which is why I didn't give a 5 but we will definitely be back.

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Patrick Bannon

They have changed the menu where you order components. Eg, steak and then a salad. I ordered steak and a chicken dish thinking they would be small. They are good sized dishes so had a lot to eat. Love the concept and it really works, eg sometimes I want a steak without paying for a side salad or chips, or I just want a light salad. Definitely will be going back for lunch. Also the steak was a good cut and perfectly cooked and presented.

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The food was excellent! We were stuffed! They've changed the menu to slightly smaller plates so you can mix up your main and sides or have lots of nibbles.
Really excellent!

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Jules Hyde

Beautiful renovated Art Deco building, stylishly decorated. We were seated in an intimate and quiet corner of the dining area which was nice to be away from the noisier bar area. The staff were very attentive and helpful. Menu options all looked good and the plates we ordered werr delicious, in particular the bean fritto, crispy pork belly and tomato/haloumi salad. The wine list had good options and variety. Portion sizes were generous and the entire dining experience made for a wonderful birthday dinner out. Would definitely go back again!

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Very friendly staff good quality food although we took advice re ordering plates but too much food great value

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This is a great place to dine. I love the approach of choosing a protein each and sharing the small plates together. Food was fresh, tasty and came out quickly. Service was efficient and helpful. There was an issue with a couple of items added to the bill but it was politely fixed up when it was pointed out. Thanks for a good experience. I recommend a visit to st johns.

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Melissa Watt

Ambiance of the place is outstanding! Seated right by the door in a nearly empty restaurant, which sucked, but oh well. Food was super yum, really liked how you could choose what sides, proteins, salads etc. Would definitely return on a non windy day to sit outside to take advantage of the great area the restaurant is in!

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Holly Janssen

We had the most pleasant and delicious lunch at St Johns! The place looks amazing after it’s renovations. With a great atmosphere and comfy seating both inside and out, the beautifully presented and scrumptious food left us all satisfied. Would highly recommend.

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Bergitte Nodder

Was a really awkward experience. Had to wait ages for anyone to come to our table and get our own menus, water etc. Was thinking maybe they don't care about people dining on first table. The food was good though

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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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