Cuisine: A La Carte, Gastro Pub Food
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Enjoy fresh New Zealand fare with a political twist at The Backbencher!

Offering a unique dining experience, The Backbencher is renowned for its outstanding food, drinks and sense of humour. Think satirical artwork, contemporary puppets and a cheeky menu named after past politicians!

In the kitchen, their talented team serve all your Kiwi favourites, from stunning meats and fresh seafood, to seasonal vegetarian fare. Try Twyford’s duck croquettes and Clark’s calamari, before moving onto mains like the G Robertson scotch fillet, or try the Sir Winston’s lamb rump.

Located opposite The Beehive in Thorndon, this iconic pub is settled on the grounds of one of Wellington’s oldest masonry buildings. After two devastating fires, The Backbencher was renovated in 2013 to reflect the location’s unique history.

As well as their stylish decor (including a 1000 wine glass display), the restaurant is adorned with satirical art. Take a walk through their humorous walls and enjoy politician puppets and original drawings by Tom Scott.

A unique socio-political food and bar experience, make sure you grab a table quick at The Backbencher!

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The Backbencher Gastro Pub
34 Molesworth St
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Monday - Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday 9am - 9pm

Phone: 04 472 3065
Website: www.backbencher.co.nz

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The Backbencher Gastro Pub
Location: Wellington
Cuisine: A La Carte, Gastro Pub Food
Mains: $25 - $35

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Dinner for an early family catchup. The food was great, delicious and nicely presented, and the service was friendly and attentive. Good range of wine and beers, with quality craft beers on tap. If there was a downside, it was that they were out of stock of their particularly enjoyable Prosecco. Would go back ...

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Kay Wilton

Had a lovely meal and great service

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The food was delicious and the service was fantastic.

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Food was amazing and delicious. Staff were polite and friendly and would definitely recommend going there

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Siegmund s Visser

Great food and great atmosphere

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Michelle McConnachie

The decor and puppets of notable politicians create a pleasant environment for socialising. Both the wine list and the menu provide an excellent range of choices at a corresponding range of prices. We enjoyed our selections. The service throughout our visit was excellent. We will go back and enjoy more hospitality from The Backbencher.

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We had a great time. The food, service and atmosphere was great. There was plenty of choice and is a great place for all ages.

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Jane Wickham

Our first experience with Firsttable and it was great. We both had a really meal and the service was great.

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Buzzing... it was a Sunday evening and there were quite a lot of people there but it was such a ‘neat’ place to go. Service was excellent, young courteous staff, the meals were plentiful, hot and were very well presented. Great Wall art !! A must to go if you are in Wellington!

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Great food - delicious, great service too

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