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The Grill at Amora

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170 Wakefield Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly The Grill at the Duxton)
+64 4-471 5711
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06:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:30
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cairns
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123 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

love the bar snacks and had breakfast here. Great choice, from fruits to cold cuts to pancakes and bacon and eggs. 10/10 staff were awesome. Very clean and tidy and great view outside the awesome huge glass windows.

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Thank chris_cairns
Wellington, New Zealand
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great meal here last night. The quality of the food was excellent, the service very attentive without being intrusive. Great value for a high end restaurant. We highly recommend The Grill and it's becoming a bit of a favourite of ours in Wellington. The great thing at The Grill is you can have a full dinner within a couple... More 

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Thank Julia M
AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear Julia M, It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your dining experience here at the Grill at the Amora! I will share your comments with our F&B team who I am sure will be very encouraged by your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Liam Craughwell, General Manager More 

Slough, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate in the Grill when we stayed in October 2016. We weren't overly impressed by the service. We ordered as normal but the starters arrived and almost immediately the mains were ready. So we said no we'd eat starters first then we'd have our mains. Then the waitress tries to remove plates before we have finished our starters -... More 

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Thank Stanley_1986
AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear Stanley_1986, I am sorry to read that you were not happy with the service provided whilst dining at the Grill. I will address this issue; thank you for bringing it to our attention. I am pleased that you found the quality of the food to be of a high standard. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you... More 

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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner before a show. Ordered fish and was told how long it would take. No problem. 10 minutes after the time the meal should have arrived was told the chef had over cooked the fish and they had no more fresh (thawed!) fish left. Absolute crap. Won't be back here again.

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Thank Andy S
AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear Andy S, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. I am sorry to read of your experience; please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss this matter further. Kind regards, Liam Craughwell, General Manager More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Had a great family Christmas smorgasbord. The staff were amazing they were available when required without hovering. The food was ok , it was a smorgasbord so the lamb and Turkey were dry , but the rest was very good. The only fault we had was it was too hot,no air conditioner.

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Thank CJF5498
AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear CJF5498, Thank you for providing feedback of your dining experience here at the Grill at the Amora over the Christmas period. I have taken note of your comments and will address the issues that you have raised. I am pleased that you found the service of our staff to be of a high standard. We do hope to welcome... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The restaurant of our hotel (The Hippopotamus) was completely booked and we decided to try The Grill at Amora. The food was quite good. They had a good choice of wines and cocktails.

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Thank nelylee
AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear nelylee, Thank you for taking the time to post a very encouraging review of your experience at our Grill Restaurant. Your feedback is much appreciated and I will share this with our team. We do hope to welcome you back at some time in the future. Kind regards, Liam Craughwell, General Manager More 

Napier, New Zealand
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Had evening meal in the restaurant and lovely menu to pick from. Good options of mislay or large servings.

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1 Thank Sue W
AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear Sue W, Thanks so much for some fantastic feedback of your experience in our Grill restaurant. We hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards, Liam Craughwell, General Manager More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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229 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I am a BIG scrambled egg fan so I feel confident in saying that there was something rather strange and unappetising about The Grill's. The yolk to white ratio too high perhaps? Whatever it was, they were way too yellow and dense, yet also somehow lacking in flavour. I've never before met a scrambled egg that I didn't like but,... More 

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Thank TeamIan
AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear TeamIan, Thank for providing a review of your experience in our Grill Restaurant. I have taken note of your comment in relation to the scrambled eggs and we will review this area. I am pleased to read that you found the rest of your breakfast to be of a high standard as well as the service of our staff,... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Not good. Not at all good. The ambience isn't great. It's kind of like a hotel breakfast buffet room that hasn't changed a thing to class it up into a dinner room. The service was friendly if a little less than the professional standard which would be expected from an establishment charging $40 for a main. The food was a... More 

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Thank Kate317
AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear Kate317, I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations and I have taken on board your comments, and will discuss this with my team. Your feedback is appreciated and we do hope you will consider a return visit at some time in the future. Kind regards, Liam Craughwell, General Manager Amora Hotel Wellington More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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140 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Popped into their restaurant known as the Grill for dinner early his week. Should probably have gone for the steak as this was their speciality but went for the chicken instead. A decent dish, chicken a bit dry but good flavour and good value.

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Thank Kevin T
AmoraHotelWellington, General Manager at The Grill at Amora, responded to this review

Dear Kevin T, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your experience. I have taken your comments on board and appreciate your feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Liam Craughwell, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Cuisine
New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:30
Monday
06:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:30
Thursday
06:30 - 22:30
Friday
06:30 - 22:30
Saturday
06:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Wakefield Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly The Grill at the Duxton)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-471 5711
Description
The award-winning Grill Restaurant serves a fusion of contemporary New Zealand and International cuisine in a 5 star setting right in the heart of Wellington's CBD. Heavenly food is our speciality.Opening Times for the Grill:Breakfast (Mon – Sun) 6.30am - 10.30amLunch (Mon – Sun) 12.00pm – 2.30pmDinner (Mon – Sun) 5.30pm – 10.30pm Opening Times for the Bar:8.30am – late (Mon – Sun)

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