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Cuisine: Bistro, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

The Old Bailey is Wellington’s original Monteith’s craft beer bar. With the ever expanding craft beer market, The Old Bailey has 21 taps dedicated to a wide range of beers.

Situated in the heart of the city, the restaurant and bar is close to Parliament, Westpac Stadium and the railway station. This convenient location makes it ideal for a get together with friends or family.

Known for its excellent customer service, The Old Bailey offers a traditional Kiwi pub vibe in a modern and relaxed restaurant and bar. Sip a craft beer alongside a classic Kiwi dish or your favourite comfort food.

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The Old Bailey
101 Lambton Quay
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat-Sun: 10:00 am - 3:00 am

Phone: +6449742248

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The Old Bailey
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: Bistro, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $30
The Old Bailey accepts American Express

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We have always passed but never been for a visit! What an amazing experience! From the wonderfully attentive waitron to the food and delicious desserts! It’s a must for all with the atmosphere jolly!

Thank you for having us!

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David Curd

Thank you Old Bailey, food was great, tasty and plenty of it. Thank you x 20 to our host, if we had a business we'd steal you. Fantastic service thanks. An awesome evening thanks.

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Skylar Cruz

My Experience at The Old Bailey last night was truly remarkable.

The service was excellent and all the staff were really friendly and helpful.

Our food was so tasteful and the meat was so tender definitely one of the best ribeyes I've ever had.

100% plan on going back in the future!

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Andrea Swart

Good food and friendly service.

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Kimberley Warner

Delicious food, comfortable to dine in, great service!

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Don MacKenzie

Downsides:
- The restaurant was noisy at times
- The burger was a tad cold
- The knives were slightly blunt

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These were the only criticisms we could come up with for our experience at The Old Bailey and we were really trying to put our reviewer hats on. We booked a table via First Table and even without the discount, the food here was very tasty and filling for the price.

We ordered the Calamari; OB Burger; Bangers and Mash; and the Onion Rings. We were very impressed by the flavour of the burger, but the highlight was the Bangers and Mash. Very very delicious.

The Old Bailey can get a bit loud at times being a restaurant/pub, so the dining experience is more suitable for groups than a dinner for two. But all in all, we enjoyed our evening and will definitely return with more hungry stomachs!

5/5

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Kaitlyn Manu

The food here was absolutely delicious and great portion sizes. Everything came out quickly and hot! Would definitely eat dinner here again :)

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We had the Fish and Chips, rump steak and pulled pork sandwich. The food was good, portion was reasonable.

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Great food, great experience

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Great friendly service, good food and will definitely return.

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Amanda Loper

Yum food and fast service. The staff were super friendly and attentive!

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We have always passed but never been for a visit! What an amazing experience! From the wonderfully attentive waitron to the food and delicious desserts! It’s a must for all with the atmosphere jolly!

Thank you for having us!

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Ruby Kuang

More dishes can be chosen at lunch

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Rodger Hewitt

Overall a great wee place in the city. Cosy and comfy. Wold recommend. Great service

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Great food, great environment

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Fantastic pub food, fantastic staff. Just like an English pub but in the middle of our capital. Recommend anyone visiting Wellington to check out The Old Bailey for an extremely reasonable meal.

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Really quick service, good food. Will be back again

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Jade Lawrance

The Old Bailey went out of their way to make us feel really looked after with the manager coming over at the end of our meal for a chat!
Me and my partner both had the Rib-Eye steak, which were cooked medium rare to perfection!
Only negativity is the steak was accompanied with a green pesto sauce (the manager explained this was to do with the Rugby World Cup), however we both thought it tasted strange accompanying such a beautiful steak!
Otherwise, everything else great. We’d come again!☺️

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Maria Conlon

The entrees were yummy, I enjoyed my warmed brie, the cuban mojo was great but a piece of bread or naan would have been fab to soak up the juices. Others ordered the fish and chips and the OB burger. No complaints.
Only suggestion is, we were told we had to order by 2pm and we're unsure why as we had till 3pm to be there to enjoy our food, the menu says 11am - 9pm....

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Lizzi Johnson

Great service during a busy evening, nice little table tucked by the window, and the food was tasty. Very happy with the vegetarian/vegan burger!

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Lovely meal and great service .

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Great selection of eats, already at a pretty decent price point, so with First Table extremely good value for money. We shared a bunch of starters instead of ordering mains and they were fabulous! Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff and a great location. Can't go wrong.

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Warm and comfortable environment, with plenty of options on the menu.

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Daniel McDonald

Excellent food and service.

