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The Thistle Inn

$$ - $$$, ,
3 Mulgrave Street | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 5980
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lambs fry” (11 reviews)
“venison” (16 reviews)
“affogato” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Mulgrave Street | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 510 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Happened to be the nearest one to lodgings but I would have travelled a long way to be there. Excellent service, food, atmosphere, everything! One minor complaint, everyone was having a good time and so it was noisy. Nothing to to complain about apart from...More

Thank TKrieg
Reviewed yesterday

The Thistle is the favorite lunch place for two groups of friends. It has character and a warm atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful. We love it.

Thank marygray0908
Reviewed 2 days ago

Eight of us had dinner here a week ago to celebrate 2 birthdays. Only I had been there before. We booked in advance, and when we arrived everything was all set up beautifully. We were located in the room off the main bar/dining room, and...More

Thank penina638
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fabulous time at Thistle Inn. 13 people including an infant child easily accommodated upstairs - quiet and pleasant surroundings. The set menu was perfect for us - not your traditional Xmas menu but lots of options @ $49 for two courses and $59 for three...More

Thank CHNgaki12
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent a most enjoyable Saturday evening at the Thistle Inn recently. Superb food (rarely tasted such tender and succulent pork), very attentive and friendly staff despite a full house, great value for money. Definitely to be recommended.

Thank Muireall
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped for a quick lunch in Wellington. The food was excellent. Monk Fisch and prawn skewers. The service was really friendly and they took extra speed as we had to catch the ferry. Perfect spot for lunch in Wellington.

Thank stephanb175
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent food, great friendly customer service and a lovely setting in the George room for our Christmas Function.

Thank Karori
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thirty of us went there last evening for the set Christmas menu. We had a private upstairs room, very pleasant - we particularly appreciated the starched white table cloths. Friendly, efficient service and beautifully presented gourmet food - the lamb was a bit too rare...More

1  Thank Anne D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and the service was fantastic, awesome work to think of customer comfort with sunhats, sunscreen and sunglasses! Highly recommend for both a work function or a drink/meal with friends.

1  Thank bonniemawson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a good start when the waiting staff make the evening. However not only Emma our dining attendant, but the whole evening from choice of wine (offered samples of the two wines before we chose a bottle of one) to excellent menu options to whiskey...More

1  Thank Flyinghare
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$24
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Mulgrave Street | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 5980
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