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Portlander Bar & Grill

75 Featherston Street | Cnr of Whitmore & Featherston Streets, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-498 3762
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (183 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
75 Featherston Street | Cnr of Whitmore & Featherston Streets, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 554 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Stayed at the hotel and buffet breakfast was included. It was excellent. A wide variety of hot and cold food items to choose from. Grilled tomato, yogurt, juice, bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs, cheese, breads, fruit, etc. Very busy place in the morning, but service was...More

Thank Lotus_SFE
Orlaith M, Guest Relations Manager at Portlander Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Lotus_SFE, I am disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your evening with us, particularly hearing that the service was slow for food and from the floor staff. I would like to hear more about your evening, when you dined and what time,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a couple we went to Portlander on a Thursday night lovely decor and great staff. I had the pork and prawn for entree Yum best black pudding I have ever had and prawns cooked to perfection. For main I had the Wakanui fillet steak...More

Thank 450laylaw
Orlaith M, Guest Relations Manager at Portlander Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you 450laylaw for your review, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your evening with us, particularly our restaurant and staff. It is great to hear such lovely comments on your service and food experience especially the creme brulee, it is definitely one of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading the reviews and seeing TripAdvisor’s #1 rating as a Steakhouse, I was completely disappointed with the quality of the ribeye steak. It was served alacart and was served with no garnishment or anything. It cost $42 and was not as good as one...More

Thank FDM-Virginia
Orlaith M, Guest Relations Manager at Portlander Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi FDM-Virginia, thank you for taking the time to review Portlander, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us. i have passed on your comments to our executive chef and restaurant manager to address with their team. We pride...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic environment for a special occasion the Portlander really is a good spot to go in Wellington when you want a treat. The staff are very attentive to your requirements and the food is absolutely delicious. The steak I ordered was perfectly cooked that...More

Thank Aaron V
Orlaith M, Guest Relations Manager at Portlander Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much Aaron V for your comments, I am delighted to hear that your loved you evening with us, and it is lovely to hear such great comments on our steaks and desserts. I have passed you review onto our executive chef and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Portlander on Mon 7 May to celebrate our friends birthday. The food was not too bad but quite expensive particularly for the steaks where you are required to order your sides. We did feel like a cognac to finish the evening off...More

Thank Dave L
Orlaith M, Guest Relations Manager at Portlander Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dave L, Thank you for your feedback on you experience last Monday. I am sorry to hear you were disappointed in our service from our bar and beverage option, I have passed these comments onto our food and beverage manager to address. I am...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told this was the place for a steak in Wellington. Went for lunch but ordered the wakanui rib eye from the dinner menu. Was offered several sauces, but decided to go with the cafe d' welty butter - never heard of it, but...More

Thank Mahyai
Orlaith M, Guest Relations Manager at Portlander Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mahyai, Thank you very much for your lovely comments, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed you lunch with us, particular our steak and range in sauces. I will make sure to pass these comments onto our chef and his team. Hopefully you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The range of options is fairly small - breads, fruits, cooked, cereals/yoghurt - but very high quality, The noise levels are rather high - piped muzak and kids. There are not that many tables/seats, considering the size of the property, so I assume that there...More

Thank TempleofPeace
Orlaith M, Guest Relations Manager at Portlander Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi TempleofPeace, Thank you for your review, I am happy to hear that you found the quality of produce to be of a high standard, I will pass on your comments of variety to our team in the restaurant. Hope to see you again, Orlaith

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and a great wine menu. Tons of options. Although food was pricey, $40 steaks with no compliments. Service was fairly average, some sat for 30 mins without getting asked to order a drink. When we ordered them, they took forever to arrive. We...More

Thank ypup
Orlaith M, Guest Relations Manager at Portlander Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi ypup, Thank you for taking the time to review Portlander bar & grill, I am happy to read that you enjoyed your meal and particularly our extensive wine list. However I am disappointed to hear you beverage service was not up to standard. I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu features meat and more meat. Great steaks and ribs (only get the half order if you are a regular eater). The breakfast buffet is excellent with eggs made to order.More

Thank Mick11002
Orlaith M, Guest Relations Manager at Portlander Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Mick11002 for your review, It is great to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. I am also delighted to read you were able to try our different style of eggs, I will pass o your lovely comments to our chef. Thank you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restauraunt is situated on ground floor of the Ridges Hoteli ate here on two sperate occasions once with my wife on on Thursday night and alone on the sunday after my had flown back to our home.Both nights the restaraunt was full but they...More

Thank GarfeildAK1957
Orlaith M, Guest Relations Manager at Portlander Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi GarfieldAK1957, Thank you very much for your review of Portlander bar and grill, I am delighted to read you loved your evening with us, and that our recommendations only made you experience better. It great to hear such lovely feedback on the staff and...More

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Phillip C
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Rhiannon B | Property representative |
Hi there, Great to hear you are on your way back to our side of the world. Our average head spend for a meal is about $80 including a couple of drinks and two courses - this is around 45 - 50 pounds.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Monday
6:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
6:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday
6:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday
6:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday
6:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
6:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Featherston Street | Cnr of Whitmore & Featherston Streets, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-498 3762
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Description
In a relaxing and friendly environment we invite our guests to revel in all the freshness and goodness our little slice of the world provides. PORTLANDER Nestled in a spot where land meets sea, the Portlander is a unique take on the grill house concept - one which is local, seasonal, cultivated... and just a little bit wild. We're about superb cuts of meat, prepared to perfection and finished in style. Bloody rare and rather well done - it's the ideal place to eat meat and greet. PORTLANDER is the proud winner of 'BEST RESTAURANT' at the Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence 2015
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