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Topor Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3 Beach Road | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
+64 4-233 9939
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought we would see if we could get a table for two - called ahead and were able to fit us in if we could wait a bit. They apologised for not being able to fit us in immediately which was nice but not needed as we were trying on the off chance we could get a table. Had the... More 

Thank Russell C
Porirua, New Zealand
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely place to spend an evening with family and friends. Food was wonderful with Polish menu offering food different from the usual. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Friendly service. Going back next time there is a special occasion.

Thank WellingtonJen
Cambridge, New Zealand
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place. Authentic menu, friendly genuine staff, relaxing ambiance, delicious food. Yes, it's a bit expensive, but this is freshly-cooked quality food prepared with care. Slow-food at its best. I loved the way the dishes were presented - imaginatively wrapped in cabbage leaves, or a side of roasted sweet-spicy beetroot. The duck was a little over-done, but overall,... More 

Thank Wowzap
Wellington, New Zealand
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While a small bistro there are a variety of table sizes available. Reservation are desired, There is only on street parking which can involve a walk in what can be inclement weather at times. The service and menu is very good and there is a good selection of wines and craft beers.

Thank Rodney B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spur of the moment decision based on other reviews. So glad we tried this place. Very different and very very tasty food. Really enjoyed it. Service was a little slow but to be fair it was pretty cool to just enjoy the place so no drama at all.

1 Thank johndnz
te awanga
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Traffic too bad to make it to waikanae to eat so we stopped off at plimmerton and took a chance on one of the only two restaurants here. Topor was amazing . The choices were Interesting and totally lived up to their description on the menu. The food was delicious and interestingly complemented by a shot of vodka. We had... More 

1 Thank kiwibear
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Went to Topor Bistro last night, and definitely one of the best meals we have had in a long time. We tried the pierogi, venison and lamb sharks and they were all beautiful. I was the driver so no vodka for me, but the bf enjoyed his and a polish beer as well. Service was fantastic, very friendly and prompt,... More 

Thank 749skyh
Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for the occasion of our wedding anniversary, and so glad we did! Delicious food, great service, and don't get me started on the vodkas!

Thank Rob H
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We visited this lovely restaurant with some friends who live locally (we were visiting from England!). What a fantastic experience. The food was delicious with great wines to accompay (we didn't try the Vodka but have it on good authority it is good too!).

Thank SarahD1052
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for our one-year anniversary and could not have been happier. The staff were fantastic the food was delicious and they even took part in the Polish customary "smacznego" when our meals were served. My partner forgot her handbag and the owner rang me and waited (long after closing time I might add) until we picked it back up.... More 

Thank James S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
Polish, European, Central European, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Beach Road | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Porirua
  • Phone Number: +64 4-233 9939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?