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St John's Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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5 Cable St, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-801 8017
11:00 - 03:00
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Fri - Sun 11:00 - 03:00
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had breakfast here. Menu selection was more than adequate, with prices great for inner city wellington. Coffee was average. Service was quick. We had the St Johns Big Breakfast, great flavours and size, along with the Blackened Salmon salad, wow, beautiful. Wine selection was very large. Nice spot

Thank luv2travelmore
Havelock North, New Zealand
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have generally never been disappointed in visiting the St John's Bar. Love sitting out on the bean bags enjoying the surrounds, but this trip their just seemed to be a lack of care factor. We visited both in the afternoon for a wine and some fries (which did arrive very promptly), which was pleasant enough but the staff not... More 

Thank Catriona M
Wellington, New Zealand
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559 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My pet hate happened here on what we wanted to be a romantic leisurely dinner. We ordered a pre dinner drink but the waitress wanted all our drinks ordered so we asked for wine with our meal. My partners drink came promptly and I waited and waited for mine. As soon as it arrived, so did the wine and all... More 

Thank Ah62
Wellington, New Zealand
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We came here for a business lunch (with a team of about 15 people) and were given a nice area of the restaurant. We had to ask them to put the music volume down as we couldn't hear ourselves talk. The menu choice was very eclectic with nothing really "normal" on it and the food wasn't great across the board.... More 

Thank HypnoWarrior
StJohnsBar, General Manager at St John's Bar, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to advise of your recent experience at St Johns. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and, where necessary, improve on the service that we provide to our guests. I was very disappointed to read of your experience while dining with us. Whilst an apology... More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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156 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

St Johns used to be a great restaurant where I have dined many times. While it is a great venue it is not the restaurant it was. We were the only ones in the dinning area and the female staff, as always, excelled. However the male who took our order was less than impressive and the entrees arrived on the... More 

Thank rodkpage
Auckland, New Zealand
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were looking for somewhere to have an early dinner before hitting a 6.30pm theatre engagement, and there weren't many option nearby Te Papa that were open and had reasonable food options (other than bar snacks) on offer. St Johns did, and we were glad they captured us. The menu wasn't extensive, but it was varied and inviting, focussing on... More 

Thank KCiscasey
Waikanae, New Zealand
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Loved the food, service quick and friendly but I definitely asked for a pint of one of the wonderful beers on tap. 460-something mils is not a pint!

Thank AnnetteRM2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Went in with a a group of 5 for a business lunch. Our host, Alex, was fantastic - from giving us meal pairing suggestions, timely table checks and refills and just generally very pleasant and helpful throughout the meal. She definitely gets 5 stars for service! The new-ish menu is tapas/sharing plate style and this worked for our group, all... More 

Thank Camilla K
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The dishes are tapas/sharing style, this was perfect for us as we like to share. We were the only customers in the restaurants so we got the full attention and service from the waitress. The service was very good. One of our favourite dishes was the sour cream and chive kumara rocket leaves. It was good to have something different... More 

Thank Honesty711
Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Visited with my wife for St John's New Years Eve dinner which we'd had to pre-book to get the reservation (many thanks for your help doing this for me Kelly Lepore!) We dined in the restaurant (as opposed to the noisier bar area) and the whole evening couldn't have been better. Following a glass of bubbles that was part of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Cable St, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 8017

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