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Elke's Restaurant

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14 Main Street, Upper Hutt 5018, New Zealand
+64 4-527 8898
05:30 - 21:30
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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were keen on a nice German meal, but arrived to find the place is now closed. Too bad, it was one of the best in the valley. Their website remains active, but nobody is home to feed you.

Thank Acton K
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

What a great place, great food, great people and a good selection of beers. Our family go here on a regular basis and have always had a great experience. My wife had the chefs choice and loved it that for the first 4 visits that's all she had. Decided to try something else and has loved every dish. Slowly making... More 

Thank AdrianMcN
Raumati Beach, New Zealand
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

I don't like writing bad reviews but the meal we had was simple terrible. Elke, previous owner and operator, no longer runs this place. The new owners are trying but I'm sorry to say that the goulasch soup had been thickened and was more like a jelly pudding; didn't finish more than a spoonful. The Lendchen (traditionally slow cooked filet)... More 

Thank Horst G
Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

Great to find an alternative to the run-of-the-mill Thai/Chinese etc. Very reasonably priced and great quality food. The dishes are authentic and taste great. Will definitely go back for another meal next time we are in town!

Thank Alistair S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

If looking for a great German themed restaraunt them look no further. Great location, food and service. I had some of the best venison in my life and great German beers. Would love to try it out again the next time I visit Upper Hutt.

Thank Paul_daly
Wellington, New Zealand
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106 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014

This is the second time we've eaten here. The food is very average and slightly overpriced. The staff are great, but the service was slow. I had the cognac chicken and it was slightly overcooked, with a sauce that tasted like packet gravy. Desert, apple strudel was very good. The restaurant is licenced and BYO. An OK meal!

Thank TouringTurtles
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

We go here semi regularly for Birthdays every year and have an exceptional meal every time! Its always quality food. I would definitely recommend anyone to try Elke's food, you wont be disappointed!

Thank acioffi
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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171 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

We were extremely disappointed with the food and the service we received. My husband's work place decided to hold their Xmas dinner here and we were asked in advance (4 weeks before the night) to select what we would want on the night. This made no difference to the night itself. From starter to dessert, it took over 3 hours... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has been around for quite a while. The food is authentic, tasty and reasonably priced. We have been back many times and never been disappointed.

Thank Sue C
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

I am a long time fan of Elke's Licenced Restaurant and I can say with absolute conviction that the taste of Bavaria/Germany is one that will strike your fancy. Delicious pull-apart meat, scrumptious schnitzel and tasty desserts - it's all there. Reminds me of my stint in Germany and I believe that if you enjoy English based NZ food you... More 

1 Thank DanimusPrime

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
05:30 - 21:30
05:30 - 21:30
05:30 - 21:30
05:30 - 21:30
05:30 - 21:30
05:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Main Street, Upper Hutt 5018, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Upper Hutt
  • Phone Number: +64 4-527 8898

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