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The Royal Alehouse & Eatery

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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132 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-472 3366
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Southport, Australia
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stopped in here for a quick dinner 4 adults and an infant, The establishment was typical of Wellington décor and was a nice setting , bar staff were friendly and helpful to us. The dinner menu had less options than the lunch menu which was a massive let down, so if you are after variety this is not your... More 

Thank Swanny4444
1 review
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Disgusting Bar service and below par food. Was humiliated by the bar staff and never given an apology.

Thank Matt H
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

There is nothing good to say about the place! Tired, dark, dirty venue; bored staff, tired and plain food! Will never go there again!!!

Thank magdalena0012015
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Had fish and chips....fish was fresh and,tasty...chips Luke warm and almost soggy. Food just below avg pub nosh. Atmosphere dark dingy and loud.(music) Service average Coffee above average....best part of the meal. Drink range below avg for wellington.

Thank Darryl H
Melbourne Australia
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594 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I was hungry and most places near my hotel were closed by 5.00pm so The Royal Alehouse was a good and convenient choice. Very average decor and I didn't sample the beers. But the fish and chips I ordered were above average and I apprecated the salad that came on the plate. A ig serving. The bar stuff (with whom... More 

Thank MelbourneOztraveller
Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We drank beer, cider and ate pizza. All good. Nothing special but clearly popular with locals after work. The $10 pizza hit the spot.

Thank Kayakersydney
New Zealand
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Love the beers - always a pleasure to drop in for a pint. Food is typical pub grub, nothing too flash but good value for the price you pay. Sign up for their rewards scheme and you get some free beers somewhere down the line.

Thank Aengus J
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Traditional bar, the IPA is OK if you are into that type of beer. Friday afternoon attracts the street with crowd.

Thank Martin W
Wellington, New Zealand
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228 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Stopped in after Beervana at the stadium to have a munch as we were both starving. I carried on with the beers but the other half wanted a wine so we ordered and went upstairs. The place is dimly lit most of the time but the old wooden fixtures and the blazing fire made it feel very cosy and warm.... More 

Thank Lsas26
Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

It was busy at lunch time as I guess it is a new place so people are trying it. It was weird to order your food at the bar as only got told by another customer. The food came out fast and it was good. I enjoyed my fish and chips as it was a lot. My parents enjoyed their... More 

Thank kelly11584

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-472 3366

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?