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The Green Parrot Cafe

$$ - $$$, European
16 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 6080
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (12 reviews)
“mixed grill” (11 reviews)
“lamb chops” (8 reviews)
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New Zealand, European
$$ - $$$
16 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for dinner on Saturday night- had no booking and although it was busy they accomodated a table for the two of us.

Thank Tawaite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried the Green Parrot Cafe because we had heard it wa Vigo Moretensen's favourite cafe while staying in Wellington. The meals were huge and very tasty. We had the grouper steak, the fish of the day and a mixed grill. We went ea it...More

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here last night with some friends, who I recommended it to based on a visit 10 years ago. We were not disappointed in any way. This place has a great menu, slowly refined over time (i.e. not much changed since 10 years back) with...More

Thank AdamskiAds
Reviewed 14 October 2017

A traditional haunt of politicians at certain times, but we picked an early 7pm start when things were quiet but there was still some buzz. We hadn't been for several years but were very pleased to see the original character was still intact in all...More

Thank Rupert W
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

A good old fashion grill Salad Meat Chips and Eggs didn't disappoint but while the staff were very friendly they actually forgot my order a little bit of a wait but it was worth it.

Thank Q8926NWchrist
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

What a hidden gem, such a quirky cafe steeped in history. Loved the atmosphere, interesting mural on the wall - spot the high profile NZers. Then there was the meal served with white bread & butter just like the good old days. According to our...More

Thank Sheryle G
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We Have been going to the green parrot for atleast twice a year for the past 10 years. The fillet Mignon is absolutely delicious, all of the meals are comically large and I have never been there and had a bad meal. The meals are...More

Thank VenusDeMilo35
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I'm a regular here, usually on a fortnight lay basis, but due to a range of hassles, it's been a month or so. Food quality is number one here, a very simple food service model, but something I have not seen repeated (potentially equaled by...More

Thank rotowhenua
Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you're looking for good eats after a concert at the Fowler Center or a play at the Circa Theater, it's just a short walk to a hearty meal here at The Green Parrot, which has been around for more than 90 years. It's not...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Nice atmosphere good experience nice pplace in town, a good variety of meats with delicious sides potato salad and chips and crunchy coleslaw. The food tasted good I ordered the weiner snitchel nice flavour but the crumb was falling out and the meat was a...More

Thank sofiaryan7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, European
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 6080
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