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Cuisine: A La Carte
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

The Hop Garden's food is prepared with love and dedication using free range, locally sourced and seasonal products where possible.

Perfect for both special occasions and as your local bar and restaurant, The Hop Garden team aim to deliver value for money without compromising on ingredients, integrity or quality.

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The Hop Garden
13 Pirie St, Mount Victoria
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Mon-Tue: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed-Thu: 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri: 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat: 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Sun: 10:30 am - 10:30 am

Phone: 04 801 8807

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The Hop Garden
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte
Mains: $15 - $35
The Hop Garden accepts American Express

Reviews

Emma Conlon

Our experience eating in The Hop Garden was a very positive one! The place had a nice atmosphere for a Wednesday evening, not too busy but too quiet either. The service was great, we had a really friendly French waitress and the guys behind the bar were also lovely and changed a cocktail for me when I did not like my first one. The food was tasty, the portions were perfect and the chicken was delicious. The kitchen changed around our dish for us on our request with no hassle which we really appriciated! Overall it was a great mid-week meal in our local bar and we will definitely be back!

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Michelle Veisaku

Great food, atmosphere and staff. The ribs and steak were delicious. A really enjoyable way to spend the evening.

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Niccy Turner

As a group heading to WOW this was an ideal opportunity to ensure an early meal pre show. This was our first experience of using first table and have to say we were not disappointed.
The venue was perfect, the food superb and the service outstanding.

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We really enjoyed our meal @ the Hop Garden, both the food and service were fantastic.

I had the pork belly entrée and the slow cooked lamb as a main, the rest of our party had the steaks. All large meals and in hind sight we probably should have shared the entrées and had a desert.

The bar has a variety of craft beers on tap and by the bottle to tempt everyone.

Thank you for an enjoyable evening, we will be back : )

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Absolutely amazing. Having a first table experience here was great, as we were able to taste and share a lot of the share plates Hop Garden has to offer. Service was really great, lovely staff who helped recommend some of their favourite plates. Highly recommend.

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Had some of the sharing plates and the burgers, the food was amazing and came out very fast!

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Ann Garry

It was our first time to the Hop Garden. They had a busy night with the restaurant fully booked so we sat in the bar area. Really enjoyed our meals and appreciated that the chef tweaked my meal due to dietary needs. The waiting and bar staff were very friendly and checked in regularly. Would definitely go again.

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Paloma Fernandez

Great good & service. We shared starters, sides and each one got their individual main. It was a very nice experience! Loved the desserts.

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Hamish Girvan

This is a great spot. Totally under rated and the food is top notch. They also have a great selection of beers and wines. The Hey Day Stout on tap was perfect for a winter's evening. Steak cooked perfectly and the desserts are simple but delicious. We'll be back

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Angela Marsden

This was our very first First Table experience and we were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We got our drinks,quickly, then chose entrees. The arancini and pate were both delicious. But the best part was to come.... the Angus steak was perfectly cooked and the accompanying potato gratin was quite possibly the best i have tasted. Recommended!

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Sam Limmage-Werner

I'll start with the food - it was beautiful. Amazing entrees, excellent mains, and wonderful desserts. All with fresh ingredients and flavours which complement each other really well.
Our service was really good, and made the experience even better.
Will definitely be coming back!

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Hugh Karena

Tasty food, great drinks, helpful attentive staff. Will come back.

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Melissa Evans-Scott

Good food and great service.

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Lovely food. We had an array of tapas - pork belly and the popcorn chicken were the favs. Lovely spot to sit in the sun

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Sandy Bray

Cool spot! Always enjoy popping in here

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Had a great time at The Hop Garden. We were recommended 4 plates to share between 3 of us and this was just right. Great selection of NZ tap beers and cider. Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant to enjoy a meal and a pint.

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Dan Wilkinson

Food was good. Solid bar food that was cooked well & went well with the yummy craft beers that we enjoyed. Kids enjoyed their food as well. Considering they were a staff member down the other two staff did well to keep on top of things. They were friendly & attentive.

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Linda Clark

Had a very enjoyable dining experience and the staff were great

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Amazing dinner, we had the loaded fries and popcorn chicken to start and then a burger and we were very full!! Very yummy, 100% recommended, this is my fourth time going!

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Ardyn Tettmar

Kinda cool inside but seemed super dodgy and unsanitary. Didn’t even feel comfortable ordering food because it seemed so dirty

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Becky Brooks

Yum food and a cool little spot!

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Kristine Ballard

Cool place in middle of wellington friendly staff and good atmosphere the food was tasty and quick to come out

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Steak was great and my partner loved her chicken burger. Very good service

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Victor Warden

Great time @ Hopgarden!great and atmosphere for quick after work drinks and food! Awesome selection of beers and nothing was too much trouble from they guys behind the bar! Will.be back!

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Aine Céitinn

Plenty of choice on the menu, good food at reasonable prices, great service! Nice and chill atmosphere, would recommend!

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Mackenzie Kelly

The food at The Hop Garden was incredible. Highly recommend the arancini, too die for!! The bar area is very aesthetic, restaurant area not so much. Didn’t venture up to the rooftop bar but I can imagine it would be great. Lovely staff, great food and drinks, what more can you ask for!

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Jules Hyde

What a delight to find this out of the way craft beer and culinary delight! We would never have known about it if it weren't for First Table. It's a short walk from the Embassy cinema and perfect dinner spot after our matinee movie.