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Great as always

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Shelley Simpson

This was our second visit to The Old Bailey and it did not disappoint- the Skillet Cookie was a remembered favourite for Miss 9 and she was excited to find it still in the menu. A great pick for kids and adults alike. Looking forward to our next visit :)

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The pulled pork sandwich and the beef burger were very tasty. Service fine. Will return

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Anahera Brown

We booked for the 1pm lunch seating and the place was packed when we got there, which is a great sign. A table had been reserved for us and the team were all up to speed on First Table bookings which hasn't been the case at other places I've been too. Service was lovely and efficient. We'd ordered our drinks and food and then received it all in under 25mins (or there about). I chose the Reggae Jerk Chicken and it was yummy! Lots of flavour and it was so filling I didn't need dinner that night. Will come back for sure!

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Clare Jenssen

We were early but that wasn't an issue. Warm welcome, friendly good service and lovely food. Recommend. The place was nice and warm which was welcome on the cold day.

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Qian Qian

Have a great time here. The atmosphere was nice and the food was nice too.

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Wendy Cresswell

Love the atmosphere in The Old Bailey, we shared a starter if lamb Koftas really tasty on a bed of salad with yogurt dressing. We both had the rib eye steak for main, beautifully cooked and presented. Thank you - we will be back!

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Helen Logan

We love the Old Bailey. The menu is varied enough to suit everyone and it’s great to let the kids order whatever they want! Nice setting and friendly service - will definitely be back

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Good value for money, good service would recommend a visit

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We had a brilliant meal at the Old Bailey. The steaks were delicious, as was the jambalaya and pulled pork sandwich. We tried the desserts and the chocolate pudding and the choc chip cookie were super yummy! Serving sizes were large and the table waiters were friendly. The atmosphere was great too - lots of people milling around for a drink/meal and watching the televised sport. The front of house/bar manager was confused to see us when we arrived and said that we didn't have a booking so I was glad that I had brought a print out of the first table confirmation. He later confirmed that office staff didn't let him know about the booking. Fabulous meal though and we would definitely go back!

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Sarah Kristin

Food was alright. It's just a pub,not a restaurant so you can't expect too much. The food we had was good though. We ordered a garlic bread to start because someone told us that its delicious but we never got that. The waiter was nice about it though. Apologised for forgetting it. The staff was helpful and friendly.

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We ordered the Old Bailey Platter, really nice and good size to share for 3 people. Friendly staff, great location.

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Lovely service and great pub food. A fun family evening and the chocolate pudding and the choc chip skillet desserts are definitely worth it for the chocolate lovers. Cheers!

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Great evening out! The service was outstanding even when we took forever to make up our minds. The menu was nicely varied. Starters were delish, and mains were equally delish. We will definitely be back!

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Had a great meal with five of us dining, four using First Table, and the last person at full price. We each had a drink, we shared two starters, and then had a main course each. Great food, and good service.

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Kitiara Peni-Terekia

The staff were friendly, and very helpful. The food was great value for money. We enjoyed every bit of our dinner

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Great food. Good service, only marked down as they forgot our onion rings. An enjoyable night, would definitely eat here again.

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Really enjoyed it- great environment and yummy food!

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Daniel Fletcher

Great tasting food combined with quality service and good recommendations on food choices

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Shelley Simpson

Fantastic food and wonderful staff - a really enjoyable night out :)

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Lawrence Hickin

Delighted to find we had a reserved table with a street view. Introductions and service was friendly and attentive from lovely Irish Chelsea. We were both hard pressed to decide which was better with the generous portioned fish and chips with tangy coleslaw and the prawn jambalaya. Our desserts, yes we know it is only lunch but when does one get the chance to enjoy rich decadent hot chocolate pudding which won hands down over a chocolate chip warm cookie. Menu has so many tasty options, we certainly are going to need to come back soon.

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Warren Yardley

Great meal, great service, brilliant value.

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David Curd

Awesome food, great friendly service and atmosphere.

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Gillian Tongue

Awesome food, great staff, will definitely be back for more

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The staff here are always amazing and have loved the food every time

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Sue Mattson

Busy, noisy lively spot. Ideal for catching up with friends. Dress code is tidy but not over-the-top.
Great selection of monteith beers, good selection of wine.
Menu a good selection but not excessive numbers of choices. Well cooked and presented well in a pub style.
The guys steaks were cooked exactly as they asked, always a priority.
Waiter was friendly with a sense of humour, and was efficient as well.
Would come here again.

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Good service, food quick to come out very tasty

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Litsa Hally

Thank you for a great meal last night. Was enjoyed by all. The steak was cooked to perfection, the pasta was very tasty and the fish and chips were delicious. Thank you.

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Excellent service and food thank you. Highly recommend dining at the Old Bailey

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