We opted for sharing plates and were impressed by the generous portion sizes and high quality of delicious food. We particularly reccommend the pork belly bites, mussels, and crispy cauliflower The drinks list was equally impressive (craft beers or course, and a whole page of gin options) and after much deliberation we settled on a Pilsner and a coconut porter.
The wait staff were polite, efficient and friendly and after a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience we will definitely be returning ourselves and recommending The Hop Garden to our friends.

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Lovely place for a meal. Good service, good food, great cocktails!

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Very pleasant atmosphere and good food.

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The Hop Garden in Wellington is a great choice for a fun, relaxed evening in the central city. We booked the 5.30 slot for 3 people. It was the first time using First Table so wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. No problem. The staff were friendly and relaxed and we could sit wherever we liked, including upstairs where people were enjoying the unusually warm night – it was hot?! We chose the cooler downstairs near the bar. Service was excellent. It wasn’t long before we were cheers-ing and directing delicious bite-sized salt and pepper squid into our ready-made mouths. I think we all would have happily worked our way through the entire starters menu: recommend. Mains, though, were disappointing. It would’ve been good to have salad options. Still, great value with the discount. Go for atmosphere, nibbles, service and bevs. 4/5

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Kelly Hannah

Great food and great atmosphere.

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Emma Conlon

Our experience eating in The Hop Garden was a very positive one! The place had a nice atmosphere for a Wednesday evening, not too busy but too quiet either. The service was great, we had a really friendly French waitress and the guys behind the bar were also lovely and changed a cocktail for me when I did not like my first one. The food was tasty, the portions were perfect and the chicken was delicious. The kitchen changed around our dish for us on our request with no hassle which we really appriciated! Overall it was a great mid-week meal in our local bar and we will definitely be back!

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Nick Werner

Awesome dinner ,the staff were great and patient as some us us couldn't decide what to have lol,fantastic night cheers guys

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Amanda Peacock

Great atmosphere particularly on a sunny but windy day threatening to rain in Wellington! Great food and particularly good beer selection

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Lovely atmosphere and food. The perfect touch to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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Loved the atmosphere, staff were friendly and professional. Everything we ate was just above average - probably a better venue for drinks than a meal. Nice night out though!

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Great food and service!! I had the pork belly and it was mouth-wateringly good. My Mother had the chicken and she was definitely impressed.
Definitely a funky little restaurant I’d return to.

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Lovely night out. Thanks.

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Matthew Barnett

Good food, good drinks, nice environment and lovely staff.

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CJ Renee

Relaxed and friendly service. Food was great, especially the peaches and cream cheesecake! Would come back :)

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Michelle Veisaku

Great food, atmosphere and staff. The ribs and steak were delicious. A really enjoyable way to spend the evening.

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Niccy Turner

As a group heading to WOW this was an ideal opportunity to ensure an early meal pre show. This was our first experience of using first table and have to say we were not disappointed.
The venue was perfect, the food superb and the service outstanding.

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We really enjoyed our meal @ the Hop Garden, both the food and service were fantastic.

I had the pork belly entrée and the slow cooked lamb as a main, the rest of our party had the steaks. All large meals and in hind sight we probably should have shared the entrées and had a desert.

The bar has a variety of craft beers on tap and by the bottle to tempt everyone.

Thank you for an enjoyable evening, we will be back : )

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Absolutely amazing. Having a first table experience here was great, as we were able to taste and share a lot of the share plates Hop Garden has to offer. Service was really great, lovely staff who helped recommend some of their favourite plates. Highly recommend.

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Noeline Colman

Atmosphere great and staff friendly

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Kirsty Whitehead

Great place to eat/drink and catch up with the girls! I will definitely be back!

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Danelle Tahere

Great comfort food, cosy environment and friendly staff

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Beautiful setting, excellent food and great service. Would be lovely to sit upstairs in the summer and enjoy the fresh air.

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Adam Koch

We had the most amazing dinner through first table at the Hop Garden! The food was sublime and came out so quickly, we decided to share entrees and small plates so that we could fully make the most of the range of craft beers on tap. They also had so many exciting vegan options for our group that everyone loved. The service was great and at the end of the experience we had only paid $10 each to fill the whole table full of food! Will definitely be booking the Hop Garden on first table every week for the rest of my life!

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Amanda Peacock

Great we hidden gem. Lovely feel to the place with an indoor/outdoor feel. We sat beside the freshly lit fire and I had a gorgeous mulled wine and my bf one of beers on tap. Food great and lots of GF options :)

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Yummy food, lovely ambience, efficient service. Would definitely recommend.

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Great service and good pub style food

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This place was great!

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Noeline Colman

Atmosphere great staff really lovely friendly and understanding. Had a big problem with the mains given to me which was compensated with a complimentary dessert after being offered something else to be cooked.

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Michael Harris

Great spot for a feed and a beer. Burgers had great flavour. Wanted to have a second! Poutine was a bit shy of gravy though.

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Sophie Hale

The arancini are out of this world.
The mushroom bolognese is absolutely delicious.

Wasn't a fan of the festival dessert - too many elements for my liking.

But the service was excellent and the menu in general, excellent too, so would definitely recommend.

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Tejas Sreedhar

Good food, not the best atmosphere

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Had some of the sharing plates and the burgers, the food was amazing and came out very fast!

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Kairo Wise

Dined here before going to watch the rugby, awesome service and food! We got about 7 plates to share between the three of us and it was a memorable feast (we probably overate a little..)The food came out super hot and fast, the service was also lovely! Would recommend if you want to try somewhere different and eat a variety of food :)

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Ian Joce Kearney

Good food in awesome surroundings

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